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Kris Lipinski

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About Kris Lipinski

  • Birthday 06/20/1981

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    Forging own destiny :-)

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  1. Kris Lipinski

    Beer = better forging?

    Just couldn't restrain ;-P As many of my friends or love or hate Laphroaig's taste I dare to compare it to Marmite, and I love their adverts... because obviously I like both things
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    Beer = better forging?

    Haha, it is like with marmite - you love it or hate. There is no "between"
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    Beer = better forging?

    Yes it does count It belongs to the family of lagers, pilsners and generally bottom fermented types of Beer. What I could recommend from this family is... obviously Pilsner Urquell (Czech), and Beck's (German) - should be available all over the World Once you like beer you start brewing your own, or even grow own hops
  4. Kris Lipinski

    Migration period sword

    Really nice! Is it dedicated to reenacting fight? I mean blunt edges. As it is really clean finished, and I like such detail as rivets
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    Karabela - Polish saber with bird shaped grip

    Thank you. Actually this was an universal saber, both for horse and foot fight. This type of saber was considered as a symbol od Polish nobleman in 18th century. The saber taht was definitely dedicated for cavalry was a hussar saber, which I showed here:
  6. Hello. Today I finished Krabela - a type of saber most popular in 18th century in our country and nighbourhood. This one is blunt for sport fencing, forged out of spring stil 50HF (51CrV4). It is very light - 662g = 1,46 lb, which makes it very fast. Blade lenght is 765mm long = 30,1" Bend is 68mm = 2,68" PoB is 210mm = 8,26"
  7. Hello all reenactors and collectors! I've got a blade for sale, which wass inspired by weapons of the culture of Avars https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Avar_Khaganate The story of the blade started with comission - but I missed the bend (curve) of the blade of 4mm and it didn't meet the recquirement of the customer, so I'm forging another one for him, and this landed here for sale for a reasonable price of 400$ + shipping (to USA it is 40$). The guy admitted that the blade was really wonderful and he was impressed with the forging and finish, but the curve.... Some data: Overall lenght - 870mm / 34,25" Blade lenght - 740mm / 29" Blade width - 30mm / 1,18" Thickness - 6mm / 0,24" Bend - 34mm Weight - 565g / 1,25lb Material - 50HF (51CrV4) spring steel Pattern welded bar in the fuller: approx 36 layers of old saw (apparantly 80CrV2) and ordinary mild low carbon steel. I can also fit the handle - the type and cost for further discussion. I'd prefer payment via Western Union. If this is not possible can be paypal, but in this case I'll add +5% due the paypal charge. Contact: PM or email: krylip (at) gmail.com
  8. Kris Lipinski

    My venture into pattern welding.

    Looks really good.
  9. Kris Lipinski

    Steampunk assist opening folding knife

    Swiss wachmaker's precision! The construction is beyond abilities of my imagination! Congratulations!
  10. Kris Lipinski

    Flame Edge Serpent Seaxes

    I'm seriously impressed! Massive work. I love the final effect. And thanks a lot for wonderful videos! I love particulary two devices: grinding "jig-tool" with adjustable angle and... the cam paper sander. That's cool! Reminds a steampunk art however it's not steam powered
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    Another Hussar saber 17th century

    Thanks gentelmen Adam - actually the traditional method is forge welding using charcoal, but I used a MIG welder. The saber is gonna be used for sport fencing, so it doesn't have to be fully traditional in production process. Rather the price does matter ;-P And durability of course.
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    Another Hussar saber 17th century

    Hello. Another hussar saber It is long and supposed to fight from horse, not really good for fencing. Blade forged of spring steel 50HF. Weight - 875g / 1,93lb PoB - 204mm / 8,03" Blade lenght - 845mm / 33,27" Ov. lenght - 970mm / 38,18" Bend - 69mm / 2,72"
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    Some of my recent work

    Wonderful! Top notch welding. I'm really impressed! And same as Zeb Camper I'm courious about those serpents - is it just undulate pw bar? Or cutout method? They look great!
  14. Kris Lipinski

    A few new bronzes.

    Wonderful! As usually!
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    Wow. I love the hamon - so cloudy.... Does it seem to moove when turning the knife in hand?