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Kris Lipinski

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  • Birthday 06/20/1981

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    Forging own destiny :-)

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  1. Hello. I'd like to offer for sale a replica of an axe from Lipowiec in Silesia. The forged item is based on an archeological find. It's shape is untypical - probably it was used for throwing (like with tomahawk), but it's not certain. Materials: wrought iron (probably 19th cent. + a strap of tool steel 80CrV2 on the cutting edge which is almost razor sharp. Weight: 462g / 1,02 lb / 16,3 oz How it was forged you can see here: https://www.bladesmithsforum.com/index.php?/topic/39454-two-oblique-bearded-axes-replicas/&tab=comments#comment-390656 I'm asking 145$ (USD) shipped (130 Euro) (I prefer Western Union) The price is reasonable but the axe has one horn slightly bent on the right side (when you look from the front) - it is seen on the pictures 9 and 10 (last two). This makes it imperfest, but I reckon it is a sign of hand craft Contact via private message here or email me: krylip (at) gmail.com
  2. Thank you Gentelmen. I apreciate your opinions And the hammer I use for upseting and thicker forging weights 3715g = 8,2lb - it's the heaviest hammer I use for one hand forging.
  3. Some time ago I came back to a model of an axe found in Lipowiec (Southern Poland). I took some pictures during work and I'd like to show the tools I used to forge it. You can see them on the picture at the vice. Another picture shows an anvil, power hammer and coke forge and the mentioned vice on the right side. I also used mig welder and belt grinder plus angle grinder. Axes were forged of wrought iron and a strap of 80CrV2 on the cutting adges. They came out slightly different despite I tried to make them same One weights 402g (0.886 lb) another one weights 462g (1,018 lb). One was made for my cousin another just in case something went wrong. Luckily both are fine, so the heavier one will be put for sale soon. I showed on photos the momnets of upseting the bar for the beard - to make the nice flow of the wrought fibres.
  4. Maybe some pissed reenactors during barbecue amongst wildlife
  5. Did the frog turn into a princess? I really admire your spear forging skills!
  6. Wonderful! I Admire it! I believe it required a lot of patience! Congratulations!
  7. Thanks guys The "spider" part is my own 'art' invention - I had assumed it would be a kind o mustaches embracing the whole body on both sides/cheeks. But while forging it became thiner and thiner, and got oxidized and then ground.Yest it was a kinf of reinforcing - to make the butt and eye stronger. Old axes were forged of variety of materials - calling it traditional I meant the technique not the model/shape.
  8. And another traditionally forged object I've made recently is the axe. Materials: wrought iron, 1045 (top), 80CrV1 (cutting edge). In one place the wrought got snapped ("unfibred itself"), and I wleded it with MIG welder then ground and polished (after etching). Weight - 695g / 1,53lb
  9. Hi All. Recently I finished a plain sword forged from 60WCrV8 tool steel (NZ3 in Polish steel naming system). It is blunt - for reenacting fencing. Weight - 1120g / 2,47lb Ov. lenght - 930mm / 36,6" Blade lenght - 772mm / 30,4" Width - 46mm / 1,81" Grip lenght - 108mm / 4,25" PoB - 158mm / 6,22" There are some remaining flaws on the blade - the result of forging the blade shape
  10. John Stuart Mill of his own free will .... Btw. Cheers with my own brewed lager in Czech style There was a hot spring day whilst forging today... I'm gonna have it of my own free will as well
  11. Robert D. I do it like that: heat the sand to approx 400*C (to get rid of most of the water) tighten one end of the pipe in the vice and weld it wiht MIG. Fill it with sand (just after it gets cold), tighten the second end of a pipe and weld it. Then the pipe is heated to approx light red/dark orange and bend on the swage. And, yes if the pipe gets hot to high the sand may melt down If we loose concentration at some moments shit may happen...
  12. I'm going to take some good pictures in the future. Now my wife's got some on her mobile. The pipes were bent hot with sand inside - so all the wires are hidden. I also made (in the past) some hinges, generally I do variety of works about blacksmithing, but here I put only blades as this forum is a baldesmithsforum
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