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Kris Lipinski

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About Kris Lipinski

  • Birthday 06/20/1981

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    South West Poland
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    Forging own destiny :-)

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  1. Pop Iuliu-Cristinel Thank You for sharing Your finds I would be really glad to see what other objects You've got described in dimentions. Btw, I often think to visit Romania, never been so far, but my Wife has, also my brother and a friend. I know it is worth to see.
  2. Alex. Just cover the object with very thin film of linseed oil (with small brush then with a tissue or cloth) - the layer needs to be really thin. Then heat (coke forge or gas or even electric oven) to approx 200-300*C (400 - 570F). The oil will get burned on the surface. Then put the detail to cool down and repeat this operation at least twice. That's it
  3. Couple of months ago I finished the sword, the photographs were safely stored on the computer and now the time to finish the thread came The sword has plenty of flaws and is far from perfect, but it is suitable for fighting (it is blunt for reenacting). The blade is durable and fully functional. I have learned a lot during forging it - first thing: use more material to do more stock removal to leave less flaws. As always curious cat does a quality check. I hope this time it passed And here You can see all the rest of pictures showing the finished sword. My cousin decided for Petersen type L as this makes the grip more flexible in wrist. The crossguard and pommel (actually filed from one piece) are blackened with linseed oil.
  4. I asked my Wife who has more knowledge in many cases, she smiled and said this reminds a symbol of Freemasonry
  5. The "symbol" is just to make the construction stronger like hanged bridges. If it's got any meaning it came out unintentionally, actually accidentally.
  6. 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
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. Maybe some pissed reenactors during barbecue amongst wildlife
  10. Did the frog turn into a princess? I really admire your spear forging skills!
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