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Kris Lipinski

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Kris Lipinski last won the day on May 23 2018

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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?

    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
  2. Kris Lipinski

    Hussar sabre. Yes, another classic :)

    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...
  3. Kris Lipinski

    Hussar sabre. Yes, another classic :)

    Thank you gentelmen.
  4. Kris Lipinski

    Hussar sabre. Yes, another classic :)

    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
  5. Kris Lipinski

    Hussar sabre. Yes, another classic :)

    After a long break I'm coming back to reenacting, blades, axes and knives I was really busy during winter at some chandelieres and sconces to a Baroque monastery which is being restored. Some projects are waiting in a queue to be finished (like PW sword). I'm gradually catching up This sabre is rather heavy with big grip - for a massive man with a big hand. Total weight is 893g / 1,97lb / 31,5oz Blade lenght is 855mm / 33,7" PoB is 190mm - 7,48" Bend is 61mm / 2,4" Spring steel 50HF (51CrV2)
  6. Kris Lipinski

    Beer = better forging?

    Joel Mercier. I bet it is nice bourbon. And personaly I love the guy in the background who is patiently waiting for his glass Btw. one of our cats was named Bourbon - becouse of his reddish hair.
  7. Kris Lipinski

    Anothe saber blade + crossguard

    Hi. Another finished blade. Relatively short - customer's project. The handle will be made by a guy himself. Some data: Spring steel 50HF (51CrV4) Blade lenght: 689mm Width: 29,5mm Thickness: 6mm Bend: 36mm Weight: 462g (just blade without the crossguard) The crossguard welded with MIG from plates, empty inside.
  8. Kris Lipinski

    Broken Back Seax

    I love it. Very inspirational! Thank you for sharing.
  9. Kris Lipinski

    Avarian saber - pattern welded blade

    Thanks guys. Soon next blades
  10. Kris Lipinski

    Avarian saber - pattern welded blade

    The guy who ordered the blade is gonna fit the handle by himself - when he's done it I'll ask hem for pictures.
  11. Kris Lipinski

    Avarian saber - pattern welded blade

    Apparently yes. They were pattern welded - it was very common technicque in those times. I got some picture from customer - don't know what book it comes from (I'll ask). It shows the pw structure.
  12. Kris Lipinski

    Avarian saber - pattern welded blade

    Another avarian saber blade. Almost the same as the one here: https://www.bladesmithsforum.com/index.php?/topic/37833-pattern-welded-avarian-saber-price-drop/ This one is slightly longer and wider, the pw twist is 60 layers. The weight remained the same: 565g (which was a surprise to me - it wasn't planned). Blade lenght: 746mm Width: 32mm Thickness: 6,5mm Bend: 24,5mm Steel: 50HF (51CrV4) spring steel Pw twist: old saw x mild steel.
  13. Kris Lipinski

    Silver and bog oak seax

    Beautiful work Man! Congratulations of your well desserved fiery beard!
  14. Kris Lipinski

    The langseax

    Beautiful seax! Classic pattern welding and nicely punched sheath! Congratulations!
  15. Kris Lipinski

    Beer = better forging?

    Wow. Over here in Poland it is twices more expensive than basic Laphroaig, Glenmorangie or Highland Park The only bourbons at reasonable prices here are Jeam Beam or Wild Turkey, sometimes you can get Bulleit in ordinary markets. Btw, Once I had an opportunity to get a bottle of Canadian Forty Creek - and it was a really nice "bourbon-like" whisky.