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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. Wonderful! I Admire it! I believe it required a lot of patience! Congratulations!
  2. 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.
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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...
  7. 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
  8. 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)
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. I love it. Very inspirational! Thank you for sharing.
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