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Kris Lipinski

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  1. Recently I've been working on replica of a "Moravian" axe from Bardy, Kołobrzeg Poland (by the Baltic Sea). It was the most "awkward" axe I've ever forged. It's not finished yet, but as I managed to forge it and there is only grindings and HT to bo done I decieded to put it in "Show and tell". This shape could be forged in variety of ways, and I deceided to make it by forge welding, not forging of one piece of iron. I's been welded of seven elements including steel for the cutting edge (NCV1/80CrV2). All the rest is wrought iron.
  2. Set of knives for a couple. Blades forged of motrocycle chain with a strap form old saw for the cutting edge. Grips made of birch burl with bolsters of bog oak and Hungarian Plum. http://lipinskimetalart.blogspot.com/2022/04/zestaw-nozy-dla-pary.html
  3. Light and well balanced - that's the feedback received from the owner.
  4. It is from my blog. http://lipinskimetalart.blogspot.com/2022/03/szabla-awarska-avar-saber.html Avar saber Avar saber - that's what I called this model of sword, although in fact this type of weapon was used by many nomadic peoples roughly in the areas of what is modern Ukraine in the east to Slovakia and Hungary in the west. It is sometimes called an early Hungarian saber. An interesting example of this type of saber is the richly decorated saber of Charlemagne – Charles the Great (although it is more likely that it was created about 100 years later than the coron
  5. I'm glad it helps I used some bronze + brass tiny offcuts with borax and it worked surprisingly strong.
  6. It's been long since I put here anything. Recently I finished a sword. It is a composition inspired by variety of finds, not a copy of any special one.
  7. Yes. Sorry about delay with answering. I was very busy till Christmas. For the future: it's better to send a private message, as I get an email that lets me know I have a message. The knife still stays in a drawer, I almost forgot about it. If you are still interested I can sent current pictures as by the time the leather, brass and handle became a bit darker. I'll clean it up and can ship it.
  8. Well. I used ready upholstery nails, and the wooden plates are riveted with thin pins (2mm) and then covered by decorative nails. Plus I used inside epoxy resin - not historicall, but it is inside the grip, so invisible. And wood is merbau.
  9. Black Curse - this is how the Turkish name Karabela was interpreted. It sounds both menacing and picturesque, and it really is. This weapon, when equipped with a handle of the Polish type - eagle's head widening towards the beak - as a master Wojciech Zabłocki maintained, in the hands of a skilled fencer, was evoking respect and was able to inflict irreparable losses on the opponent's body. I just finished such a karabela. The construction of the hilt of this type of saber is interesting - a strap of brass sheet encirceling the wooden plates is soldered to the sheet adjacent to the tan
  10. Hi. Recently I've finished a really exciting work. I've put it also on my blog: https://lipinskimetalart.blogspot.com/2021/04/brunewyrm-stream-serpent-wijacy-sie.html Brunewyrm – the owner named it like that and this means in old English “Serpent Stream”. The seax successfully landed in the owner's hands in Tennessee :) I forged the blade out of several elements: a serpent of 21 layers of soft and hard steel (S235 x 80CrV2) twisted in a classic “rope”. It winds between old fibrous wrought iron, and on the spine there is also a layered strip, but without twis
  11. I'd like to offer a small knife. Blade and handle almost same lenght: 100mm / 4" Leathetr sheath with brass fittings. Handle: black bog oak + reddish Hungarian Plum wood. Blade forged of wrought iron (spine) and tool steel 80CrV2 (edge). I'm asking 160$ + shipping 25$ = 185$ (Can be WU or international transfer from bank account) Contact via pm here or email: krylip (at) gmail.com
  12. I admire Your Work Really top notch reconstructions
  13. 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.
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. I asked my Wife who has more knowledge in many cases, she smiled and said this reminds a symbol of Freemasonry
  17. The "symbol" is just to make the construction stronger like hanged bridges. If it's got any meaning it came out unintentionally, actually accidentally.
  18. Hello. I'd like to offer for sale a replica of an axe from Lipowiec in Silesia dated 10th - 12th cent. 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
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