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Gabriel.Pettersson last won the day on August 24 2017

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    Mariestad, Sweden
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    Blacksmithing, reenactment, medieval crafts, books, brewing, larping, skiing, gymnastics, dancing, gaming

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  1. Amazing work! A lot of valuable information here that will help me alot with my current rapier project :-) Thank you!
  2. Beautiful sword Collin! The contrast between the bright blade and the dark wood and darkened pommel and guard is really pleasing to the eyes. Looking forward to see more swords from you in the future!
  3. Thank you Adam. For me, it's all about careful planning and patience, letting it take the time it takes. I sometimes find it hard not to say "this is good enough" and rush ahead to the next step but I've realized that if I just stay focused and in control, the result will be much better in the end. Speed will come with practice.
  4. That is amazing Florian, thank you very much!
  5. Thank you so much! You know what, you are absolutely right. I haven't seen that before but now I can't un-see it, damn you Great advice, thank you!
  6. Thank you so much! About the guard fit: I think I remember having read something about that now that you mention it. The perfectionist in me do want to try to get a very tight fit next time though. I've been thinking about using a dremel instead of hand filing next time to be able to open up just the top half of the guard in a perfect wedge instead of having to open it up more than necessary with the files just to get the blade inside the guard a bit. I had to make a special tool to be able to peen the pommel but still ended up having to clean the pommel up a lot in the end. It was more diff
  7. Hello everyone, this is my first post here but I have been lurking around for a while, studying all of the amazing work you create. I have been making chefs knives and a couple of daggers for a while but my goal have always been to forge swords. I decided to begin that journey at the end of last year and have been working twoards this goal since then. I have a full time job and too many hobbies to count but smithing have always been my number one passion and I have finally reached a milestone I've been looking forward to for a long time. I've finished my first sword. The proportions
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