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Bjorn Gylfason

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  1. I like to think of myself as an alright bladesmith but I'm a mediocre blacksmith at best so those were a nice and simple way to make the quillons a little bit more interesting
  2. Second sword of the year finished. I found a blade in my ever growing pile of unfinished things and finally got an idea in how to finish it. I'd like to call it a hand and a half sabre but opinions might vary 88cm long blade and overall length of 110cm 8mm thick up at the guard and has a non linear distal taper to 3mm 5cm from the tip Point of balance is 9cm from the guard and point of percussion is right in front of the fuller 56cm from the guard Quite beefy at 1615grams and it has a strong appleseed edge, false edge from fuller to tip is sharp as well. Grip is
  3. I like the aestethics and the very functional forms of them but damn I love those tapers
  4. Got the scabbard dyed and greased so next up is the suspension. Still haven't completely decided wether to go with a baldric or a belt
  5. Got most of the tooling on the leather done today. Hope to finish the chape tomorrow and see if I can add some tooling details on the leather visible through its windows before dyeing. Been trying to visualize how I could do brass straps in between the risers but that is still a future me problem
  6. I did manage to clean it up with a really sharp chisel and various Dremel bits And now I have a thing that's impossible to take pictures of Next up is to cut out some motifs on the front and try not to ruin it
  7. I do think the idea is good. Would be even better for someone that actually knows how to braze I did manage to get everything into one solid piece but it's going to be a lot of clean up and fixing in a couple of spots. Anyone have a good technique to get excess solder off?
  8. For the chape I began with sawing and grinding a piece of azobe to the same shape as the scabbard. Cut out oversized 0.7mm brass sheets and rolled the top edges before shaping them down on the wood block. Then came the fun part of grinding and filing down the seam edges until the halves became a very snug fit on the scabbard. Wired them together and silver brazed them most of the way. Got the idea of adding some overlay pieces on the seam just to make it all unnecessarily difficult And cut down a short brass rod and shaped it on the grinder for
  9. Got the last piece sewn on so I think I'll start making templates for the chape next
  10. Decided to make the cover in three sections to make it more manageable. Starting from the bottom I skived the edge that will get overlapped by the next section. Soaked in water and formed it around while trimming down to size. Then brushed wood glue on the wet leather and sewed it on with a very simple running stitch. Next up will be the fun section
  11. Leather risers added and small wedges around the smaller sheaths to add stiffness and backing for the covering
  12. Wet formed and sewed the inner sheaths for the by knife and pricker today so now they have to dry for a day or two before gluing them onto the scabbard core.
  13. Today I finished shaping the handle scales and decided to add some washers to the pins for that little extra bling. Gluing them on a piece of steel rod make filing them so so much easier Peened the pins and cleaned it up a bit and think the sword itself is pretty much finished. So now on with the scabbard
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