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It's been a while since I've been able to work on personal blades. Since I finally caught a break after the Christmas rush, I decided to put together a few pieces I've had to shelf. This one was made from a guard i used to experiment with TIG welding, so it's a bit rough. The handle was put together from some handle stock that shifted in the gluing process, but worked well for this project. The pommel was from our standard turned stock, sadly not handmade in house. However the blade is made from a scrap of 5160 that was getting kicked around for awhile. It's not perfect, but it seemed like a good exercise so I can finally finish that big Fantasy Longsword. Blade length is 30" from shoulder to tip. It has 8" tang. Blade weight is 14oz. Guard is 9" from the quillion tips. Altogether its 38" tip to pommel, and 2lbs 5.2oz in total weight. Balance falls a half inch in front of the guard. This was inspired by visualizing a nautical themed sidesword from the 15th century. It is somewhat thrown together and will undergo more finishing. For now the blade handles like a short and stout rapier, but still retains a very cut happy characteristic. I imagine it to be the dueling side arm of a mercenary. Robust and useful for a many fights. (crumby pictures, new ones soon)
Hello everyone! Since this is a category in which you can post whatever project. I thought i'd show one of my past projects. A few months ago I made a pipe out of a block of oak. It was quite a hard thing to do because had to drill the shaft at an angle to end in the tobacco chamber. It was a lot of sawing and filing to get the result. Afterwards I sanded it to 600 grid, carved some decoration into it and waxed it with turpentine wax. I also filled the carvings with gold paint to give it more fantasy style. The pipe is fully functional. I figure that I could definitely use these crafts in making scabbards and sword grips. Jasper