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  1. I'm finally starting on my first completely custom Longsword that hasn't been made from scrap and spare parts from the shop. Haven't quite gotten around to posting many of my past works yet, so I'll start with my current build! Starting off, the design of this sword is pretty sizable.I am also loosely basing it off of an Oakeshott type XX. At 46"(116.64cm) in overall length, it'll have quite the reach. The blade will be 36" (91.44cm) from tip to shoulders. It will be made from stock removal of a pre-tempered 5160 blank, cut to profile.The guard and pommel are pretty hefty. Made from a mild plate steel, the material on the guard is starting out a 3/8"(.9525cm) in thick and the pommel is 1/2"(1.27cm) thick. they will be extensive sculpted and blackened. Hopefully my idea of a copper wire inlay will pan out. I'll be doing a heat blackening, I'm not sure how that will affect copper wire. So if anyone has any info or other suggestions, I'm all ears) An interesting feature will be a channel which will start at the bottom of the pommel and continue through the handle and end in a sort of arrowhead depression in the center block of the guard. Engravings all throughout the channel, as well as the large fuller that runs about 2/3 of the length of the blade. I started on the guard today, but forgot to snap my pictures. More will come tomorrow. For now i have a sketch that is pretty close to accurate in terms of proportions. Let me know what you guys think!
  2. This is kind of a fantasy style dagger that I put together over the past few months. I based the design off of the elven daggers found in Skyrim, but I also drew a lot of inspiration from the weapons found in the Jackson rendition of LOtR. This is probably one of the most put together blades that I've ever produced, and I wanted to show it off. I sold this to a family member for $170, which is a little less than I wanted but what I offered because he was family. Blade is 7 1/4", 13 1/2" OAL, 1/8" thick. It's just shy of 2" wide at the base of the blade. The blade was made from an old masonry saw blade that I picked up at a hammerin about 4 years ago. I treated it like 1085, and that worked pretty well. The handle is made from recycled cherry flooring, and the bolsters from cultured marble from an old countertop. The pins are all 1/8" brass.
  3. Well maybe Jake just needs some prodding to get him to share, so check out this mace he made based off of the Elder Scrolls Online game. Hopefully he can show us a little more about the detail that went into it.
  4. First off: Thank you! to Jake Cleland for agreeing to let me muck about with his Drow Short Sword design. (http://www.bladesmithsforum.com/index.php?showtopic=26418) So, with a major nod to Jake, here is my concept of a weapon produced as a collaboration between Drizzt and Bruenor. (If you don't get it...oh well) Once again; The drawing is full scale so I left out any measurements... Pommel to front of ring guard: 6" Ring guard to head (just above the twisted ear): 9.5" Edge: 4.75" The dotted lines in the head indicate my initial thoughts on forge weld overlap, those may/will shift a bit as things develop. The haft and tang will be cut/forged from a segment of leaf spring, leaving a wider section at the tip for more overlap with the head. The head and integral twisted ears will be forged from 1/4" mild steel then wrapped and forge welded around the haft. Lastly, I will forge weld in a tool steel bit. I haven't decided what steel to use in the bit, I have some lumber mill blade with enough nickel to give some great contrast with a light etch, which is my mental image, but 5160 bar stock or another piece of leaf spring may end up easier to weld. I will have to experiment a bit to decide. Any suggestions before I fire up the plasma cutter? James
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