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Hello all, Now that it is the first week of school, in the first month of the year, and the my last semester in this Professional Crafts program I think it is time to start my first sword! Actually, that is not entirely true, as I will be working on two swords, in case one doesn't work out. I've already posted the original designs here: http://www.bladesmithsforum.com/index.php?showtopic=28294, but here they are again in full scale (not that you can tell): Both swords are about 42" overall (the upper is exactly 42"). I slightly modified the width of the guard on the lower swor
Hello all, Next semester I will be graduating from the Professional Crafts Jewelry program at Haywood Community College in NC. One of my goals upon entering the program was to make a sword, so I guess now is that time. I plan to make my first sword for my graduate show in May (I hope I can do it...). Following are two potential designs I have been working on recently: This is the simpler of the two. It is not based on any historical piece or type, but rather was designed to fit a character in a particular story (the same is true of the following design as well). This is a