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Dear fellows, For your enjoyment, some snapshots of current work on two swords made for the Solingen Knife Maker´s Show in Solingen. (It is that the of year again :-) ) One of the swords is a broad type XIV that is slightly reworked from an earlier version that was prepared for the last year´s Solingen show (but did not make it). I have added some file work on the guard, made a new pommel and changed the grip. The other sword is one that was prepared as a demo piece for the sword class that Zack Jonas hosted in his smithy Tannery Pond Forge this January. It is based on an original that
I started making a skiving knife today. If I'm going to be making knives, I have to work with leather and a good skiving knife is a critical tool to have. I could have just as easily bought one but this is much more fun. I have a large piece of bandsaw blade from an old wood sawmill. I got it cut to shape and ground out. Then started the tedious task of sanding all the rust off. I got the handles roughed out and the pin holes drilled in the handle and in the blank. Then go it sanded to 800 grit. I don't know if I want to go much further. I don't have a buffer. Its on the list though.