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Thought I would share this recently finished project with you all. ' I forged the blade in late summer from 5160 , hand filed to finish. I suppose it could be classified as a seax, although the upswept blade profile is not what is viewed as being a 'traditional' seax shape.Plenty of historical finds to validate the shape ,though. Fittings are wrought iron, and the handle is blackened chestnut. Sheath was a challenge ,I hadn't tried repousse before, so it took a few tries to get a result that was at least presentable. And please don't ask me about peening those rivets in between the repousse lines. Sanity is slowly coming back now. The project was not without mistakes and compromises, but I was fairly satisfied with how the whole set ended up.... one thing I do regret is not getting much character out of the wrought. It ended up just looking like mild steel. I'd love to hear what you all think.
I'm pretty happy how this turned out and I haven't done a blade in a good while so I thought I'd post this outside of show and tell. A project came my way for a letter opener with a cajun theme. And to make it more complicated, the patron is a quilter, so the body is a stylized sewing needle. Here is my attempt at fulfilling those needs: