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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
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: