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I know it has been a while since I posted anything new, but I wanted to share my latest work for a client. Normally, I name the work to kind of personalize it, but this time, the client chose the name. Here's how the project started. I was contacted by a good friend of mine about possibly making him a saber to open champagne bottles. He didn't have a regular type of saber in mind, he wanted something a little historic, but custom. After a nice conversation, he had the idea of combining a Confederate Artillery short saber with a modified Spartan sword. So after a few design changes on pap
Hi ! During summer I build a new workshop, made a new power hammer and now I start a new project, Polish saber, karabela type. I decided to made it from damascus steel, I choose 1045 and ncv1 steel, 3 billets, 18 layers each, 450 g. weight. After the first weld: Heating to the welding temperature in my gas-forge: And after forging on the power hammer: After forging I use the stell rolling mill to get flat surface and equal thickness on the lenght: 3 billets after forging: After grinding and forging the weight get loss from 1350 to 1083 gram. Each bi