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  1. 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 paper were agreed upon, work began. Keep in mind, this is the first sword/saber I have attempted. What you see above is 56 hours of work, not including mistakes. The blade was hand forged from a leaf spring and the D-guard made from 3/8" thick brass bar. The handle scales are walnut. Blade length overall is 27" with a total length of 31 3/4". This experience was a rather long one, but well worth it.
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