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neil gagnon

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here are a couple of blades i finished recently had a busy summer and not much time for blade smithing the big bowie chopper is made of cable and the tanto is made from a forge welded billet of 8 used files i had laying around my shop. The blades are both around 13 inches, the chopper has a micarta handle with a kydex sheath. The tanto has an ash handle with a full ray skin wrap, the saya is made of poplar hope you enjoy.

chopper links

http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p272/gagnonn/101_1822.jpg

http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p272/gagnonn/101_1823.jpg

http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p272/gagnonn/101_1827.jpg

http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p272/gagnonn/101_1844.jpg

tanto links

http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p272/gagnonn/101_1834.jpg

http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p272/gagnonn/101_1839.jpg

http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p272/gagnonn/101_1835.jpg

http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p272/gagnonn/101_1836.jpg

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16th Century

 

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I love the tanto, very clean hamon I love files I use them allot to make blades.

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Fire and wind come from the sky, from the gods of the sky. But Crom is your god, Crom and he lives in the earth. Once, giants lived in the Earth, Conan. And in the darkness of chaos, they fooled Crom, and they took from him the enigma of steel. Crom was angered. And the Earth shook. Fire and wind struck down these giants, and they threw their bodies into the waters, but in their rage, the gods forgot the secret of steel and left it on the battlefield. We who found it are just men. Not gods. Not giants. Just men. The secret of steel has always carried with it a mystery. You must learn its riddle, Conan. You must learn its discipline. For no one - no one in this world can you trust. Not men, not women, not beasts.

[Points to sword]

This you can trust

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Neil how did you get such a white/dark contrast with that hamon like that!?

Let not the swords of good and free men be reforged into plowshares, but may they rest in a place of honor; ready, well oiled and God willing unused. For if the price of peace becomes licking the boots of tyrants, then "To Arms!" I say, and may the fortunes of war smile upon patriots

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Those are great. I also like the contrast.

My life is like shaving with a razor sharp machete. It's a bit awkward and I feel a sting every now and then, but in the end I'm happy with the results.

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thanx for the comments, Sam it is somthing new i'm experimenting with on my blades with different etchants.

"One who is samurai must before all things" Keep constantly in mind, by day and by night. the fact that he has to die...

 

-Dai Doji Yuzon-

16th Century

 

http://sites.google.com/site/canadianliveblade/home

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