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Some (long) time ago I got the request from a forum member to build him a tactical sword which he designed. He send the design and I was pretty impressed by it. Although I never made a sword before I thought it would be a great challenge. At many moment I regretted this decision because making this sword was not as easy as I thought. This project challenged me many times.

 

The 26” sword is forged out of a 0.5” thick piece of O2 (1.2842) after which I selectively hardened the blade. The point, center and the bottom of the blade are a lower Rockwell than the cutting edge. The guard and pommel are made out of 1060 and given a black gunkote finish. Grip is green linen micarta and grooved. The balance point lies about 3” in front of the guard, making it rather lively. You can almost call this one a broad sword since the widest part of the blade is 2.8” wide.

 

All in all I’m pretty pleased with the end result although there are many points that could be better.

 

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Sword next to a competition blade in the making of 38 cm/ 14.9”

Greetings Toni

 

 

http://www.eastvillageknives.com/

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That is a nice looking blade you made. I'm sure the person you made it for will love it. It looks like a modified Hoplite (sp?) sword.

 

Racca

 I have heard that those who celebrate life walk safely amongst the wild animals.

When they go into battle, they remain unharmed, the animals find no place to attack them

and weapons are unable to harm them.

Why? Because they find no place for death in them.

 

Shamanic Proverb

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waow Toni !

 

very nice made, my friend!

do you make a scabbard for this sword?

congrats!

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reminds me of two different blades...one the ...smashit the other that sword that the welsh fellow had made for his reg during ww1.....nice piece...

All these things shall love do unto you that you may know the secrets of your heart,and in that knowledge become a fragment of Life's heart...

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Wow. That is clean, precise and original.

 

I like the blade shape and fuller very much.

 

The fact that the finished product so closely matches the original design demonstrates you have real control over your craft.

 

Well done!

 

--Dave

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"It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; because there is not effort without error and shortcomings; but who does actually strive to do the deed; who knows the great enthusiasm, the great devotion, who spends himself in a worthy cause, who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement and who at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly." -- Theodore Roosevelt

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Nice, it does look like something from the Roman republic, except it is done in steel instead of bronze. I like it a lot. I agree with Dave, the outcome is a good representation of the original design. Your customer must have a little knowledge about steel and swords. You did a great job of holding to pattern.

 

kevin

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“Years ago I recognized my kinship with all living things, and I made up my mind that I was not one bit better than the meanest on the earth. I said then and I say now, that while there is a lower class, I am in it; while there is a criminal element, I am of it; while there is a soul in prison, I am not free.” E. V. Debs

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I am curious about the weight ? It looks good ! :) You did extremely well with making the design the customer asked for.

 

I myself have never made anything that I thought could not have been better somewhere. I wouldn't worry too much about that. ;)

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Thanks for all the comments!

 

Howard: I have not weighed it yet now it is assembled. I will do this tonight and post it here. I can tell that the blade is 5.2 mm thick at the ricasso and about 1mm near the point. But because of the width I guess it will have a weight that is comparable to a much longer classical sword.

Greetings Toni

 

 

http://www.eastvillageknives.com/

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waow Toni !

 

very nice made, my friend!

do you make a scabbard for this sword?

congrats!

 

 

he Jacques, missed your question, sorry. The customer is having a sheath made by one of our Dutch sheathmakers: martin sheaths, http://martinsheaths.blogspot.com/2008/06/examples.html

He does amazing work and makes a much better sheath than I can.

Greetings Toni

 

 

http://www.eastvillageknives.com/

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Absolutely sick!! :ph34r: I love to see tactical knives and this is very impressive. So how would one carry this. I assume it is either attached to someones waist or sheathed on the back? I know that iif someone pulled that out in a CQB situation i'd definitely want to get out of there post haste. Really nice work!

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