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a while ago i made a blade with a bronze cast handle and i had plans of making a sheath to go along with it to match the theme....

and to shut a certain skulls mouth.


well, one thing after another came up and around and it always got put on the back burners ...

but, when i got back into things and started by trying to clear my half finished projects ... wellllll ... this one just begged to be done.


so, here be the results:






i had to repolish the stupid thing because just as i finished the sheath and was testing it all out ... i tried to pull the blade from out the sheath and managed to stab myself in the knuckle joint ... which made me drop the stupid thing on the concrete ... which put 3 nice little scratches onto the ricasso ...

looked like a miniature wolverine had attacked the blade. :)


anyhow .. its all polished up and back to scary sharp, so i thought you guys might like to see how it all came together.


the sheath is vege tanned leather with bronze cast fittings.


thanks for looking.



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Beautiful Dee!

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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Hmmm...by "Autumn", are you by any chance referring to the novel by David Moody? Regardless, though, VERY nicely done! The detail is great, and it definitely looks like it belongs on a necromancer's belt



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very nice ,out of the box ,i love it, and stop stabbing yourself LOL it hurts the blade LOL.


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Dee as always your work is beautiful

John W Smith

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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Pretty cool Dee.


I particularly like the fittings on the sheath and the way the skull becomes complete when the blade is sheathed.


Thanks for sharing this.




"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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Wow, Dee. Awesome work!

May I ask how you attached the blade to the handle?


Thanks for sharing. :)

Marius A. Bacher


"To learn and not think over what you have learned is perfectly useless. To think without having learned is dangerous." - Gore Vidal

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wow - that is a good bit of sculpture. I like the whole package.


please visit my website http://www.professorsforge.com/


“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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thanks guys :)

im really glad you like it.


i love it, and stop stabbing yourself LOL


tell me about it!


lol ... this thing just hungers for blood .. its the second time its bitten me.


referring to the novel by David Moody?


i can safely say ... no.


havent read any of his work.


May I ask how you attached the blade to the handle?


pretty much just like any other knife really.

the bronze was cast with an area that could accept the tang of the knife..

once cast, i clean it up and then the brazed with soft bronze to seal the handle.

then a pin was placed through the skull and the tang thats inside.


the good thing about this kind of construction is that you can make the blade first and then shape the wax model to the shape of the blades tang exactly.

which means that when it all comes out, you just need to clean it up and do a very slight amount of refining to get an exact fit on the piece.



does that answer the question?



thanks again for all the nice comments guys.

always appreciated.


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So here I am, walking along (figuratively) and there's that 'Ol Debil Dee, hidin' in the weeds. Jumps out, scares the *()&*($@&* out of me, says sweetly, "Look at this little doodad I made, 'aint it purty?" Once I get the dirt off my chin, I'll think of something polite to say.


Damn that's nice, love the bird skull.


Grumble, grumble, guess I'll just go make a kitchen knife or something.


Thanks Dee, very "purty",



"The worst day smithing is better than the best day working for someone else."


I said that.


If a thing is worth doing, it is worth doing badly.

- - -G. K. Chesterton


So, just for the record: the fact that it does work still should not be taken as definitive proof that you are not crazy.


Grant Sarver

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It looks like it wants to bite.... is this what you use on the zombies when they get too close to be able to swing the slayer?

You are dangerous...cool.gif


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Another winner :D you just keep them comming. I always look forward to seeing what

you will come up with next.



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