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charles wu

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Here is a sword sheath start working recently.

I will try to update the process in time. Welcome the any input.

And Im looking for a handmade balde match this. any ideals? any design?

Im not a smith for the balde. need your help.

 

Material: copper sheet

Size: L 330

Thickness: 1.5mm

I think it it should be a little thicker. then will be great.

 

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My ideal: i want to roll this copper piece. and cut it into two cylinders. one for the hilt, one for the scabbard, i only have this tough ideal on this project. welcome any help.

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i think that would work great for a jian, or a chinese broadsword.

 

where would you cut the half?

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Casey, i have no ideal untill now, due to it depends on what kinds of the blade will be, so i make it for a whole piece now, length is 330mm. i want to coolect more opinions from all you, so it depends on. and following. may be any possible.

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Finally,

I Found this topic here.

So sorry, it is still working on.

and here is the state; photos as below.

 

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Enjoy it,friends!

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thank you for showcasing your talents,their are not enough tutorials like yours...amazing work!

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Charles,

usually the blade is in search of furniture... It is interesting that your furniture will be searching for a blade... I suppose it really doesn't mater as long as they match...smile.gifsmile.gif

 

I'm really enjoying watching your work... thanks for showing ....

 

Dick

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Thanks a lot, there will be more.

thank you for showcasing your talents,their are not enough tutorials like yours...amazing work!

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Dick,

you are right.

As long as it match!

Really thanks.

 

 

 

Charles,

usually the blade is in search of furniture... It is interesting that your furniture will be searching for a blade... I suppose it really doesn't mater as long as they match...smile.gifsmile.gif

 

I'm really enjoying watching your work... thanks for showing ....

 

Dick

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Here are the updates.

 

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thank you very much. It is a joy to watch your work unfold. I hope that you are able to find someone who will make a blade to match your work. I am sure you know several such craftsmen, and many of the people here are world-class talent. Sadly, I am not one of them. But, it is an honor to watch you and many others work.

 

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awsomeness, at first i dident understand but i got ya now. great work.

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Thanks, There is none something special which called technique.

After rolled it by solid wood rod. then use the brass brazing. or silver solder. the solder line will be invisible after the plated, covered by the gold and brown finish.

 

I greatly enjoy your posts.

 

What technique did you use to close up the sheath after you rolled it? It looks like solder of some sort. Once the piece if finished out, will there be an apparent solder line?

 

Thanks for the great posts.

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Really thanks Kevin,

In fact, i do not know a craftsmen well. and do not know who would like to do that.

I do hope find someone love to make it for a balde. they do not have to be world-class. as long as he love to do that, and have will have time to do that. just match the sheath. thanks again.

 

thank you very much. It is a joy to watch your work unfold. I hope that you are able to find someone who will make a blade to match your work. I am sure you know several such craftsmen, and many of the people here are world-class talent. Sadly, I am not one of them. But, it is an honor to watch you and many others work.

 

Kevin

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Thanks for the tutorial. Interesting technique!

Check out Walter's instructional videos:

Forging Japanese Style Blades

Making Hamons

Japanese Sword Mounting

Polishing

Making Japanese Sword Fittings

www.waltersorrellsblades.com
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jeff,

 

This is entirely carved, no raised parts backplate at all. hope this is clear for you Jeff.

Just ask it. if any more questions.

 

 

This is fantastic work! I hope you dont mind my asking but is the piece entirely carved or is it raised from behind at all? That is alot of background to remove evenly. Wonderful work !

 

 

cheers jeff

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wow your work is absolutely amazing, i would very much enjoy making a blade to match those fittings, however i am not good enough to do those pieces justice, if in a year or so you are still looking for someone to make a blade i might be able to help.

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Wow, that's a lot of sheet metal on the sheath and furniture. When you said carved vs.. raised I realized there was a lotta material there. How much do these finished pieces weigh, charles?

 

Were the originals carved rather than raised as well?

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