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neil gagnon

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Here is one I just finished up for a customer. This is my first blade of this type of style, I normally do bowies and katanas. Steel I believe is around c1070, The overall length is 56 inches, Handle is 18 inches, Blade is 27 inches. Handle is epoxy over ash core with a cord wrap. The sheath is poplar. The guard is c1045. The blade is clay coated and quenched in water. Put a couple of picks with katana i finished recently to compare the size. Sorry about the picks very tricky to get both hamons at same time. The pink blanket doesn't help.Not much of a photogragher, anyways hope you like..

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"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

 

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Neil, everything about the sword shows great work but I do have a problem with the design. Historically, these swords had much longer blades. Some of them would have an OAL of 5-6 feet. I would have made the blade in front of the secondary guard much longer. Those two handers like that were used as much a short spears as they were swords.

 

Doug

HELP...I'm a twenty year old trapped in the body of an old man!!!

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Thanks for the info, The specs are from the customer and i am relieved he did not want one 6 feet long. Kind of hard to clay coat and quench one with those specs.

"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

 

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I don't have a problem with the design, as no one seems to be claiming that this is supposed to be a historically accurate zweihander reproduction? It looks like a very cool east/west, german zweihander/japanese yari fusion design to me! The proportions at first look a little off, visually, but I quickly adjusted to the idea.

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Dang Neil, that is incredible. I'd say you improved it mostly, they are quite impractical at they're historic lengths, but you've taken and turned into something practical, or more practical. I LOVE IT, double hamon too.

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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Regardless of historical accuracy, it would still get the job done. Not a blade style that I know anything about anyway, but your part of it, the craftsmanship, looks excellent.

To realize that you do not understand is a virtue; Not to realize that you do not understand is a defect.

-Lao Tzu

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I love it! ^_^

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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Thanks alot Guys for the compliments. should have pics of a cable tanto i am finishing up for a customer.

"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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