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Sam Salvati
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You got my wheels turning Bruce :D no this for sure won't be the only one. I got to fill up my 100 pounder and I can get back to work this week, I want to finish this one before starting another though, and right now on this one I am half way through forging the bevels. I have an idea I do want to try next with an integral cross guard, and maybe a katzbalger style guard also.

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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Forging the bevels.

 

https://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=2968824550620&saved

 

close up.

 

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=2969010875278&set=vb.1561909122&type=2&permPage=1

 

 

Photos:

 

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Also a set of tongs I made for myself, and you can see another pair in the photo of the sword.

 

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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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Started grinding:

 

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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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very cool Sam, the blade shape is just perfect - puts me in mind of bronze age Luristanian daggers.

Jake Cleland - Skye Knives

www.knifemaker.co.uk

"We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them."

"Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler."

"Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the the universe."

 

Albert Einstein

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Thanks Jake! You are not the first person to compare it to Luristan stuff, I would love to see some photos if you have any I could not find much info.

 

I quenched the sword tonight under the full moon :D

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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great idea - as far as I know, no one else has ever thought of it (or if they did it was a long time ago. Never saw folded steel handle before.).

 

kc

 

Lee Sauder has one he made long before I met him, And i met him in 05/06

 

Link to his "Aristotle Sword"

http://www.leesauder.com/the_aristotle_sword.php

Ive seen most of his art, really amazing, mind blowingly good stuff.

Edited by Eric Leonard

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Alpha Tester for "Chivalry: Medieval Warfare"

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Thanks guys!

 

Eric, I was assisting at peter's Valley Craft center in NJ all summer where he came and smelted, it was amazing. I forged a sword out of the iron we made.

 

This one is going off to my friend Mike Spangler to be finish ground.

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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Looking great Sam, nice hammer work on the hilt.

Ben Potter Bladesmith

 

 

It's not that I would trade my lot

Or any other man's,

Nor that I will be ashamed

Of my work torn hands-

 

For I have chosen the path I tread

Knowing it would be steep,

And I will take the joys thereof

And the consequences reap.

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