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I'm glad this got pinned as I've come back to it numerous times to seek inspiration for my next sword project. Great work and I commend you for pushing yourself with things that you have never done before I just wish my first efforts paid off as well as yours. I do have a question about how the wolf heads are attached to the straps. I know you said that they were brazed but is it on the bottom of the head to a flap or on the back of it?

Thanks and I look forward to your next WIP.



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Hi Denis


Thanks for your kind word.

I only have a bad picture of these head attachment but good enough to explain hopefully.

Wolf heads are partially hollow and the straps are squeezed inside.

Then drilled and pinned.

Holes were "mushroomed" inside to help the rivets expand and never come out.


It is not brazed.

Does it make sense ?






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WOW!! This is really great work.


I'm very impressed, Steph.


Gents, I believe this calls for a fiery beard. Can I get an second on the nomination?


Steph, send me a photo and I'll have one of my graphics guys adorn it with a flaming beard (unless you have the photoshop skills).


Awesome stuff. Really awesome.




"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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Wonderful!!!! Stéphane.


Congrats!!! Very inspiring.



Mark Green


I have a way? Is that better then a plan?

(cptn. Mal)

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Ha, way to go making Wasp-Sting! Awesome!


I always pictured it with a broken back but your design is fine, too. Looking forward to the final product so keep it coming!!


- heh. i know im late on this one.. but yeah.. i just started reading that book serie too - completely agree with youy.. the ITCH is totally there... i have GOT to get myself a shack for a forge....



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Gents, I believe this calls for a fiery beard. Can I get an second on the nomination?


Yeah, I think it's about time. I was waiting on him to finish the wolf's tooth one, but why not? B)


I can light you up as well, your choice! :)

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Wow That is Awesome ! I have Bookmarked this page to show my Students for Class ! This is Perfect example of a Fire Beard Work and a True Craftsmanship.



Robert D. Yates , 13 & On Forge

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I've really enjoyed reading this thread. Thank you for posting this fine work.

Take care & be well,


David B.

(David Bumpus)

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Hey Steph :D


Well done my friend, this is an amazing project! I am really glad to have witnessed it progressing and i really thank you for posting up the process and all the wonderful info along the way! Sorry for replying to your work a bit late but i too dont visit regurarly :). Nevertheless WELLDONE! I'm really looking foreword for the next piece :)


Oh btw...a piece of info i came about and found interesting (dont know if its actually true :mellow: but im sure the history experts will be able to share in on whether or not its accurate...but listen to this :lol: ):


I was visiting the museum of Arms here in Athens-Greece being toured around by a historian and manufacturer of historical replicas ( swords, axes firearms etc). We were in the section that hosted some Ancient Spartan arms. Along with the natural spear, shields and stuff it also had the spartan sword ( which to be honest looked more like a small knife :P ). Anyway the guy pointed at the sheath of the sword which at the end was rounded and not pointy (Im mentioning this because your sheath reminded me of that) and he said


" You have to consider, these ancient people did not have TV, internet and such....in fact they had very little graphical representations of anything compare to us...this made them Very observant in their everyday life...for them everything gave them information about what or who they had infront of them. Sheaths like that therefore were most probably made to convey that the wielder of this weapon is not an offensive guy, it was used as a symbol to say something like "My weapon can kill you, but it rests in something that is harmless". "


I found that very interesting :),thought of sharing it .


Well done again Steph this is wonderful !



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