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Here is a sword I have recently finished. It is a +vlfberht+ with a high layer laminated blade. Edge is a high carbon and core is low carbon. The hilt parts are wrought iron inlaid with silver. The handle is a tooled leather wrap done in a mammen style motif. Furthe images can be found on my facebook work page My link.


This sword is also for sale, any interested people can PM me for details.





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WOW! THAT is something of which to be extremely proud.


Great job, Jeff!




"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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Awesome Jeff. I love that finish on the steel as well.


Great Job!!!

Mark Green


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

(cptn. Mal)

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Beautiful piece! I'm afraid I'm too superstitious to put another maker's name on a blade, even if the family biz has been closed since Edward the Confessor. Is that a twist-core or piled blade?

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A name? Call me presumptuous, but I think this name is deserving.


in english, High Defender


Crap, maybe



that may be a better choice, yes, I would name this blade Leifr, fitting in my opinion.

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"Pour Bien Desirer"

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Very impressive. The decorations surrounding the handle are stunning, and yet not so bold as to detract from the sword as a whole.

I'm a fan of Eric's suggestion 'Leifr'

Beautiful work once again.



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Thanks you gentlemen!


Mike, I have a powerhammer and recently have aquired a press, though it needs to be converted to a forging press. In one shop I once worked at I was the power hammer for a few years.


Greg, I used a 6 inch wheel for the fuller.


Eric, I also quite like the name Leifr! I will stick with that!




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