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Hi,

 

A recent Iron Tsuba, Welcome Any comments.

 

 

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WOW!

 

Geoff

"The worst day smithing is better than the best day working for someone else."

 

I said that.

 

If a thing is worth doing, it is worth doing badly.

- - -G. K. Chesterton

 

So, just for the record: the fact that it does work still should not be taken as definitive proof that you are not crazy.

 

Grant Sarver

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Beautiful... such fine detail. I am sure there is not a simple answer but how do you develop the brown patina?

I have always thought that one man of tolerable abilities may work great changes, and accomplish great affairs among mankind, if he first forms a good plan....

- Benjamin Franklin

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Very nice Charles.

 

Your carving skills are wonderful. Pretty patina.

 

You may want to open up that nakago ana a bit, unless that was custom to size. It looks like a normal nakago would have a tough time getting through that ana.

 

Mark

Mark Green

 

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

(cptn. Mal)

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Charles,

great to see more of your work! this looks wonderful. thanks for sharing. You are a fine artist.

please visit my website http://www.professorsforge.com/

 

“Years ago I recognized my kinship with all living things, and I made up my mind that I was not one bit better than the meanest on the earth. I said then and I say now, that while there is a lower class, I am in it; while there is a criminal element, I am of it; while there is a soul in prison, I am not free.” E. V. Debs

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Thanks all your inputs here.

 

Just buy the chemical to cook the color.

 

Beautiful... such fine detail. I am sure there is not a simple answer but how do you develop the brown patina?

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Hi Mark,

 

Thanks, yes, you are right. it is custom. and i guess they will adjust it when the tsuba's mounting.

 

Wu

 

Very nice Charles.

Your carving skills are wonderful. Pretty patina.

You may want to open up that nakago ana a bit, unless that was custom to size. It looks like a normal nakago would have a tough time getting through that ana.

Mark

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Hi Kevin,

 

Really happy.

And i wish i going to be, one day.

What's more, i will be more happy to work with you for the next project. haha.

 

And i love your knife recently.

Best,

 

Wu

 

Charles,

great to see more of your work! this looks wonderful. thanks for sharing. You are a fine artist.

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Thanks All. Thanks Geoff. Michael, Sixto, Scott, Stuart, Marcel, Harry, JJ, Wes, an Silent Matt.

 

 

WOW!

 

Geoff

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Beautiful! Great work, Charles.

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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Walter, thanks you.

 

Beautiful! Great work, Charles.

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Wow, I always like looking at your work Charles.

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