James Spurgeon Posted July 24, 2013 Share Posted July 24, 2013 First off: Thank you! to Jake Cleland for agreeing to let me muck about with his Drow Short Sword design. (http://www.bladesmithsforum.com/index.php?showtopic=26418) So, with a major nod to Jake, here is my concept of a weapon produced as a collaboration between Drizzt and Bruenor. (If you don't get it...oh well) Once again; The drawing is full scale so I left out any measurements... Pommel to front of ring guard: 6" Ring guard to head (just above the twisted ear): 9.5" Edge: 4.75" The dotted lines in the head indicate my initial thoughts on forge weld overlap, those may/will shift a bit as things develop. The haft and tang will be cut/forged from a segment of leaf spring, leaving a wider section at the tip for more overlap with the head. The head and integral twisted ears will be forged from 1/4" mild steel then wrapped and forge welded around the haft. Lastly, I will forge weld in a tool steel bit. I haven't decided what steel to use in the bit, I have some lumber mill blade with enough nickel to give some great contrast with a light etch, which is my mental image, but 5160 bar stock or another piece of leaf spring may end up easier to weld. I will have to experiment a bit to decide. Any suggestions before I fire up the plasma cutter? James Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear. Except a creature be part coward it is not a compliment to say it is brave. ~Mark Twain SageBrush BladeWorks (New website is in limbo...) Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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