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I know it has been a while since I posted anything new, but I wanted to share my latest work for a client. Normally, I name the work to kind of personalize it, but this time, the client chose the name. Here's how the project started. I was contacted by a good friend of mine about possibly making him a saber to open champagne bottles. He didn't have a regular type of saber in mind, he wanted something a little historic, but custom. After a nice conversation, he had the idea of combining a Confederate Artillery short saber with a modified Spartan sword. So after a few design changes on paper were agreed upon, work began. Keep in mind, this is the first sword/saber I have attempted. What you see above is 56 hours of work, not including mistakes. The blade was hand forged from a leaf spring and the D-guard made from 3/8" thick brass bar. The handle scales are walnut. Blade length overall is 27" with a total length of 31 3/4". This experience was a rather long one, but well worth it.

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Looks good to me! I think that came out great, especially for the first go. I hope my first "sword" comes out that well.

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“So I'm lightin' out for the territory, ahead of the scared and the weak and the mean spirited, because Aunt Sally is fixin’ to adopt me and civilize me, and I can't stand it. I've been there before.”

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Well, I'm even more impressed than before. What size was the starting spring steel stock?

(say that 10 times fast)

“So I'm lightin' out for the territory, ahead of the scared and the weak and the mean spirited, because Aunt Sally is fixin’ to adopt me and civilize me, and I can't stand it. I've been there before.”

The only bad experience is the one from which you learn nothing.  

 

Josh

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How much champagne would a champagne chuck chuck if a champagne chuck chucked champagne? Meaning, how much and how often do you need to drink that stuff to make it worth having a custom saber made for the sole purpose of opening those bottles?

Oh, and nicely done, I like the fusion.

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looks quite nice. I had someone contact me about a custom saber, and it looks a lot like that (their drawings, anyway).

 

The D-guard is impressive, too. good work (and plenty of it)!

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“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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