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My First Seax


Tim Tracey

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Hey all,

 

This is a blade about 6 months in the making. The billet is 1095 with a wrought iron core, and I had forged this out at Scott Roush's place last fall.

This is nothing but firsts for me, from the seax, to the fittings on the sheath. It was a great learning experience and am looking forward to making another one soon with my new found experience.

 

As always, advice and critique are appreciated.

Thanks in advance.

 

Stats:

OAL: 10 1/4 inches

blade: 5 3/8, 1/4 thick at the break

Vegetable tanned leather with brass sheet used for the fittings.

 

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Tim!

Oh yah eh! that is quite the beaut!

Way to level up your skills my friend!

-Gabriel

The fundamental cause of trouble is that the stupid are cocksure, while the intelligent are full of doubt. -Bertrand Russell, philosopher
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I like the look of that, and the sheath is fantastic.

 

I have one question though. It looks like the wrought core comes down to form the edge. Maybe I'm missing something.

“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.  

 

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Just realized my typo. It should say instead, 1095 core and wrought "jacket".

The 1095 core is what is coming down to form the cutting edge. Good catch there Joshua.

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Well, I'm relieved. I would have hated for you to have built that inside out.

“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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