Jump to content

SEAL Trident.


owen bush
 Share

Recommended Posts

I am working on a great project.

One that is quite a honour.I do not make comissions any more but could not turn this one down...

The SEAL insignia is an Eagle holding a trident and a flintlock in front of an anchor.

 

I am Making a Trident for US Navy SQT (SEAL Qualification Training) Class 312.

 

It will be a Graduation Gift to NSWBTC (Navy Special Warfare Basic Training Command).

 

US Navy SEALs tradition to give a graduation gift upon completing training required to become SEALs.

 

So I am making a pattern welded Trident, not a fishing trident but a hero piece, Neptune's trident suitable for use against (big)sea monsters . I have taken my inspiration from the sea, using heavily laddered wavy material and of course pattern weld............I wanted the piece to be reminiscent of harpoons and anchors and wieldable by a by a (very) strong SEAL but not a trident for a mere mortal.......

I have found this to be a very challenging piece and I am now on version 3, which ironicaly was my original idea (thanks Mick Maxen for putting me back on the right path). I tried to split the forks from an 8 bar patternweld, but alas it was not to be. and I have a monstrous billet of not wavy enough patternweld that will make some lovely (big)seax.......

anyhow here is where I am at the present, the handle is to be wavy ash with a damascus spacer and buttcap.....The prong are wavy random lap welded onto a 3 bar patternweld and the core is the same with 4 bar and forge welded socket. hard to tell size from the pic but its big.....

 

24983086330_19fb6b2cdf_b.jpg

 

I have cleand the bits up and will HT and complete the clean up tomorow.....

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


  • Like 3

forging soul in to steel

 

owenbush.co.uk

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Neptune would be proud. That is a wicked thing. If the prongs are sharpened, that will be brutal. It will definitely draw attention, wherever it ends up. Be sure to put your mark where people can see it!

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

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Truly an appropriately heroic weapon in the making! Looking forward to seeing it come to completion.

James Helm - Helm Enterprises, Forging Division

 

Come see me at the Blade Show! Table 26R.

 

Proud to be a Neo-Tribal Metalsmith scavenging the wreckage of civilization.

 

My blog dedicated to the metalwork I make and sell: http://helmforge.blogspot.com/

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Yes! This is too cool!

 

Thanks for sharing it, Owen.

 

Dave

-----------------------------------------------

"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

http://stephensforge.com

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I have been polishing for a couple of days.....hard hard work on the arms.
24 120 240 400 grit almost there...
24786830033_92163f6ee3_z.jpg

25387383986_b742421a12_z.jpg
getting there though
25320557421_0b1997d036_z.jpg

24782963444_dfbac24413_z.jpg

forging soul in to steel

 

owenbush.co.uk

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Nice touch on the pattern construction! ;)

 

cheers, all the tips are fish mouth welded.....

forging soul in to steel

 

owenbush.co.uk

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I am working on the trident end cap, a rolled socket to have at the foot of the trident, high layer damascus. Rolled and forge welded:-


25361740382_f05cb30074_z.jpg


25184585620_a7c8611e3e_z.jpg


25184585330_77f7f86380_z.jpg
  • Like 1

forging soul in to steel

 

owenbush.co.uk

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Owen, may I ask, did you forge the socket piece to shape and welded it in the final shape, or did you weld it more in a form of tube and then forged it to a more conusoid shape? It looks lovely, and I love your swage block!

I forged the socket as a slight taper and then shut one end under the power hammer, this is not really a thin walled socket so I could "have at it"

forging soul in to steel

 

owenbush.co.uk

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Its getting there:- just some leather round the central "connecting tube" and some pro photos......with a decent hat of course (this makes me look too short without a hat!)

 

25324115790_a74c477c21_z.jpg

 

25619745385_7508bd6797_z.jpg

 

24993018563_80d3f0e585_z.jpg

 

25324116100_187a5cd682_z.jpg

 

]25252186399_cf5c1a607e_z.jpg

 

25252186169_94d83a6a1d_z.jpg

 

24989230464_03fd33fd5a_z.jpg

forging soul in to steel

 

owenbush.co.uk

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Bloody brilliant that is!

Now if we could get a photo of you with the Trident together with Petr and his Trollslayer......

“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

http://www.dosgatosdesignsllc.com/#!

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdJMFMqnbLYqv965xd64vYg

J.States Bladesmith | Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/dos.gatos.71

https://www.etsy.com/shop/JStatesBladesmith

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Awesome! That does call for a really good hat.

 

I have a couple in the wings just for occasions like this....

forging soul in to steel

 

owenbush.co.uk

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I like seeing how you put it all together. excellent stuff. Hope the hat helps set everything off nicely when you pose with this..

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

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
 Share

×
×
  • Create New...