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Sanded the other side today. So far I've used 9 sheets of 80 grit paper and fully expect to use the 10th. I'll need to order more. 

 

The weight: 1lb 9.5 oz

 

And the sax is weighing in about 1oz lighter, but needs more sanding. It might get it's own thread if it survives. I always get really nervous come HT time. And I think I normalized already, but I might have to do it over just to be safe. 

 

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Sanded the other side today. So far I've used 9 sheets of 80 grit paper and fully expect to use the 10th. I'll need to order more.    The weight: 1lb 9.5 oz   And the sax is weighi

... And the build cost for pattern welded steel bought from New Jersey steel baron along with grinding belts, sand paper, and a leather side for the scabbard will be over $500. And I didn't charge mys

Files and paper from here. Got some millscale ground off and a quick etch. The pattern is mostly centered up. 

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So, I possibly found one of the most interesting and strikingly unique swords from the viking age, but no more info on it other than the meuseum. Any more info on this one please!? 

 

 

I'm going to try to do something similar. I drew this based on what little I could get from the photo. 

 

Edit: I found a better pic, and luckily someone pointed out that the habaki type thing I was seeing is just the display frame keeping the sword together. :blink:

 

 

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I don't know that particular sword, but there are a handful with similar mounts that all seem to have come from Ireland at about the same time. 

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That's also one of my favorites. I just know of it as Moesgaard Viking sword. There's not too much information available, but based on the hilt design and narrowness of the blade, it's probably a later piece (10th century maybe?)

 

https://www.kulturarv.dk/mussam/VisGenstand.action?genstandId=6416382

 

 

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Just a lil update. No delams, but some pitting that's not coming out on one side. Someday I'll work on a hilt. The pattern looks nice and tight at least. I'm pretty proud for it to be my first successful double edged pattern welded sword :D

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