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Spears from the left; Asymmetric, 42 cm, width 5 cm, hole 22 mm, weight 390 grams. Wide, 46 cm, width 7.5 cm, hole 19 mm, weight 450 grams. Asymmetric 35,5 cm, width 5 cm, hole 22 mm, weight 300 grams. Long, thin, 51 cm, width 4 cm, hole 20 mm, weight 400 grams. Long, asymmetrical 55,5 cm, width 5 cm, hole 24 mm, weight 460 grams. Last asymmetric 35 cm, width 4 cm, hole 20 mm, weight 290 gram. Knife behind the decorated ridge 52 cm, width 4.5 cm, weight 460 grams. The second knife 50.5 cm, width 5.5 cm, weight 480 grams. ZERO ELECTRIC WELDING! ZERO POWER HAMMER! EVERYTHING HAND FORGED FROM ONE PIECE OF IRON

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Nice hammer work man! You should show us some of your tooling you used on the spears.

Great Work !

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Amazing work, Ibor!  

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Great work as always Ibor! I've told you this before but I'm always blown away by those central ribs. I had a go at forging them on the edge of the anvil on a pugio project and it is one of those deceptively simple ideas. Simple in theory, complicated in practice!

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Very impressive work - I agree with Bruno, seeing some of your tooling you used would be nice.

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He posted his tooling a while back.  Hammer and anvil, no swages.  :ph34r:  Brute skill, in other words.  

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how....:o this stuff is amazing..

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5 hours ago, Alan Longmire said:

Hammer and anvil, no swages

:ph34r:

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Thank you for a good word!

I've already put photos from forging a spear with my bone ...
No problem, do it again ......
I use three hammers: 1 kg, 1.5 kg and 5 kg
The lead pre-shapes in the form and then I stretch to the sides of the anvil.

Recipe for a spear with a "ridge" after the old.
1.Clean the hearth
2.Make a fire
3. Iron the 2.2 cm thick iron rod to flatness at one end
4.This flat end is formed in the sleeve
5. Move the rod under the "leaf" of the spear
6.Profile the leaf on the anvil
7. Apply the leaf in the form of a 5-kilogram hammer
8.During some time profiling on the anvil
Give your neighbor a sharp wooden pole.
Bon Appetit!

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Don't know about you guys, but I see a keyed swage for the central rib in the second to last photo.  Not taking away from my appreciation of Ibor's hammer skills in the least.

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Is that a ww2 helmet being used as an ash bucket? Pretty sweet!

You probably found it I'm guessing where you live there is plenty of that stuff. 

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Yep, that is a swage.  My bad.  But still...  :ph34r:

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I do not really understand ...... ???
These photos are examples.
The whole technique of forge spear with central rib the shaft with the axis is a normal formation of the sleeve, then, the initial shape of the bone in the matrix with a 5 kg hammer and stretching the material from side to side ... that's all.

...aaaa ... hahaha ... vessel for coke is a soviet helmet from the second world war ... hahahh ..

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3 hours ago, Ibor said:

I've already put photos from forging a spear with my bone ...

That is maybe the best thing I have heard all week! 

In american english slang, that means: Wykuwam stal z moim penisem

I suspect you could actually do that :)

Don't worry, your English is much better than my Polish.

I love seeing your work, and am impressed by what you can do by forging.  

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Very nice work, impressive! Thumbs up!! thumb up.jpg

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11 hours ago, Alan Longmire said:

But still...  :ph34r:

I second that....mad mad ninja skill with a hammer!  

 

Thanks for posting the pics of your process - makes me realize I need a heck of a lot more time (years) with my hammer and anvil.

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... I'm not a ninja ... and I do not like anyone mocking me !!!

Thickness of the rod 20mm.
Initially 27 cm with the sleeve ..... stretched to 40 cm length of the entire spear.

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No one is mocking you, Ibor!  We are in awe of your skill is all. B)

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Definitely. What Alan said.

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Oops, I certainly did not mean any insult!  

I only have respect and awe for what you can do!

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O.k, there is no trouble ... I misunderstood.

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And here's all ... what I have

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Exceptional work. How do you go about polishing these spears with the ridge? I can't see a way to do it with files.

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...do you mean a final polisher, matte or flash?

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