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1045 katana


neil gagnon

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I thought i would share some photos of a sword i just finished. It's made out of c1045 round stock. i quenched it using the gunters super quench. I then did a hybrid polish from 100 to 2000 grit then used ferric chloride to bring out hamon. All the fitting are made of brass. The handle is done in full wrap over ash, the handle is a full tang. I made the saya out of poplar wood, the fittings are also made of brass. It's my second sword and only hope to improve. hope you like!

 

 

 

 

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"One who is samurai must before all things" Keep constantly in mind, by day and by night. the fact that he has to die...

 

-Dai Doji Yuzon-

16th Century

 

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Like I said, I LOVE the look of this blade, that sori is just coolness incarnate.

Let not the swords of good and free men be reforged into plowshares, but may they rest in a place of honor; ready, well oiled and God willing unused. For if the price of peace becomes licking the boots of tyrants, then "To Arms!" I say, and may the fortunes of war smile upon patriots

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Stunning katana! It is unbelievable that it is only your second sword.

Mourir pour des idées, c'est bien beau mais lesquelles?

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That ROCKS! One hell of a nice job.

Thanx for the kind words guys, I'm working on another sword right now and plan on posting pics soon.

"One who is samurai must before all things" Keep constantly in mind, by day and by night. the fact that he has to die...

 

-Dai Doji Yuzon-

16th Century

 

http://sites.google.com/site/canadianliveblade/home

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This is a Great job for a beginner swordsmith. Looks like an O-Dachi.

Katanas are scary when it comes to polishing and you did a pretty fair job.

 

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How did you blacken the brass fittings? Spray coating, chemicals, heat oxidizing?

Svet

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This is a Great job for a beginner swordsmith. Looks like an O-Dachi.

Katanas are scary when it comes to polishing and you did a pretty fair job.

 

PS:

How did you blacken the brass fittings? Spray coating, chemicals, heat oxidizing?

 

i sprayed it vinyl spray then automotive paint, the vinyl spray helps the paint stick and not chip of easily.

"One who is samurai must before all things" Keep constantly in mind, by day and by night. the fact that he has to die...

 

-Dai Doji Yuzon-

16th Century

 

http://sites.google.com/site/canadianliveblade/home

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