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European Sword in the works


Mat Maresch

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Hello Folks.

 

Forged this blade today - I have been eager for this all my life, and today I woke up knowing this is the day.

Blade forged from 2´ 5160.

No grinding done so far - weight is 1100grams, length 30´, 2 1/4´wide at the widest, thickness from 1/4´to 1/8´inch.

 

I´ll keep you informed ;)

 

Mat

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Knifemaker, Germany

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Looking great Mat keep us posted your progress. And good for you for going for it as it seems it is something you have been working towards.

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Thanks for the positive comments guys!

 

Indeed, Robert, thats been something I longed for a LONG time. In fact, making swords was one of the things that got m into the apprenticeship with Uli. Still a long way to reach his level, but - I´m a lot younger :-p

I´ll keep you informed. hope it will not go wrong somewhere!

 

Mat

www.mareschmesser.de

 

Knifemaker, Germany

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Thanks.

Just had a hell of a time grinding. The fuller nearly caused me nervous breakdowns. Now I need a rest, then I´m gonna grind a bit more.... Hope she stays straight while normalizing once again ( in the fire). Gonna be a featherweight.

Hope to get you some pics tonight.

 

Mat

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Well, did the rough grinding today. Weight is now 840 gramms.

YTomorrow I´ll do the fine grinding, and work the ridges out.

 

Greets!

 

Mat

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www.mareschmesser.de

 

Knifemaker, Germany

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Today is the day for quenching. I am sorry, but I didn´t have time to get pics of the cleaned up blade - will show here while hardening tonight.

I have the luck to use the salt-tank of a colleague living some 200kms away from here.

 

Please wish me luck, folks, I am as nervous as can be.... First time I harden something THAT long.

 

Mat

www.mareschmesser.de

 

Knifemaker, Germany

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Today is the day for quenching. I am sorry, but I didn´t have time to get pics of the cleaned up blade - will show here while hardening tonight.

I have the luck to use the salt-tank of a colleague living some 200kms away from here.

Please wish me luck, folks, I am as nervous as can be.... First time I harden something THAT long.

Mat

 

 

I'll wish you luck Mat! My first and constant challange for working with big blades is keeping it from sagging under it's own weight. I didn't realize what a challenge that could be when I started. Working with a salt tank should make it a snap though. Thats cheatin' isn't it?

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