neil gagnon Posted November 7, 2007 Share Posted November 7, 2007 i noticed awhile back, a few guys were making 5160 blades so i thought i would give it a try. Sorry hamon was pretty faint so i decided on a mirror polish.The blade is 28 inches long,the tsuka is 13 inches long. I made all of the fittings out of steel along with the small tsuba, just a different look for me. The blade is made of 5160, that i quenched in water, it has 1 inch and a 8th of sori. The saya is made out of poplar like my previous swords, it's just nice to work with so i haven't tried other wood. I'm hoping to have a cable blade ready sometime after christmas, got a few knives to finish for people first. Hope you enjoy. http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p272/gagnonn/101_0783.jpg http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p272/gagnonn/101_0760.jpg http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p272/gagnonn/101_0781.jpg http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p272/gagnonn/101_0778.jpg http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p272/gagnonn/101_0775.jpg http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p272/gagnonn/101_0772.jpg http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p272/gagnonn/101_0767.jpg http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p272/gagnonn/101_0766.jpg http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p272/gagnonn/101_0762.jpg http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p272/gagnonn/101_0761.jpg "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 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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