Info Favorites Register Log in
myArmoury.com Discussion Forums

Forum index Memberlist Usergroups Spotlight Topics Search


Please help our efforts with a donation. This site requires ongoing funding and your donations are crucial to our future.
Last 10 Donors: Neil Eddiford, Chad Arnow, Jean Thibodeau, Robert Morgan, Adam Rose, Jerry Otahal, Michael P. Smith, Mikko Kuusirati, Eric Bergeron, Daniel Staberg (View All Donors)

Forum Index > Off-topic Talk > I have made my first hilt . Reply to topic
This is a standard topic  
Author Message
Eric L.




Location: Netherland
Joined: 21 Sep 2003

Posts: 56

PostPosted: Fri 11 Apr, 2008 3:14 am    Post subject: I have made my first hilt .         Reply with quote

I want to show my DIY work here. Finished it today when the sword came in. Made the hilt from a normal steel bar, the sheet metal was 3mm thick. The sword i used to finish it of with is a Hanwei renaissance sidesword. It handles very well.







With this link you can see the work progress.
http://www.castlekeep.co.uk/forums/index.php?...0&st=0
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
D. Austin
Industry Professional



Location: Melbourne, Australia
Joined: 20 Sep 2007

Posts: 208

PostPosted: Fri 11 Apr, 2008 4:41 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Wow! Very impressive.

That looks like a lot of work. It's quite a nice design too. Well done.
View user's profile Send private message
Chris Goerner




Location: Roanoke, Virginia
Joined: 19 Sep 2004
Likes: 14 pages

Posts: 344

PostPosted: Fri 11 Apr, 2008 5:47 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Wow! That is incredible work. You did a really nice job keeping the proportions right, and I very much like the design you chose. I would be interested to know how many hours of work you have in the hilt.

Also, will you be doing anything with the scabbard fittings to match tie in the design of the hilt?

Chris

Sic Semper Tyranus
View user's profile Send private message
Ken Speed





Joined: 09 Oct 2006

Posts: 656

PostPosted: Fri 11 Apr, 2008 6:27 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Eric,


You MADE that?! Incredible job! I, for one, and I imagine some others would be interested in a description of how you did it if you wouldn't mind.

Thanks


Ken Speed
View user's profile Send private message
Darryl Aoki





Joined: 12 Oct 2006

Posts: 93

PostPosted: Fri 11 Apr, 2008 7:18 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Very nicely done, I must say. I especially like the detail work, but the thing that strikes me is how... well, right it looks. I don't know why, but it just looks like something that ought to handle well.

-Darryl
View user's profile Send private message
Eric L.




Location: Netherland
Joined: 21 Sep 2003

Posts: 56

PostPosted: Fri 11 Apr, 2008 7:21 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thanks guys,

I don`t know how long it took to finish, didn`t keep tabs Happy. It was fun to do. I problely will incorporate the design into the scabbard but i have no good idea`s yet.

Ken; there is a link to the "how did i do it" under the last picture. Happy

I got my inspiration from Eric Stevenson and Christian Fletcher.
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Sean Flynt
myArmoury Team


myArmoury Team

Location: Birmingham, Alabama
Joined: 21 Aug 2003
Likes: 10 pages
Reading list: 13 books

Spotlight topics: 7
Posts: 5,911

PostPosted: Fri 11 Apr, 2008 7:41 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Beautiful and very inspiring!

So, you did all of the design and component construction without having any idea how to weld? I hereby award you the DIY Medal For Conspicuous Courage!

Did you also learn how to swim by jumping off of a bridge? Laughing Out Loud

-Sean

"Everywhere I have searched for peace and nowhere found it, except in a corner with a book"- Thomas a Kempis (d. 1471)
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
Tim Lison




Location: Chicago, Illinois
Joined: 05 Aug 2004
Likes: 1 page
Reading list: 6 books

Spotlight topics: 1
Posts: 1,515

PostPosted: Fri 11 Apr, 2008 9:12 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Damn fine work! That is very impressive for a first effort! It would be impressive for a 100th effort! I salute you. Now you need to learn how to make blades so you can do the whole thing yourself!
View user's profile Send private message
Michael Olsen





Joined: 28 Aug 2006
Reading list: 7 books

Posts: 46

PostPosted: Fri 11 Apr, 2008 9:48 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

That's a really beautiful hilt. Well done, sir.
Michael Olsen
View user's profile Send private message
Gary A. Chelette




Location: Houston, Texas
Joined: 29 May 2007
Reading list: 2 books

Posts: 337

PostPosted: Fri 11 Apr, 2008 10:06 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Sean Flynt wrote:
Beautiful and very inspiring!

Did you also learn how to swim by jumping off of a bridge? Laughing Out Loud


Why not, I did. Yes, it's an outstanding piece. Good work!

Are you scared, Connor?
No, Cousin Dugal. I'm not!
Don't talk nonsense, man. I peed my kilt the first time I went into battle.
Oh, aye. Angus pees his kilt all the time!
View user's profile Send private message MSN Messenger
Lancelot Chan
Industry Professional



Location: Hong Kong
Joined: 24 Oct 2003
Likes: 2 pages

Posts: 1,228

PostPosted: Fri 11 Apr, 2008 10:38 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

You've done a superb job! That's incredibly good!
Ancient Combat Association —http://www.acahk.org
Realistic Sparring Weapons — http://www.rsw.com.hk
Nightstalkers — http://www.nightstalkers.com.hk
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Anders Backlund




Location: Sweden
Joined: 24 Oct 2007

Posts: 629

PostPosted: Fri 11 Apr, 2008 10:38 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

That's CRAZY nice! Eek!
The sword is an ode to the strife of mankind.

"This doesn't look easy... but I bet it is!"
-Homer Simpson.
View user's profile Send private message
Thom R.




Location: Tucson
Joined: 26 Jul 2007
Reading list: 30 books

Posts: 630

PostPosted: Fri 11 Apr, 2008 1:04 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Wow. Nice design and really clean lines - as someone who has dremeled a fair amount of mild steel - you must have a really steady hand. getting it to that point is no easy feat! wow#2. most excellent. tr Surprised those turks head knots look great too

Last edited by Thom R. on Fri 11 Apr, 2008 1:05 pm; edited 2 times in total
View user's profile Send private message
Sam N.




Location: Beijing, China
Joined: 03 Mar 2007

Spotlight topics: 1
Posts: 114

PostPosted: Fri 11 Apr, 2008 1:05 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

...Wow. I am not sure what to say. There are "professional" smiths whose work is of far inferior quality, and that is after quite a few years working. For your first try, that is incredible Eek!, imagine what you could make with more practice. Seriously, consider becoming a professional, you could make some major cash with a product like that!
View user's profile Send private message
Jean Thibodeau




Location: Montreal,Quebec,Canada
Joined: 15 Mar 2004
Likes: 50 pages
Reading list: 1 book

Spotlight topics: 5
Posts: 8,192

PostPosted: Fri 11 Apr, 2008 6:32 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Very nice work both in skill of execution and aesthetics. Cool
You can easily give up your freedom. You have to fight hard to get it back!
View user's profile Send private message
Brian Kent





Joined: 26 Apr 2007

Posts: 42

PostPosted: Sat 12 Apr, 2008 12:32 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Very nice and well designed! I love the new look!
View user's profile Send private message
Lafayette C Curtis




Location: Indonesia
Joined: 29 Nov 2006
Reading list: 7 books

Posts: 2,689

PostPosted: Sat 12 Apr, 2008 2:33 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

That's a bloody nice piece. What's the historical inspiration for the design, BTW?
View user's profile Send private message
Hugo Voisine





Joined: 25 Feb 2006
Reading list: 7 books

Posts: 336

PostPosted: Sat 12 Apr, 2008 7:43 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Wow, that's what I call a beautiful hilt... incredible work Eric. I like the "3D" feel of your engraving... very crisp lines and good design. Happy
« Que dites-vous ?... C'est inutile ?... Je le sais !
Mais on ne se bat pas dans l'espoir du succès !
Oh ! non, c'est bien plus beau lorsque c'est inutile ! »
View user's profile Send private message
Eric L.




Location: Netherland
Joined: 21 Sep 2003

Posts: 56

PostPosted: Sat 12 Apr, 2008 9:23 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thanks for all your kind words.

Lafayette C Curtis; No historical reference was intended. I just liked the design.
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website


Display posts from previous:   
Forum Index > Off-topic Talk > I have made my first hilt .
Page 1 of 1 Reply to topic
All times are GMT - 8 Hours

View previous topic :: View next topic
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum






All contents © Copyright 2003-2018 myArmoury.com — All rights reserved
Discussion forums powered by phpBB © The phpBB Group
Switch to the Basic Low-bandwidth Version of the forum