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Matthew Stagmer
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PostPosted: Wed 27 Oct, 2010 12:52 pm    Post subject: Flamberge Short Sword. W.I.P. - In shop Photos         Reply with quote

I just finished another one of my favorite blade types to make and figured I would share some steps along the way. I tried to take some pictures between each step and I uploaded a ton of them to our facebook. (http://www.facebook.com/baltimoreknife)

This is a flamberge short sword that I made on monday.

Blade length is 22"
Cocobolo handle
Fishtail pommel
POB is 1.75" from the hilt
Edge : sharp

The customer asked for a dagger/short sword in the flamberge style. The rest was up to me so I mixed and matched some hilt pieces and pommel ideas untill I got something I felt worked well together. This is what I came up with.









To see more of this sword and more in progress pictures please see http://www.facebook.com/baltimoreknife#!/albu...8181225150

Comments welcome.

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Matthew Stagmer
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G. Ghazarian
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PostPosted: Wed 27 Oct, 2010 1:09 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Good work Matthew, excellent.
I'm sure you spent a lot of time on this one and I wish it was a little longer.
Keep up the good work.

Gabriel

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PostPosted: Wed 27 Oct, 2010 4:45 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

G. Ghazarian wrote:
Good work Matthew, excellent.
I'm sure you spent a lot of time on this one and I wish it was a little longer.
Keep up the good work.

Gabriel


Thanks. I am pretty proud of this piece. From straight bar to finished piece including heat treat I have 2 and half hours in this sword. I call it speed grinding and things just clicked. Thought the customer was coming around midnight to pick it up and they called me at 6:15 to tell me that they were 1 hour away. They waited for a few mins while I sanded the handle. I was a proud man that night.

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PostPosted: Wed 27 Oct, 2010 5:16 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Very nice little sword! I would love to have a bastard version with just a bit more profile taper...
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PostPosted: Wed 27 Oct, 2010 5:32 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Cool! Im impressed that you were able to produce it so quickly. What is the width of the blade?
..." The person who dosen't have a sword should sell his coat and buy one."

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You should be proud Matthew, you do honest work.

Gabriel

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PostPosted: Wed 27 Oct, 2010 5:47 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Matthew Stagmer wrote:

From straight bar to finished piece including heat treat I have 2 and half hours in this sword.


Woah! Just my tempering cycles alone take more than 2 hours....!?

great work on the blade/pommel, by the way! I really like that fishtail.
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Matthew Stagmer
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PostPosted: Wed 27 Oct, 2010 8:02 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Dustin R. Reagan wrote:
Matthew Stagmer wrote:

From straight bar to finished piece including heat treat I have 2 and half hours in this sword.


Woah! Just my tempering cycles alone take more than 2 hours....!?

great work on the blade/pommel, by the way! I really like that fishtail.


Well, I guess you busted me there. I didnt think about that. It was in the oven during lunch. Happy Doh ! I guess I should say that my hands on time was 2.5 hours.

Matthew Stagmer
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Luka Borscak wrote:
Very nice little sword! I would love to have a bastard version with just a bit more profile taper...


I would love to make one. I haven't done a bastard Flamberge in a few years. No problem. I prefer a bit more taper too. This was just a bar of alloy that had been sitting around waiting to become something for awhile. I like the curves to get tighter and tigher towards the tip.

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PostPosted: Fri 29 Oct, 2010 8:29 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Matthew Stagmer wrote:
Luka Borscak wrote:
Very nice little sword! I would love to have a bastard version with just a bit more profile taper...


I would love to make one. I haven't done a bastard Flamberge in a few years. No problem. I prefer a bit more taper too. This was just a bar of alloy that had been sitting around waiting to become something for awhile. I like the curves to get tighter and tigher towards the tip.


When I will be once ready for such an order, I will definitely go to you!
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