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John Lundemo
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PostPosted: Thu 09 Feb, 2012 2:50 pm    Post subject: Longship Armoury Batch 2 Update         Reply with quote

Hey guys, check out what we have so far for batch number 2 of the Longship line. Need a final polish and some scabbards for a couple of them, but they're pretty much complete. So, whatcha think? Wink


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PostPosted: Thu 09 Feb, 2012 6:50 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Looking good John. Is that the tiger maple underneath that cool green dye?
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John Lundemo
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PostPosted: Thu 09 Feb, 2012 8:16 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Bryan W. wrote:
Looking good John. Is that the tiger maple underneath that cool green dye?
Yep that's the stuff. It's probably quilted but Tiger is more descriptive.
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Oh WOW, I'm LOVING that two-hand saber! THAT is my new favorite blade!

Super sweet blades John!

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PostPosted: Tue 14 Feb, 2012 4:52 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Hello John,

Tasteful work. Can you briefly describe the bluing process you used, it's permanence factor, etc.

Regards, Jon
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PostPosted: Tue 14 Feb, 2012 6:33 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

T.F. McCraken wrote:
Oh WOW, I'm LOVING that two-hand saber! THAT is my new favorite blade!

Super sweet blades John!

Murphy Cool


Second that opinion. I have always wanted something like that.
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John Lundemo
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PostPosted: Tue 14 Feb, 2012 8:53 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

J. Hargis wrote:
Hello John,

Tasteful work. Can you briefly describe the bluing process you used, it's permanence factor, etc.

Regards, Jon
It's just like gun blue, kind of antique patina. It's a solution that you dip your ferris metals in and blend with a fine matt pad. You can lighten it with steel wool, then oil it to maintain color. It's not like the permanance of say plateing or powder coating.
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Jean Thibodeau




PostPosted: Tue 14 Feb, 2012 9:02 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

John Lundemo wrote:
J. Hargis wrote:
Hello John,

Tasteful work. Can you briefly describe the bluing process you used, it's permanence factor, etc.

Regards, Jon
It's just like gun blue, kind of antique patina. It's a solution that you dip your ferris metals in and blend with a fine matt pad. You can lighten it with steel wool, then oil it to maintain color. It's not like the permanance of say plateing or powder coating.


Don't know the solution you use but I've gotten good results using Dijon Mustard, stippling it on multiple times and blending with a fine matt pad. Seems like the same process.

The results seem to vary depending on the steel composition to a degree with some steels changing colour more easily and the acid in the mustard eating into the steel more or less.

Lemon juice being my other favourite patinating solution.

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PostPosted: Wed 15 Feb, 2012 4:41 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Love'em by chance are they all spoke for?
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JE Sarge
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PostPosted: Wed 15 Feb, 2012 7:08 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I won't pretend to speak for John, but I believe they are all spoken for. They are pre-orders in the Longship Line, as discussed in the same thread over on SBG. I know the below pictured Steerboard Type XIIa is mine - I've been following her progress from before she got her heat-treat. I cannot wait to see it once it's paired with it's matching scabbard. Big Grin


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PostPosted: Wed 15 Feb, 2012 7:44 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

JE,

That's a very nice sword. The anticipation must be killing you.

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John Lundemo
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PostPosted: Wed 15 Feb, 2012 8:01 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I believe the jian is not spoken for, but a quick not to James@longshiparmoury.com will conferm this. Thanks
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J. Hargis




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PostPosted: Thu 23 Feb, 2012 9:59 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I inquired:
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Hello John,

Tasteful work. Can you briefly describe the bluing process you used, it's permanence factor, etc.

Regards, Jon

John Lundemo & Jean Thibodeau, thanks to both of you for your responses.

It appears then there are a number of ingredients & techniques which can be used to accomplish the same goal. IMO, I've seem too many that are over done, or dare I say, poorly done. John, these have a richer, more saturated-into-the-metal look as opposed to many others which just seem to lay upon the metal in the hopes of making a piece look more historical.
Thanks gents.

Best, Jon
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