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Timo Nieminen




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PostPosted: Sun 11 May, 2014 1:36 am    Post subject: DIY fantasy firangi         Reply with quote

Made this today. A fantasy firangi. A tulwar hilt, married to what is best described as a straight spear-point katana blade, sanmei, with pattern-welded sides, modern Chinese replica which had very poor quality mountings. I thought about mounting this as a mortuary style sword, or possibly with a 19th European cavalry sword hilt. But since I have lots of tulwar hilts, relatively speaking, I thought that might be nice.

The original plan was to use the original resin, but it wouldn't soften enough to fit the blade. Heating did soften it enough to remove it (in chunks and powder). Filled the hilt with epoxy putty, and fitted the blade. Later, I will drill and pin through the guard, which will help strengthen the hilt as well - there is a crack, and it won't hurt to hold the sides together.

1025g, and PoB at 6".



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Mark Moore




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PostPosted: Sun 11 May, 2014 4:51 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

That looks cool as hell. I wish I had that blade to mount up on a Scottish basket.....would make a great backsword!...McM
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Tom King




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PostPosted: Sun 11 May, 2014 5:51 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Quite neat looking! It looks like it'd be a brutal cutter too Big Grin

Ha, this is just further reinforcing my need for a tulwar.... amongst the other million things draining my wallet
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Timo Nieminen




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PostPosted: Sun 11 May, 2014 12:53 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Mark Moore wrote:
That looks cool as hell. I wish I had that blade to mount up on a Scottish basket.....would make a great backsword!...McM


Zhisword sell a blade like this: http://2011.zhiforge.com/index.php?main_page=...cts_id=828

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Mark Moore




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PostPosted: Sun 11 May, 2014 3:33 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thank ya, Timo. I like that....a lot. Best wishes to ya 'down under' from us here In Texas. Big Grin ......McM
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Shahril Dzulkifli




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PostPosted: Fri 16 May, 2014 2:44 am    Post subject: DIY fantasy firangi         Reply with quote


Tulwar hilt + sanmei blade = Firangi
What a unique combination. Eek!

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