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Einar Drønnesund





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PostPosted: Fri 13 Jun, 2014 11:47 am    Post subject: Made my first sharp sword         Reply with quote

Soooo, I recently got a Diamondback gas forge and this is the result so far. My first sharp. Its all done with stock removal, I only used the forge for heat treatment. I dont have an anvil yet. All done with a 5" angle grinder, files and sandpaper.

About 26 inch total length, 20 inch blade. 5mm thick, 25 mm wide. No distal taper, no profile taper. Blade cross section is a flat ground V shape. POB is about 4 inches from the "guard". Made from unknown spring steel, hardened and tempered.

I wanted to keep things as simple as possible to avoid messinging it up, so I went with a simple, single edged saber with a simple hilt.

Hilt is a birch core with a steel plate at each end and with cord risers wrapped in black leather. I followed Peter Johnssons tutorial on grip wraps and that was a huge help. Not as nice as the grip on my albion sword, but i managed to get that nice textured surface by wrapping the still wet leather grip tightly with cord and letting it dry over night.











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J. Hargis




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PostPosted: Fri 13 Jun, 2014 12:29 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Wicked! Congratulations.

Jon

A poorly maintained weapon is likely to belong to an unsafe and careless fighter.
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Jason O C





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PostPosted: Fri 13 Jun, 2014 1:25 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Reminds me of a South East Asian dhal. Nice job.

Jason


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Einar Drønnesund





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PostPosted: Fri 13 Jun, 2014 1:44 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thank you for the kind words, guys Happy
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Jerre R




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PostPosted: Sat 14 Jun, 2014 3:44 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Very nice done. Keep up the good work
I Love Samurai swords and medieval swords
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Einar Drønnesund





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PostPosted: Wed 18 Jun, 2014 5:11 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Jerre R wrote:
Very nice done. Keep up the good work


Thank you. I'm working on a big broken back seax now. Happy
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David Lewis Smith




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PostPosted: Thu 19 Jun, 2014 6:41 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

really nicely done.
what are its specs? and what is it made from?

I think you pulled really clean lines and it does not look anything like a 'first sword'
Well done

David L Smith
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Einar Drønnesund





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PostPosted: Fri 20 Jun, 2014 5:49 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

David Lewis Smith wrote:
really nicely done.
what are its specs? and what is it made from?

I think you pulled really clean lines and it does not look anything like a 'first sword'
Well done


Thanks David.

Its about 26 inches in total length, 20 inch blade. 5mm thick, 25 mm wide. No distal taper, no profile taper. Blade cross section is a flat ground V shape. POB is about 4 inches from the "guard". Made from unknown spring steel, hardened and tempered. I dont have scales, so I dont know the weight. Its pretty light and nimble though, being such a small sword.

I took the steel from the blades of one of these things:



I have no idea what its called in english. Common push sled thingy in scandinavia. I only know that they are made from spring steel, I dont know the excact type.

I'm working on a big Seax now, and that wlll be made from Nablo 5028, which is roughly equivalent to 1050 or 1060.
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Mark Moore




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PostPosted: Fri 20 Jun, 2014 8:41 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Keep us informed. We love a good DIY project, and we definatley love seaxes!.............McM
''Life is like a box of chocolates...'' --- F. Gump
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David Lewis Smith




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PostPosted: Fri 20 Jun, 2014 10:08 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Big Grin

I want one of those chairs now LOL

David L Smith
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Stephen Wheatley




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PostPosted: Mon 23 Jun, 2014 2:08 am    Post subject: KICK SLED         Reply with quote

Great work - almost a shame to break up a nice kick-sled though!
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Einar Drønnesund





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PostPosted: Mon 23 Jun, 2014 8:06 am    Post subject: Re: KICK SLED         Reply with quote

Stephen Wheatley wrote:
Great work - almost a shame to break up a nice kick-sled though!


Thanks. Happy

Dont worry the sled has seen better days. Look at is as reincarnation. :P
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Shahril Dzulkifli




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PostPosted: Sun 03 Aug, 2014 6:26 am    Post subject: Made my first sharp sword         Reply with quote


I have one question - How do you move this sled?

“You have power over your mind - not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength”

- Marcus Aurelius
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Jeffrey Faulk




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PostPosted: Sun 03 Aug, 2014 9:51 am    Post subject: Re: Made my first sharp sword         Reply with quote

Shahril Dzulkifli wrote:

I have one question - How do you move this sled?


It's for snow or ice. You put it down on that, someone sits in it, you hold the bar across the top of the back and push.

On topic-- lovely little blade. Would always be nervous about grabbing the sharp bit by accident without a guard of some kind on that sucker, though!
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Scott Woodruff





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PostPosted: Tue 05 Aug, 2014 2:30 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Beautiful job. I love the simplicity of it. Looks like very crisp, nicely finished work. I too look forward to seeing your seax.
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