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Andrej S





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PostPosted: Wed 01 Jun, 2016 6:10 am    Post subject: CSN 14260 steel, Wulflund swords         Reply with quote

Hello,
I would like to know if any of you have experience with Wulflund swords and steel they use to make their swords.
Chemical composition of CSN 14260


I think silicone content is maybe a bit higher than in other steels? Does anyone have any experience with Wulflund swords, and do you know how would this steel compare to most common sword steels like 1075, 5160 and 6150?
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Roger Hooper




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PostPosted: Wed 01 Jun, 2016 7:42 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I don't know how much this reply will help you, but -- I recently used some blunt Wulflund swords in a stage production. There was much blade on blade contact, lots of edge parrying. The edges held up remarkably well.
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Andrej S





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PostPosted: Wed 01 Jun, 2016 8:38 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Roger Hooper wrote:
I don't know how much this reply will help you, but -- I recently used some blunt Wulflund swords in a stage production. There was much blade on blade contact, lots of edge parrying. The edges held up remarkably well.

It's valuable piece of information for sure, thanks.
What type of swords were you using? Their one-handed swords seem OK, but their longswords have strange specifications, like unusually heavy weight (1.6kg) for very narrow blades (3.6cm at base) with pretty long fullers, which makes me assume there is almost no distal taper at all. But well, I assume that's the best you can get in that price range.
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PostPosted: Wed 01 Jun, 2016 10:50 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

These are the swords we used -

http://www.kultofathena.com/product.asp?item=...tic+Sword+

http://www.kultofathena.com/product.asp?item=...he+Tumulus

Indeed, very short, used for a version of Homer's Odyssey (I know, not absolutely historically accurate, but kind of close)

I agree, little to no distal taper, but at least at this length, they felt OK in your hand. Of course, they are blunts, the Wulflund sharps could be different.
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Glen A Cleeton




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PostPosted: Wed 01 Jun, 2016 11:18 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

http://www.zknives.com/knives/steels/steelgraph.php?nm=14260

Doesn't Lutel use this?

http://www.splav-kharkov.com/en/e_mat_start.php?name_id=273
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Lee O'Hagan




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PostPosted: Wed 01 Jun, 2016 1:57 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Around the same as EN45-EN45A
and 9260, without digging through notes etc,
really good steel for western swords,
better choice's if wanting pretty hamons out there,{Katana blades}
but for everything else, as good as anything available,
with a proper heat treat,
it's as good as anything you can get nowadays,
Cool
I'd buy it,
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Richard Miller




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PostPosted: Wed 01 Jun, 2016 10:53 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I recently bought a sword (used) made by Wulflund within the past year. My neighbor got it from Kult of Athena, and It's a very sturdy blade.
The steel is almost identical to EN45 as far as performance is concerned, and I have heard from a manufacturer that one of it's most desirable properties is how well it polishes up. I haven't run the Wulflund through a lot of cutting or testing, but two of my favorite cutters are from Armour Class of Scotland and they're both EN45.
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Richard Miller




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PostPosted: Wed 01 Jun, 2016 10:59 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Glen A Cleeton wrote:
http://www.zknives.com/knives/steels/steelgraph.php?nm=14260

Doesn't Lutel use this?

http://www.splav-kharkov.com/en/e_mat_start.php?name_id=273

Yes, it's Lutel's steel of choice. If the performance of my Lutel swords is any indication of how good the steel is (and why would it not be?) then it's damn good steel!
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