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Joakim Steinsnes




Location: Haugesund, Norway
Joined: 13 Apr 2016

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PostPosted: Sun 11 Aug, 2019 2:57 pm    Post subject: Made myself a Oakeshott type J1 sword         Reply with quote

Just finished my project, based on the Durdogne river find

The blade is actually made from a German WW2 canon panzer plate, lots and lots of grinding but quite happy with the result

The scabbard is not correct but I think I will make a later type soon









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Ian Hutchison




Location: Louisiana / Nordrhein-Westholland
Joined: 27 Nov 2007

Posts: 515

PostPosted: Sun 11 Aug, 2019 6:36 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Very nice looking job. I also love the material source, do you think it will make good blade material? Not too hard?
'We are told that the pen is mightier than the sword, but I know which of these weapons I would choose.' - Adrian Carton de Wiart
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Joakim Steinsnes




Location: Haugesund, Norway
Joined: 13 Apr 2016

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PostPosted: Sun 11 Aug, 2019 10:40 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thank you! The steel is extremly strong and not brittle at all even after decades exposed to the elements
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Paul Watson




Location: Upper Hutt, New Zealand
Joined: 08 Feb 2006

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PostPosted: Mon 12 Aug, 2019 2:22 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

We're used to seeing all these perfectly manufactured modern swords but there's something very impressive about the raw nature of this sword. For some reason to me it looks like it is EXTREMELY sharp. It also looks like you've captured all the correct proportions of each component of such a sword.
I do not love the bright sword for its sharpness, but that which it protects. (Faramir, The Two Towers)
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Joakim Steinsnes




Location: Haugesund, Norway
Joined: 13 Apr 2016

Posts: 8

PostPosted: Mon 12 Aug, 2019 4:19 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thank you! I found it very satisfying to make a sword all by hand and happy to hear you like the handmade look, it looks like an old sword up close Big Grin Itís not very sharp at the moment but I plan on making it sharp soon and test cut with it, it now is about 1450 grams

I also have a Falchion project made from the same steel plate
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