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Miha M.




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PostPosted: Sun 04 Sep, 2005 1:35 am    Post subject: Blade thickness at the base?         Reply with quote

I have a question for all of you I am curious about what thickness is the blade at the base?
thank you for your answers

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Miha M.




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PostPosted: Sun 04 Sep, 2005 1:38 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

And I have forgot to ask how ( with what machine) maker of the sword make fuller into the blade?
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PostPosted: Sun 04 Sep, 2005 6:29 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

How thick the blade is at its base depends on the sword, and the thickness of the stock it is made from, and that will largely depend on what kind of sword is being made.

As for fullers I've had it suggested an angle grinder, and a steady hand can work well.

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PostPosted: Sun 04 Sep, 2005 8:23 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

For fullers one might checj out this link

http://dfoggknives.com/fullers.htm

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PostPosted: Sun 04 Sep, 2005 8:42 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

There is also a smithing stake [a tool used by a metal smith that fits into a hole in the anvil] that is called a fuller as well. I've seen pictures of this being used also. It all depends on your preference which tool you use.

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Miha M.




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PostPosted: Sun 04 Sep, 2005 11:08 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

thank you all for your answers!

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Miha M.




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PostPosted: Sat 24 Sep, 2005 1:54 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I am planing to make an imitation of a crecy grete sword with stock removal method what thickness of the steel bar would you sugguest?

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Miha M.




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PostPosted: Mon 26 Sep, 2005 5:33 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

nobody knows?
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PostPosted: Mon 26 Sep, 2005 6:28 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Miha M. wrote:
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Hi Miha...

Don't know for sure... but if I were guessing I would say between 5-6 mm at the base of the blade. 3-3.5 mm at the COP tapering to 2 mm near the tip.

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Miha M.




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PostPosted: Mon 26 Sep, 2005 6:45 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

thanks


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PostPosted: Mon 26 Sep, 2005 7:22 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Miha,
If you're intent is to copy Albion's Crecy, I'd invite you to do more research rather and develop your own design than trying to copy someone else's. Albion's items are well-researched, and the kind of R&D is costly and quite time-consuming. Their designs are also their own, based on that R&D. If you were asking for measurements of a historic sword, that would be a different thing. Historical records are quite different than proprietary designs.

I have calipers and could measure the minute details of the Albion swords I have or anything else in my collection and post them here for the world to see. I don't do so, because I respect the time and effort and experimentation that went into the final product. To give away for free, and in a few minutes, what took years of research and lots of design time to produce is wrong, IMHO.

What I can tell you is that many companies start with 1/4 inch stock for most types of swords. Some require thicker stock, like 3/8".

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PostPosted: Mon 26 Sep, 2005 8:26 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Miha M. wrote:
nobody knows?


Hi Miha

I didn't answer when I first saw your question because you said you intended to make an "imitation" of the Albion Crecy. The way I look at things, copying another's work to that degree isn't something to encourage.

However, if you said that you were "inspired" by that sword, and wanted to make a sword of the same type from that inspiration, I would have felt more comfortable.......

To make a reasonably good sword of that type, with reasonable handling, strictly by grinding, I'd start with 6mm or 7mm stock........ It'll mean a lot of work the first time, but this is where you want to start, if you want a reasonable warsword.......

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Miha M.




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PostPosted: Mon 26 Sep, 2005 1:21 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Sorry for that but I really like the sword but unfortunatly I can not afford it so I would like to make something close to this sword.
Thank you for your answers

Miha
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