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Johan Gemvik




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PostPosted: Wed 15 Feb, 2012 3:33 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Nice sceath Matthew!
I like how you went with the germanic style sceath. We don't see these reproduced very often and variation is always a pleasure.

Incidentally I've made the blade for one of the other german seax finds, the one with the double fuller from Brandenburg, and fitted it with a hybrid Gotland/ Valsgärde handle and fittings and I'm making a top seam plated Valsgärde scabbard for it. Originally it probably had something more like your type of sceath.

No finished sceath yet on mine, but here's some photos of the completed knife.
Fittings are all brass to emulate the look of Arsenic bronze (which no one wants to make nowdays because they value health and staying alive). The blade is highly tempered high carbon steel ground to a triangle cross section and 5 mm thick at the back and triple annealed old school until the colours creep from the back to almost reach the edge. Back plate nails are forged square like on the find I based it on.
I put a lot fo research into this one. Though it's a hybrid combination of several finds every detail and shape is documented in photos of viking age finds.

Blade and fittings -every little piece, are all hand made by me, well I didn't raise the cow the leather cord is from, or grow the curly Birch tree for the handle... Wink








That thin leather cord is just a leftover from making neck thongs for pendants I used to try out the ring function. It'll be replaced with something a bit sturdier.

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Richard B. Price




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PostPosted: Wed 15 Feb, 2012 4:11 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Here's one I just finished. I hope this falls in the blade catagory


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Jimi Edmonds




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PostPosted: Mon 18 Jun, 2012 1:54 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

This started out as a rondel dagger that I made from a Darkwood Armory kit, (the piece is somewhere in this thread) I just wasn't happy so I made this...
The tang just wasn't long enough so I had to make the grip in two parts and use a coupling nut to join the tang thread to the butt plate bolt thread. The blade still could do with working, originally it had a slight set in it so this time around I ground it out.
the whole piece has come up alright though I don't know if I like it or not! I would have liked to have had some better tools to work with to achieve more, but in the end I got sick of working on it!..
The grip is Oak, I will proberly try and make it go darker with linseed oil/polish..



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Mark Gates




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PostPosted: Thu 21 Jun, 2012 7:46 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

This is my scabbard made for a John Barnett Lionheart sword. Not a good sword by any means but was fun creating a scabbard for it.

It is all hand made with hardwood core, cotton lined, antique brown leather wrap and and harness. The chape is made from leather as I am finding it difficult to source steel or bronze chapes at the moment. If anyone knows a reliable source for sword and scabbard fittings, I will be most grateful.

The lower picture is in natural light the other in my kitchen but the colour is dark brown.



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Oliver Schmid




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PostPosted: Thu 21 Jun, 2012 11:22 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

here are some pictures from my homemade executioner swords.
etching 1:1 from the original. blade is c60 carbon steel.

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Ricardo S.





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PostPosted: Fri 22 Jun, 2012 1:42 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Somethings i've made. They are not superb works, but they are good . Hope you enjoy.


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An "orc" machete. 5160 blade, copper, iron.

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Skinner. D6 blade, boar tusk handle.

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Knife. 5160 blade, fox bone handle.

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Chinese Tie Chi (Iron Ruler). 5160 steel.

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A fantasy axe. Iron.

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Ricardo S.





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PostPosted: Fri 22 Jun, 2012 2:00 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Some more...


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A finger knife. 5160 steel, copper.

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A Gunstock club. Wood, 5160 blade, brass tacks, cloth, glass beads, horse hair.

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A Ball-head club. Wood, 5160 spike, brass tacks, cloth, brass beads, brass cones.

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A shark teeth "sword". Wood, tiger shark teeth. [ Download ]

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Craig McMillan




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PostPosted: Sat 23 Jun, 2012 2:56 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

my best knife so far


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Josh Wilson




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PostPosted: Sat 23 Jun, 2012 9:47 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Craig McMillan wrote:
my best knife so far


Sweet!!
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Scott Woodruff





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PostPosted: Sun 24 Jun, 2012 10:33 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Wow Craig, your work is always quite impressive. What did you use for the grip? I like the green color.
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Craig McMillan




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PostPosted: Fri 29 Jun, 2012 2:07 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Scott Woodruff wrote:
Wow Craig, your work is always quite impressive. What did you use for the grip? I like the green color.


It is mammoth tooth prity easy to get so i though i would have a go with it the full handle has a bufflo horn core then s/s liners then the mammoth tooth
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Daniel Wallace




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PostPosted: Sat 30 Jun, 2012 3:18 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

wow, love the latter pattern - and the green - that's just so different. if it were infront of me at a blade show, that would be one of the works i would just have-to-have.
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PostPosted: Sat 30 Jun, 2012 9:16 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

hear is a few more then the big bowie whih the green handle was the last knife i hade done befor i tryed the sword


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PostPosted: Sun 01 Jul, 2012 8:48 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Ricardo S. wrote:
Some more...


Nice ball headed club, what type of wood and is it one piece or made of separate pieces for the main body of the club and the ball ? I'm thinking probably carved out of one piece but stained or painted to give different colours ?

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PostPosted: Sun 01 Jul, 2012 8:50 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Craig McMillan wrote:
hear is a few more then the big bowie whih the green handle was the last knife i hade done befor i tryed the sword


Very nice work and real artistry in design and execution.

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PostPosted: Tue 03 Jul, 2012 3:09 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Jean Thibodeau wrote:
Ricardo S. wrote:
Some more...


Nice ball headed club, what type of wood and is it one piece or made of separate pieces for the main body of the club and the ball ? I'm thinking probably carved out of one piece but stained or painted to give different colours ?


Thank you Jean. It is a two-piece construction. The ball is Maçaranduba and the body is Muiracatiara. They are both hard woods. The wood i used to make the ball is harder, and i got i nice seasoned block. Regarding the colors, I tryied to make something as much historical as possible. I relied on images of original clubs and color paintings of portraits, in which Native Americans are holding clubs.

Regards.

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Eric Hejdström




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PostPosted: Sat 17 Aug, 2013 7:41 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I was offered a trade with a very good friend of mine a while back and when I asked him what he wanted in return he sadly said he had to sell his ballock knife I helped him out with way back since he was short on funds. So we decided I'd make him a new one and here's the result. HThe grip is elm with brass fittings and the blade was ground from spring steel and filed to shape and worked to final shape with whetstone. First project I've done in a very long time but I'm happy with the final result. It's sharp enough to shave with Wink

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Martin Wallgren




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PostPosted: Sat 17 Aug, 2013 12:28 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

It was even more awesome in real life Eric. A true masterpiece. Our friend is a pretty lucky guy! Now we have to make an outfit for him to match the knife, don´t we?
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Reece Nelson




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PostPosted: Sun 18 Aug, 2013 8:22 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Here is progress photos of my cuirass that I had made for my early 15th century harness Wink This was my first ever piece and I really enjoyed seeing it come together Happy


You can find the rest of the progress in the link below.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/76868227@N08/sets/72157631698439185/

-Reece



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David Lewis Smith




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PostPosted: Sun 18 Aug, 2013 9:36 am    Post subject: a couple of swords I did a while ago         Reply with quote

I thought I would contribute.

I made this for my wife, 'Ravens Beak", heh, she likes ravens.


I heat blued the fittings in the oven


I blame this one on Aaron Justice, he inspired me to make this using a Due blade and a basket from a Henwei


I heat blued this one using a different method


This is another mix of culture a mamluk hilt on a katan blade. I do not remember what forge this came from though


as you can see it cuts well


And my first project, the White Ranger, this is a Museum Replicas blade I picked up and thought it was one of the most hideous things I had ever seen so I turned it in to this



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