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PostPosted: Thu 24 Oct, 2019 1:48 pm    Post subject: Eric McHugh St. Annen Museum XII Version 2.0         Reply with quote

Last year, Eric McHugh completed his version of a large XII from the St. Annen Museum, shown here:

https://crownforge.net/2018/10/18/st-annen-museum-type-xii/
http://myArmoury.com/talk/viewtopic.php?t=37083

I liked it. So much, I ordered one for myself! But to mix things up a bit, I asked for a version with an iron pommel. This has been underway for a while and should be done soon. Here is a preview of the design and a progress shot.

I will add more information & pictures as they become available.



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PostPosted: Thu 24 Oct, 2019 4:16 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Congratulations J.D. Eric did a great job on the first.That is such a beautifully proportioned sword. I am looking forward to seeing Version 2.0 of it!
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PostPosted: Fri 25 Oct, 2019 7:18 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Oh yeah- this is going to be nice.

I love the proportions on this one.
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PostPosted: Fri 25 Oct, 2019 8:07 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Yeah, its a really classic XII, just scaled up. These are the stats for V1 from Eric's website:

Overall Length: 107,0 cm (42.13″)
Blade Length: 90,0 cm (35.43″)
Blade Width (at guard): 5,5 cm (2.17″)
Center of Balance (from guard): 13,0 cm (5.12″)
Center of Percussion (from guard): 61,0 cm (23.62″)
Weight: 1488 grams (3.28 lbs.)
Blade Steel: 80CRV2
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PostPosted: Fri 25 Oct, 2019 11:26 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Can't wait to see this one! You've gotten some good stuff lately....

Eric is one helluva craftsman too. He builds a magnificent sword and I'm sure this will be no exception!
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PostPosted: Tue 05 Nov, 2019 11:36 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

A little peek at the hilt coming along...


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PostPosted: Tue 05 Nov, 2019 7:02 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

A little bit later...


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PostPosted: Wed 06 Nov, 2019 5:01 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Today: 'Transition Polish', i.e. an intermediate step before final polish.


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PostPosted: Thu 07 Nov, 2019 7:23 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Looks great. Looking forward to see this finished.

I like how it's a pretty typical type XII only beefed up!
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PostPosted: Thu 07 Nov, 2019 5:06 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Pommel and cross polish done...on to the blade next.


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PostPosted: Thu 07 Nov, 2019 10:55 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Oh man! That finish....
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PostPosted: Sat 09 Nov, 2019 7:39 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Dough,

The hilt looks like steel.. Earlier you stated it would be done in iron. Is the iron just very clean?
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PostPosted: Sat 09 Nov, 2019 10:51 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Jeremy V. Krause wrote:
Dough,

The hilt looks like steel.. Earlier you stated it would be done in iron. Is the iron just very clean?


Yeah, it looks like steel and I thought Eric said it would be iron. I'm not fussy either way, but I will ask.
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PostPosted: Sat 09 Nov, 2019 10:58 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

J.D. Crawford wrote:
Jeremy V. Krause wrote:
Dough,

The hilt looks like steel.. Earlier you stated it would be done in iron. Is the iron just very clean?


Yeah, it looks like steel and I thought Eric said it would be iron. I'm not fussy either way, but I will ask.


When we talk about iron these days, I just assume people mean mild steel or low carbon steel. It is difficult to get pure iron these days, so the modern smith usually use mild steel. Just one of the drawbacks of our time I guess...LOL.

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PostPosted: Sat 09 Nov, 2019 11:08 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

J.D. Crawford wrote:
Jeremy V. Krause wrote:
Dough,

The hilt looks like steel.. Earlier you stated it would be done in iron. Is the iron just very clean?


Yeah, it looks like steel and I thought Eric said it would be iron. I'm not fussy either way, but I will ask.


And the answer is: "It is mild steel: low carbon steel. Canít call it iron because it has a bit of carbon in it, but too low to harden the steel ( < 0.2% C). It is difficult to get pure iron these days."
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PostPosted: Sat 09 Nov, 2019 11:31 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Blade polishing time. Some blemishes to 'iron out', some assembly...


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PostPosted: Sun 10 Nov, 2019 6:50 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Eric is quite a perfectionist, he stayed up late to fix those blemishes. Here you can see the before and after.


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PostPosted: Sun 10 Nov, 2019 2:02 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Here's a very interesting photo sequence on peening the pommel: heat it up, bang it over, polish it off.

Hey, where'd that peen go?



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PostPosted: Sun 10 Nov, 2019 4:24 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

The attention to detail on both cleaning up the blemishes and the peen is amazing.
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PostPosted: Sun 10 Nov, 2019 4:40 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Here's the fully assembled steel components:


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