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PostPosted: Mon 18 May, 2020 1:28 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Michael Beeching wrote:
The fittings remind me a lot of my class with Ric Furrer!

Forging and grinding fittings is quite enjoyable, but it's also a LOT of work. It makes you understand why so many makers go for castings when it comes to production swords, though the castings generally aren't as good or as tough as a forged part (just the nature of a casting).

I also have a question, if you don't mind answering: I have a project in the works, and I want to make a simple sword guard. I believe we have A36 mild steel stock at work, and I should be able to get a piece. To form the guard, I would just use stock reduction as I currently lack any forging facilities. Would simple stock reduction produce a suitable guard? Although mild steel is generally not hardenable, I do wonder if you can make it tougher through the heat treating or forging processes. A very broad question, but if you'd not mind offering some advice here, I'd really appreciate it!



Hi
If you want to make the sword - a reconstruction - to combat with the blunt edge, then the crossguard should be hardened.
You should use the steel C45 or 51CRV4.
And if the sword will be used for cuting or you make the sword just to your collection, then the crossguard can be not hardened.
The steel A36 is using in production of pipes and steel tanks and it can not be hardened. But you can make it harder if you will warm
it to red colour (red minimum - yelow maximum), and then you can put it in rapeseed oil or wather. The best what you can do is hammer the whole piece to
change the structure. This process will be not hardening process but it will make the steel strong and stiff.
I used the steel like A36 some time ago when I was making balustrades and fences. The best will be a rod 18mmX18mm then you will easy make the hole.
You can aways write - I will answer for your all questions

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PostPosted: Wed 20 May, 2020 12:57 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Crossguard process Happy
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PostPosted: Fri 22 May, 2020 11:31 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Have a nice weekend Happy
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PostPosted: Sun 24 May, 2020 10:43 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Beautiful, Sir!

Also, thank you very kindly for your reply to my inquiry. That meant a lot to me.
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O yeah, that's a classic. Looks like the Soborg sword but maybe wider. What are the dimensions?
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J.D. Crawford wrote:
O yeah, that's a classic. Looks like the Soborg sword but maybe wider. What are the dimensions?



Thank you for comment. This is not Soborg sword, this is Viking Type with a width fuller. The blade is long because it is 86cm. But the width of the blade is 5cm. I will give all dimentsions when the sword will be rady because now I work on the crossguard and the pommel to make it with old facture.

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Damian Sulowski wrote:
J.D. Crawford wrote:
O yeah, that's a classic. Looks like the Soborg sword but maybe wider. What are the dimensions?



Thank you for comment. This is not Soborg sword, this is Viking Type with a width fuller. The blade is long because it is 86cm. But the width of the blade is 5cm. I will give all dimentsions when the sword will be rady because now I work on the crossguard and the pommel to make it with old facture.


Is it a commission or will it be up for sale?
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Fantastic process ! Your work is so clean !
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Matthew Stagmer wrote:
Fantastic process ! Your work is so clean !


Thank you very much:)

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PostPosted: Wed 27 May, 2020 9:35 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Socket process... Today I was able to beat my time forging a socket It took 15 minutes to make nice shape from a flat piece of steel :-).

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PostPosted: Wed 27 May, 2020 9:59 am    Post subject: Workshop process         Reply with quote

Damian, It is a real pleasure to see how the swords and scabbards are made. Being able to appreciate the details, the pommels, forming the recess in the guard to secure the blade, the chape. Thank you for all the splendid photographs.
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PostPosted: Wed 27 May, 2020 11:56 pm    Post subject: Re: Workshop process         Reply with quote

Henry R. Gower wrote:
Damian, It is a real pleasure to see how the swords and scabbards are made. Being able to appreciate the details, the pommels, forming the recess in the guard to secure the blade, the chape. Thank you for all the splendid photographs.
Henry


Thank you Henry. It is a great pleasure to put here some photos of my work. And I am happy that you and some other people like it. Greetings.

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PostPosted: Fri 29 May, 2020 12:30 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Good morning!! Details from the last work !

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PostPosted: Mon 01 Jun, 2020 12:24 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Damian,

Are you actually staking the guard in place? If so, I've not seen that before!
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I like the look of the black oxide fittings. I see black fittings in period artwork of this age on occasion so it could very well be a period correct finish.
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PostPosted: Yesterday at 9:25 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Michael Beeching wrote:
Damian,

Are you actually staking the guard in place? If so, I've not seen that before!



Yes I usualy make it in this way, then the guard is immobile . There are some examples of this method in history. Offen the guard was also forged from the side and pressed to the fuller. There are many examples in history that the whole in crossguard was too loose and then it was immobile with the handle. I think that most of swordmakers make it in this way.

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Tyler C. wrote:
I like the look of the black oxide fittings. I see black fittings in period artwork of this age on occasion so it could very well be a period correct finish.


Thank you. It was an idea of my clien and I think it look very good. it is not hemical oxide. It is made in vey high temperature - the surface is partly burned out - it is something like antiques.

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Scabbard process:)

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