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Offline EltonJ

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Sword Smithing
« on: May 14, 2021, 12:35:34 PM »
Interested how a modern swordsmith works on a blade?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eFbPRSOR83U

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Re: Sword Smithing
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2021, 09:59:11 PM »
Brilliant!  If you enjoyed that, you might also like the show called Forged in Fire:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forged_in_Fire_(TV_series)  It's not quite as technical as this video, but does have a great array of different weapons made across the series, and uses simpler techniques that seem to be more accessible to the home hobbyist.

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Re: Sword Smithing
« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2021, 05:46:30 PM »
  I took a blade smithing class from world class swordsmith Vince Evans. I learned how to forge Damascus steel, temper blades and make every step from forge welding to the final furniture work.
  Now that I'm retired, I can do all the work I've been putting off for years.

Vince Evans blade...I have three in my collection.


 New workshop... Have to get the forge setup outside.
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Re: Sword Smithing
« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2021, 11:42:06 PM »
On a similar journey myself. Finished my forge build yesterday (twin burner, 900mm-long chamber).

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Re: Sword Smithing
« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2021, 12:20:36 AM »
  I started out, years ago, manufacturing SCA armor:

...and giving lectures on Medieval equipment and combat:

  I also taught a fencing school...

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