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my take on a XVII sword W.I.P.

Discussion in 'How I Made It: Tutorials' started by Mike the Viking, Jan 5, 2013.

  1. Mike the Viking

    Mike the Viking New Member

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    Hey guys this is my take of a XVII sword, This type of sword came about with the need to take down knights in full plate armour which you could no longer cut cut threw... so these blades are really stiff and have a hexagonal cross section(which proved way harder then I thought to make on a blade this long) To be honest a big reason I made this was cause I got a HT kiln for swords... 48 inchs long and needed to make something that took up all my space!

    Blades 34 1/2" around 125 layers of 1084 and 15n20
    Overall 45"

    Weights at 2lbs 14 oz.(1300 grams) which no handle

    this blades been a huge pain for me, I forged and Ht it in the spring and haven't toughed it up intill now and been kinda avoiding it all costs so I'm hoping this thread might make me finish it :cool:


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    blades been etched but haven't got any photo's up yet, hope you guys like
     
  2. Mythtaken

    Mythtaken Staff Member CKM Staff

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    To quote Crocodile Dundee, "Now THATS a knife!".

    I've always liked swords. I'd love to see that one finished. It always seems to me that the bigger the PITA a build is, the better you like it when it's done.
     
  3. Brad

    Brad Active Member

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    Right on, looks great!
     
  4. Rob W

    Rob W Active Member

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    AWESOME !!
     
  5. Greg

    Greg New Member

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    Wow, that is awesome.
     
  6. Rob W

    Rob W Active Member

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    my daughters both compete in highland dance , I think I'm going to have to make a couple for their competition "sword" dance practicing !!
     
  7. Mike the Viking

    Mike the Viking New Member

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    Thanks guys for the comments!

    Rob watch out, it gets pretty addictive...
     
  8. metal99

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    Heat treating something that long must be scary!
     
  9. Mike the Viking

    Mike the Viking New Member

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    Hi Guys Got the blade polished and etched, the pattern came out intresting... not sure if I really like it or not but almost every spot on the blade is different! I think a couple more folds would have made it nicers


    And Metal99 I've had good luck with long blades cause I'm extra careful, I break way more smaller blades in Ht :confused: that being said eversword I've made has warped in some way. Most are small and can be fixed easy or come out in the temper


    anyways here's 2 pics of the blade. I really need to put a evening aside to finish up the pommel

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  10. metal99

    metal99 Member

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    Wow man that looks awesome! I don't think it needed any more folds. A blade that size needs a larger patturn in my eyes.
     
  11. Bowman

    Bowman New Member

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    Holy Shoot Mike! That's amazing...
     
  12. Mike the Viking

    Mike the Viking New Member

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    Well I had this one done for a couple weeks now but gotta get some better photo's... but thought I'd show it anyways. Handles well for a blade this large and feels really solid in then hand withought being overly heavy. Ended up being 3 lb's on the dot and
    Hope you guys like

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  13. Grayzer86

    Grayzer86 Active Member

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    That is absolutely awesome. Fantastic job on that. I couldn't even imagine working something of that size.
     
  14. Rob W

    Rob W Active Member

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    Great job mike
     
  15. shadman

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    wow absolutly beautiful
     
  16. Mythtaken

    Mythtaken Staff Member CKM Staff

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    Exceptional work, Mike. I love the look of age the finished sword has.
     

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