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few years
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A WWII japanese navel saber and a Ames 1762 straight saber some old Odin blun
i'm from albuquerque.have been fighting with steel blunts for 25 years and have been making swords for 15years .good ones for about 6.
new hampton n.y.
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Swordsmanship Style Practiced:
european medieval mostly steel sword to sword and cutting


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Making swords the Odin way

by John Lundemo on 02-14-2012 at 10:31 PM
Well my way anyway.

Here are just a few methods I use and by no means the only ones to make swords.

I start with a bar of say 1/4" thick 5160H steel and from it I cut the length, with a little spare, with a bandsaw using Bi-metal band saw blades cut and welded from a roll. If I'm going to add a fuller, I mark the beginning and end and mill the fuller about 75 thousands deep. After fuller is milled both sides, I draw the profile on the bar including tang shape.

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Odin beginings

by John Lundemo on 11-02-2011 at 06:40 AM
It was hard in the beginning for me to understand making swords. There were very few if any books or videos of sword making available except maybe tech journals, and I probably wouldn't have read em anyway as I was very headstrong. So very different nowdays, the information is everywhere. This forum for instance is bristling with questions and answers.
I'd spent many years doing the full contact steel on steel sword fighting before attempting to make my own fighting swords, but breaking

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