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  1. Thread: Charts: Seax

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    Sticky: Judging from the artifacts, one sees what could...

    Judging from the artifacts, one sees what could be deemed a guard on some of the earliest types, the narrow long saxes, kurzsax, and schmalsaxes, and on the Scandinavian langsaxes which are basically...
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    I realize this is an old thread, but just in case...

    I realize this is an old thread, but just in case you are still having problems with this... There are places to buy longer drill bits, my local Lowe's has 6" long bits, but the smallest diameter...
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    There are two ways to make a fuller that I know...

    There are two ways to make a fuller that I know of. One is to forge it, as you have mentioned. The other is to cut it in by scraper, mill, or grinder. A scraper is fairly simple to make, one...
  4. You may be right, but I've seen similar carvings...

    You may be right, but I've seen similar carvings from Indochina. The dragon engraved on the blade certainly looks oriental to my eye.
  5. I am no expert, but this is more likely a dha...

    I am no expert, but this is more likely a dha (which is Burmese for 'knife'). The term dha is conventionally used refer to a wide variety of knives and swords used by many people across Indochina,...
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    Unless I am mistaken, the reproduction was made...

    Unless I am mistaken, the reproduction was made by the late Buster Warenski. "Warenski built a recreation of the gold dagger found in King Tut's tomb. Making the knife took five years and it...
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    A broadsax for your enjoyment.......

    A broadsax for your enjoyment....
    http://i665.photobucket.com/albums/vv18/GHEzell/DSCN0027_zps28ad3519.jpg

    The blade is 15" long, 24 1/4" overall. Handle is hard maple, fittings are wrought...
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    Very nice!

    Very nice!
  9. I'd fix the tang before I even thought about...

    I'd fix the tang before I even thought about sharpening it, a sharp sword is dangerous, and without a handle to control it, even more dangerous. First things first!

    Mine has a fairly long...
  10. The first sword I ever bought back in 1986 was...

    The first sword I ever bought back in 1986 was the shortsword version of that one, still have it around somewhere.... The tang is indeed quite flimsy, but I suspect the blade is spring steel. The...
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    Absolutely no offense intended! You are one of...

    Absolutely no offense intended! You are one of the few (if not the only) I know of who is able to do justice to both eastern and western sword styles.

    And congratulations on your upcoming...
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    What you have drawn is basically a Japanese style...

    What you have drawn is basically a Japanese style blade with a European style hilt. Those willing and able to make the blade will not likely be familiar with western style hilts, and vice versa. I...
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    A few more......

    A few more...
    http://i665.photobucket.com/albums/vv18/GHEzell/IMG_9878_zps1f46d71f.jpg
    It was starting to rain, but I managed to photograph these before they go to their new homes...

    From the...
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    I can't really tell you much about it, other than...

    I can't really tell you much about it, other than I detect a possible Spanish influence due to the 'ratcheting' lock... and the handle is horn. Nice piece, blades of this shape often are used for...
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    My suggestion would be to make a drawing of what...

    My suggestion would be to make a drawing of what you need and present it to a good machinist, or even a machining instructor at a trade school... would be a good lathe project...
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    Fascinating, it definitely looks to be of African...

    Fascinating, it definitely looks to be of African manufacture, but the overall shape is straight out of "Conan the Barbarian"....
  17. Nice.... the olivewood goes well with the bronze.

    Nice.... the olivewood goes well with the bronze.
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    Concerning the tang, you can draw the temper back...

    Concerning the tang, you can draw the temper back on it with a torch to soften it back up, just heat it to a dull red a few times while protecting the blade from the heat. That should soften it...
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    Are you looking for an original, or a modern...

    Are you looking for an original, or a modern reproduction?
    If a modern reproduction, it sounds like an interesting challenge...:)
  20. I like the fuller idea, the cut-out might weaken...

    I like the fuller idea, the cut-out might weaken the blade. A good fuller should help reduce and redistribute the weight without overly weakening it. If the sword has a good distal taper and is not...
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    A L6 sword tempered to 55 rockwell c will be...

    A L6 sword tempered to 55 rockwell c will be about optimal. L6 is known for its toughness, and should not be easily broken at that hardness. To get a softer core you would need to use a more...
  22. Fascinating... would love to know more about the...

    Fascinating... would love to know more about the 'war knife' also.
    Thanks Mark.
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    Welcome to swordforum! You mean hardening the...

    Welcome to swordforum!
    You mean hardening the blade, then selectively tempering it so that the core is softer?
    I've never tried that with a double-edged blade, but with a single-edged blade it is...
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    http://i665.photobucket.com/albums/vv18/GHEzell/ir...

    http://i665.photobucket.com/albums/vv18/GHEzell/irishsax2_zpse87d2f88.jpg

    http://i665.photobucket.com/albums/vv18/GHEzell/irishsax1_zps4bdc0bf9.jpg

    Wrought iron spine, 11 layer 1084 and 15n20...
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    http://i665.photobucket.com/albums/vv18/GHEzell/no...

    http://i665.photobucket.com/albums/vv18/GHEzell/norway3_zps3e87840e.jpg

    http://i665.photobucket.com/albums/vv18/GHEzell/norway4_zpsdef73a0f.jpg

    An almost matching set, bog oak handles with W2...
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