I'm new here, and I'd like to post a project I've been working on the better part of the last 8 months. I've finally gotten it to a point where I feel it's good enough to show as it's nearly 100% finished. I've created a mini blog/website showing a ton of pics and information for the sword as well as my concept art (created in 3D studio Max and photoshop). I would love to get some feed back on it from you guys. It's not meant to be functional, (you'll be able to see that right off the bat!).
I use the term Great Sword as it refers to a category of over-sized swords found in most MMO and fantasy video games. This sword is 64" in length. It's created from 6061-T6 to minimize weight/maximize potential costuming applications. It's got a very blunt false edge (but an unintentionally sharp tip!). It weighs in at 5.5 lbs so as far as swinging a Great Sword goes, it's something you can actually swing with ease.
It's my first time making something like this, but after many years of wanting to do it, I finally saved the money up to make it in the fashion I've always wanted, i.e. with machine/precision in nearly every facet, with hand finishing where needed /such as the blade and grip.
Thanks for looking and I hope to hear your thoughts!
Hey, thanks for checking it out! I will keep track of how quickly the finish dulls, if it dulls visibly from what it is now. From what I understand the oxidized layer forms nearly instantly then oxidization stops after a very small layer of oxide forms.
Post by aussie-rabbit on Apr 16, 2014 14:48:28 GMT
Aries Gedeon wrote Hey, thanks for checking it out! I will keep track of how quickly the finish dulls, if it dulls visibly from what it is now. From what I understand the oxidized layer forms nearly instantly then oxidization stops after a very small layer of oxide forms.
Good quality aluminium polish will leave a protective layer that may help to retain the shine..
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treeslicer: Well, shoot! It was worth a try.
Apr 12, 2021 2:40:29 GMT
christain: I gottaneedtawannahave (my wife's talk, NOT mine) a nice set of plate gauntlets, but they don't give those things away. I finally got a pair of sabatons (foot armor) and had to send the company a blank check and a sample of DNA.
Apr 12, 2021 0:42:06 GMT
christain: treeslicer---I don't have a 'nihonto', unless you count a great-sword, dagger, and a shield. Oh....and three sets of armor...maille, darkened plate, and polished plate. Matter of fact, I'll be getting more armor real soon.
Apr 12, 2021 0:31:25 GMT
christain: Djinnja----What do you need to complete your armour? Ask me---I may just have it and be willing to sell.
Apr 12, 2021 0:23:45 GMT
treeslicer: It's not senility. Your nihonto are infested with fox spirits. Send me your swords, and I'll take care of it for you.
Apr 9, 2021 7:28:16 GMT
christain: Disappearing swords? This would be a game-changer for sure.
Apr 8, 2021 22:29:12 GMT
christain: I'm getting old and senile. I found two empty sword scabbards in my 'dressing room'. I say to myself---"Where the heck are they?" I looked under the bed. Nope. I looked in every room in the house. Nope. Went back to my room and there they were.
Apr 8, 2021 22:17:12 GMT
Brother Nathaniel: Markus, I would love to see your thoughts on "Custer's Revenge". Over.
Apr 8, 2021 17:23:34 GMT
bruntson: Beef and Bourbon, say no more. I'm heading over.
Apr 7, 2021 19:27:41 GMT
christain: Inject the bourbon with a meat syringe and get to smokin'. (The ham, that is. )....McM
Apr 6, 2021 20:03:13 GMT
christain: Or maybe a big ol' brisket on the smoker with my special bourbon/garlic/onion injection., Put about a half cup of your favorite bourbon in a jar, chop and smash the garlic,slice the onion. Lid the jar and refrigerate for a day or two.
Apr 6, 2021 19:50:29 GMT
christain: Sounds great. May do that for July 4th. I never met a ham I didn't like!
Apr 6, 2021 19:17:58 GMT
christain: Happy Easter to you and yours also, Brother Nat. I had the Easter Bunny hide an egg in your yard with the SBG logo on it. If you find it, it contains a gift certificate from KOA for $10,000. Happy hunting!
Apr 4, 2021 22:03:22 GMT
christain: Does it really matter? I'll be eating ham for a week, then use the bone to throw into a pot of beans. That, and a big skillet full of cornbread....happy man here.
Apr 4, 2021 21:57:16 GMT
christain: My wife has a huge ham cooked up, along with potato salad, baked beans, and yeast rolls...along with a strawberry cake and a buttermilk pie. Buttermilk pie may sound gross to some, but don't knock it 'till you try it.
Apr 4, 2021 20:10:39 GMT
christain: Happy Easter, everyone. I hope you are all safe with family and friends. Hope everyone has a good meal and maybe a few drinks. Great weather to be outside here in E.Texas, so an outdoor meal would be great.
Apr 4, 2021 20:05:59 GMT
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