This one was in the works before I realized that the Legendary Swords Project was fundamentally flawed and cancelled all current and future production runs..
But since it was a design from a buddy who I know all the way back to my high school days I had to see it through to completion and make it for him as a one off custom..
For old times sake, I have posted what has become a standard kind of format for 'the making of' over on the Legendary Swords site here and more detail on how it all came about here - but in the meantime, here's a few pics from just a few days ago:
BASIC DESIGN SKETCH
BARE BLADE - JUST FORGED AND PRE-GRIND AND HEAT TREAT
SPIDER FANG BLADE COLLAR ON RICASSO
FIRST TEST ASSEMBLY
It has still got a way to go, but man - I am liking what I am seeing..
It's a shame that the moldings will only be used once, cost to make a one off his over $2500 but would be closer to $1000 if we could make half a dozen.. Oh well, it's worth it - can't wait to see it completed and check it out in person next time I go back to Australia for a bit..
Last Edit: May 18, 2019 2:46:18 GMT by admin: Changed title as no-one probably knows what a 'Sakkala' is *FYI - it is the spider riding tribe from the SBG community created Fantasy world
A bit of a hold up and a delay trying to find the best solution to the black eye clusters set in the hilt - so instead of semi-precious stones, black 'marbles' were hand shaped and fit almost perfectly.
Here is the almost completed hand guard:
And finally the blade and blade collar refinements:
Just a few more refinements to go and then I can finally ship it to my friend in Australia. Would have loved to have seen these go into production - but, oh well..
reptaronice1: But is it really worth it when u suffer from it later in life?
Jun 26, 2019 16:45:08 GMT
redscorpion: Back then, there was nobody to record it and post it on social media. So what happened in Fun Land, stayed in Fun Land...
Jun 26, 2019 9:53:45 GMT
christain: But...DAMN! Did I hear someone say...FUN?... Back then, it wasn't just fun....it was normal.
Jun 26, 2019 4:40:19 GMT
christain: Right now, I'm just glad to sleep in tomorrow. Seems like...the older I get, the easier my work becomes...but the harder it gets to do the easy work. Sucks being old... Payback for a life of drink, drugs, and debauchery.
Jun 26, 2019 4:31:31 GMT
christain: I use dis, dat, an' de odder ting....
Jun 26, 2019 4:00:51 GMT
reptaronice1: anyone here use discord?
Jun 25, 2019 23:56:18 GMT
tancred: Raptors? We have the Blues!
Jun 25, 2019 0:55:47 GMT
ouroboros: Ahhhhhh the sounds of children in the pool, ice cold drink in hand, looking at my sword fund and wondering...wondering....
Jun 24, 2019 21:06:46 GMT
ouroboros: I know I know you're closer to the southern border but...we've got The Raptors, poutine and it's nice up here 3 or 4 months outa the year (we call it not-winter)
Jun 24, 2019 17:34:30 GMT
ouroboros: christain there's always fleeing across the border ... the Great White North welcomes all asylum seekers
Jun 24, 2019 17:33:02 GMT
christain: This week should be interesting. Wife's sister is coming down from Wisconsin for a visit. Now there will be TWO of them. I may have to slip in some O-T at work.
Jun 24, 2019 11:06:17 GMT
redscorpion: I remember one day it was about 48c and noticed I was standing in a small puddle. Water was dripping from my uniform and down my sleeves. My feet were soaking wet. It was my own sweat. But at least my skin was cleansed of toxins...Hell? Been there.
Jun 23, 2019 23:00:18 GMT
ouroboros: happy with that I'll be
Jun 23, 2019 20:43:59 GMT
nerdthenord: Come late January I won’t be on all day, but I’ll still try to check in every evening.
Jun 23, 2019 20:36:14 GMT
nerdthenord: Lol! Thanks! Don’t worry, I am not about to abandon this place just because I’m taking a buying hiatus.
Jun 23, 2019 20:31:45 GMT
ouroboros: If he doesn't I'll fly to Texas and unplug his A.C.
Jun 23, 2019 20:24:24 GMT
csills2313: I hope you still have time to visit us from time to time
Jun 23, 2019 20:03:47 GMT
csills2313: Good luck with continuing your education.
Jun 23, 2019 20:03:24 GMT
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