Post by Brother Nathaniel on Jul 14, 2019 7:00:36 GMT
I have sharpened my share of blades and knives including even grinding sharpened clip points onto knives and sword with false edges. Very dull, very thick edges,etc. I've even turned some knives into double edged.
I have never weighed the knives or swords after this more substantial grinding but I would imagine it would only be a few oz max unless we are talking about a serious amount of reprofiling( more then just a tip modification).
Short answer: I wouldn't count on the handling changing too much from just a simple sharpening and point reprofile.
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What about shaving down the thickness of the last 1/5th of the blade?
Aikidoka did a review and sword cutting for a deepeeka Viking sword that he personally sharpened and also removed the thickness off the tip of the blade, and he said that he noticed the blade felt more lively.
It all depends entirely on how much material you remove and from where. Merely sharpening a blade that already has an established edge geometry doesn't change its mass or mass distribution in any meaningful way, but on the other hand if you take something like a Windlass or Deepeeka blade with functionally blunt edges and no distal taper and file or grind it into proper shape, that can have a palpable effect.
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I have been generally curious about this question.
There are a lot of swords on the market such as Windlass or Del tin swords which come unsharpened or hardly sharpened which require significant sharpening to get a good edge on them.
I've been wondering because I was both curious how much weight would be lost over time, but also, regarding reprofiling the blade.
I've been considering shaving down the thickness at the tip of my Windlass Schiavona sword to drop a few ounces off the overall weight.
I was wondering how much weight do you think I could remove just from sharpening and reprofiling the tip?
If I were you I would use a file or angle grinder to completely thin down the foible, or pay someone to do it. I've done this a few times in windlass swords and it always drastically improved handling qualities and cutting performance.
I can second what MOK and Jordan said. Had a Kawashima one-handed knightly sword and a Windlass saber that I thinned down the foibles of, taking off around 12 g from the sword and around 15 g from the saber, iirc (more on the saber ‘cause I sharpened the edge on that, too – came blunt, as Windlass pieces use to). Improved handling noticeably on both pieces.
Now follows the conclusion, that whosoever shall think or find himself in his fight too weak for the agent's, or patient agent, and therefore, or by reason of his drunkenness, or unreasonable desperateness shall press within the half sword, or desperately run in of purpose to give hurt, or at least for taking of one hurt, to give another, shall most assuredly be in great danger of death or wounds, and the other shall still be safe and go free. - PARADOXES OF DEFENCE, George Silver, 1599
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Dec 14, 2019 6:43:23 GMT
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Dec 13, 2019 23:05:34 GMT
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Dec 13, 2019 22:52:57 GMT
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Dec 13, 2019 19:52:51 GMT
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Dec 13, 2019 17:15:44 GMT
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Dec 13, 2019 17:04:37 GMT
RufusScorpius: I still need to get the Roman chain mail and fish scale armor, plus all the kit to go with the different eras
Dec 13, 2019 15:00:21 GMT
RufusScorpius: I have a fondness for the pig face helms. Let me go broke on the Roman stuff before I get into the medieval things. One expense at a time.
Dec 13, 2019 14:24:41 GMT
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Dec 13, 2019 12:30:11 GMT
christain: Never heard of them either. I was thinking AllBestStuff or Deepeeka. They have some amazing deals. Looks like you got some quality armor. Proud for you, Bro.
Dec 13, 2019 12:23:06 GMT
RufusScorpius: And so on and so on...ordered a balteus from fleabay last night. It's a so-so reproduction that's going to need some work, but it's a good start for a modification. Authentic balteus' are horrible expensive.
Dec 13, 2019 11:32:42 GMT
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Dec 13, 2019 0:11:37 GMT
RufusScorpius: Armor Shop USA. Probably just a distributor, but high quality. They checked the armor before shipping for sure. They can customize if you want
Dec 13, 2019 0:08:41 GMT
christain: (I can't get used to calling you Rufus. )
Dec 12, 2019 22:58:31 GMT
christain: Rufus: What company made your armor? You said it came to you all the way from India. Did you have it custom sized?
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