I have started my foray into making blades and today did my first heat treat on two seax,a broken back anda spear point style both coming in at around 23cm blade length.Put a very quick edge on,functional though and tested the strength today,got a very small chip+roll in one spot and tiny chip in another.Have abused the blade a bit more than vid shows
Besser blocks are one thing but those bits of old fence post were just cruel. Looks like you did a good job on the heat treat, blade shape is nice too. How are you planning to finish this one?
Thanks. I am thinking a steel spacer between blade and handle ,and use some cured redgum.Not sure if I will use a pommel/butt cap of some sort or just have the timber and will see how it looks and will maybe try a basic etch somewhere toward the hilt.All a learning process and a fair bit of experimenting at the moment,but happy with the blade heat treat and shape.
AndiTheBarvarian: We had this once as a construction site in the neighborhood sucked much power. Some units did work, some not, very strange.
Aug 19, 2019 4:04:36 GMT
christain: Major power fluxes and outages wide-spread all across N.E. Texas, and a big explosion and fire at a Eastman facility in Longview, Tx.
Aug 19, 2019 1:05:31 GMT
christain: It was just sooo weird. We each have lamps on both sides of the bed. Hers went out but mine stayed on...and they are both plugged into the SAME wall socket?!?! I used to work in the electrical business, and I've never heard of such.
Aug 19, 2019 1:02:13 GMT
nerdthenord: We get those sometimes in the hell days of summer.
Aug 19, 2019 0:53:59 GMT
christain: Oh wow...We just had an electrical 'brown-out'. That's never happened here that I remember. Weird thing is, some of the lights went off, others didn't. Dish TV went off. AC shut off. Everything's normal now though. Happened at my sister's next door too. ?
Aug 18, 2019 22:20:59 GMT
ouroboros: N I could almost buy a small airship with what I'd save 95$ off
Aug 18, 2019 15:10:21 GMT
ouroboros: Now all I need is an airship!
Aug 18, 2019 15:08:45 GMT
christain: You'd be the talk of the neighborhood wearing a top hat and swinging a katana around!
Aug 18, 2019 0:44:55 GMT
ouroboros: I missed the leather steampunk top hat damnitall
Aug 18, 2019 0:43:17 GMT
christain: I said I MAY do a vinegar treatment. If I do, I'll definitely post pics.
Aug 18, 2019 0:41:46 GMT
ouroboros: I watched the spearhead fly by...lemme know via some pics how that turns out
Aug 18, 2019 0:34:39 GMT
christain: Got my Viking spear head just today from the DotD last week! This thing's bad-ass---solid as a rock. I may do a vinegar treatment on it for some artificial aging.
Aug 17, 2019 20:59:32 GMT
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