Made the fullers today with my mill. Fullers are 8mm wide and 1,5mm deep. The longer fuller is the maximum length for my mill. I did't want to loosen/clamp the stock material again to make the fullers longer. This would have ruined everything i guess.
The fullers will end in a pointed form. Not sure which will be the fitting tool to do this. Will test a dremel and needle files.
I'm still trying to decide for the right filework on the blade's spine. Not sure yet if I'll decorate the whole spine (except the grip) or just partially. Did some test filing on a rest part. Pretty hard to find the right pattern.
Today I managed to extend the fullers. Used the Dremel and a conical grinding stone. It's just an intermediate state. There's much more work necessary to make the fullers as I wish them to be.
Next step was creating the bevels. I didn't use the angle grinder and belt sander too long, because I gave myself the luxury of using a milled file. This tool scrubs the steel away like a boss. It shouldn't be used without gloves (front hand especially), because it's pretty sharp.
Used some surplus D2 steel to produce the raw form of the "nagel-shells". Decided to mill an offset into the shells with a 3mm radius towards the blade. And I'll try to bring a brass ball under the peen of the nagel.
Some mini progress with this almost forgotten project.
I made a mistake for which I could slap myself. Should have known better, because...
I brought the congruent borings (all of them 4mm) into the tang and the wood before the heat treatment. What could go wrong? Right, the steel shifts during that process and does not have the same dimensions as before. As a result 4 from 6 borings weren't congruent anymore. After some thinking I came to the result to enlarge the diameters of the borings which dont fit anymore. Only two 4mm borings were usable and I could set the grip pins. But blessing in disguise I found this solution... From 4mm towards the blade, 6mm in the middle and finally 8mm at the grip's end.
Veerdin: Anybody know anywhedre that has a reasonably priced smallsword (prefferably with scabbard) for sale? The CS one is sold out everywhere I can see except a massively overpriced one on ebay and not even the Depeeka ones seem to be available anywhere.
Nov 26, 2023 2:50:37 GMT
eastman: I have seen SCA dueling with rapier and rubber chicken, so there is a precedent for parry-poultry
Nov 25, 2023 1:33:07 GMT
AndiTheBarvarian: "Gobbleza", The Turkeish School of Fencing!
Nov 24, 2023 6:07:14 GMT
eastman: would make for an odd fencing style - rapier and parrying turkey
Nov 24, 2023 1:38:40 GMT
eastman: thankfully I've never had a sword fight while carving a turkey, but there are 2 Kaskara by the kitchen doorway
Nov 24, 2023 1:38:06 GMT
Quillon: "Never bring a knife to a sword fight. Unless it's for carving turkey." The Pilgrim... have a festive Thanksgiving aficionados
Nov 23, 2023 17:21:32 GMT
nerdthenord: My three year old video game post keeps getting used for SEO scam spam, how odd.
Nov 22, 2023 19:53:19 GMT
yose: Powerpressed... Thank you for your message. The mekugi should have been put in from the omote side, I guess. They are half hidden by the tsukamaki on the other side.
Nov 10, 2023 11:07:03 GMT
ziggy: Further to my earlier shout, I had posted in the wrong place (thanks mrstabby) so I have now created a thread in Beginners forum 'help identifying this strange short sword' if anyone out there can help
Oct 30, 2023 18:30:22 GMT
ziggy: Hi - I am a total newbie and am looking for help identifying a sword I have inherited. I've posted some pics on a sword identification thread, so if any kind person can take a look that would be amazing - thank you!
Oct 30, 2023 13:41:51 GMT
ecovolo: Hi! It's been a *long* time since I've posted. I have a question in the fantasy swords section; if folks could take a gander to help answer my question, I'd appreciate it!
Oct 27, 2023 4:25:41 GMT
pixelsword: thank you stabby
Oct 25, 2023 17:51:56 GMT
mrstabby: hi pixelsword. I think it's fine where it is.
Oct 25, 2023 9:01:40 GMT
pixelsword: Sorry, I just want to make sure I am 'doing it right' - thanks!
Oct 25, 2023 3:05:54 GMT
pixelsword: HI all... new here.. I just posted a sword in the Items for Sale forum and see also a Non-professional classified, and am wondering if I posted in the correct place, of if I should post in both for better visibility, or is that even allowed?
Oct 25, 2023 3:05:20 GMT
blairbob: Lohman contracts work out so I'm told. I'm not sure his son does any of the work himself or anyone stateside
Oct 21, 2023 5:31:32 GMT
blairbob: exv. Ted I think has been around the longest as I remember back in the day Ted was already established and well known while Mesa was something of on the rise.
Oct 21, 2023 5:31:03 GMT
exv: Which mounter is the best? Ted Tenolds, john demesa, or fred lohman?
Oct 20, 2023 22:36:07 GMT
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