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My brother in laws brother is a apprentice black smith. We visited Arizona this weekend and he presented this to my Cousin.

He forged it at his home forge. It was just like the show forged in fire.

He used a car leaf spring as the billet and a RR spike for the hand guard.

It was his first and as they say "your weapon will kill"

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LOVE IT!!

Wish I had one.


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SUPERB!!!!! Can we get some more pics please!!
 
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I binged watched a bunch of Forged in Fire episodes recently. I would love to try to make something. Maybe not a sword. But a nice knife.


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Way cool.
Resembles a Roman gladus on steroids.
 
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Very cool. I love swords and have more than a couple, including a few Albions.

Definitely does have a Xiphos/Gladius look to it.

I like the RR spike handguard. Love blades from re-purposed material.
 
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Well done, I want more pictures. too.


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Well done, I want more pictures. too.


I will work on getting more pictures. I have to go to my cousin house.


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Ok I got some more pictures











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That thing looks pretty close to a Smatchett!

Nice job!!!

I make bolos and parangs. We use them in the woods regularly for clearing trails, maintaining trails and butchering and ranch chores. Forging is a heck of a lot of fun. A while back my son-in-law and I forged a heavy wood-chopping bolo from a plowshare. His first involvement and he got to be the power hammer, using the ten pound maul two-handed while I used the 4 pound and held the work. He had a blast.

The assistance of a big lug to work a second hammer is the bee's knees when you need to move a lot of metal!! LOL.


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Wow. and shiny too!

You look like you could wield that effectively.



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COOL PROJECT!!!!!!!!!! Be careful, you might get addicted to throwing sparks and banging on steel! Thank you for posting some more pics!More,More,More!!
 
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Thanks for the pictures, what a monster. I have a collection of forged knives by Jimmy Fikes, a pioneer in forging. He used a springs, also, I always liked that sometimes there were imperfections.


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Knives and Swords are cool....
 
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Very cool!


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