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    Who can temper a sword for me?


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    I forged a sword when I was younger and able.
    I have never tempered it and no longer am able.
    I do think that I can finish it, though.
    Is there someone who can inexpensively temper it for me?
    It's like a cutlass blade with wide fullers. High carbon. Slight curve.
    Thank you!

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    Might want to post how long it is. Do you need it hardened and then tempered?
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    Specs on any knife/sword you need info on is needed to give an answer:
    Metal type
    dimensions
    special needs or info

    Filling out your profile will help ,too. It would be useless for me to say I would do it, and then find out you live in Estonia. Knowing your location will often get an invite to bring it over from a local smith.
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    Hi
    Blade is 32 1/2" x 39" pverall.
    Yes, I need it hardened first.
    Last edited by Beelzebubba; 05-10-2012 at 05:18 PM.

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    I'm thinking that it's maybe F6 steel, maybe, but definitely simple carbon steel.
    The tang is long enough to 'test fire' the end.

    Clay tempering would be super, but probably out of my price range?

    I live in (the future Kingdom of) Northern California! *__-

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    You may mean L6 steel? In any case, I've heard of an outfit called three finger knives that Heat treats swords for a reasonable price. I haven't tried them myself as I'm setting up to do my own Ht, but the recomendation came from a good source. You can find them on google.
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    Good Luck.
    Last edited by David Stifle; 05-10-2012 at 08:47 PM.

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    You are right, L6 (saw steel). It has been a long time.
    I'll look them up. Thank you.


    "You can find them on google."

    Couldn't find them.
    There are, however, LOTS of 'three-finger knives'!
    Last edited by Beelzebubba; 05-10-2012 at 09:17 PM.

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    if you are not in big hurry I'll do it for you but not til after blade show and the Quigley shoot in Montana. that puts it in to july. Oh yeah no clay on l6 just a oil quench and temper to whatever hardness you want.
    Bill Burke
    ABS Master Smith, 2008

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    Bill, thanx for the offer!
    Your timing is fine!
    Uh, how much would you charge me for the work?
    Thanx!

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    shipping, insurance, and whatever you think is fair or can afford. I just thought that Im close and I can help
    Quote Originally Posted by Beelzebubba View Post
    Bill, thanx for the offer!
    Your timing is fine!
    Uh, how much would you charge me for the work?
    Thanx!
    Bill Burke
    ABS Master Smith, 2008

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Burke View Post
    shipping, insurance, and whatever you think is fair or can afford. I just thought that Im close and I can help
    Bill, you are a prince and a man of honor.
    A very generous offer!
    I understand what goes into the 'process', and appreciate your 'master' status in the guild; please give me a number that you would feel is win/win fair.
    This is a bit 'public', if you would feel more comfortable, perhaps we can IM the details? This site does allow IM, no?
    I'm ready to go find a box! *__-
    Thanx again!

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    email sent
    Bill Burke
    ABS Master Smith, 2008

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    Got it, Bill.
    Responded.
    Thanks again!

    peace

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    Bill?
    Perhaps you didn't get the sword that i sent over a week ago, or my email?
    I dunno...
    I know that you are busy, but, did you finally get it?
    Thanks

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    replied email, but basically it it a sixty something mile rouand trip to the po so your package sat in the po for a week before I got to town to get it. It is in the shop now.
    Bill Burke
    ABS Master Smith, 2008

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