Might want to post how long it is. Do you need it hardened and then tempered?
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.
Specs on any knife/sword you need info on is needed to give an answer:
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.
It is better to die fighting evil than to live under it.
Blade is 32 1/2" x 39" pverall.
Yes, I need it hardened first.
Last edited by Beelzebubba; 05-10-2012 at 06:18 PM.
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! *__-
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.
Last edited by David Stifle; 05-10-2012 at 09:47 PM.
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 10:17 PM.
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, thanx for the offer!
Your timing is fine!
Uh, how much would you charge me for the work?
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! *__-
Got it, Bill.
Perhaps you didn't get the sword that i sent over a week ago, or my email?
I know that you are busy, but, did you finally get it?
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.
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