Another piece of mystery ti...

Discussion in 'Mad Science Forge' started by Mecha, Aug 12, 2019.

  1. Mecha

    Mecha Titanium Bladesmith Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Dec 27, 2013
    I was thinking maybe Viking-type sword, with extra width. We shall see. Gonna need some fairly serious trip hammer power to flatten this thing.
     
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  2. rainingblades

    rainingblades Basic Member Basic Member

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    Mar 18, 2019
    That would be fantastic! Perfect for a wide chopper and close range weapon. A popular choice❤
     
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  3. Mecha

    Mecha Titanium Bladesmith Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Dec 27, 2013
    First round of flattening on the bar, courtesy of Mr. Ed Schempp letting me use his air hammer. It's a start, but there is a lot more to do before even thinking about grinding.

    The bar drew out to about 7 feet long and was cut into three lengths...enough for a very large sword, a big companion blade, and all hilt fittings.

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  4. WValtakis

    WValtakis Hand Engraving, Anodizing and Embellishment Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    May 29, 2004
    Gonna be SO epic Sammy!:thumbsup::cool::D
     
  5. rainingblades

    rainingblades Basic Member Basic Member

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    Mar 18, 2019
    B I G project! ❤
     
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  6. Lorien

    Lorien KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Dec 5, 2005
    had a nice convo with Dan the other day and saw some of the crazy ass shit you guys are up to...
    :thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup::cool:
     
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  7. Mecha

    Mecha Titanium Bladesmith Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Dec 27, 2013
    It's big doins', iff'n I do say so m'self. :D

    One of the reasons there has been such a delay on your insane, punishing, maddening axe.
     
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  8. Mecha

    Mecha Titanium Bladesmith Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Dec 27, 2013
    Basically, I have a really small "comfort box" with these blades so it doesn't take much to push me waaaay out of it. :D
     
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  9. jlauffer

    jlauffer Dissident Aggressor Platinum Member

    Apr 11, 2016
    Is that what they're calling it these days?o_O:D
     
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  10. Mecha

    Mecha Titanium Bladesmith Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Dec 27, 2013
    Oops, meant comfort zone. It's like a safe space for metalworking. :D
     
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  11. Night Rider

    Night Rider

    Apr 16, 2018
    How about a roman Gladius? One of my fav's. Just a thought ;):thumbsup:
     
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  12. Mecha

    Mecha Titanium Bladesmith Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Dec 27, 2013
    The big piece is long enough to make two large gladius, and the short piece is big enough to probably forge into one also. Gonna have to see, it will be a little bit before I can get to them.
     
  13. rainingblades

    rainingblades Basic Member Basic Member

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    Mar 18, 2019
    Maybe a large single edged migration era viking chopper like Albion's Berserker with a companion large seax. Just a small suggestion. It will become great blades for sure.
     
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  14. Lorien

    Lorien KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Dec 5, 2005
    I designed it around your masochistic tendencies :)
     
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  15. Mecha

    Mecha Titanium Bladesmith Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Dec 27, 2013
    Mission 110% accomplished. :D:thumbsup:

    It's gonna be quite a thing!
     
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  16. dsw0557

    dsw0557 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Oct 12, 2012
    :confused:Turning blue waiting to see.... any chance of little mystery blades made out of a scrap or two for those of us who sit on the sidelines and wish we had a large piece of mystery Ti?:confused: Good luck with this project. Always love to see what you are up to. This one will be spectacular!
     
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  17. Mecha

    Mecha Titanium Bladesmith Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Dec 27, 2013

    This thing is quite a ways out, due to all the craziness going on. One of the reasons I haven't posted much is because of just fading things out in preparation to make more san mai blades, which is the start of a new "level up" in titanium sword development. It displaces the normal flow of what I was doing up until now.

    There have been a few things posted to Instagram that I've made recently, but even better, Dan Keffeler has been posting some of the prototype swords he's been working on, made from billets me and him worked together on creating (he made the swords, I just worked on the billets and HT). The advancement of making layered billets has consumed a lot of my energy over the last few months, but it's in preparation for some really crazy stuff to come. Definitely check out Dan's Instagram, the last dozen or so posts, to see his handywork applied to some Mad Science titanium! I just posted up a jian sword that's almost finished, too, not san mai, but forged Ti Nb.
     
  18. jlauffer

    jlauffer Dissident Aggressor Platinum Member

    Apr 11, 2016
    Saw the title of the latest Forged in Fire and got excited....Titanium Smackdown. But the titanium was only for the handle:oops:
     
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  19. WValtakis

    WValtakis Hand Engraving, Anodizing and Embellishment Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    May 29, 2004
    Sooooo much cringing at that episode...at least it wasn't good Beta Ti;)
     
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  20. FOG2

    FOG2 Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 1, 2007
    I vote you make a blade to cut this Covid crap outta our lives.
    Your Titanium would be perfect for this!
     
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