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Bevy of bush swords

Discussion in 'Sword Discussion' started by Storm Crow, May 15, 2018 at 6:16 PM.

  1. Storm Crow

    Storm Crow

    Apr 12, 2006
    Some bush swords recently finished up and off to their new owners.

    All are 80CrV2 steel with marine epoxy-impregnated cord wraps and Boltaron sheaths.

    About a 13 1/2" blade, based on a wooden Filipino training sword the customer already had. Black on black wrap.

    [​IMG]bushsword05 by James Helm, on Flickr

    [​IMG]bushsword06 by James Helm, on Flickr

    This one is about a 16" blade. It was made for an old schoolmate of mine, one grade ahead but who was in several classes with me in high school. Olive drab on OD wrap, tan Boltaron.

    I had made it almost 36 years without any stitches. As I was re-sheathing it from taking these pics, the sheath slipped and I cut the ever-lovin' crap out of the thumb on my dominant hand, earning 10 stitches. I tweaked the sheath to be a smidge looser before mailing it to him. :) Sure has made it challenging to get ready for the Blade Show.

    [​IMG]bushsword03 by James Helm, on Flickr

    [​IMG]bushsword04 by James Helm, on Flickr

    And finally, a two-hander with an 18" blade and a hemp cord wrap. Wasn't sure about it, but by the time I finished up, I really liked it. Fast and powerful!

    [​IMG]bushsword01 by James Helm, on Flickr

    [​IMG]bushsword02 by James Helm, on Flickr
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  2. BitingSarcasm


    Feb 25, 2014
    Nice work, as usual, and the 2-hander is definitely doing the Wasteland Vibe. Too bad about the hand, it's never a good time for stitches. I can almost picture you with the hammer taped to your forearm, with a Blade Show or Bust t-shirt.
  3. DocJD


    Jan 29, 2016
    Mayhap you've created a battle blade of legend , born hungry for blood !

    You should be able to charge double for that . ;)

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