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Let's make a sword.

Discussion in 'Newberry Knives' started by Allen Newberry, Aug 8, 2016.

  1. Allen Newberry

    Allen Newberry KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jan 10, 2007
    So, I decided to make a sword. The first thing that this meant is that I needed to make a sword heat treating forge. Here is what I came up with:
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  2. Allen Newberry

    Allen Newberry KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jan 10, 2007
  3. Allen Newberry

    Allen Newberry KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jan 10, 2007
    I ground the blade etc. then started chopping random objects to make sure it will do what it should when I put it all together.

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    Eventually... Peening the tang.

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    I still need to do a few odds and ends before it is truly finished. But, it is to the stage of being a fully functional sword.
     
  4. timichango

    timichango

    742
    Apr 26, 2013
    Gnarly. Are those barrels insulated?

    What's the heat source? O/A torch?
     
  5. Allen Newberry

    Allen Newberry KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jan 10, 2007
    The barrels are lined with 1" thick 8# simwool. It is fired with a weed burner.
     
  6. Allen Newberry

    Allen Newberry KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jan 10, 2007
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    Here it is hanging in my living room. I still need to do a few things. But, I figured I wouldn't mind staring at it during commercials.
     

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