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Seax WIP

Discussion in 'Siegle Knives' started by Bill Siegle, Mar 25, 2016.

  1. Bill Siegle

    Bill Siegle KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 3, 2000
    So I finally got around to working on this project for a very patient friend :) The possibility of the blade shape taking a nose dive during the quench had me very nervous but it came out of the oil as straight as it went in :) This is either a large knife or a short sword at 22 3/8in overall with a 16inch blade. People have used blades in this size for tools and weapons for centuries and holding this one in hand, I can see why! Here are a few pics as it comes to life!
    All roughed out and fresh from the oven.
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    Getting the fullers started.
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    Bevels in and a quick scotchbrite buff.
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  2. abrasion

    abrasion

    Feb 22, 2011
    Good God Bill!!! Awesome stuff man! What kind of handles are going on it?
     
  3. Bill Siegle

    Bill Siegle KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 3, 2000
    This will be wearing some natural micarta scales. Should age beautifully with some use :)
     
  4. abrasion

    abrasion

    Feb 22, 2011
    That's gonna make someone really happy!
     
  5. dogrunner

    dogrunner Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 26, 2003
    nice !
    I guess you'll be able to find out soon enough, but any guesses about final weight? Measures of blade weight?
     
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  6. Bill Siegle

    Bill Siegle KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 3, 2000
    When It is complete, I will post all it's specs :)
     
  7. Gravelface

    Gravelface

    Nov 8, 2005
    Outstanding work!!
     
  8. not2sharp

    not2sharp Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 29, 1999
    Looking great!

    n2s
     
  9. Jerry D.

    Jerry D. Basic Member Basic Member

    Sep 17, 2008
    This'll be too cool. I look forward to seeing how it turns out!
     
  10. protourist

    protourist Gluaiseann an ba'd, ni' ghluaiseann an cuan Platinum Member

    Aug 19, 2007
    Oh, my. I hope I get to see this one in person.
     
  11. Bigfattyt

    Bigfattyt Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 23, 2007
    Looks like it is going to be worth the wait!
     
  12. 1066vik

    1066vik Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 28, 2009
    mmmmmmmmmm........
    I do like me some langseax!
    looking forward to pics of the finished item.
    you're a lucky man!
     
  13. evltcat

    evltcat Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 7, 2011
    OMG Bill that is stunning!!!! :eek:
    I can't wait to see the WIP shots!!! :thumbup:
     
  14. other memory

    other memory Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 15, 2012
    More WIP pics please. Looks like a sweet piece.
     
  15. Tdhurl1103

    Tdhurl1103

    Dec 6, 2012
    Very cool
     
  16. Bill Siegle

    Bill Siegle KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 3, 2000
    Getting a little bit further down the road :) Handles are drilled and cut out for the Seax and a few others. Decided to call it a day after accidentally bumping my booger hook into the band saw blade :( Not a lot of damage as it hit at an angle and only got a small slice due to slow speeds. Had a heck of a jolt though as it took a few seconds to figure out it was not as bad as it felt like.
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  17. evltcat

    evltcat Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 7, 2011
    Ouch! No cutting off your fingers!!!! :grumpy: --- ;)

    The handle slabs look great, can't wait for the next installment of the Seax!!! :thumbup:
     
  18. protourist

    protourist Gluaiseann an ba'd, ni' ghluaiseann an cuan Platinum Member

    Aug 19, 2007
    Band saws and fingers are a bad match. My neighbor was using his finger for a push stick.
    Yeah, he did.:eek:
     
  19. Thrill

    Thrill

    Sep 9, 2010
    Oh my...fantastic looking blade.
     
  20. Bill Siegle

    Bill Siegle KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 3, 2000
    Been super busy but I managed to get the scales attached yesterday :)
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