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SOLD - Handmade Sword

Discussion in 'For Sale: Fixed Blades' started by David Mary, Nov 21, 2020.

  1. David Mary

    David Mary Moderator Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jul 23, 2015
    Hello friends. Here is my first handmade sword. It is not a historically accurate piece, but one of my own design, inspired by elements of the long sword, arming sword, and jian. This piece took me 8 months of periodic work, and learning new techniques.

    I will include a signed letter of thanks for purchasing this piece, which will also containing its specs, a brief write up about how it was made, and a statement that it is indeed my first ever handmade sword.

    I am keeping the price low on account of it being my first one, and thus not perfect, but given it is a fully handmade sword with quality materials, I would be more than happy to have this sword if faced with the zombie apocalypse or some wild wolves.

    I would NOT want to use it in a duel against a swordsman wielding a sword made for actual sword fighting, because I know nothing about sword fighting, and wouldn't want to use a blade for sword fighting that was made by someone who knows nothing about sword fighting. ;)

    It might be cliché, but this is truly a "battle ready" sword, though I hope it never sees any such use, but rather lives out its life as "functional art".

    Specs
    Steel: 1084
    Hardness: HRC 55-56

    Grind: double edged convex grind, fuller, fully sharpened

    Overall Length: 37"
    Blade length: 26"
    Cutting Edge Length: 25"

    Point of Balance: 2 3/4" past guard
    Point of Harmonics: 16"

    Weight: 2 lb 2.7 oz

    Handle: 11" black canvas Micarta, aluminum pins

    Scabbard: Kydex pancake scabbard with excellent retention


    SOLD, via PayPal G&S to the email address I will provide in private messaging (not the one in my sig). First to post "I'll take it" gets priority. I am posting this on Saturday evening, and will be unavailable for message Sunday, but will respond to claims or questions Monday morning.

    I hope you like my first sword, and thanks for looking!

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    Last edited: Nov 23, 2020
  2. bigsurbob

    bigsurbob Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 10, 2016
    Today I learned that swords have a point of harmonics. I'll be darned, but of course! Really cool stuff. Reading about it reminded me of how my hands felt hitting a fastball off the end of bat.

    Beautiful sword. I want to make a Cold Steel style video with it!!
     
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  3. ruff111

    ruff111 Gold Member Gold Member

    866
    Mar 12, 2012
    Pm sent
     
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  4. jideta

    jideta Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 8, 2020
    cool!
     
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  5. co556guy

    co556guy

    Dec 13, 2011
    I like the looks of this sword a lot.
     
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  6. David Mary

    David Mary Moderator Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jul 23, 2015
    Thank you gentlemen.
     
  7. on_the_edge

    on_the_edge Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 31, 2006
    Very nice indeed!
     
  8. David Mary

    David Mary Moderator Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jul 23, 2015
    Thanks to everyone for the kind words. This is now sold.
     
  9. jwingersoll

    jwingersoll

    92
    Apr 20, 2015
    Great first effort! Look forward to seeing next project.
     
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  10. woodysone

    woodysone Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 21, 2005
    Nice work @David Mary! Shows you can make a sword using a minimal amount of tools, even thought about Forged in Fire?
     
  11. David Mary

    David Mary Moderator Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jul 23, 2015
    Thank you Martin!

    Only when people who hear I am a knife maker say "You must watch forged in fire" ;)
     
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  12. woodysone

    woodysone Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 21, 2005
    Knew you would get it:rolleyes:
     
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