My six month old project.!

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by dango, Dec 16, 2013.

  1. dango

    dango Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    I have tried four times before to forge a bladed weapon and failed each time.
    Many hours of research and hours . I think I finally have something here worth showing. YEAP , I think I finally have something .

    All I have left todo is sculpt the handle and I,m done . It is a mild mix of carbon and cold rolled steel and it seems like a fine blade . Two days , and I,ll post a pic.

    Be kind for it is the forth attempt and many years of trying and I think it is a fine weapon . You be the judge .

    It is all hand hammered , polished and designed by me . Weeee Haaaa....!
     
  2. lastrebel70

    lastrebel70 New Member

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    Can't wait to see it dango.
     

  3. SSGN_Doc

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  4. dango

    dango Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    The handle is a bit tricky , laminated black walnut ,white oak and will be oval shaped soot will take some time . The handle must be fitting to all the hard work
    I spent on the blade . Two more days .
     
  5. stratrider

    stratrider New Member

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    My life is on hold now till I see those pics. Yep, let the fasting begin. :p
     
  6. dango

    dango Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Let it be known . I was a custom machinist for years and do know a little about metallurgy . My fist attempt looked like a banana. My second attempt , a pretzel
    And it cracked . Third time , I cheated and asked for help from a good friend that
    Is a pro at this stuff and he made the billet mix for me . Just could not get enough heat to manipulate billet , had to add oxygen , could not make nothing but bad , bad hunk of high quality mess .

    Finally , after steeling many trade secrets from my good friend , I learned much.
    I have a cool looking hunk of blade . Many , many tricks working with semi molten steel , hot , very , very hot . Looked like a moon walking suit . :D
    Poof , I have what looks some-what like a good quality blade .

    No way could I have done this without the advice of my pro friend .

    PS , he don,t like me much anymore....:D I owe him much..!
     
  7. dango

    dango Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Waaaaaah ,Waaaaaaah , I ruined my handle , waaaaaaah..! Bach at it..!
     
  8. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    It's all gonna be ok, just keep it up.
     
  9. stratrider

    stratrider New Member

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    delta alpha november golf india tango DANG IT Dango, we need pics :p
     
  10. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    yes, we need pictures! i thought this would be a picture thread!:eek:
     
  11. nosaj

    nosaj New Member

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    Daaango..........
     

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  12. dango

    dango Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    well , i blew it on the handle but i,m gonna cut it off and start that part over . that blade , i drove my poor friend crazy but it,s really good steel . holds an edge ell and flexible i will finish this soon and the handle will be a work of art .
     
  13. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    Yes...

    And pics!
     
  14. dango

    dango Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    here,s the blade but the handle sucks..:(
     

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  15. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    Oh... sexy...

    You don't have another blade blank laying around do you?

    I know you've trained with samurai swords, but have you done any training with this particular blade type?

    You're my freaking hero man.
     
  16. dango

    dango Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    I am very comfortable with many bladed weapons but my favorite is no doubt the sai....!:)