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  1. Hi, I'm looking to build a 72 inch vertical forge with minimal volume. Does anyone have any advice on design? My basic plan is to use a steel pipe (8 inch diameter) lined with 2 inches of Kaowool. This will provide a 4 inch diameter mouth that runs the length of the pipe, which will give me enough room to hang longer pieces for a heat treat soak. I'm not looking for forging heat, but definitely need to get thicker steel to critical temperature for heat treat. I'm thinking about using a 3-burner system, evenly spaced along the length of the pipe to try to keep my heat even but I'm concern
  2. Hello there, this is my first post to the I forge iron forums. Thank you for any help you can give me in advance. I'm working on forging some rapiers and I have run into an issue. I cannot find for the life of me a website that I can buy some thick sheets or plates of steel for forging out these large clam shell guards. I'm really bad at finding anything on the internet and up until recently I've only ever used salvaged steel in my work. If there are any of you out there that could point me in the right direction of where I could find something like quarter inch thick steel plate I would
  3. I am making a viking sword but now I am stuck on how you're supposed to make a straight fuller with a traditional tool (like the one below). Is there a special guide for keeping it straight?
  4. October 10th 2012 NOVA "Secrets of the the Viking Sword" Documentary 9PM/8Central some photos here: http://www.doorcount...s.com/NOVA.html In the Summer and Fall of last year I had the pleasure to be involved in the production of a TV documentary program focussed on the Viking Sword. The program was produced for NOVA (http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/) though the work of National Geographic and Pangloss Films (http://www.panglossfilms.com/). In October of 2011 Pangloss Films came to my shop and documented the making of a special sword based on the research of Dr. Alan William's of "The Wal
  5. Well here goes nothing and I expect many people cutting the idea down but oh well I have always been know to do things this way. I am looking for as many tips and tricks as possible to enable me to forge out a replica of frostmourne a sword origionaly made as a single handed blade but a friend of mine wants it to be a two handed monster. Here is a picture of the blade itself. the dimensions he wants for this blade are as such. Width 110mmm just after the last two little horns Witdh 150mm between largest side horns Length 1095mm thickness of blade 14mm handle 400mm from end of ha
  6. Admanfrd


    Hi everyone, second day of smithing... Sort of. Can I get a short tutorial on how to hammer a bevel? I don't want to grind too much and lose density in the metal. Thanks!
  7. Howdy everyone. I am new to the forums, Just moved to Las Vegas Nevada and have all my own start up forge equipment. Alas I have no place to forge. I`m interested in all forms of smithing traditional, tool, blade, armor, etc. Anyone else in the area that my have a place or setup please contact me. I would love to set something up and meet the locals. Thanks for your time. Jaime D.
  8. Hi guys.. I've spent the last 3 months searching for a definiative answer to my sword riddle.. After much discussion with the Victoria and Albert museum Metal department, it seems by shear fluke that i have managed to un-earth a real Celtic Sword in the best condition they have ever seen with my metal detector. i collect swords anyway so as you can imagine i was W***ing when i found this regardless of what it was. The sword is 550mm long to the tang crank and weighs 776 grams or .76 kg, so fairly short and light This sword is so amazing to hold and nearly 2313 years old,
  9. Okay I made a bad pun with the title so sue me :P What I want to look at here is information about modern technology and techniques that can be applied to sword smithing. This is just a theoretical idea thread not a "I am going to go make it now" thread so don't get agitated and attack me okay. I just want to tickle people's creativity and have a little fun, if we can actually come up with a usable concept then its a bonus. I though about posting this somewhere else on the forums but this was still the best to do so in. The first idea I want to look at is... Making a "Modern" m
  10. Full profile of my first sword attemp
  11. Came across this while surfing, hope it is informative if not entertaining. Tony Swatton of Sword & Stone takes us through the process of making Jaime Lannister's sword from Game of Thrones. http://www.break.com/man-at-arms/Forging-Game-of-Thrones-Sword/
  12. ace1

    Duel Swords

    Is it possible to make a sword that is one, but can split into two identical parts down the middle. As I have found researching this that most people say no its impractical ( they say this because if someone were to try wielding it as a singular blade it would jus fall apart). What I'm getting at is is it possible to have magnets inside the blades strong enough to hold it together but easy enough to pull it apart?
  13. Here it is up for judgement/admiration whatever you want. Just had to share this enlightening experience with everyone especially new smiths looking to do this type of stuff. I first of all only have about 5 months of experience, so please excuse the craftsmanship and the willingness to go ahead and do what all of the forums say not to do. But I like to think i am a responsible person but I couldnt resist making one of these. It started with a piece of T25 "S" of rebar, its the 1" stuff. I was flattening it with intention to make some stock for whatever reasons, but when it started to get flat
  14. Hello everyone, Thought I would share photos of my first sword. It is far from perfect but it taught me a lot of thing and pointed out a lot of my weaknesses. Some stats on the sword: *I use a propane/firebrick forge *the steel is car leaf spring steel *the handle is mahogany *the guard is a dragon from a single piece of steel *the blade was quenched in motor oil, tempered over a charcoal fire, and a torch was applied along the spine let me try one photo first, then more afterwards:
  15. Okay i want to get a sword but my dad is a convicted felon and i am still living with him, and a was wondering if it is illegal for him to have a sword in his house. We are in Vancouver Washington, and i tried to fined it some were on this sight just couldn't.
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