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Found 4 results

  1. 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?
  2. I'm new to blacksmithing and bladesmithing but i've got a question that i wanted the answer to. Swords and some knives have hilts on them and i was wondering is it better to forge the hilt or to make one and solder it into place later? I'm not planning on making a sword or anything big for awhile, but i'm just curious about how it's done.
  3. Hey gang! I've got a question... or maybe a few. I'm forging a longblade and I'm getting to the point of forging a fuller. I'd like to insert one down the center, maybe a half inch wide or so. However, I've been wondering on the easiest, most effective method of doing so? Would it be best to have the same size fuller in the hardy and on a handle, and just work the blade along it, almost pinching it on the center? Or is there an easier way to do so? Last question, I see people using what is like a Japanese sword smith's hammer. Have any of you used this and prefer this? I've been told it really helps cut down on hammer marks, but can't that be done with proper hammer control and technique? Thanks!
  4. Hi all! I really cant call myself a sword-smith yet but I have just purchased everything and will be making my first sword in 11 days and counting! Very excited! Im sure Ill be on the forums asking a ton of questions! lol
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