Woody

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short sword is Torsion Bar off a Toyota, probably 5160 or perhaps 1095. Long sword is a piece of Rifle Barrel Blank according to my junkyard steel chart it should be 4140 but it got harder than what I would expect from only 40 points of carbon but it is very springy it will take a 45 degree bend and spring back but you can hardly cut it with a chain saw file. Both heated to just above critical temp and then quenched in room temp veg oil. Short sword tempered at 375 degrees for 3 hours, long sword tempered at 425 degrees for 4 hours.

Woody

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Jens:

The sheaths are made out of maple stained with ebony wood stain and then sealed with clear shellac. Have to wait a while for close up shots, till I solve the problem of brightly polished metal showing up black form the flash.

Woody

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