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TheoRockNazz

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Recently I wrapped up a similar W2 blade '?do=embed' frameborder='0' data-embedContent>> that the customer decided halfway through he didn't like the triangulated guard and pommel. SO the old fittings went on a smaller blade, and I reprinted a smoother guard n pommel (I was dead-set on 3D printing the fittings on this girl). Ebony scales and brass pins.

14.625" OAL, 4.75" handle, 1/8" at guard with distal taper, 1.8125" at widest

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The stepping on the printed components is quite visible on the curved surfaces. I flubbed up somethin good on the finish on two pins... at least they are both on one side so there's a pretty side haha

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The guard and pommel were printed with cavities to reduce weight.

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The color is an interesting mixture of the stainless steel powder and the bronze that is cast around it. Conveniently similar to brass.

Went with a smooth gradient of hamon clay, which was an error in retrospect because the blade is so wide the grain transition/boundary was spread out resulting in a BORING hamon... so I took the sanding a step back for a satin finish with hint of hamon ("satin finish with hint of hamon" sounds like a food).

Comments/critique encouraged :)

Theo

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I'm impressed! Nice work. I have to say that after viewing your work for the past several years, you've done a great job in improving your work and I look forward to your posts.

Thanks,

John

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I'm impressed! Nice work. I have to say that after viewing your work for the past several years, you've done a great job in improving your work and I look forward to your posts.

Thanks,

John

Thank you buddy, I really appreciate that :)

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Very nice indeed, I'd say that description would be more like a beer or wine review.

I really like the look of the printed parts and the pitting on the blade goes well with it making it look "old" like a historical relic that has been preserved and in use again. However the grip looks totally "modern". I would probably have gone with a less buffed look to give the impression of "age"--- perhaps a light sandblasting of the wood before waxing or oiling.

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