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i'm trying to cast a bronze sword. can anyone give me some tips.
about casting bronze alloys and ways to maek the molds. i'm thinking about a short leaf blade maybe....20" long.
thanks

son

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Well my best tip would be to go over to swordforum.com and go to the ancient weapons forum and start talking with Jeroen Zuiderwijk who has been doing a lot of bronze age casting also look through the archives for reports on an English fellow that's doing very good work.

You may want to leave your positive a bit stout and hammer the edge down to get a work hardened edge.

Lots of different alloys, 90:10 copper: tin is fairly representative IIRC.

If I was doing it I would cast vertically with petrobond sand for the mold and leave some mass at the top to provide material to make up shrinkage.

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thomas,
thank you very much for the reply. i was thinknig about work hardenning the edges. at one time ithought of jsut getting a flat bar of bronze and jsut forging it to shape. but i thought casting may be mroe acurate.

thanks again

Son

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Yes. .Cast grind harden sharpen polish mount . .then go and **** someone

Edited by steve sells
shame shame

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