JPH Posted August 3, 2017 Share Posted August 3, 2017 Howdy ya'all!! OK IK have been doing a good bit of of scrounging here and there and I have, after doping a good bit of chasing around.. some bowling ball material that "acquired" and that I decided to try to use for a grip on some stuff... I tell yas.. did I learn a bunch as far as working, finishing and polishing this.. Yet Geeze Louise.this stuff was totally and completely different from I have been using for the last 40 plus years...but... So be that as it may.. I went ahead hammered out one of my quick and dirty Ladder Pattern shortsword blades and put this stuff on it.. All I can say is WOW...this stuff looks like a cross hybrid between gold Tigers-eye and Baltic amber...(my pics ain't all that hot but) when I saw where this was heading... well.... DESIGN CHANGE!~ Went all out and went and finished/mounted this one up real spiffy like.... Specs: Double edged 21 1/4" long x 1 1/4" wide blade.. L-6/1095/meteorite iron.. Ladder pattern.. 4/5ths blade length fuller each side. Forged and file worked phosphor bronze mounts and that bowling balls stuff that I fluted for the grip (this is just mind blowing stuff).. Mounted the leather sheath with a chape and locket and set a 33.10 Ct star ruby (I cut this one myself) into it... Didn't turn out half bad for a blade made on a whim/what the Heck, why not ?? sorta project... At least I don't think it did anyways... But what do I know?? I am still trying to figure this stuff out... So...If ya ask me this one turned out OK for what it is...an experiment...So...ya'all... Let me know what ya'all think.. JPH Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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