TheoRockNazz

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...Need I say more? lol


Forged W2 blade differentially hardened with clay to form a hamon. Blade is 29.5", handle is 12". Cast bronze fittings with brass menuki (sporting my maker's mark). Tsuba was designed and cast by fellow Brooklynite and metalworker Kirsten Cosgrove. Tsuka (handle) and saya are solid black G10 as per customer's request. This sword was commissioned by a big fella for use in tatami cutting... so it's going to really be put to the test! Only slightly nerve wracking. 
The customer had a limited budget, so the blade only has a satin finish. The G10 saya weighs so much and is so dense you could stop a sword then pommel your opponent to death with it haha.20180227_153417-01.thumb.jpeg.6e70897098e9f6fb4b0e99a615fa88ab.jpeg20180227_153515-02.thumb.jpeg.085bffe8edf624396fcd3d58c85a171b.jpeg20180227_153532-01.thumb.jpeg.53dbd10645244221eee2768a7aa2707f.jpeg20180227_153639-01.thumb.jpeg.23ca5572015c6ed70ad24acc111ffb23.jpeg20180227_153753-01.thumb.jpeg.21495f618efabbfe1f13f011c487d210.jpeg20180227_153951-01.thumb.jpeg.f60e34752bb0f4b9d7c825d18842b859.jpeg

Comment and critique always welcome,
Theo

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7 hours ago, TheoRockNazz said:

pommel your opponent to death

"Pummel". The pommel is the butt end of the hilt.

Lovely work.

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Very impressive Theo! Nice work, as usual.

4 hours ago, JHCC said:

"Pummel". The pommel is the butt end of the hilt.

Pummel with the pommel? A pommel pummeling?

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2 minutes ago, John in Oly, WA said:

Pummel with the pommel? A pommel pummeling?

And follow up with a nice snack of pomelo juice and pommes de terre.

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While pompously pumping pomander production.

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I ponder the plummeting of the posters pommel pushing perchance

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I perceive pommel pummeling to be a perfectly preposterous practice for pulverizing perishing people. It is preferable to puncture your prey with the point. 

"If you wish to end him rightly...":unsure:

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I would dress the habiki a bit more so it flows into the blade more.  It's a tapered fit with the throat of the saya to exclude crud.

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Mr. Tubalcain,

 

8 minutes ago, Tubalcain2 said:

I perceive pommel pummeling to be a perfectly preposterous practice for pulverizing perishing people. It is preferable to puncture your prey with the point. 

"If you wish to end him rightly...":unsure:

Sadly, Mortal combat mostly precludes such considerations as time, sentiment, etc. The affair is existential and vulgar. Best avoided.

But some situations force one to engage in it.

This is solely my opinion and limited experience.

Regards,

SLAG. 

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Perchance the purpose of my playing with P's is not plain. I don't mean to prevaricate, but I present that my previous post was, perhaps, a pathetic attempt at playfulness. 

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The purpose of playing with peas is to partake in poor table manners and get popped on the pate with a plate by the portly pantry wench. The purpose of playing with P's is plain enough!

 Very nice work Theo. I always enjoy seeing what you come up with and this one is very clean! I even like the satin finish. Looks like it's ready to "go to work".

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2 hours ago, TwistedCustoms said:

The purpose of playing with peas is to partake in poor table manners and get popped on the pate with a plate by the portly pantry wench. The purpose of playing with P's is plain enough!

Perfectly profound.

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12 hours ago, Tubalcain2 said:

Theo, I hate your gut.

I just showed this to my wife and she said "Oh I hate you". She wants to be as good as you Theo, when she grows up.:)

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1 hour ago, Irondragon Forge & Clay said:

I just showed this to my wife and she said "Oh I hate you". She wants to be as good as you Theo, when she grows up.:)

lol, thank you. I'm only 27, got some growing up to do myself 

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With that dense a pommel how's it balance?

Nice work as always Theo. 

Frosty The Lucky.

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On 2/28/2018 at 8:11 AM, TheoRockNazz said:

And correction, blade length is 29.5"... not sure where 38 came from lol

(inside joke) maybe you could use a bananna for scale next time?

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16 hours ago, Frosty said:

With that dense a pommel how's it balance?

Nice work as always Theo. 

Frosty The Lucky.

It's still blade heavy, all the fittings are 3D printed and cast in bronze, so I make them as thin-walled as I can, they just look hefty

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On 3/1/2018 at 1:10 PM, Jclonts82 said:

(inside joke) maybe you could use a bananna for scale next time?

Just got that 9gag joke... lol

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On 2/28/2018 at 3:20 PM, ThomasPowers said:

I would dress the habiki a bit more so it flows into the blade more.  It's a tapered fit with the throat of the saya to exclude crud.

Agree here, it was the absolute first thing that stood out to me as the pic appeared on my screen. Otherwise stellar work as always Theo.

(Theo this is Cliff btw, sorry I’ve been out of touch. Hope all is well)

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