Some of y'all may recall me making this double-edged short sword a while back:
It was me experimenting to see if I could forge a double edged blade, testing for an upcoming project.
Well, I mailed out my part of the project today, going to a certain mad genius in Germany who will be building the handle for it. It's not going to be a typical sword when finished. The blade I supplied is 18", including the choils, and is forged from 5160.
Here it is post-forging:
Right before packing it to ship, I took it up to the little canyon that's upslope from my shop:
And I braved mosquitos the size of horseflies to film a simple water bottle cut. Nothing too impressive, just showing it'll cut.