Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Last bush swords of 2017

I finished up the bush swords I showed forged out in my last post. 

All are 80CrV2 steel, between 14" and 16" blades.

This longest one had a hemp cord wrap with black paracord Turk's head knots, and a raised false edge. 

This one with tan and black paracord had a short, fully sharpened top edge per the customer's request.

And finally, the shortest one.  I liked the way the butt end of the handle had forged out, so I left it exposed instead of rounding it out and wrapping all the way around.

After having it for a few days, the customer commented, "I can't believe how light and responsive this is for such a large blade. Awesome work my friend!  I just can't get over how freakin' awesome this bush sword is. I am sore from swinging it so much. Destroying everything in its path so far. Thank you."

Always glad to have happy customers.  :)

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