Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Bevy of bush swords

Some bush swords recently finished up and off to their new owners.

All are 80CrV2 steel with marine epoxy-impregnated cord wraps and Boltaron sheaths.

About a 13 1/2" blade, based on a wooden Filipino training sword the customer already had.  Black on black wrap.

 


This one is about a 16" blade.  It was made for an old schoolmate of mine, one grade ahead but who was in several classes with me in high school.  Olive drab on OD wrap, tan Boltaron.

I had made it almost 36 years without any stitches.  As I was re-sheathing it from taking these pics, the sheath slipped and I cut the ever-lovin' crap out of the thumb on my dominant hand, earning 10 stitches.  I tweaked the sheath to be a smidge looser before mailing it to him.  :)  Sure has made it challenging to get ready for the Blade Show.



And finally, a two-hander with an 18" blade and a hemp cord wrap.  Wasn't sure about it, but by the time I finished up, I really liked it.  Fast and powerful!






Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Pre-Blade Show commissioned blades

The Blade Show approaches with frightening rapidity, as usual.  I have two tables and at the moment nothing ready. 

I did have this 5160 blade, but it sold within a few minutes of me posting it on Instagram.  My wife wasn't too happy about that, but my pickup's transmission decided it needed rebuilt RIGHT NOW and I needed the money.


The rest of these were commissions that I finished up prior to the show.  They're all 80CrV2 steel with Boltaron sheaths.

These two are about 7 1/2" blades.





A 5" blade with retina-searing neon orange over hemp, for a deer hunter who wanted a hi-viz knife handle.


And a blade a bit over 6".



And now, panic mode engage!  Time to FORGE AHEAD!!!!  :D :D :D :D