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by darksun_uk
Sat Oct 13, 2007 3:01 pm
Forum: DIY & Projects
Topic: Custom Katana
Replies: 71
Views: 30268

great job overall very tastefully done :D #

kind regards
by darksun_uk
Tue Mar 06, 2007 11:33 am
Forum: Sword Collectors Chat
Topic: Oh sweet jesus I'm in love with a sword!
Replies: 30
Views: 19358

Larny Boy wrote:Oh yes it is indeed a CF work of art dude ;) Still love that sword of yours too :mrgreen:


yes i thought so, the quality of the scabbard work is a dead giveaway (i.e. jaw droppingly lovely :) )

kind regards
by darksun_uk
Tue Mar 06, 2007 11:24 am
Forum: Sword Collectors Chat
Topic: Oh sweet jesus I'm in love with a sword!
Replies: 30
Views: 19358

lovely looking blade :) Well when I say custom made I dont mean one of a kind, the smith makes a very limited run of them, sometimes only around 20 :| or infact 23 in this case :) if indeed its "CF" that we are talking about :) http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v166/darksun_uk/rangerking7....
by darksun_uk
Tue Mar 06, 2007 11:09 am
Forum: Advice & Questions
Topic: need advice
Replies: 28
Views: 6531

other than a few stainless swords made by the late bob engnath (very expensive customs) i would not trust any stainless blade over 12 inches to perform cutting of any kind under any circumstances for the reasons already outlined above in the thread by other people as far as the chinese factory proce...
by darksun_uk
Sun Feb 18, 2007 12:15 am
Forum: Sword Collectors Chat
Topic: My new pretty
Replies: 14
Views: 5501

lovely looking blade,

kind regards
by darksun_uk
Wed Feb 14, 2007 4:25 pm
Forum: Latest News
Topic: New Barnett Swords on B-UK
Replies: 18
Views: 7547

the viking sword looks nice, the other swords blade geometry looks a little odd (from the pics) to me, not historically correct at least as far as the hollow ground parts of the blades are concerned im not 100% on this but it just does not look right to me the blades look like thety will be heavy an...
by darksun_uk
Sat Sep 16, 2006 2:59 pm
Forum: DIY & Projects
Topic: better pics of bowie
Replies: 12
Views: 5471

i remember now the knife in question was a larger skinning knife(for elk/moose) on a swedish bladesmiths website that i came across whilst looking for damascus billets (long story) the handle area was similar in design though the materiels where different the blade on this one was cable damascus fro...
by darksun_uk
Sat Sep 16, 2006 5:42 am
Forum: DIY & Projects
Topic: better pics of bowie
Replies: 12
Views: 5471

im not to keen on the larger of the two to be honest (its still nice enough though) but there is something very appealing about the smaller one i seem to remember seeing that blade profile before but for the life of me i cannot seem to place it....arrggh it reminds me of the tip section of one of my...
by darksun_uk
Sat Sep 16, 2006 5:01 am
Forum: DIY & Projects
Topic: better pics of bowie
Replies: 12
Views: 5471

Re: better pics of bowie

no they dont. and nor should they. its working with files, and metal. a little safty is all thats needed. were talking making something... spend hundreds of hours reading. i didnt. some other makers i know didnt. some people learn about cars as a hobby, and dont spend their lives in books. engineer...
by darksun_uk
Sat Sep 16, 2006 3:46 am
Forum: DIY & Projects
Topic: better pics of bowie
Replies: 12
Views: 5471

Re: better pics of bowie

from the other thread. heres some better pics (a mate just came round with a camera phone). like i said, its a p*ss poor shaping so far. but DS wanted to see something that i had done. this is relivent in 2 places... something i had done, and pointing out that this takes AGES on hard steel. for tho...
by darksun_uk
Fri Sep 15, 2006 7:09 pm
Forum: DIY & Projects
Topic: DIY Guides
Replies: 27
Views: 10519

i cant comment on how the blade would be best made. because quite simply... i havent made one. i wanted to make a specific type of weapon which i can clearly see is not made by anyone else i also have little interest in actually making a blade as its a time consuming process therefore i directed my...
by darksun_uk
Fri Sep 15, 2006 4:45 pm
Forum: DIY & Projects
Topic: DIY Guides
Replies: 27
Views: 10519

its impossible to make a blade out of a hardened piece of steel effectively.. but it is possible. . regardless of what DS has said here... its not possible to make a blade from hardenened steel with a $40 grinder, it is possible (see first quote above) just not effective (as you state yourself)if t...
by darksun_uk
Fri Sep 15, 2006 12:21 am
Forum: DIY & Projects
Topic: DIY Guides
Replies: 27
Views: 10519

good points, i suppose the real issue here is what your gaining from the activity if its a casual hobby thing then starting with wood and working towards steel with an eye to gettting the heat treat done by a third party is the most productive option, my main focus has been reshaping blades and smal...
by darksun_uk
Thu Sep 14, 2006 6:54 pm
Forum: DIY & Projects
Topic: DIY Guides
Replies: 27
Views: 10519

actually... working on hardened steel will not be at all possible for a starter. and isnt viable for those experienced. i have been working on hardend steel for years with grinders and files and sandpaper yeah its harder but i dont have to heat treat. you cant work on steel with a file thats not be...
by darksun_uk
Thu Sep 14, 2006 5:27 pm
Forum: DIY & Projects
Topic: DIY Guides
Replies: 27
Views: 10519

take what you learn from shaping and working with the wooden weapons and then apply/adapt to making similar items from steel etc via the stock removal method (search for that term in google etc) all you really need for basic stock removal is a bench grinder (about $40) and some cheap files and sandp...

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