My Son's Sword Project

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Project by JR_Dog posted 02-02-2012 10:30 PM 1475 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My son has wanted to purchase a sword online for quite some time. I told him I’d make a deal that if he spent the time working with me we could make one. We had a great time just wished we’d taken more pictures throughout the project. Seth said the writing was his name in Japanese, not sure as I don’t speak it myself, but he had fun doing it anyway plus it really made it his at that point.

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#1 posted 02-02-2012 10:36 PM

pretty cool looking. Just last night, I was watching a TV program about building a sword like they used to back in the 1500’s or so,,, Looks like he may have watched the same show and I can see some similairities in the swords. Especially the handle and the thing at the end of the handle.

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#2 posted 02-03-2012 12:08 AM

So, to my eye, the pommel is a door knob? I like the cord wrap on the handle. Having made a dozen swords with my son, I agree that it’s a great father/son shop time thing… Mommy said no to running the forge and hammering out a real one, though :)

-- Steven

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#3 posted 02-03-2012 01:58 AM

thast a mighty fine looking sword!! Looks sharp!!

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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T. D. Reid

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#4 posted 02-03-2012 03:33 AM

With the point on that thing you must only have one son! I could never let the eight year old see this one. He has a samurai and long sword both blunt ended. LOL He would impale one of his older brothers in self-defense but impaling should be avoided. Funny thing is that my 22 year old recently came into the shop when I was in the middle of a project and says “please tell me that’s a machine gun your building”, it was a jig to make sliding dovetails. LOL Great stuff sir they never forget the fun times in the shop with dad. Cheers

-- Head to the shop its calling you – Todd

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#5 posted 02-03-2012 05:03 AM

Thank you all for the kind words.. DuaneFlower, StevenAntonucci, dakremer, and T.D. Reid, I appreciate all the feedback and will take some time to look through some of each of your projects.

I’ll try to answer your questions, if I missed any I apologize..
DuaneFlower and StevenAntonucci you both commented on the Pommel.. Seth and I recognized the sword was very out of balance after we made it so he and I found a solid brass cupboard knob at our local hardware store and modified the end of the handle to get it to fit… it’s not as clean of a job as I’d hoped mainly because we don’t have a lot of precision tools yet but again we did it together and the outcome was what we’d hoped for… now the sword pretty much balances in the palm with fingers open.

Dakremer and T.D. Reid – You both are correct it is very sharp for wood ( I for one couldn’t believe the edge we could get on oak; amazing…) Seth and I have had some long talks about safety and this is mainly on his wall 99% of the time; he has some other ones that he swings around when he’s playing… If I saw this on a post for someone else and knew there was a kid involved I’d be nervous too..

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