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sword for a friend

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Project by lawrence posted 07-23-2012 01:34 AM 1126 views 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve wanted to make a sword for a friend/neighbor who has been bugging me for one for a while (it has gotten to be a running joke…”when can you make my sword?” He’ll ask, “I’ve already made it, it’s in the shop man, give me a beer and then let’s go and get it”.)

He has never really had an expectation to get the sword, and it really is a fun and running joke between us.

This joke has been going on a while… almost 4 years….

At any rate, he moved away about a year ago but is coming back for a visit and I thought I’d surprise him, FINALLY, with his sword. He is a HUGE vikings fan too, so the name/symbol should make him smile. The sword is for his wall in his “man cave” and probably wouldn’t survive more than a swing or two—it is for show only.

The wood is pi…pi… domestic conifer… and was carved on my Carvewright (you can just see it in the one picture in the background… it’s about the size of a lunchbox planer) The finish is 2 coats of white/grey primer followed by satin dark bronze (almost looks like metallic black) followed by silver rub-n-buff on the blade and antique rub-n-buff on the hilt. I then wrapped the handle in leather and painted the “stone” with ruby colored enamel model paint.

Thanks for looking, and as always, comments are appreciated.

Lawrence





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JamesN

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#1 posted 07-23-2012 05:30 AM

The sword is awesome! The finish looks great, If my nephew sees this, he’s going to want one from me… had to laugh at the “pi…pi… domestic conifer” comment :D

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#2 posted 07-23-2012 05:55 AM

Wow that is pretty good blacksmithing. How did you cut the lettering?

Arlin

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#3 posted 07-24-2012 07:38 AM

I recognize the Viking logo … the Minnesota Viking NFL team—correct?

At first I thought it was metal … good job and I am sure your friend will appreciate it greatly!

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