oak waster sword from a few summers ago

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Project by Chris Peroni posted 02-16-2013 09:00 PM 1732 views 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Given the weather here is so cold and my garage is not heated, I haven’t been in there much these past weeks. So I thought I might post some older projects I have pics of. This one was fun to make but is full of little flaws I always notice. Still, as I use this for practice I don’t worry too much about the little things. It’s gotten regular use against a wood pell and has held up nicely.

The wood is red oak, grip has leather under a leather cord wrap, the fuller and ends of the cross have been torched black and the whole thing has been treated with several coats of mineral oil. Blade is 30” long and the grip is 4.5”. From tip to the peen block is one length of wood, the cross is wedged onto the shoulders, and as you can see the pommel is two pieces channelled down their center for the tang.

-- Never discourage anyone...who continually makes progress, no matter how slow. -Plato

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#1 posted 02-16-2013 10:45 PM

Nice. My son is very into swords and asks me to make them all the time. The last one I did he reduced to toothpicks, so I am needless to say, hesitant.

-- Grace & peace, Chris+

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#2 posted 02-17-2013 12:15 AM

Nice proportions. I dig it.

-- Brian Timmons -

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#3 posted 02-19-2013 02:43 PM

Like the design and the leather grip. Sure fun to play with it.

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