Last bush swords of 2017

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Last bush swords of 2017

Rainy Raven
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Rainy Raven
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04 Jan 2018, 04:54 #1

I finished up the bush swords I showed forged out in my last post. 

bushswords01 by James Helm, on Flickr

All are 80CrV2 steel, between 14" and 16" blades.

This longest one had a hemp cord wrap with black paracord Turk's head knots, and a raised false edge. 

eosword01 by James Helm, on Flickr

eosword02 by James Helm, on Flickr

This one with tan and black paracord had a short, fully sharpened top edge per the customer's request.

kusword01 by James Helm, on Flickr

kusword02 by James Helm, on Flickr

And finally, the shortest one.  I liked the way the butt end of the handle had forged out, so I left it exposed instead of rounding it out and wrapping all the way around.

cvsword01 by James Helm, on Flickr

cvsword02 by James Helm, on Flickr

After having it for a few days, the customer commented, "I can't believe how light and responsive this is for such a large blade. Awesome work my friend!  I just can't get over how freakin' awesome this bush sword is. I am sore from swinging it so much. Destroying everything in its path so far. Thank you."

Always glad to have happy customers.  :)
The Wasteland Crow Project: http://wastelandcrow.blogspot.com

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My new blog dedicated to the metalwork I make and sell: http://helmforge.blogspot.com/
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wolfhawaii
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10 Jan 2018, 22:42 #2

Cool stuff, what kind of weights are you getting?
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Rainy Raven
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11 Jan 2018, 05:46 #3

Thanks!  I happened to weigh these three for a talented aspiring bladesmith who is working on a similarly sized chopper.  They were between 23.5 ounces and 26.6 ounces.
The Wasteland Crow Project: http://wastelandcrow.blogspot.com

 A blog I share with a friend where we think out loud upon occasion: http://shareourcampfire.blogspot.com/

Proud to be a Neo-Tribal Metalsmith scavenging the wreckage of civilization.

My new blog dedicated to the metalwork I make and sell: http://helmforge.blogspot.com/
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