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Forged rope twist guard for a sword I am working on.
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hippie-monkey Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2010
Nice, I have never seen a guard like that before.
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arvin2009 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010
this is so cool!!!!!!!!!! could you let me in on how to do that? I'm just starting up as a smith and would love to be able to do that
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sstheblacksmith Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010
you forge your taper square, then break the corners lightly, then chisel a groove centered on each of the 4 faces then twist.
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odderthanmost Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2010
wow, that is gorgeous. i can't wait to see the finished product!
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sstheblacksmith Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2010
thanks!
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Noble-Gryphon Featured By Owner May 13, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Like the twisted look you gave the handle. Sorry its been a while since I have gotten to check my art page been busy.
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elvenslag Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2010
very nice :)
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jaities Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Very nice.
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Malhanch Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2010
Nice I am a Fan of the technique
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KomaruKirinashi Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2010
Ho damn, sir. I am impressed. I need to get to forging. Oh wait, it's monsoon season. Nevermind.


Seriously though, VERY nice. I rarely see such even twists on forged work.
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Chram-Avast Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
wanna see the complete sword *drool*
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The-Hoarde Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2010
beautiful
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Breandan-OCiarrai Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2010  Professional Writer
I have GOT to try this when I get back in the shop, never even occurred to me to use rope twists for crossguards, I've only done them for custom fittings and handles. Have you tried a pineapple twist or basket?
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