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Work in Progress - Seax

These are rough progress pictures of a seax I'm working on. You can leave a comment if you like.

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The first rough shaping of the tip:


The blade forged out completely:


I had to set up this charcoal forge to heat treat the blade since I usually do shorter pieces. The pipe is filled with oil that I warmed up beforehand:


Heat treated and cleaned of scale. Sanded down to 400 grit:


A shot of my maker's mark, a sanddollar:


And another one:


Clamping the lacewood handle down after glueing, too many clamps is better:


All the parts laid out, brass bolster, copper spacer, handle, another copper spacer, brass butt cap piece #1 and butt cap piece #2, all with pins to join them in place:


Handle after some decoration:


Fancy clamp to glue handle onto blade:


 
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