Saturday, May 7, 2011

My Final Project: Part V

Here is the blade in its final stage before hilting:

Here is one side carved with Ringerike-style Norse ornament and the finished bolster:

Here is the other side with a less abstract design:

The bolster looks beautiful thanks to file-work and 400 grit sandpaper!

Here she is, all assembled! The end bolster is buffed sheet copper held on by four brass tacks and a cold-peened tang!

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