Demon-repelling sword

Mecha

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Hello all,

Here is a demon-repelling sword, for driving away evil.

It was described as a "sumo tanto" by the sword mounter (I can't do woodwork like that).

This is one of the very first welded-edge multi-alloy forged titanium blade billets I made, so it was a bit of a test piece. The body of the sword is 6al4vELI body implant alloy, welded to a BT23 Russian armor alloy, with 15-3-3-3 aerospace alloy filler. It's hard to see the layers, but the HAZ is visible and didn't seem to go way with grinding. The closest analogy to a Japanese sword lamination is wariha tetsu, basically a bit edge.

It's a tall, flat hira zukuri grind, just over 20" to the habaki, and around 1.5" wide. All accents are polished buffalo horn, other than the copper.

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Thanks for looking.
 
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Mecha

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Absolutely outstanding! What a beautiful blade!

Thanks! I did my best, they're difficult to force into looking a certain way. I can never quite predict how they'll look in the end.
 

jbmonkey

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wow, impressive there. always blown away at what ya make.
 

folder geek

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Absolutely gorgeous and amazing blade! This is an epic piece that you have created👏👏
Mad respect👊
 

Lorien

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looks great, Sam! Killer piece all around
 
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