Titanium alloy jian: Silver Ghost

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  1. Mecha

    Mecha Titanium Bladesmith Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Dec 27, 2013
    This titanium alloy jian sword was made custom for a kung fu instructor who's been nicknamed Silver Ghost. It was a difficult but interesting project.

    This take-down hilt sword is 37" oal, with a 27.5" blade, forged of titanium-niobium square bar stock, and heat treated. HT oxides were preserved.

    The sword weighs 1 lb 15.2 oz, with good weight in the hilt due to the silver. It's easy to wield, with nice balance and a lot of distal thickness taper to the blade.

    The handguard and pommel are 15.6 oz of cast sterling silver, engraved with the Chinese characters for Silver Ghost, which in Japanese translates to Silver Demon. Engraved by @WValtakis.

    Sheath was made by Ms. @Oye, and features elkskin paneling and titanium-palladium alloy suspension rings. The handle core is stacked leather, and the tassel cord's beads are TiNb alloy like the blade.

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  2. Bigfattyt

    Bigfattyt Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 23, 2007
    HOT DAM! THAT IS DEAD SEXY!!

    Love everything about it!!
     
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  3. ShannonSteelLabs

    ShannonSteelLabs KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Sep 9, 2015
    Damn !! She came out awesome.
     
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  4. LEGION 12

    LEGION 12

    Jan 8, 2009
    One of theses days .....
     
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  5. Mecha

    Mecha Titanium Bladesmith Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Dec 27, 2013
    We got ourselves a goofy-ass video!

     
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  6. Bigfattyt

    Bigfattyt Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 23, 2007
    Oh, man, it's even cooler in a video slicing mellons!!!!!
     
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  7. WValtakis

    WValtakis Hand Engraving, Anodizing and Embellishment Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    May 29, 2004
    Glad to help out Sammy, I just wish I could've handled the whole thing instead of just the hilt fittings:p:(;)
     
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  8. Mecha

    Mecha Titanium Bladesmith Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Dec 27, 2013
    Bwahaha! :D
     
  9. fishface5

    fishface5 Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 3, 2001
    Oh man that ghost dude is gonna be psyched!
     
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  10. Mecha

    Mecha Titanium Bladesmith Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Dec 27, 2013
    I sure hope so. There's always a bout of paranoia when the blade is en route to be delivered.
     
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  11. 'Iokua

    'Iokua Platinum Member Platinum Member

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    Oct 9, 2016
    He just moved, and his new address is in Hawaii.
    Please send to me, so I can give it to him.:rolleyes:

    That is one awesome piece!! :thumbsup::thumbsup:
     
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  12. Mecha

    Mecha Titanium Bladesmith Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Dec 27, 2013
    HAHA! Thanks. :)

    I really appreciated how Kung Fu fellow let me experiment with handle shape, rather than just copy a historical jian's basic long round handle.
     
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  13. xxwarderxx

    xxwarderxx Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 27, 2015
    Wow, that’s an extremely special blade. I’ve always been a fan, but this one just seems to be on a whole other level. Quite spectacular.
     
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  14. Mecha

    Mecha Titanium Bladesmith Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Dec 27, 2013
    Thanks! It was a big project, I'm glad it turned out well.
     
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