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Last bush swords of 2017 - Stormcrow - 01-04-2018

I finished up the bush swords I showed forged out in my last post. 

[Image: 39484297531_761371dfc2_c.jpg]bushswords01 by James Helm, on Flickr

All are 80CrV2 steel, between 14" and 16" blades.

This longest one had a hemp cord wrap with black paracord Turk's head knots, and a raised false edge. 

[Image: 27707831869_475e995420_c.jpg]eosword01 by James Helm, on Flickr

[Image: 39484293611_2dfa4c81e8_c.jpg]eosword02 by James Helm, on Flickr

This one with tan and black paracord had a short, fully sharpened top edge per the customer's request.

[Image: 39453962712_d009869034_c.jpg]kusword01 by James Helm, on Flickr

[Image: 27707823729_e1f6f74130_c.jpg]kusword02 by James Helm, on Flickr

And finally, the shortest one.  I liked the way the butt end of the handle had forged out, so I left it exposed instead of rounding it out and wrapping all the way around.

[Image: 27707832759_8f6e354211_c.jpg]cvsword01 by James Helm, on Flickr

[Image: 39484297191_1cd6c12ed9_c.jpg]cvsword02 by James Helm, on Flickr

After having it for a few days, the customer commented, "I can't believe how light and responsive this is for such a large blade. Awesome work my friend!  I just can't get over how freakin' awesome this bush sword is. I am sore from swinging it so much. Destroying everything in its path so far. Thank you."

Always glad to have happy customers.  Smile


RE: Last bush swords of 2017 - Adapt-Overcome-Conquer - 01-05-2018

oh man, James you are so talented dude!

" liked the way the butt end of the handle had forged out, so I left it exposed instead of rounding it out and wrapping all the way around."

SO DO I!!!! Big Grin Big Grin  that's b'dasss!!!

AOC


RE: Last bush swords of 2017 - Stormcrow - 01-08-2018

Thanks! Smile

Shifty Sasquatch?

[Image: 39453960312_585118cde5_c.jpg]shifty by James Helm, on Flickr


RE: Last bush swords of 2017 - Adapt-Overcome-Conquer - 01-09-2018

Big Grin Big Grin more like

Studley sasquatch holding sharp stuff!


AOC


RE: Last bush swords of 2017 - pjb - 01-10-2018

Those are stud man!!how is your back log??


RE: Last bush swords of 2017 - Karen Hood - 01-10-2018

Nice looking blades James!!! Are you going to SHOT show this month in Vegas?

-Karen


RE: Last bush swords of 2017 - Rather-B-Camping - 01-10-2018

Great looking stuff as always James.


RE: Last bush swords of 2017 - Stormcrow - 01-11-2018

Thanks, guys!

PJB - Backlog is pretty long. Been closing my books, but haven't made much dent in the stack.

Karen - Never have been to SHOT. Considering it, and might do so at some point.