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"Making a sword"


Ok so on the way home from school I found a piece of metal and I decided to turn it into a sword since all of the ones I bought kept breaking.so if anyone has any ideas on how I could do this that would be a big help I mostly need help with the hilt on and I have no idea how to attach the pommel without a crew but I want it the traditional way.so if anyone could reference me some web site that would be great.

William Watts
- Tracy, California, USA


Hi William,
Glad to see you showing an interest in knife/sword making. I've been a blademaker for about 14yrs now. to make a sword right is a very in depth subject but very rewarding...instead of listing things involved such as heat treatment, bevel angles, cross sections, etc. I will just direct you to some good sites. I am a member of each.

http://www.knifenetwork.com/ this is the one I use the most (it just happens that way) great site involving all aspects of knives...superb forum for custom makers

http://www.bladeforums.com/ same type of thing as knifenetwork, some different faces/discussions

http://www.dfoggknives.com/ a site hosted by swordmaker don fogg. smaller discussion forum than the other 2 but very knowledgeable makers there (dons work is great)

good luck to you! :) any questions feel free to ask.

Jason Aube
- Flint, Michigan

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