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My First Sword

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28" broad sword made from 5160 spring steel. Ironwood handle. Etched with Bind runes . Sword will be used as part of a Druidic wedding ceremony. Tree of life adorns the pommel and the blade is marked with
Courage, Energy, Good Luck, Grace, Health, Love, Protection, Safe travels, and Strength.
 
MANY learnings I need to write up.  But first onto the scabbard.
 
 

Bob Bryenton
Solar Storm Group Ltd.
Phone: (780) 953-0016
Email: [email protected]
https://www.solarstorm.ca

“The only way of finding the limits of the possible is by going beyond them into the impossible" -- Arthur C. Clarke

 
Posted : 24/02/2024 3:49 pm
Kevin Stinson
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Looking great.

 
Posted : 24/02/2024 7:15 pm
Michael Samdahl
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Wendell Bryenton,

Your work has always impressed me Bob. It's really awesome to see you reaching out like this to new things you haven't tried before. It seems like with every new project or things you haven't tried you spend twice the time planning new things compared to actually doing the tasks. After you have tried it once the fear seems to subside and then the next time goes so much faster. Maybe that's why we are required to turn in 5 different style knives for certifications in ABS. Do you think the 5 different styles is a form of forced broadening of the craft? 

Respectfully
Michael

 
Posted : 26/02/2024 1:04 pm
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Michael Samdahl "Do you think the 5 different styles is a form of forced broadening of the craft?"

could be.  I think it also demonstrates that you are not a one trick pony.  5 different styles shows you understand how to create the different designs and that you didnt fluke off a good knife (I think), and that you understand what makes a good blade.

Bob Bryenton
Solar Storm Group Ltd.
Phone: (780) 953-0016
Email: [email protected]
https://www.solarstorm.ca

“The only way of finding the limits of the possible is by going beyond them into the impossible" -- Arthur C. Clarke

 
Posted : 06/03/2024 7:58 am
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Some more shots now that it is finished with the sheath

Bob Bryenton
Solar Storm Group Ltd.
Phone: (780) 953-0016
Email: [email protected]
https://www.solarstorm.ca

“The only way of finding the limits of the possible is by going beyond them into the impossible" -- Arthur C. Clarke

 
Posted : 17/03/2024 3:24 pm
Michael Samdahl
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Wendell Bryenton,

Man is that an amazing sword. Has making a sword made you more interested in making another one or less?

Respectfully
Michael

 
Posted : 18/03/2024 10:13 am
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Michael Samdahl Thanks Michael, I just need the customer… now that I have tooled up.

Bob Bryenton
Solar Storm Group Ltd.
Phone: (780) 953-0016
Email: [email protected]
https://www.solarstorm.ca

“The only way of finding the limits of the possible is by going beyond them into the impossible" -- Arthur C. Clarke

 
Posted : 18/03/2024 11:00 am
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