Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Bladesmithing for a Cause

At the moment I'm focusing on two swords and some commission illustration work. One particular sword for the cause of auctioning off for a good cause. Andy & I will be giving %100 of the proceeds of this sword to Samaritan's Purse an incredible disaster-aid organization & ministry. Obviously compelled to do this in light of Japan's earthquakes, New Zealand's prior earthquakes, and the anniversary of Haiti.

Lots of new projects in the works that I'm eager to finish and share...

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Oakeshott XVIIIb - Bloodwood Ring Pommel Sword

I'm finishing up this sword for a customer in the coming week.
By far one of the most enjoyable commission projects I've ever worked on to date. Really love the design as specified by the customer, and really love the theme and aesthetic behind it, which will soon be clear once sword & scabbard are finished.
When finished it will have hand engraved french words in the blade, and will have medieval knotwork carved into the grip & scabbard.