It was a life-long dream for me. I got it done and you can do it too.
It isn’t that difficult to do once you understand a few basic concepts.
And one thing I really want to stress is that this is a real sword that can be used. I stress this because it is even easier to make something blacksmiths call “A Sword Shaped Object” . And that’s an important thing to know.
Anybody can get a piece of steel, cut it to the shape of a sword and add a handle to it. That would be a sword shaped object. And it would be absolutely useless in a combat situation.
It all comes down to the characteristics of steel. THere are thousands of iterations of steel and each has it’s own properties.
And for a sword you need a steel that is strong and flexible. It should have some give and flex to it. That means it needs to be moderately soft.
But…. if it is too soft it will not hold a sharpened edge. It will dull quickly or not cut very well. So, it also needs to be hard!
Ahh… so this is what a blacksmith does when making a sword. A blacksmith finds this middle ground where the sword has a certain amount of softness and a certain amount of hardness! Yup, that can be done.
You just have to know this!
Okay, So, making a sword is quite different than making a “Sword Shaped Object”. And when I made my sword I learned all of this. And in my tutorial I show you all of it so you can make a real sword too.