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Last bush swords of 2017
#1
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
James Helm - Proud to be a Neo-Tribal Metalsmith scavenging the wreckage of civilization!



Helm Enterprises, Forging Division - http://www.helmforge.com



Helm Enterprises, Grinding Division - http://www.helmgrind.com



A collaboration with Wasteland Leatherwork: wastelandcrow.blogspot.com
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#2
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
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#3
Thanks! Smile

Shifty Sasquatch?

[Image: 39453960312_585118cde5_c.jpg]shifty by James Helm, on Flickr
James Helm - Proud to be a Neo-Tribal Metalsmith scavenging the wreckage of civilization!



Helm Enterprises, Forging Division - http://www.helmforge.com



Helm Enterprises, Grinding Division - http://www.helmgrind.com



A collaboration with Wasteland Leatherwork: wastelandcrow.blogspot.com
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#4
Big Grin Big Grin more like

Studley sasquatch holding sharp stuff!


AOC
"When government fears the people, there is liberty. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny."--Thomas Jefferson

"Buy land- they are not making it anymore"- Mark Twain

"An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile €”hoping it will eat him last." -Winston Churchill

"Wilderness is in our hearts first and always. All of us can't have a cabin in the mountains. It's the wilderness within we must strive for first."- R. Sullivan
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#5
Those are stud man!!how is your back log??
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#6
Nice looking blades James!!! Are you going to SHOT show this month in Vegas?

-Karen
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#7
Great looking stuff as always James.
Joshua Swanagon

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#8
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.
James Helm - Proud to be a Neo-Tribal Metalsmith scavenging the wreckage of civilization!



Helm Enterprises, Forging Division - http://www.helmforge.com



Helm Enterprises, Grinding Division - http://www.helmgrind.com



A collaboration with Wasteland Leatherwork: wastelandcrow.blogspot.com
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