Friday, February 2, 2018

Forging and profiling a Viking Seax videos

Reference for forging a Viking Seax videos

 Video #1 I'm making a few Seaxes for inventory. I start with a 1"square and 7" long bar for a 12" to 14" blade (approx).
I start under the hammer with tip formation. the widest section of the blade is forged to 2" or more.  Its done sideways under hammer with subtle draw dies. The length ways for the draw and rough profile.
In the 2nd and 3rd videos
Finishing the blade tip by hand is very rewarding because it reveals the character of the blade with each blow of the hammer.

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