Scagel Inspired Sub-hilt Fighter

LobosStyle Blades

Well-Known Member
Question on the guard. How did you get that lower finger section so thin? Was that hand filing/shaping or mechanical with a grinder or rotary? I've always been hesitant on making them thin like that but would like to try.
 

wmhammond

Well-Known Member
Question on the guard. How did you get that lower finger section so thin? Was that hand filing/shaping or mechanical with a grinder or rotary? I've always been hesitant on making them thin like that but would like to try.
I'm sorry I didn't see your question sooner. Please forgive me for not answering sooner. I shape most of my guards, thin or not, about the first 90% with a Fordon hand tool and then the last 10 % with files and sandpaper. Even this thin the gard seems really strong.
 

Von Gruff

KNIFE MAKER
What is the Fordon hand tool. Not one I know of but whatever it is it has helped in the making of a very nice piece of working art.
 
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