Wednesday, January 21, 2009


The faceplate, welded up, but not cleaned up. This shows the tricky spacing.
Above, when you click on the picture to enlarge, you can see the initial grinding which fairs the bars out. They end up being pretty smooth, and not likely to catch a sword...or anything else. Smoothing out the corners, called "fairing" is required for safety because if you don't do this, the sword will snag on a protruding bit and twist the wearer's neck.

This last pic is a sort of three quarters head on view. Lots of work left to do!

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