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by HuerTa
Mon Jan 28, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: WoodCraft
Topic: Subduing wood and metal.. thoughts?
Replies: 27
Views: 7526

Re: Suduing wood and metal.. thoughts?

When it comes to darkening metals, there are a few modern quick solutions such as Gun Blue which work really well. I've used it with good result on guards, pommels, and blades. Here's one I did a while back : https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4587/39486215471_7284ddc19d_k.jpg Untitled by Steven Huerta ...
by HuerTa
Thu Jan 24, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Weapons & Armour
Topic: Dynasty Forge Bastard!
Replies: 3
Views: 1728

Re: Dynasty Forge Bastard!

Oooh, I do love me some Matt Easton! The XVIa is my favorite sword type, I'll definitely check this out.

Semi related note, i've been checking out your YouTube channel, really great stuff!
by HuerTa
Tue Jan 22, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Weapons & Armour
Topic: Viking-era scabbard attachments
Replies: 4
Views: 1756

Re: Viking-era scabbard attachments

I think the art of it is something to take into consideration. Many of our ancient brethren had a great talent for melding form and function and I think this article is a beautiful example of that. I don't see it as complicated, but more as a culture that took enough pride in their tools to also mak...
by HuerTa
Tue Jan 22, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: Weapons & Armour
Topic: A New Scabbard in the Works
Replies: 21
Views: 4766

Re: A New Scabbard in the Works

Thank tyou very much, gentlemen!

Kortoso wrote:So the oxblood strap also forms a keeper for the by-knife too? I like that touch.


Thanks! Yes, the strap from the main belt that runs under the by-knife keeps a snug pressure fit and the small braided one adds a little extra security.
by HuerTa
Thu Jan 17, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Weapons & Armour
Topic: A New Scabbard in the Works
Replies: 21
Views: 4766

Re: A New Scabbard in the Works

I'm digging that belt hardware! Rob Thanks Rob! I finally got around to uploading finished pics: https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4831/46682334042_73c4d27762_k.jpg Untitled by Steven Huerta , on Flickr https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4849/46682334692_7c9ff5bc08_k.jpg Untitled by Steven Huerta , on Fli...
by HuerTa
Tue Jan 15, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: Weapons & Armour
Topic: A New Scabbard in the Works
Replies: 21
Views: 4766

Re: A New Scabbard in the Works

Thank you, gentlemen!

And thank you Pete, black and oxblood is my favorite combo on leather. It's not the most traditional for a Ranger, but the oxblood gets dark enough to look very earthy so I think it works if not overdone.
by HuerTa
Mon Jan 14, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: Weapons & Armour
Topic: A New Scabbard in the Works
Replies: 21
Views: 4766

Re: A New Scabbard in the Works

That makes a lot of sense! I could imagine also solid placeholder core as a "last" of sorts - but that's a lot of work if one's only doing one of a particular scabbard it seems. Regardless, it looks lovely, and I can't wait to see your next one. :) Thanks again! I'm already planning the n...
by HuerTa
Sun Jan 13, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Weapons & Armour
Topic: A New Scabbard in the Works
Replies: 21
Views: 4766

Re: A New Scabbard in the Works

Wow! That's fantastic. :) ... will you be adding background texture/stippling around the vines, or leaving as is? And do you do your leather carving on the scabbard itself, or carve it first and then glue it to the core? Thank you! For this one I won’t be doing any backgrounding. It’s just preferen...
by HuerTa
Sun Jan 13, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Weapons & Armour
Topic: A New Scabbard in the Works
Replies: 21
Views: 4766

Re: A New Scabbard in the Works

Ghostsoldier wrote:I saw it earlier on the Book of Faces, but it looks awesome, Steve!

Rob


Thanks muindor! You’ll get to see it in person soon enough too :)
by HuerTa
Sun Jan 13, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Weapons & Armour
Topic: A New Scabbard in the Works
Replies: 21
Views: 4766

Re: A New Scabbard in the Works

Iodo wrote:Nice work! looks amazing :P


Le hannon!
by HuerTa
Sun Jan 13, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: Weapons & Armour
Topic: A New Scabbard in the Works
Replies: 21
Views: 4766

Re: A New Scabbard in the Works

I think that's a factor of the material, then, for sure. Vegtan really does stretch quite a bit...I wrapped mine in lambskin and that level of stretch just wasn't happening, which is why I folded it under on the backside. Looks very clean. What're you tooling with? Thanks! Nothing too fancy for thi...
by HuerTa
Fri Jan 11, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: Weapons & Armour
Topic: A New Scabbard in the Works
Replies: 21
Views: 4766

Re: A New Scabbard in the Works

What's your process for fitting the byknife scabbard? I'm not sure I'm seeing a seam, so how'd you handle the big elevation change across the throat? Can we maybe see from the other direction? Looking good. Thanks! I glue the by-knife scabbard directly to the sword's core, then I stretch the leathe...
by HuerTa
Fri Jan 11, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: Weapons & Armour
Topic: A New Scabbard in the Works
Replies: 21
Views: 4766

A New Scabbard in the Works

I had a bit of an "incident" with my previous scabbard for this sword so I set out this past week to make a new one. While I was at it, I thought I'd push myself a little and actually tool the designs into the leather rather than using risers under the leather. The vine designs may be a li...
by HuerTa
Wed Jan 09, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Beware the Mops and Sociopaths.
Replies: 50
Views: 10608

Re: Beware the Mops and Sociopaths.

From a "new guy" perspective, I think it's a delicate balance. While I do enjoy cosplay, the main attraction to the MERF for me was being able to take that costuming idea to the next level from a functional perspective. The though of a trek through the wild in full kit was appealing to me ...
by HuerTa
Mon Jan 07, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Hard Kit
Topic: Not Perfect, But Getting There...
Replies: 14
Views: 3422

Re: Not Perfect, But Getting There...

Looks great. If I may ask what pattern did you use for the jerkin or was it more of a figure it out as you go thing? Thank you! It's a little of both, actually. The main part I cut using an old vest of mine as a primary pattern and added a little bit of length to it. The rest of the bits were a bit...

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