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New bronze weapons,freshly cast.
Nov 18th, 2013 at 6:41am
 
So,here are the fruits of my second casting session :
The axe, is a Scythian style "Fokos". Similar to the tomahawk,widely used by Scythians,Alans, Sarmatians,Huns,Avars etc.
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Reply #1 - Nov 18th, 2013 at 8:36am
 
What are you alloying? Can you show your foundry setup? Nice work btw! I am always interested in foundrywork and patternmaking.  I can't wait to get back into it myself, but that's just not possible right now.
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Reply #2 - Nov 19th, 2013 at 6:32am
 
I'm curious about the blade at the bottom. Judging from it's shape, I would guess it's used for stabbing rather than hack slash?
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Reply #3 - Nov 19th, 2013 at 5:24pm
 
The axe head looks wicked!
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Reply #4 - Nov 19th, 2013 at 6:41pm
 
I like! 

It looks like you have already hammered an edge on the ax, have you cut anything with it yet?  How does the knife hold an edge?
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Reply #5 - Nov 19th, 2013 at 8:04pm
 
WOW!

Impressed as always.
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Reply #6 - Nov 23rd, 2013 at 5:31pm
 
The bronze was from a rock drilling machines big cogwheel or what. Very though bronze alloy. Plus i mixed in a few small pieces of plumbing bronze pieces.

The dagger,is probably suitable for stabbing Tongue But it will cut also, i just have to sharpen it, and make a grip for it.(wrapped,glued leather) Test,later on.

Maybe the week to come, i can take a photo of my foundry setup.
The axe is not hammered,it used to have those marks from a bit of angle grinding. Now it's sharpened,razor sharp,and they're not visible anymore.
Thanks guys! Tomorrow,i'll post a pic with the Fokos axe sharpened and with a handle.
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Reply #7 - Nov 24th, 2013 at 6:52am
 
The downward angle is good for slashing action. Sort of like how sabers draw themselves in the cut.
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Reply #8 - Nov 24th, 2013 at 6:53am
 
Now i have two of these bullets. I'll keep one for myself,the other will be sold.
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Reply #9 - Nov 25th, 2013 at 7:16am
 

I like the axe. Were they thrown, originally?
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Reply #10 - Nov 25th, 2013 at 6:25pm
 
Are those rammed up sand molds with a core for the handles? Or are you doing some sort of investment casting?
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Reply #11 - Dec 1st, 2013 at 8:30am
 
Clay-sand molds with cores where it's needed.

DM: Considering how valuable they were, i don't think they threw it around much. Maybe as a last ditch effort.
Are you thinking about the shapes similarity with the franciska?
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Reply #12 - Dec 3rd, 2013 at 3:14pm
 

Yes, it does look rather similar and would stick very well.
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