Thursday, December 15, 2016

Sword Forging

Now THIS is a Santa Claus! Bam!
After last week's post on blades, I thought it would be a good idea to show how some are made. Of the many different sword making videos I watched, these are my favorite.

The first URL is from a Korean website. It shows old word sword making start to finish. It is specifically for the making of this Korean blade but the video is chocked full of great details that you can put in your scene.

The second is from the History Channels Forged in Fire series which, like all History Channel series, rocks. This one has a quick overview of forges through the ages.

The final is History Channel's, History Of Swords : Ancient Killing Weapon. It's awesome and a more exhaustive view of sword making as well as swords themselves.

Before you dive in to the pile of swords, which I super don't suggest, I wanted to wish you all, my fearless readers, a Merry Christmas, Happy Chanukah, and wonderful holiday season however and whatever you celebrate. I can't say enough how grateful I am for you. 

As you are out and about, walk with your head up, shoulders back, pay attention to your surroundings. Make eye contact with strangers and heaven help, get off your phone!!!! Know where you are parked. Don't carry so much that you don't have a hand free and if possible, go with a friend. Self defense begins before defense of the self is necessary.

(Soap box dismantled.) See you in January. Enjoy...

Quick and Dirty Sword Making - 3 min  (URL)

 History Channel's Forged in Fire: History of the Forge

History Of Swords : Ancient Killing Weapon

May you write fearlessly and never forget that God is a warrior. He has fought for you to the death and to the life.

Exodus 14:14 "The LORD will fight for you. You need only to be still."

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