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So, here is the back story. No s*, there I was minding my own business when a friend walks up to me carrying a handless old sword, a scabbard in disrepair, and an inadequate amount of supposed African wood I did not recognize.

Because we cannot see any marking on the tang, we have no Idea how old the sword actually is.

At any rate, he asked me if I could repair the scabbard and make a handle for the sword.

So, here is a bit of the process and the final product. Other then gluing the scabbard back together and attaching the top ring, we left it as is just in case.

The center wood is cherry, the exterior wood is the supposed African wood, the guard is monkey pod, and the finish is General Finishes salad bowl finish.


The sword



The scabbard


Unknown African wood - any ideas?


The chisel - LBD, I rotated it just for you!!


Test fit


The shape


Not perfect, but - tada.

Thanks for visiting.

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Ken, You've done a top job on the handle. The supplied timber has a pretty grain. Well done sir!
 

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It sure looks fine to me - good job !
 

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Cool rescue Frenchie... Incredible how friends pop out of the woodworks with a broken saber tucked in their pockets… lucky he wasn't a Scottsman.


The sword
Interesting yellow vice… "Dial" knob looks ergonomic. Any branding for it?

Nothing against your woodworking… would have liked to see more of the the metalworkings.

Unknown African wood - any ideas?
Definitely ITOAD, not to be confused with a digital cousin of the frog.. Imported Timber Out of African District!

The chisel - LBD, I rotated it just for you!!
- FrenchGoattoys
Hmm, or subsidised advertisement by DeWalt...?

Nevertheless you've chiselled out a place in my esteem… thx.
 

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damn nice repair work goat toys,like brand new.
 

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Nice work and a good beer to celebrate with, I just had one with dinner tonight!
 

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Nice job on it.
 

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Nice work and a good beer to celebrate with, I just had one with dinner tonight!

- rookslide
Hope you didn't slide (swallow) a sword down.
 

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Nice work and a good beer to celebrate with, I just had one with dinner tonight!

- rookslide

Hope you didn t slide (swallow) a sword down.

- LittleBlackDuck
so you have experience in "swallowing" things duck ?
 

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so you have experience in "swallowing" things duck ?

- pottz
Not quite… that's why I drink from casks… hard to get past my dentures!

Thanks but damn, Frenchie,

everywhere out of stock and I was prepared to hire a private jet/chopper to ship it to downtown Churchill.
Looks like I'm (and you) not the only one(s) that thinks they're useful.

I have some yellow vices,

nice variable jaw orientation but too clunky controls… and this one,

with great control but wrong jaw orientation…. corner mount could be ok, but I looked around and couldn't find a corner.
 

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This one is just for looks. Got it from my pop when he past.

I am not sure when and where he got it. I don't seem to recall it as a kid.

But none the less, it matches the drill and shotgun.
 

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Nice save. And I like the intro to the story..

Those Quickvises are handy. I have one and picked up a NIB set for my Son-in-law to use with his Workmate.
 
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