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I made 5 swords from red oak as Christmas gifts for my son and his cousins. Each one has a custom engraving that is significant to the recipient.
The blade, handle, and pommel are all one piece, then the crosspiece is hand chiseled to sit on the shoulder created by the thicker handle.
I used the CNC router for engraving; hand plane for reducing thickness of blade; router table and spokeshave for the bevel and point.
Finished with BLO, then shellac, then a light fine sanding to create a soft feel.

One sword has a longer handle (for a larger hand), and I wrapped that handle in leather just for grins.

They are all about 2' long.

Thanks for looking, Merry Christmas!

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Excellent job on these. I bet they will be well received.
 

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Those are awesome! I'd love to make something like that someday to give my daughter, but I'm a little worried she may hurt someone with it. She doesn't have the best self-control.
 

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The engravings are really what set these apart. I love that each engraving has meaning to each cousin, I'ts like a fantasy novel come true.
 

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Those are awesome… So much better than the ones I make quick on the bandsaw for battles. My 6 year old and 3 year old have tons of swords and axes and whatever else. Nothing as nice as these…

It's important for kids to play with "dangerous" toys. So they learn proper ways to act around "dangerous" things.
 

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Thanks everyone. Ted, yes indeed - three of the kids have the middle names Wolf, Bear, and Rose!
 
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