Cutpurse? I think you’re underselling me. I go by Assassin’s Kiss for a reason.
This is part of a three sword (so far) series that I’ve explored, a 26" LOA shortsword. I’m not going to get into process details, We’ve covered them a lot on the forum. Instead I’ll list a series of skills that you will need and you can search for them.
Things you’ll need to know:
- Passthrough technique
- Kerf Adjustment
- Cutting and scoring techniques
Things it is good to know:
- Wood staining
- Wood finishing
- Edge sanding/shaping techniques [search for my layered round boxes, I talk about it at length]
- A functional knowledge of your Agrippa.
- 1/8" baltic birch blade
- 1/8" wenge scales
- 1/4" mahogany pins (dowels)
- Wood glue
- Wood stain (optional)
- Wood finish (I used wipe on satin polyurethane
- A belt sander is really nice to have for shaping the blade. It will save you so much time.
- Hand sanding block is basically a requirement
- A bench vise or a clever clamping solution (Far harder to try to hold this while you do detail sanding. A vise really helps)
- Clamps. Lots of clamps. You’ll glue a lot of parts together, but the blade is two layers of 1/8" ply thick, and that requires a lot of clamps to keep it together while the glue sets.
So, this is post 3, here’s your banana-scaled family portrait.
The two-hander is so huge, it’s hilarious