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by Eric C
Sat Jan 18, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: In memory?
Replies: 16
Views: 8715

Re: In memory?

That would be great. Sorry about the extra work. That always throws a kink into things we enjoy. I have to remind myself that so does being unemployed. Last night I had to take care of some things for an upcoming Veteran's Admin meeting so I didn't get to check out Pete's site. I will do it before I...
by Eric C
Sat Jan 18, 2020 1:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Christopher.
Replies: 7
Views: 4487

Re: Christopher.

Ghostsoldier wrote:RIP, Mr. Tolkien. :(

Now, I just hope his heirs don't sell out to Disney.

Rob
Amen to that.
by Eric C
Sat Jan 18, 2020 1:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: In memory?
Replies: 16
Views: 8715

Re: In memory?

Iodo wrote:I don't think I have anything I can easily contribute (yet - I'll give it some thought) but this is an awesome idea :P
Seriously? Your leatherwork is awesome! It will take me a little time as well. Also, I will be posting pics of the gift you sent me tomorrow (Saturday).
by Eric C
Fri Jan 17, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: In memory?
Replies: 16
Views: 8715

Re: In memory?

Peter Remling wrote:How about: http://www.greisinger.museum/en/
Erm... that just might be the thing to do. Thanks Peter! I will check out the site once I get home tonight. But upon first impressions, it would be great to have our goods displayed there.
by Eric C
Fri Jan 17, 2020 3:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: In memory?
Replies: 16
Views: 8715

Re: In memory?

We have a while. I and another forum member are sort of brainstorming. I'll let him chime in as he sees fit. One major problem we see is, where do we send it? If it goes to the estate, it may end up in a storage room at best.

Ideas, input is greatly welcomed.
by Eric C
Fri Jan 17, 2020 1:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: In memory?
Replies: 16
Views: 8715

Re: In memory?

I would love to contribute to the making of something you made Eric. That would be great! I'm trying to come up with an idea of how this would work. Not all of us are bladesmiths, or blacksmiths. Not all of us are good at working leather (reminds me, I need to post some pics). But each of us is goo...
by Eric C
Fri Jan 17, 2020 1:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: In memory?
Replies: 16
Views: 8715

In memory?

I don't know. I get hair-brained ideas pretty often, but there is something I'm batting around since hearing about Christopher Tolkien's passing. I'm wondering if there is something we could do as a forum to express our condolences and appreciation to the estate. I'm wanting to make a blade and writ...
by Eric C
Thu Jan 16, 2020 10:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Christopher.
Replies: 7
Views: 4487

Re: Christopher.

My anvil will ring in his honor this weekend. May he rest in peace.
by Eric C
Thu Jan 16, 2020 1:45 am
Forum: Weapons & Armour
Topic: Tightening a peened pommel
Replies: 6
Views: 4634

Re: Tightening a peened pommel

Try a separate peen. Use a carriage bolt inverted, align it with your tang and strike the other end of the carriage bolt with your hammer. Two good things about this method: first you can use any type of hammer (don't need to buy a peen hammer) and second if you miss you have several inches to reco...
by Eric C
Wed Jan 15, 2020 11:52 pm
Forum: Weapons & Armour
Topic: Morgul Blade.
Replies: 16
Views: 8677

Re: Morgul Blade.

Iodo wrote:
Eric C wrote:Hold still! Ima stab you with this healing blade! It'll make you feel better!
thanks for the offer but, I think I'll take my chances... :P LOL

:lol: :lol:
by Eric C
Wed Jan 15, 2020 1:03 pm
Forum: Weapons & Armour
Topic: Morgul Blade.
Replies: 16
Views: 8677

Re: Morgul Blade.

Were the blades corrupted when their masters were or were the blades made for them after they were corrupted ? It could make a difference in their construction ! For instance a blade made prior would have been a blade made by normal means. It may have been given magical properties but at it's core ...
by Eric C
Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:55 pm
Forum: Weapons & Armour
Topic: Morgul Blade.
Replies: 16
Views: 8677

Re: Morgul Blade.

I don't know if it's WETA's influence (it's been a while since I read the books) but I always pictured it as a blackened blade, or grey, certainly not polished. I don't know if there's any historic truth in it but I figured that to poison a blade, the blade in question would have to have a rough su...
by Eric C
Sun Jan 12, 2020 4:01 am
Forum: Weapons & Armour
Topic: Morgul Blade.
Replies: 16
Views: 8677

Re: Morgul Blade.

In the reference above, it says that the edge was notched and the tip broken. Two thoughts come to mind. 1) Is the edge notched because of old battle damage? 2) Is the edge notched as a design feature to ensure that the tip would break off in the Nasgul's prey? I don't believe that the Morgul blade ...
by Eric C
Sun Jan 12, 2020 1:44 am
Forum: Weapons & Armour
Topic: Morgul Blade.
Replies: 16
Views: 8677

Morgul Blade.

Mmkay, here we go. I finished one of my very overdue commissions today and I want to start work on a long-term project that I've played around with in my mind for a while. I want to try my hand at creating what I see in my own mind when I think of some of the weapons in LOTR. About the first blade t...
by Eric C
Sun Jan 12, 2020 1:34 am
Forum: Weapons & Armour
Topic: Tightening a peened pommel
Replies: 6
Views: 4634

Re: Tightening a peened pommel

Sometimes, peening a tang can take quite a while. It's a slow process when starting a new peen. I always miss the tang a few times and have to refinish the pommel. Not fun. But yeah, a ball peened hammer works really well for this. Glad it worked out for you.