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Forum: European Armoury 15th November 2017, 07:25 AM
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some people are strongly allergic to nickel, in...

some people are strongly allergic to nickel, in objects that will be handled, like coins or sword/knife blades, or grips, even zippers, buckles, pins, needles, stainless steel may contain some...
Forum: European Armoury 14th November 2017, 10:26 PM
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Posted By kronckew
nickel plating has been around a long time:...

nickel plating has been around a long time: https://www.thomasnet.com/articles/metals-metal-products/nickel-plating-history/

found online:

Commercial chrome plating was developed by Fink &...
Forum: European Armoury 14th November 2017, 09:34 PM
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Posted By kronckew
i found a reference to someone else suggesting...

i found a reference to someone else suggesting extruding rollers to form the blade then heat treating it. which is another skill. heat treating these long thin blades without getting a warp would...
Forum: European Armoury 23rd October 2017, 08:01 AM
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Posted By kronckew
ditto. they look like std. fullered blades,...

ditto. they look like std. fullered blades, smallswords were well out of fashion by the time of the photo.
Forum: European Armoury 19th October 2017, 06:05 PM
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Posted By kronckew
i agree more with matt here:...

i agree more with matt here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zQVrb_cAVfQ

the duellists is a cool movie tho.

see also: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KlsT9VZyehE
Forum: European Armoury 19th October 2017, 09:42 AM
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Posted By kronckew
a thrust through the body was usually fatal,...

a thrust through the body was usually fatal, given the state of medicine of the times. but not always. a certain american gentleman by the name of james bowie was involved in an altercation with a...
Forum: European Armoury 13th October 2017, 09:32 AM
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Posted By kronckew
colchemarde blades were not necessarily hollow...

colchemarde blades were not necessarily hollow ground on three sides of a triangle, they were small swords where the initial forte section was very noticeably wider to allow for a strong parry, like...
Forum: European Armoury 10th October 2017, 12:02 AM
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Posted By kronckew
let's not get our terms mixed up. annealing...

let's not get our terms mixed up.

annealing is heating the metal to the critical point then cooling it slowly to make it softer and more workable. sometimes the hot steel is covered in an insulate...
Forum: European Armoury 5th October 2017, 08:45 PM
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Posted By kronckew
see my updates above. much different stones...

see my updates above. much different stones driven at higher rotational speeds... the water driven mill wheel of course could be a power source for a variety of blacksmiting tools, grinders, drop...
Forum: European Armoury 5th October 2017, 08:13 PM
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Posted By kronckew
they are millstones for grain, the striations are...

they are millstones for grain, the striations are grooves to allow the milled flour to work it's way out and fall down into a large funnel and then into the flour sacks underneath. the cylindrical...
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