Pounding & Shaping The Blade by patjila
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Traditionally in almost every culture the craft of sword making was divided at a very early date. An Iron master made the steel. The cutler forged, ground and heat treated the blade. Later these were each specialized tasks further dividing the labour to blade smith, grinder and heat treater. The “hilt smith” made the furniture and the grip. A scabard maker made the scabard. A presentation piece would probably go to an engraver or jeweller to have more decoration added. As many as eight separate craftsmen and an untold number of helpers may have worked on a single sword.

Today, due to economics, most makers do it ALL. This means that they must be skilled in many crafts.

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Camera on tripod without flash.

Equipment: Eyes, hands, mind, soul, Canon Eos 30D

  • Feature 13-12-2012 Canon DSLR Group thank you so much!

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  • Catherine Hamilton-Veal  ©
    Catherine Hami...about 2 years ago

    A superb capture dear Annet.x

  • thanks so much Cath! Glad you like it xx

    – patjila

  • TheWanderingBoo
    TheWanderingBooabout 2 years ago

    amazing capture

  • Thank you lots Simon!

    – patjila

  • JUSTART
    JUSTARTabout 2 years ago

    great shot

  • Thank you so much Syl!

    – patjila

  • Steven  Agius
    Steven Agiusabout 2 years ago

    Great shot Annet.

  • Thanks lots Steven!

    – patjila

  • Mui-Ling Teh
    Mui-Ling Tehabout 2 years ago

    Fascinating capture of these guys at work. Also love the shadows of the chains and blades cast on the wall.

  • Great thanks Mui-Ling-Teh nice you love the details too!

    – patjila

  • dgscotland
    dgscotlandabout 2 years ago

    Well caught.

    Clicking the banner takes you to the group….please enjoy it.

  • Thanks so much for compliment and acceptance!

    – patjila

  • anaisanais
    anaisanaisabout 2 years ago

    LIGHTS AND SHADOWS…..VERY SUGGESTIVE IMAGE!!!!

  • Thank you dear Anna the atmosphere is special with only the two lights and fire in the forge!

    – patjila

  • Robin Brown
    Robin Brownabout 2 years ago

    Work till your whatsits pound all night long :o)
    Superb capture Princess, hot stuff xx

  • Ta very Robin indeed hot no need for central heating there XD xx

    – patjila

  • Valerie Anne Kelly
    Valerie Anne K...about 2 years ago

  • Thank you so much Val!

    – patjila

  • kathy s gillentine
    kathy s gillen...about 2 years ago

  • Kathy thank you loads this is a real honour!!!!

    – patjila

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