Introducing: Sarathiel

 

bleh

Sarathiel is a short sword that I shipped out just this morning. It is about two feet in length and quite practical. I was very pleased with how it came together. Totally fuss-free. It comes in a very close second to my all-time favourite: Jahoel. This beauty makes for a budget friendly choice at just $145.

ferpderp

Now that I’ve completed this particular order, I have one free crafting slot. Hurrah! If you’re looking to grab it for yourself, feel free to send me a message.

 

I’d also like to take this moment to let you all know that I’m no longer using bubble-wrap to package my swords. Instead, I’ve decided to use only bio-degradable materials in an effort to make my studio more eco friendly. My workshop may be a tiny operation, but I think it’s important to run it responsibly all the same.

Stay tuned for more news. I have a brand new longsword design on the table and two never-before-seen LED equipped Azrael blades.

 

Artistic Accidents

So, I was trying to make a lovely smooth, flawless, transparent coating of red over a clear sword. I had to strip it all off and re-finish the blade completely three times before I realized that it was absolutely impossible to get a coating free of drips without an air-brush unit. Which I don’t have.

I tried giving it an extra thick coating and then sanding it down, hoping for an artificially-created flawless finish. But there was no getting around it; there were still drips and …

wait a minute …

That actually makes a really cool pattern!

IMG_0292

I accidentally produced a lacy pattern much like Damascus steel on a semi-transparent blade. My wife, who is very much a fan of blacksmithing and adores the Damascus patterns told me on no uncertain terms to do the whole blade like that.

So here it hangs in the closet dripping bloody red into a bucket while it dries. Spinner isn’t even finished and it is already hands-down the weirdest sword I’ve ever made.

IMG_0295

Of course, as a side effect of dribbling the glass paint all over the sword, it got other places too.

IMG_0293

Paint. Yes … just paint. Ahem. *closes the cupboard*