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  • Almost Perfect Restoration
    Almost Perfect Restoration  Před 5 měsíci +332

    This is the most Hard forging i have ever done,
    Here is some of the Best moments of this Sword video.
    01:34 forging
    03:01 shaping
    05:05 hardening
    06:28 making handle
    08:16 making cross guard
    10:52 making pommel
    09:49 making handle
    12:31 assembling Final product

  • CoreniaBug
    CoreniaBug Před měsícem +3

    So much goes into what you do. What an amazing job!! Well done!! :)

  • Morten Hansen
    Morten Hansen Před měsícem +5

    Not only is this piece of craft / art perfect. The video is so well made, that you can almost touch the artwork.
    Actually you could make one, if you dared to, just out of this video.
    Thank You!

  • slaytanic
    slaytanic Před měsícem

    Incredible Video!! Amazing Talent!!!

  • ItsEnma-FF
    ItsEnma-FF Před měsícem +1

    2:10 tremendo corte el mejor que e vistot ...... the best cut I've seen

  • J Staatzy
    J Staatzy Před 5 měsíci +200

    Unbelievable! This is the definition of making do with what you have! I had my doubts when you started to forge but I stand corrected. What you accomplished with the tools you used is unreal. Well done 👏

  • Sahid Sk
    Sahid Sk Před měsícem

    These blades are pretty, no doubt... They will keal!
    But during the strength test, it's hard to say🥲

  • MaXerxo
    MaXerxo Před 5 měsíci +550

    Absolutely stunning for the amount stuff you had access to. However, there's something I think you missed and it's a small part, easy to fix. It looked like you made the handle circular. Usually, bladed weapons in general have oval handles so that one can feel the edge alignment in the hand.

    • Captain Pantys
      Captain Pantys Před 3 dny

      @Ozbek Yilmazturk What? Dude I think I just a fatal brain aneurysm trying to read that sentence.

    • Ozbek Yilmazturk
      Ozbek Yilmazturk Před 4 dny

      @Captain Pantys why you botheres by me being bothered? Being bothered a crime now?

    • Captain Pantys
      Captain Pantys Před 18 dny

      @wade217 Lol he's a professional black smith giving friendly advice. Maybe you should quit thinking you're better than everybody else and go learn a skill.

    • Captain Pantys
      Captain Pantys Před 18 dny

      @Jack Lol ya bro that guys weird. He's making fun of a fellow blacksmith giving helpful advice to dudes on the net.

    • Captain Pantys
      Captain Pantys Před 18 dny

      @Ozbek Yilmazturk Oh shut up you dumbass, He's an expert talking about his craft. Why are you bothered?

  • COPY
    COPY Před 4 měsíci +4

    Absolutely stunning for the amount stuff you had access to. However, there's something I think you missed and it's a small part, easy to fix. It looked like you made the handle circular. Usually, bladed weapons in general have oval handles so that one can feel the edge alignment in the hand.

  • Boondoggle T
    Boondoggle T Před 5 měsíci +56

    the fact you made a beautiful blade with hand tools and no fancy workshop makes this sword even more special. Beautiful workmanship, elegantly simple and a timeless design.

  • トラッシュ
    トラッシュ Před 2 měsíci

    Amazing style with limited resources
    This is true craftsmanship

  • Aser Mohamed
    Aser Mohamed Před měsícem

    When he cleaned the thing that holds the sword from below it looked like a tiny door handle 😆😆

  • Chickenboot
    Chickenboot Před 2 měsíci

    how much does your most expensive equipment cost and how do you come up with video ideas?

  • shakeen jatt
    shakeen jatt Před 2 měsíci

    That is a masterpiece

  • Trupti Kanade
    Trupti Kanade Před 2 měsíci +1

    Awesome, you need more likes

  • Diego Fernandez
    Diego Fernandez Před 5 měsíci +23

    Un trabajo increíble!! He estado pensando en hacer un espada, en mi caso solo como adorno ya que no tengo tanto conocimiento del oficio de herrería, y por falta tiempo no podría trabajarla para darle tanto nivel de detalle , pero ahora me entra la duda, y justo tengo una viga de hierro de ese exacto grosor 😋😋

  • Mika
    Mika Před 5 měsíci +20

    Looks stunning! Handle might be a bit too round, but I'm sure that a good grip helps with that.

    • Aibek Atambaev
      Aibek Atambaev Před 4 měsíci

      Зыззп zz

    • Mika
      Mika Před 5 měsíci +2

      @Brosph Brostar I know, I worded that poorly. What I meant was that good grip helps with controlling the spinning, so you'll have atleast a chance of having the blade somewhat aligned.

    • Brosph Brostar
      Brosph Brostar Před 5 měsíci +6

      It's not a matter of grip. The reason a swords handle is oblong shaped is so you get more effectively align the blade with your cut. A round handle offers no tactile feedback on where the blade edge is facing.

  • Iwontgiveyou Myinformation
    Iwontgiveyou Myinformation Před 5 měsíci +34

    i think this is very beautiful. i also enjoy, the semi primative proccess. i've seen the forging or making of much more complicated looking blades, but i honestly prefer this one. it's simplicity makes it beautiful

  • yarensi arteaga
    yarensi arteaga Před 2 měsíci

    asombrada con esos trabajos tan bellos.

  • Anthony
    Anthony Před 5 měsíci +33

    This is one of the coolest things I have run across on CHclip in a long time! *I just found your channel but it is incredible* 😳🤯📚🙌

  • Cido Ribeiro
    Cido Ribeiro Před 5 měsíci +27

    sensacional; você é um artista 👍 👏👏👏

  • SVT Mates
    SVT Mates Před 5 měsíci +40

    I can only imagine how sore your arm must be after flattening 1" of solid rebar, love the final product!

    • goldenagenut
      goldenagenut Před 2 měsíci

      Rebar is actually soft, you can see how fast its moving.

    • Throku
      Throku Před 4 měsíci

      Yeah couldnt help thinking that he should have drilled holes in that rail bit and bolted it down to something that didnt move

    • Mauro icardidu flamenguista
      Mauro icardidu flamenguista Před 4 měsíci +1

      Imagina os do ferreiros da idade média

  • Buck Hedges
    Buck Hedges Před 4 měsíci +15

    I'm impressed. I was under the impression that rebar was always a milder steel. I have a friend who is forging a blade out of rebar. Since we were using my forge, I gave him the two-handed sledge hammer and I got to hold the steel. It still took us 2 days.

    • goldenagenut
      goldenagenut Před 2 měsíci +2

      I've been hammering out knives for more than 20 years - regular rebar is soft, usually a mixture of lesser steels, it generally won't temper, will not hold an edge and rusts at the drop of a hat.
      This gentleman did a fantastic job hammering out a sword blade, beautiful work! Doing it the hard way too 👍 f yeah. Much better than i could do!!! That high polish is downright snazzy. 👌
      ( If you want a real beast, forge one out of one of those coil springs! Talk about tough(!), some of my favorite blade steel but it is hard stuff. It holds a great edge, will take a good bend and spring right back but hammering out a sword will take a lot longer - when you start hammering it just looks at you, it moves slow until you flatten it out some, but man it makes a rugged, sharp blade!

  • Brian Falls
    Brian Falls Před 5 měsíci +22

    Very nice job on the sword forging sir!!! You now have a new subscriber. Well done!!! That is a beautiful sword to say the least and you have shown that you don't need a bunch of fancy tools to make it happen. Just some perseverance, imagination and determination along with some scrap metal. Amazing work.

    • Brian Falls
      Brian Falls Před 4 měsíci

      @Fasel Fasel Agreed

    • Fasel Fasel
      Fasel Fasel Před 5 měsíci +2

      Also a hell of a lot of smelting and metalworking expertise + still a lot of tools.

  • ClimbingGiant
    ClimbingGiant Před 5 měsíci +15

    Very beautiful! Heads up, the handle of a sword is traditionally less of a perfect cylinder, more oval in cross section, for ease of grip and control of the sword. Super cool sword though, major chops!

  • AVTO CLASS
    AVTO CLASS Před 2 měsíci +2

    Great job👍

  • oneshot_me
    oneshot_me Před 5 měsíci +15

    Great looking sword and you did an excellent job making it also!
    Enjoyed your video and I gave it a Thumbs Up

  • Adrian Doeven
    Adrian Doeven Před 4 měsíci +10

    Great vid.
    Years ago i saw a 3 part saxon sword making vid and it was the best. You've come very close. Would love to see some notes on how you got this tempered.
    Great job!!

  • Creative in Head
    Creative in Head Před 5 měsíci +21

    It looks very elegant and aesthetically pleasing! Nice work 👍

  • Eduardo Valentim de souza

    Ficou top demais 👏👏👏👏👍

  • Petar Đ
    Petar Đ Před 5 měsíci +14

    Very impressive how you did a nice hollow grind with an angle grinder

  • thanseef thansi04
    thanseef thansi04 Před 2 měsíci

    the EFFORT 😬🥶🥵👏👏👏👏

  • Will Caster
    Will Caster Před 4 měsíci +6

    This is so cool! No massive fancy forge with heavy duty equipment, just pure craftsmanship… and some power tools lol

  • Rancholotl
    Rancholotl Před měsícem

    We need more people like this guy. People like him make life a living RPG and that's what I want out of my time.

  • Mat Nye
    Mat Nye Před 5 měsíci +6

    Beautiful sword, fantastically crafted!

  • 林琮恩
    林琮恩 Před 5 měsíci +4

    It's so amazing, I like this sword 😍

  • Humor Gone Wrong
    Humor Gone Wrong Před 5 měsíci +18

    At the end, absolutely amazing how effective it is against attacking squashes. Does it work as well against attacking killer tomatoes?

  • Yo
    Yo Před měsícem +2

    whats the composition of the carbon loss material you spread over the blade to harden it? does it matter what you cover it in?

  • hoovy on life support
    hoovy on life support Před 4 měsíci +7

    Man that is a VERY nice hollow grind. Looks very clean

  • Семён Боливар
    Семён Боливар Před 5 měsíci +10

    Получился хороший ланцшверт.
    Не знаю на счёт подходящих для меча свойств арматуры. Может лучше было использовать пружину?

    • Alex Jason
      Alex Jason Před 5 měsíci

      Ннуу.. Скажем, пырнуть можно хорошо, но не более: арматура - штука хрупкая, даже после правильной закалки/отпуска: чугун, практически. А вот заточки, по причине хорошей твёрдости, выходят годные))

  • Kristopher Ostling
    Kristopher Ostling Před 4 měsíci +9

    That sword is beautiful! Really nice job man.

  • Chevette Pretto Mendonça
    Chevette Pretto Mendonça Před 5 měsíci +4

    Sensacional 👏

  • Tommy White
    Tommy White Před 5 měsíci +12

    Absolutely beautiful. I would be so proud if I made that.

    • Igor Carvalho Vasconcellos
      Igor Carvalho Vasconcellos Před 19 dny +1

      🤩✌🏻Good Work, My Young Man!🤩✌🏻
      🤩✌🏻Try To Make One Of These Too For You To Play With!🤩✌🏻

  • Eduardo Espeche
    Eduardo Espeche Před 5 měsíci +7

    Excelente!! Muy buen trabajo!

  • Volodymyr Nakonechnyy
    Volodymyr Nakonechnyy Před 5 měsíci +4

    Amazing job! Keep going :)

  • OneShotDynames
    OneShotDynames Před 5 měsíci +113

    very pretty. but issues are as follows 1. rebar is not harden able steel 2. clay coating is not to prevent carbon loss its to provide a differential heat treat to the edge and core of the blade giving strength to the edge and flexibility to the core. 3. tempering is not to harden the blade it is to pull hardness out of the blade in a controlled manner to give flexibility and prevent snapping. 4. while convenient a burn through on the handle material leaves gapping (caused by the burnt material) and embrittles the wood leading to possible cracking. 5. not a negative cudos on the guard and pummel they are gorgeous. all in all you made a beautiful piece and i hope you don't take anything i have said as anything other than constructive criticism. i love seeing people make blades keep at it.😊

    • givemeanameman1
      givemeanameman1 Před 4 měsíci +1

      @Marcos VILARDI Max carbon content you may find in rebar is about 0.24%, rebar needs to flex and stretch as concrete heats/cools, as such rebar that has too much carbon content will crack and induce failure in the concrete.
      I am sure at some point for some project high carbon content steel rebar may have been required for a very specific reason, but I highly doubt Almost Perfect Restoration has such a piece of rebar.
      High tensile strength rebar used where it needs to be specifically strong is around 0.2% carbon it has up to 0.35% silicon.
      Also as mentioned the sparks are dull.
      Occam's razor.
      1.He had a very rare specially made rebar and set his camera wrong so the sparks looked dull, which he also by accident calls IRON REBAR.
      2.He had a normal piece of rebar(iron as he stated) and it didn't take a heat treat and the dull sparks prove it.

    • Steve Mochama Nyamwamu
      Steve Mochama Nyamwamu Před 4 měsíci

      Which Clay is used for coating

    • holdyerblobsaloft
      holdyerblobsaloft Před 4 měsíci

      I'd like to add that the rest of the sword is pretty, but the wood grip with the soft leather wrapping is just bad.

    • Никулин Аким Сергеевич
      Никулин Аким Сергеевич Před 4 měsíci +2

      As a HEMA practicer, I wanna add that such parameters as a balance are EXTREMELY important. This sword will not work as a sword even if it's hardened well. And even if balance is OK, other EXTREMELY important parameter is the physics of vibration of a sword. With this one your hands will be completely destroyed by vibrations during the blows and cuts

    • Chris Bartleet
      Chris Bartleet Před 4 měsíci +1

      The title of the video says "Iron rebar"

  • Simone Scaravella
    Simone Scaravella Před měsícem

    Great !!!!!!

  • Reginaldo Robson
    Reginaldo Robson Před 5 měsíci +10

    Ficou maravilhosa 👏👏👏👏👏👏

  • Nick Sercaianu
    Nick Sercaianu Před 5 měsíci +4

    Challenging project, great result there. Congratulations.

  • Swapna Nath
    Swapna Nath Před měsícem

    Nice😀

  • Tính Kiều YouTube
    Tính Kiều YouTube Před 3 měsíci +2

    Very useful! I really enjoy watching your channel! Hope that it will develop strikingly in the future!

  • MartyG1957
    MartyG1957 Před 5 měsíci +6

    another fantastic creation. That's very impressive

  • Ryan Dutton
    Ryan Dutton Před 5 měsíci +3

    Wonderful work hope for more sword videos and what do you do with the finished product

  • eggstu
    eggstu Před 5 měsíci +8

    Amazing work, nice sword

  • Marc Weltzer
    Marc Weltzer Před 5 měsíci +2

    Gorgeous, fantastic value, great work. I'm impressed. "Forged in Fire" at home ;-) Would love to do it too. thanks for the good video!

  • Keizer Mendoza
    Keizer Mendoza Před 5 měsíci +3

    Eres increíble hermano 👍🏻
    Saludos desde 🇦🇷💚😄

  • Houcemeddine Othman
    Houcemeddine Othman Před 5 měsíci +3

    Nice work with minimum tools. I am curious about the tempering

  • Lina
    Lina Před 5 měsíci +3

    love how strongly this feels of indie forgework. no power hammer, no fancy tongs, just a guy with a hole in the ground, an iron brick, and a hammer.

  • Redmond Peters
    Redmond Peters Před 5 měsíci +5

    The sword you made is totally giving me Highlander vibes. A beautiful sword.

  • EbSaeed45
    EbSaeed45 Před 5 měsíci +4

    Honestly I love that you and other guys are doing this. Making stuff out of old metals etc. Literally if you didnt recycle these theyd just be left to sit there. Props brother!

  • Lazarus Blackwell
    Lazarus Blackwell Před 5 měsíci +3

    GREAT VID!!
    THANK YOU FOR YOUR HARD WORK!!

  • Stian
    Stian Před 5 měsíci +3

    Super impressive! Wonder how much it weighs 🤔

  • jeremiah gray
    jeremiah gray Před 5 měsíci +3

    I was skeptical at first but wow amazing craftsmanship for sure

  • James Lippincott
    James Lippincott Před 5 měsíci +2

    Beautiful work, beautiful video!

  • Alejandro DelaRosa
    Alejandro DelaRosa Před 4 měsíci +11

    Sensacional 😍

  • Jesse Caine
    Jesse Caine Před měsícem +1

    Absolutely fascnating to see such skill and the beauty of creating something so special. Thank you!

  • Adm Augusto Cesar Faraj
    Adm Augusto Cesar Faraj Před 5 měsíci +2

    Beautiful blade. Nice job. Congrats.

  • clinton leggett
    clinton leggett Před 5 měsíci +4

    That sword is beautiful and awesome job making that.

  • MrOrgasmatron6669
    MrOrgasmatron6669 Před 5 měsíci +4

    Nicely done, beautiful sword!

  • murfdog221
    murfdog221 Před 5 měsíci +2

    Absolutely Stunning 😍

  • Phoenix Ironworks
    Phoenix Ironworks Před 4 měsíci +6

    I love that you clayed the blade and quenched it, like rebar is carbon steel and it would harden, lol. Looks cool, but it’s a show sword.

  • Mas Steel
    Mas Steel Před 5 měsíci +1

    Que bello trabajo ,sensacional ,me encantó la espada muy bien realizado 👏 👍 👌 con buen gusto 😊🥰👏😊👍🧠👏👏👏ok

  • DripGod
    DripGod Před měsícem

    Does the fire makes the rebar weaker?

  • DANI EX
    DANI EX Před 2 měsíci

    Quedo chila

  • Scott Green
    Scott Green Před 27 dny +1

    It's nice to see something with a mirror finish, and not a damascus pattern. Looks great :)

  • Corbin Colton
    Corbin Colton Před 12 dny

    Man id pay for a sword like that. Awesome work

  • Smart Creative
    Smart Creative Před 5 měsíci +2

    Very professional work, Thanks my friend, Big like ♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️

  • PARDHU Korada
    PARDHU Korada Před 2 měsíci

    I subscribed bcoz I like the mirror quality

  • Tschimmi Cash
    Tschimmi Cash Před 5 měsíci +5

    Great!
    How did you fasten the leather?

  • Billy Foster
    Billy Foster Před 5 měsíci +4

    Great work! Amazing sword!👍👍😁😁🛠️🛠️⚒️⚒️

  • Knife Noah
    Knife Noah Před 5 měsíci +3

    Undoubtedly some of the nicest mirror shining I’ve ever seen

  • La cueva del Stress
    La cueva del Stress Před 2 měsíci +1

    Amazing bro, beautiful work!👍

  • Alex Glaras
    Alex Glaras Před 5 měsíci +5

    A beautiful blade you forged there! I'm curious how well it'll hold an edge, as rebar is a fairly mild steel compared to the tool steel most blades are made of. Once again, excellent work!

    • Aaron James
      Aaron James Před 4 měsíci

      @Geni Ceka this thing would bend so easily. Rebar is low carbon, cheap garbage. I wouldn't want to have to rely on one of your rebar blades unless I wanted something the bends easily and I had to sharpen every five minutes.
      I don't use rebar to make blades because it is garbage. Get dome decent steel.

    • Geni Ceka
      Geni Ceka Před 4 měsíci

      @Aaron James my blades that i forged out from rebars hold their edge pretty well mate , i don't know your experience with rebars but according to your words it looks bad

    • Aaron James
      Aaron James Před 4 měsíci

      @Geni Ceka any kind of rebar is a bad steel choice for a blade. Very bad.

    • henriquedcunha
      henriquedcunha Před 5 měsíci +1

      It won't hold, that's for sure. At best, it will hold an edge just like a spoon

    • Geni Ceka
      Geni Ceka Před 5 měsíci +1

      @David Spangler am in Europe mate and all the rebar that i have tried is hardening good and keeps a good age

  • jayden rogers
    jayden rogers Před 2 měsíci +2

    the final result is absolutely stunning

  • Tsubasa Uchiha
    Tsubasa Uchiha Před měsícem +1

    mi sueño siempre fue tener una espada. pero me conformo con verla ya sera para la proxima vida =)

  • AF Walker
    AF Walker Před 5 měsíci +3

    Awesome work! This shows the difference between a real fighting sword and the cold-pressed stainless junk available everywhere. It also shows why real swords are so expensive and so dear. I want one for my end-of-the-world-as-we-know-it survivalist fantasies... I just don't think I can afford it! Bravo!!!

  • caafktda
    caafktda Před 5 měsíci +2

    Man I just found your channel and I already LOVE IT! Do you have any advice for a newb or someone who wants to get into the world of forging and restoration where should one start?

  • NullPointer
    NullPointer Před 28 dny +1

    One of the most beautiful swords I have ever seen in my life...

  • Jimmy
    Jimmy Před 4 měsíci +5

    I enjoyed this more then the other sword making channels no fancy expensive equipment very impressive

  • Enrico Palazzo
    Enrico Palazzo Před 5 měsíci +2

    Dude! Awesome!...just one question: Isn`t a rebar already made out of hardened steel? making it not ideal to forge?

  • Philipe jeucéoututkache
    Philipe jeucéoututkache Před 5 měsíci +14

    It's going to be a nice wall decoration, eventually useful in case of burglar, but since rebar are not high carbon hardenable steel, one or two on something hard, and bye bye edge ^^

    • Dekul Runo
      Dekul Runo Před 4 měsíci +1

      @Autumn Well a spark test can give a rough idea for a smith who knows what they are doing (color and amount of sparks when touched with a grinder), also could have simply cut a small piece and tried heating and hardening it before doing all the work on the sword.

    • Autumn
      Autumn Před 5 měsíci

      @Dekul Runo I’ll be honest, I know there are ways to check carbon content, but I don’t know how he could’ve tested that rusty rebar before putting it through the forging/smithing process

    • Troublemonkey
      Troublemonkey Před 5 měsíci

      @Dekul Runo if so, them smacking it on the ground after hardening would surely have cracked it

    • Dekul Runo
      Dekul Runo Před 5 měsíci

      @Autumn Depending on the rebar it can be anywhere from .05% carbon to 1.7% ie way too little or way too much, or it could be just right for 1070-1080 carbon steel, possibly he checked that it was a hardenable piece beforehand.

    • Fuhq Ewe
      Fuhq Ewe Před 5 měsíci +1

      @Autumn Thanks so much for the explanation!

  • Сандро Сандро
    Сандро Сандро Před 5 měsíci +2

    Sehr gute Schwert und perfekte Arbeit ✌👍

  • moody
    moody Před 5 měsíci +2

    Wonderful contrast in the hard work and labor, the power of hands and tools, against the beauty and grace of flowers.

  • Droid Attack On the wookies
    Droid Attack On the wookies  Před 4 měsíci +1

    Awesome video.
    This beautiful blade has such an amazing story.
    If I may ask. Does it have a name?

  • 정정당당한남자
    정정당당한남자 Před 5 měsíci +2

    he is really talented and diligent. he knows what viewers want!

  • Equalevolution
    Equalevolution Před 5 měsíci +6

    A forge for dummies! You make it look so easy. I do want to create my own sword one day. Thanks for the vid. It’s actually a very nice piece. I bet you been doing this for a while.

    • Troublemonkey
      Troublemonkey Před 5 měsíci

      @ShaqJuice yeep shaping and tempering would make this sword break pretty easily+ its rebar

    • ShaqJuice
      ShaqJuice Před 5 měsíci +2

      The opposite, if you start forging don't do what this guy does lmao

  • Mark Edworthy
    Mark Edworthy Před 5 měsíci +9

    Superbly made sword, what skills! Outstanding work.👍😊

  • Инженер
    Инженер Před 5 měsíci +1

    Шикарная работа!!!

  • KennyM8
    KennyM8 Před 2 měsíci +1

    The work this guy puts in to make these incredible thing

  • katt khatnip kup
    katt khatnip kup Před měsícem

    every time i lookat your swordit looks like theres black goo on it its so reflective