Friday 12 May 2017 at 08:30 Posted by Shadley Hax 0 Comments

This is what can be accomplished detail wise, with recycled cast steel and a decent and planned ferric chloride bath. The pooling of the cast steel leaves amazing patterns that are just dying to be revealed with some decent polishing and a lot of patience.

Thursday 4 May 2017 at 23:41 Posted by Shadley Hax 0 Comments

Ok, so this sword is a random folded katana from ebay. Now I know what youre all thinking, that basically means it could be any old shit right? Well I mean you're right, it could be, or it could be gold dust and the only way to know what you have in these circumstances really is to pick it up, swing it and cut with it. I wish I had before 

Originally it had an 11" tsuka in hineri maki and it was the standard, quickly done, no hishigami, cheap cotton ito I usually delight in stripping off and throwing in my bits box which of course I proceeded to do.