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Offline WH1

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Plug Bayonet (Updated Pictures)
« on: July 04, 2019, 07:40:09 AM »
First time making a plug bayonet
forged 1084, 10 1/4 inch x 1/4 inch x 1 7/16 inch blade, single edge with 4 3/4 inch false edge, forged iron guard, silver bolster, turned oak handle, through tang with pewter end cap.  Fitted for a 20 gauge.






















« Last Edit: July 06, 2019, 05:02:08 PM by WH1 »

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Re: Plug Bayonet
« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2019, 03:06:16 PM »
That is very cool Todd.  It is definitely out of the ordinary here on the boards.  You did a super job.  The blade shape and the turning work looks sharp.  I especially like the guard.  God Bless,   Marc

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Re: Plug Bayonet
« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2019, 03:28:46 PM »
Really like that, Todd.  Saw your post on FB and hoped you also posted here.  Great job!
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Re: Plug Bayonet
« Reply #3 on: July 04, 2019, 03:34:21 PM »
Another great piece! Well done.

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Re: Plug Bayonet
« Reply #4 on: July 04, 2019, 09:58:50 PM »
That could stand in for "high art".  Got any pics of it mounted?
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Re: Plug Bayonet
« Reply #5 on: July 04, 2019, 11:07:19 PM »
That could stand in for "high art".  Got any pics of it mounted?

I will take a picture of it in the barrel.  It is for a 20 gauge Militiaman's musket I am working on.  I won't finish the gun until this winter, no time to work on it right now to busy with the knives, hawks and a couple of swords.  When I get it done I will post the pair.


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Re: Plug Bayonet
« Reply #6 on: July 05, 2019, 07:30:13 AM »
Excellent bayonet!

Much prettier than the average plug bayonet.

You mentioned swords.

Would you be able to make a backwoods blacksmith's style copy of a European hunter's sword with a 16"-20" fullered blade?

Was it Roger's Rangers that had his men equipped with hunter's swords?

Thanks,
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Re: Plug Bayonet (Updated Pictures)
« Reply #7 on: July 06, 2019, 05:11:10 PM »
I have done several hunting/hanger style swords, links below:

http://americanlongrifles.org/forum/index.php?topic=52235.msg521160#msg521160

http://americanlongrifles.org/forum/index.php?topic=52733.msg527107#msg527107

I am working on a 22 inch blade with fullers right now.  I will post pictures when it is complete, my goal is to have it at CLA Show in August.
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Re: Plug Bayonet (Updated Pictures)
« Reply #8 on: July 06, 2019, 11:11:39 PM »
Those are super photos of your great art.