Forged in Fire: BEAT THE SCRAP STEEL CHALLENGEFeb 23, 2022
now you steal you chose a weapon from our
firevault of fortune that you wanted to build against ben ben you gonna build this the ring hilt irish sword the irish ring sword was a weapon of rooster glass elite mercenaries in ireland of the century 12 This extremely long double-edged sword was introduced in season 5 of Fortune Fire. The smiths faced the
challengeof not only having to forge something to this length, but also the added
challengeof putting a fuller on it while both smiths struggled to make a long one. blade both light and strong a blacksmith was too thin in his design causing a bend in testing and costing him the competition his time starts now the first step will be to clean all these pieces i know i can make this sword i have made before the two bullets they're pulled out to the right length, I have them all clean in the grinder and I'm going to cut them into five inch sections, I end up with seven layers, there's a gap between the layers that's a bit of a concern.
I'd really like to get everything nice and tight now to put the ladder on it so I end up with 85 layers on my billet. I think that's a high enough number of layers to get a visible ladder pattern. I'd rather double but don't have time to double that so I figure 80 85 close enough I finish my thermocycles it's time to turn it off it's absolutely straight and now it's time to start thinking about the ring grip panel . make a nice little pilot hole first i drill the holes for the tang to go through i am working on grinding the sword back to the guard back to the pommel all of a sudden i realize you haven't even started the handle so i find a piece of poplar is a relatively light wood but it's pretty strong i don't have to worry about getting a nice fine finish because this handle is going to bind up and i bend them like this then i take a flattened pipe i drive that cross guard all the way down and now i know that cross protection isnt going to start rattling during testing its not going to be a problem i have done projects like this before over the course of months no more than nine hours the risk of going more layers is if i get a bad solder then i have to start from scratch i grab my damascus and start to place the welds in the press i have my damascus bars drawn i need to divide them hopefully into five parts each and I stack them again for a total of 144 layers.
I weld them on the mig welder and put them back in the forge so now my main billet is up to temp it's 144 ply so I start gently setting those welds now I'm ready to go. another re-stack there are a couple ways to make fullers one is to grind metal but i'm worried about not having enough
steelso the other way is to press forge them not quite straight not great but it is what it is i have to keep going very well cross your fingers in the last round I had a big deformation and I don't want it to be a problem for me again so this time I want to do everything possible to avoid deformation.
I did a good normalization process, so I expect it to be pretty good. It looks pretty bad. straight the guards come in together it has good symmetry good shape i like the way the arms sweep everything is going great right now i am frantic i am struggling trying to put everything together to make my glue oh no not good the edge of the ring is hitting the tang and I can't lock the whole thing if this gives out during the force test then things could start to rattle and come loose so I'm worried about fixing this I have to sand down that tang a bit so I can hopefully put it back on before for the epoxy to say enough for me to tighten everything if i don't do this it could be a disaster i mean it will definitely cost me the competition i guarantee ben's sword is going to be tight five four three two one you guys just finished a nine hour build We Ready when I look at Ben's sword for the first time, it looks good, but I know that as good as Ben's sword looks, what will come down is the test, s i can perform well on the test and he has some kind. of problem to test then I can still come out victorious ok blacksmiths welcome to the dynamic death test to find out how deadly your weapons are.
I'm going to land some killing blows on this ballistic dummy and cut some water pipes. guys when you make the cuts here they cut real nice through the water pipes and just demolish that ballistics dummy on that piece it probably ran out of blade as i'm cutting on the reverse side but as you can see the cuts are very sharp overall they will peel and cut say it right first stop when you pick this up you can tell there's a big difference in weight the edge is sharp so when i'm cutting the butter6 dummy it's a deep cut but it's heavier and harder to control cutting both first tubes then push the rest but overall looking at the ballistic dummy damage on some of the cuts they will kill ok gents its time for our dynamic strength test the bamboo sword cut and cut of tatami, I'm not just looking at how well your weapons. they hold up in this test but how do they feel and how well do they cut through silver first hmm ok guys the blade is really very light the edges are very sharp overall i think this is a very good sword done. held up very very well just no damage to this edge all good this thing is a shredder not out of the realm of proper weight this is a bit of the outside edge when cutting you feel the blade slow down instead from just going across the tatami mat so it's dragged around a lot and that really has to do with the thickness of the blade and the style of the grind that's on this edge but it held up well it cut well so nice job, all right, blaise, miss, it's time to find. whether ben you go ke ep your un
beaten streak continues or if you steal you have dethroned the king and take home the title of fortune
firechampion and a check for ten thousand dollars i must say this was a very close race and you took a tough decision for the judges today's fortune fire champion is ben abbott ben congratulations you are now 6-0 now rob you gave him an amazing run for his money but unfortunately your sword didn't make the cut im going to have to ask you please come down from the fourth floor good thank you I had a great time thank you very much good job on that play dude thank you I'll go home see my family and make a very Irish ring hilt sword beautiful, it will take me a lot. over nine hours oh ben that's 6-0 dude you're amazing you're once again the champion of fortune's fire congratulations i can't believe it i can't believe it rob is a great blacksmith so much fun guy , a great competitor and me.
I am very happy to have worked with him. It seems that you will stay. ng the un
beaten streak long live congratulations man you ain't done yet we got more of this to go what did i sign up for a good job mate for those who come to try to beat me i'm still here still undefeated go ahead you
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