Mom:WTF is that a bong!Me: i forge rapiers with it chill
Don't know what all the Dislike is for. Its not the fanciest rapier/estoc but its functional and is good practice at the very least. Keep it up man.
These comments are horrendous, yes it isn't the best idea too use rebar, and yes it isn't the best rapier out there....but god damn it, he made it himself with the tools he had at the ready...good job man, keep up the work and you'll get better in no time!
It may not be a "real" sword, like all the buzzkills insist on saying, but I'd pick somebody who could make stuff like this for my apocalypse-survival team any day. Nice work!
not bad for a first attempt
good job. everyone expects perfection but that rarely happens on your first attempt. Ignore the hate and forge on
I'd just like to point out that this was indeed my first attempt at forging, but thanks for the constructive criticism.
>sees people hating on his first sword>stabs them with it>"looks like it works just fine to me."
Early shape suggests flamberge rapier 😃
All these dislikes and negative comments. I'm thinking to myself "Can you do better, mafucker?"
Most of your dislikes on this video are from people who are history buffs and perfectionists. Keep going dude, and if you want to make more historically accurate swords watch Skallagrim, Metatron, and Shadiversity.
more of a gentleman's sword or small sword. than a rapier but nice nonetheless
Fantastic work man thank you for the video!
How dare he not be an expert before his first time ever attempting to forge. Shame on you, sir.No, for real, good job. Don't let the haters discourage you. Working on building my first forge, and im sure my first project probably won't look half as good.
It is a bit on the thin side, so I think forging the bevel and tapering the blade would have greatly helped. Now the most important point would be to make your tang and handle not round, it would help greatly.So for a beginer project it was really good and I think that most little mistake do not have their origins in a lack of forging skills or practice but in a small lack of sword knowledge.
A little bit of advice for next time, if you're using rebar you really shouldn't use one that thin since rebar is an inferior metal. For that blade type you really also shouldn't sharpen the edges since it thins out the blade to much and makes it more of a saw blade than a sword blade. if you can get your hands on some 1045 i think that would be good its the lowest high carbon steel you can get. As a rule of thumb try to make the blade width about 2/3 of your hand and keep it at about 4mm. If you can fix the handle pommel and guard snugly to the blade that would help at giving it more durability and it would be comfier.I really liked the lost wax method though,it was a smart choice and it came out nice. Keep it up.
Take your time with your blades, measuring and shaping and they'll serve you well.This was...a decent first try.
gosh you put so much work and time into it. guess you wanted to figure out and learn on your own?you seem to be patient and skilled enough to make great stuff and one or two videos of lets say man at arms might help.good luck
I don't know that I'd call this a rapier, but it is very impressive nonetheless.
Hmm. I'll take it! Maybe a second piece of rebar for some extra forging material could make the next one even better. Either way, it will cut and it will keeal. Nice work!
props to this guy for not being even the slightest bit afraid of trolls and critics alike.a bit rusty, but youve got to crawl before you walk, right? keep it up bro. i like youre energy.
I have no idea why this has any dislikes. I found it much more enjoyable than watching some other youtube smiths, or forgers or whatever they are called. I like the fact that he does a lot by hand and the music is a nice bonus. Not the most refined blade but you are clearly a skilled all round craftsman.
See they all think I'm crazy for having a rebar collection but when the apple apocalypse comes you will come to my doors step
Haters say it looks stupid But if it works, it ain’t stupid
Neat, I love watching videos about people making stuff. It's a good practice sword. Would love to see more content like this.
the cross guard looks a little goofy but this is great for a beginner
that's amazing , a sword in primitive way , it;s like you can make it back in your garden , no fancy tools cost 1000$+ well i think i'm going to make a sword like it even i have a real fancy sword
GOOD JOB!!! :DMore than ive ever done to make a sword, keep on going bud!
it's really good for a first try
Excellent skills, knowledge and experience to forge such a beautiful weapon all while using what many people call a mystery steel. Should be just fine for a rapier.
Nex time try to fold the rebar. Or forge two or three rebars toguether mate. So you can get the THICCness
Keep up the good work. Make friends with a mechanic. Get a coil, leaf spring, sway bar and/or an A-arm from a car (or truck) suspension. That is some good, higher carbon spring steel for free. Same deal on the cheap from an automotive scrapyard. Just make sure you have someone that knows what they are doing removing coil springs, etc. A coil spring and strut can have 1000 - 1500 lbs of static compression; even on a small car. A 3/4" coil spring holds 3/4 of a ton, at normal ride height. That's enough force to decapitate a person or amputate a limb. Have fun. Work safe. A mechanic might give you an old ball peen hammer laying around the shop. Tell 'em what your up to, even show them the rapier. They will probably appreciate your handywork.
loved the music... it goes well with the particular item you are making.. classy af
you did good for a first attempt my dude
Nice project. You are giving me ideas on a hobby I would like to get into.
I'm getting into forging and blacksmithing, too bad seeing there's so many super negative people in that community though. :/
I have been thinking about getting into forging lately any tips
It bent chopping apples, but holy moly! It sliced right through that French bread!And it also stabbed right through that tough plastic water bottle!That's gotta be like a plus 100 !
good vid bro. enjoyed it. keep it up😉
Good work man, very good, what is the líquid in 4:20 ?
Pretty awesome dude. Definitely wish I had the skills to make weapons during the apocalypse out of scrap.
Hell of a lot better than me keep at it man 👍🏼
This video was pretty inspiring. I’m now working on forging a (bad and probably too thin, although strong enough to thrust into things before forging) steel dagger for my first forging project. I would be really happy with myself if it goes as well as this video.
You wont be getting disliked by me. One of the first things I forged was a "sword" from a lawnmower blade. Its a cutlass. I love it. Its obviously not good, but who cares. I had a blast making it. I suggest doing this again but from something like 5160. That is what I intend to do in the not too distant future. Probably going to make a Chinese Jin. That will be fun an challenging. Cool casting btw. That was my favorite part.
More like a tape measure than a rapier. Great project anyways!
now I'm no expert when it comes to swords, not by any definition of the word, but isn't that rapier a bit short?
You should've made a NINJA SWORD
Very nice sword but I suggest not letting the metal get too cold to prevent strain hardening. But very nice job
I've seen a few errors on this video, good job tho, since i dont see any rebar swords,(SPOILERS BELOW) i will forge one someday.
rebar is not a good choise for sword steel but good job man keep it up
Nice first attempt, id be curious to see a follow up on how the metals reacted steel, aluminum & lead usually don't fix well.
what I find hardest about making swords is making the handle parts
A original and rustic rapier...Good work. :)
looks like you had fun good job.
use a coil spring from a car. I think you'll like using that.
Rebar belongs in concrete, not blades. At least use some kind of spring steel.
Awesome job! All the hate is from people who have never and WILL NEVER forge a damn thing in their life. Everyone starts somewhere. Keep up the good work!
you obviously have the basic skills/know how. just work on cleaning up your finished product.
Now put some gasoline on it and set on fire for damage bonus!
Good job...keep up ur good wrk.👍🏽
Not a beautiful weapon, but practicality outweighs beauty in the long run. When these sorts of projects become trivial for you one day, make another one and compare them! :D
Some rapiers had triangular or four cornered diamond "blades"
Good first try. There's way to much hate here. It's a decent first attempt all I would say is measure more. Work on centering you holes when drilling and practice keeping the blade straight during forging. Also if you want higher quality try 6160 or 1095 high carbon steel. Both arent to expensive on amazon
I swear I saw Tom and jerry in the background
Lmao i love the Eroica playing in the background
i love the simplicity of it, but the overall design (in purely my opinion) really couldve used some more attention
For being your first attempt, it was gloriously bad, but awe inspiring!
Will never properly take a temper... Its equivalent to a 1005 grade steel