A little progress on polish.
Geometry is good, but even the slightest lean will be straghtened. Symmetry is non negotiable.
Even the wood's surface is attacked, gradually turned into what I like to call "smooz" -as my dad would say.
Rekindling the fireless forge with a brand new project, a brand new challenge.
This one will test both the sharpness of my tools and the sharpness of my skills.
This special item, once done, will sail away to the distant shores of South Africa, where it shall join in the armouries of a new HEMA gym.
To be built from a two later laminate of mighty white oak, a custom house-made plywood quillion, and an armour leather cup going over the finger ring guards, this piece is built specially for the exacting and studious practitioner.
The task is set, the gauntlet thrown. Here we go.