Saturday, April 9, 2016

War Hammer Refurbished

Finished refurbishing the war hammer. I used some metal epoxy to secure the head and butt cap onto the handle. Since it was a snug fit, and it's mainly a display piece, this should be no problem.
I nailed brass tacks into the epoxy to cover the holes and make it look like they're fancy topped rivets.
After removing the original finish with Citristrip, I rubbed down the handle with Old English furniture oil. Don't know why they painted the handle, as the grains are pretty nice.
A timeless piece. Cheers from the Frugal Armoury!

22 comments:

  1. Turned out pretty sweet Dean! Nicely done mate.

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    1. Thanks a lot, Nate! Appreciate your visit and kind words. Regards Dean

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    1. Thank you very much. It's really quite stout, and I can imagine it piercing plate armor. Best Dean

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  3. Great! A treasure...in the garage!

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    1. Thanks, Phil. Yes it is quite a decent piece which can hold its own. Best, Dean

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  4. Great job Dean, you've certainly given that piece a lift.

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    1. Appreciate the kind words, Michael. I'm glad the way it turned out. Regards, Dean

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    1. Thanks, Fran! And I now have a few more items for future projects - hmm, what can I strip paint off of next? :) Warm regards, Dean

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  6. Don't think I'd like to be on the receiving end of that! Nice job.

    Cheers,
    Aaron

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    1. Appreciate the compliments, Aaron. The individual parts were so nice, I just couldn't let them be slapped together as they were initially. It is one of those mass-produced in India things. Quite a bargain, but hit or miss with craftsmanship - a nice project though. Regards, Dean

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    1. Thank you very much, Michal. Best Dean

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    1. Appreciate that, Christopher. Warm regards Dean

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  9. Fine looking War Hammer Dean, you must have quite a collection now!

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    1. Thank you kindly, Mike. Yes, it's grown quite nicely, and I think I could still make room for a crossbow :) Warm regards Dean

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  10. I love your 1 to 1 scale projects. All the force of a blow and leverage concentrated into the hammer head, it could be quite deadly!

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    1. Thanks, Monty - check out the next post :)

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