MAKING A BASKET HILT RAPIER SWORD!!! PART 1

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  • Published on Feb 14, 2018
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  • Timothy Guilford
    Timothy Guilford 2 days ago

    Your basket hilt rapier is gorgeous. I would to see you and will make a dragon's breath damascus epee. ... Please? 😛

  • Adrian Brau
    Adrian Brau Month ago

    the music in your vids is gettin better and better :P awesome vid man!

  • Peter Carey
    Peter Carey Month ago

    I could see this thing of having a triangle of 10:55 working really well for a single edged blade, as you could make the harder side into the edge of the blade, and the softer side into the back of the blade, then let the difference in steels naturally curve the blade katana style as it cools.

  • El Guapo
    El Guapo 2 months ago

    The music video ends at 1:50...

  • xxBOUNTYxxHUNTER
    xxBOUNTYxxHUNTER 2 months ago

    This editing is fucking dope.

  • Christopher Steinbarth
    Christopher Steinbarth 4 months ago

    Sick work

  • Will Smeddle
    Will Smeddle 4 months ago

    watching that billet cool in time-lapse just made my day

  • Aranjuez44
    Aranjuez44 5 months ago

    Oh man, Alec, this looks like a dream project for you! Uff, if I could see some of my favorite rapiers realized with such creativity & enthusiasm. I am thoroughly enjoying watching your technique and expertise. I cannot wait to see how the finished product finally turns out! I WILL be following through to the next continuing videos. Thumbs up from a sword lover!

  • Kevin Griffith
    Kevin Griffith 5 months ago

    Should have flattened the surfaces to be forged weld before squaring up the other sides

  • Shadow Clod
    Shadow Clod 6 months ago

    Geez that was a long intro

  • Merrick Berning
    Merrick Berning 6 months ago

    Plz talk at the beginning cause I got no clue what happening

  • Karl Voskuhl
    Karl Voskuhl 6 months ago

    Have you got a video for mud pies? I might be able to keep up with, and challenge you for a best in prize. Nicely done, sir.

  • Neil Wilson
    Neil Wilson 7 months ago

    Satisfying hit at 7:03. I liked that one for some reason.

  • Hannahcode1
    Hannahcode1 7 months ago

    Hey Alec - you don't know it yet but you are moving to Montana USA!! !!!

  • Paul Jermy
    Paul Jermy 7 months ago

    so going from W to XC.. sexy!!!

  • Demonetize Hah
    Demonetize Hah 8 months ago +1

    You know what happens when I bring out my *Rapier* ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

  • Garys Mail
    Garys Mail 8 months ago

    A question from a clueless nerd: when you're forge welding what is the cause of the smoke that puffs out of the bar when you put it in the power hammer? Is it just any air that was trapped being forced out or something else?

  • Matthew Klick
    Matthew Klick 9 months ago

    Alec, the two minute intro freaked me out. Seriously, the best part of your videos is your personality and passion for what you're doing.

  • Merlin Price
    Merlin Price 9 months ago

    You are going to make the most awesome old wizened forge codger.

  • theMike97_
    theMike97_ 9 months ago

    New levels of Damascus witchcraft right here

  • Mark Cockerham
    Mark Cockerham 9 months ago

    First channel I have ever subscribed to, love to watch a craftsman at work!

  • Paddydapro
    Paddydapro 9 months ago

    This is the Gordon Ramsay of forging lol

  • Edward Morley
    Edward Morley 10 months ago

    Very irregular...But it's a good idea!

  • C0TT0NM0UF
    C0TT0NM0UF 10 months ago

    Camaraman needs to chill. Dont need all that dramatic movement.

  • The Iron Dragon
    The Iron Dragon 10 months ago

    A basket hilt is a completely different sword it is not a basket hilt it is a raipier

  • 7spoony
    7spoony 10 months ago

    You make some awesome content man much respect only thing i dont quite like is atleast half of every video is just slow mo cuts

  • Sam Clinton
    Sam Clinton 11 months ago

    +alectheblacksmith , what is the cleanup in your shop like, both during, and after a project? I know you show us the exciting bits, but there must be a lot more to a project then just what you are showing. :D

  • Troyu Hanson
    Troyu Hanson 11 months ago

    Can anyone tell me the advantages of milling flat vs using the surface grinder? Or vise versa?

  • RoxyLuffer
    RoxyLuffer 11 months ago

    I'm actually quite interested to know what happens if you make the "W" pattern, turn it into a bar, and then TWIST IT....I'm no blacksmith so I have to hope that one day you see my post and think it's interesting enough to give it a go =P But until then FORGE ON OH MIGHTY BLACKSMITH OF AWESOME!!

  • Jonathan
    Jonathan 11 months ago

    I need to win the lottery so I can become a blacksmith apprentice....and carpenters apprentice.....and pro bass angler....and landscape designer....being a tradesman isn’t paying enough for these dreams 😂

  • Rabindra Mahabeer
    Rabindra Mahabeer 11 months ago

    You should make Damascus Medallions with your name and face on one side and your touchmark on the obverse; a suggestion.

  • Ian B
    Ian B 11 months ago

    Did anyone else feel like they were watching a WWE entrance video with the music at the beginning? Lmfao

  • Michael Guyette
    Michael Guyette Year ago

    That is going to look nice when done, I have not watched all of your videos yet. But very nice work there mate.

  • daniel ellis
    daniel ellis Year ago

    Song at the beginning?

  • 92Astrael
    92Astrael Year ago

    I like how you timed the music with your forging video at min 19.

  • Soldatsmoonsong
    Soldatsmoonsong Year ago

    I would be tickled if I had access to half the tools in that shop.

  • Colleen Meacham
    Colleen Meacham Year ago

    I have a massive injuries from construction .. Where i can no longer hear the ping n rythm of hammers and other machines .Alec has cheered me up with his personality and hard work n beautiful music to my ears thx alec xx

  • Midgardschmiede
    Midgardschmiede Year ago

    thexvid.com/video/MLtyUw1MAl0/video.html

  • kaijobomb
    kaijobomb Year ago

    you see the billet shrink as it cools down, thats cool!

  • Joe Dillinger
    Joe Dillinger Year ago

    I just started watching his channel and he's awesome young talented

  • Kelly Dees
    Kelly Dees Year ago

    I do not envy you for the propane bill at the end of the month, but your work is top notch

  • First Last
    First Last Year ago

    In the process of making my rapier.

  • Rick Weber
    Rick Weber Year ago

    Oh man. I thought you'd be using the bronze skull for the basket. Bummer.

  • Deacon Sel Annoa
    Deacon Sel Annoa Year ago

    Guys, what´s the song at 19:20? Please, Iam desperate.

  • The Novaks
    The Novaks Year ago

    i wander what the electric bill is like

  • Han Solo
    Han Solo Year ago

    Who does the video editing and song choices ... this is amazing spot on directing .. Don't get me wrong alex.youre a badass too but that camera work tho .... lolz

  • Scott Elmore
    Scott Elmore Year ago +1

    inverse "W"s …. you mean "M"s?

  • Kyle Hagerty
    Kyle Hagerty Year ago

    this reminds me of someone....who was it again?
    pol-
    polna-
    sth like that hmmmmmm...

  • Narice Woolon
    Narice Woolon Year ago

    Never thought I would be watching forging, first saw you on TA outdoors. I have now wracked up hours upon hours of your video's and can't get enough... Love your enthusiasm..... By the way I am a female and in my 60's and am on Holiday on a beautiful Island called Bali and still taking time out to watch.😂😂😂😂😂

  • Hannah Cwik
    Hannah Cwik Year ago

    I would call the Power Hammer 'The Huffer'!

  • Hannah Cwik
    Hannah Cwik Year ago

    The hydraulic press looks like an elephant's foot to me! That's what I would call it if I were using it!

  • Zack King
    Zack King Year ago

    who is Douglass its killing me!!!! 15:50

  • asdf jkl;
    asdf jkl; Year ago

    I love the way you trill your R’s.......though shall count to three before throwing thy holy hand grenade.....

  • Redgren Grumbholdt

    aye thanks for keeping Scotlands historic artifacts safe for us. Wallace would be ecstatic

  • Terry Weaver
    Terry Weaver Year ago

    Brim full of damascus on the 45

  • Raffulous
    Raffulous Year ago

    how would one get into being a blacksmith?
    did you take up your dad's job or somthing???

  • Coronal
    Coronal Year ago

    Just wondering, why do you like making folded steel swords so much?

  • Forrest Earnest
    Forrest Earnest Year ago

    After binge watching the Katana build, I thought what sword would be the next biggest challenge and extremely fun? Well a damascus basket hilt rapier of sorts. I watched the Roman Gladius next and saw that you did indeed do the series I wanted in the side bar so time to binge watch the Rapier series. :)

  • LittleKat Productions

    I'd love to see Alec make a small sword. I've always wondered how to make the hollow triangle blades like that. I can't find anything about it online.

  • Jordan Thompson
    Jordan Thompson Year ago

    Alec, did you ever notice that your right arm is considerably bigger than your left?

  • Valcandestr0yer
    Valcandestr0yer Year ago

    I think twisting the bullet slightly no so much like making twistied Damascus but very course so it looked like the solid steel is snaking it's away around the Damascus

  • RumMonkeyable
    RumMonkeyable Year ago

    As a recent subscriber, I'm, slowly, bing-watching all the special projects. What have I learned from watching Alec's videos and other master blacksmiths'/bladesmiths'? Even though there's a lot of 'whacking' and hammering, it's attention to quality control and precise measurements that makes for a Damascus steel blade that is out-of-this-world! Looking forward to the remainder of Alec's project videos.

  • SwissPL
    SwissPL Year ago

    Love your Art! Inspiring to watch, and entertainingly educational. Thank you!

  • DRAGON .R
    DRAGON .R Year ago

    Banyak bacot lu

  • capnthepeafarmer
    capnthepeafarmer Year ago

    Why cut the billet in half instead of folding it?

  • Jeffrey Olijar
    Jeffrey Olijar Year ago

    found this channel from the bridgeport video. Love it. Got lots of content to watch now. Keep it up!

  • Kasper Nilsson
    Kasper Nilsson Year ago

    you should do a project, where make something to display all your piece :D

  • Jonathon Clary
    Jonathon Clary Year ago

    but a rapier is a double edged weapon, so you really should have used 2 blocks of the 1055 or a stack that went damascus/1055/damascus so that the grind can give you 2 cutting edges.

  • Dylan Buford
    Dylan Buford Year ago

    you're going to draw the bar out into the rapier using the 1055 as the blades edge

  • Jason Yates
    Jason Yates Year ago

    Dude! I freaking love your videos. They’re so damn entertaining. You also do some pretty damn good work. Just wanted to let you know that I truly appreciate all your videos, all the labor, money, and care that you place in making every single video! I’m sure you hear it all the time but, man, thanks tremendously for taking the time to make these high-quality videos! I enjoy watching you make your masterpieces; they are a true work of complexity, integrity, genius, crafting skill, and most certainly, a labor of love. Keep up the good work, and again, thank you so much for the videos!

  • Buy.Almond
    Buy.Almond Year ago

    Are you in Texas?

  • William West
    William West Year ago

    i would like to see something made out of explosion pattern damascus

  • Braxx Juventa
    Braxx Juventa Year ago

    Very cool Alec! I came over from TA Outdoors. You definitely earned my sub!! :)

  • myles daugherty
    myles daugherty Year ago

    can you call "inverse w's" m&m's?

  • Fyre Lorde
    Fyre Lorde Year ago

    “Imagine that the orange is blue” only if your colour blind... hehehe