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(Job/Training Thread) A Day Of Working and Training

Postby David Arnim on August 2nd, 2015, 10:10 pm

Timestamp: 4th of Summer, 515 AV
David Arnim awoke in is bed within his nice little and modest cottage. With a yawn and a stretch and yes a blink he sat up in bed and looked around. He awoke sweaty and rather hot in his simple one room cottage. The air was warm which told him it was a typical summer day. Though warm on the inside he knew things would likely be cooler once he felt some fresh sea air. Slipping out of best he gave yet another stretch and began to limber himself up. He stretched his legs until they were nice and loose one at a time before giving a hop and then jogging in place. He figured getting the blood flowing would help him get awake for his morning routine. Heading over to his personnel chest he opened it up and got out a bag of his trail rations.

The rations were mostly dried and preserved meat but it was food and e didn't mind it. David had gotten used to living very much within his means. Mainly he did it to save up money and he was no stranger to hardships so it was decently easy for him. Sitting on his bed he ate the dried meat ration and then washed it down with some water. Getting back up he decided to get some further exercises in knowing that he had to keep ontop of his health now that he didn't trudge through the snow on a day to day basis.

Looking up he noticed the ceiling beam above him and positioned himself next to it. Bending his knees a little e jumped up and tried to grab the beam that was just out of reach. He missed the first time and the second but on the third try he managed to grab on. With some effort David began to do pullups bring his chin above the ceiling beam each time before letting himself down and then doing it again. Controlling his breathing and controlling his pace he brought himself up and then brought himself down. Though a bit shaky on the way up and a bit fast on the way down he was doing it. Each time he managed to do a pull up he counted it. Though since this was new to him his arms were weakening fast but he kept at it. After just barelely managing to do 23 pull ups he gave up on the 24th one and let go landing on his feat.

Now thoroughly sweaty he sat down and caught his breath drinking water from his water skin as he did so. His arms felt almost weightless now in a way though that was from them having been loosened up and in reality it took some effort to move them. After a few moments of resting he wiped the sweat from his forhead caused by both the heat of summer and the exercise and laid on his back. Tucking his legs in a little David began to do sit ups using his abdominal muscles to bring him up and down. He didn't go to quick or to slow though perhaps his pacing was a bit off. He kept going breathing in and out as he did so and stopped just short of 34.

He laid there for a moment caught his breath and drank some more water before after a bit getting up. Lucky for him he was used to getting up early so he could afford such a new routine. Flipping himself over it was now time for some push ups. Getting into a near correct position David began to bring himself up and down with his arms doing pushups. Do to resting in between exercises he was able to have just enough energy for each, though each time he had a little less energy. As he neared 32 push ups he began to slow and finnally stopped before siting down were he was and caught his breath yet again before drinking some water.

Getting up from were he was he went and refilled his water skin before returning to the center of his cottage. It is there he began to do jumping jacks counting each one off each time he landed back on the floor. His coordination with it wasn't the best but he kept going. Eventually he came to a stop at 45 and put his hands on his knees and caught his breath drinking some water. WIping the sweat away once again this part of his morning schedule was over.

Having gone through the exercises in his home David went over to his dirty old mirror and began to clean himself up with some splashes of water and some scrubbing with clothe and soap. Having cleaned himself up and combed his hair David gave himself a quick shave so he could be presentable today.

Having done all of that David finally got dressed, grabbed his gear, and headed out into the still very early day.
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(Job/Training Thread) A Day Of Working and Training

Postby David Arnim on August 2nd, 2015, 10:29 pm

David stepped out of his hot cottage home and onto the sidewalk of Riverfall. He was met by the cool ocean breeze and took it in for a moment. Looking to the sky he compared it to his memory. Having thought for a moment he realized he still had some time before he had to get to work. So standing there and thinking for a moment he decided to get some additional exercise in. After all what better way to pass the time then to get the blood flowing with a nice ocean breeze. So he set about in a run and then a fast jog heading up the street along the side walk making sure not to bump into anyone.

On the way up the main road he passed by other housing units as he began to approach near the location of the Wysar's Tower. He gave the tower a look over as he passed the street corner and continued down the road. He kept his pace decently stable as he kept along the side walk making sure to not outrun himself or anything like that. Continuing on he passed by the City Council Building and the White Crane which was the opposite side of the street.

Coming to the end of this part of the road he began to pass by the School of Barth & Life Sciences. Once turning the street corner he would begin passing by his place of work and the stabled. At this point he was indeed starting to feel tired but felt he could keep going so he simply drank some water and kept going. Going down the road still in his jog he passed by the Arena and after that he crossed the bridge which went over the Bluevein river.

After the bridge he would of course jog past the Medical Center and then the Butcher shop. Drinking some more water as he went he was breathing a bit harder then before as he kept jogging as he grew more and more tired from the morning run. Going passed the Semele park he turned the road corner and passed by the windswept housing block. After that he would of course pass by the bakery and then the Nevar's Tower before making another turn.

By the time he had reached Laviku's Tower his joging had slowed and he was nearly panting and so he began to intentionally slow himself down to get some extra running in before he resumed walking. Passing by the Saphire Star he then would take a left and continue back across the bridge. Once on the other side he would come to a stop on the side walk, drink his water, and take a break before continuing on to work though walking now.

His run hadn't been exactly fast but it should of been good for him, well he hoped it would of been anyways and he sure was sweaty now. So wiping the sweat off he began to approach the smithy's.
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(Job/Training Thread) A Day Of Working and Training

Postby David Arnim on August 2nd, 2015, 11:13 pm

David entered the Arma'Drex Smithy and went to the left antechamber were he saw Haiduk just finishing up with a customer before they went on their way. Haiduk gave a nod to David before heading through the back tunnel towards the shop. Without a word David went behind the long tavern like counter and went about his job. When not training to be a weapon smith he worked the front counter. Haiduk would come and get him whenever it was time for weaponsmithing and blacksmithing lessons. David stood there behind the counter among the weapon racks and display waiting for customers. Someone came in after a bit but went to the armor side of the shop were they conversed with Loriim.

Seemed like today would be a slow day until the lessons began. That is what David was thinking up until a man walked into the store. They were very obviously not from around here and were traveling passing through. He wore full on plate armor with a chain tabard. Held under his arm was a great helm with two large horns on it. This was obviously a professional of sorts and he had come here in search of somthing. The man approached David at the counter with a serious look about him."I am looking to replace my steel greatsword, I heard that this is the best place in the area to do so." he said with a rough gravel like voice as he looked at David with his one good eye. This man was certainly experienced looking."Indeed it is good sir, best place in all the region I would dare say. The steel we have here is of the utmost quality. So durable that it's edge should last you a good long time and another." David said giving his sales pitch resulting in the man giving a grunt."Hmm, durable then? and sharp? So it should be able to cut a man in half no problem?" he said crossing his arms as he looked over the selection."Yes indeed, and infact should they be able to parry you we even have swords that give them a problem." he said with a slight smile as the man very thoroughly thought."What kind of sword would give them a problem in that regard?" he asked leaning forward and placing his gauntlet hands on the counter."The kind of sword to do that is known as a flame bladed sword. When parrying with such a sword, vibrations can be transmitted into the attacker's blade. Said vibrations can cause the blades to slow contact with each other because additional friction was encountered with each wave." he said knowing a thing or two about swords now and days."Oh really, may I see one?"the man asked prompting David to nod."Yes of course good sir." he said to the skeptical looking man.

David then proceeded to go and grab a Flamberge zweihander from one of the weapons racks."Here you go sir." he would say placing the sword on the counter for the man to examine. The man hefted up the sword and began to look it over in a skeptical fasion."Hmm... I would like to test it... lower that stuffed doll will you." he said having already noted the stuff doll that hangs from the ceiling. David proceeded to walk over and lower the doll using the lever. Once the doll was within striking range the man got into a battle pose and swung it. He then essentially cut the doll all the way in half through the torso."Hmm, very good. How much for this blade?" he inquired."A Flamberge sword is 150 gm sir." he said with a nod wondering if the man would for the sword."A good price for an excellent sword, I shall take it." he said before putting the sword away and putting the coinage on the table."Thank you very much sir, I believe the sword shall serve you very well." he said to the man who simply nodded."I would hope so." he said before leaving having paid. David would then put the money away where they kept the money made from sales.
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(Job/Training Thread) A Day Of Working and Training

Postby David Arnim on August 3rd, 2015, 12:20 am

David continued sitting behind the counter having had made a sale. Things began to grow slow again however that stopped when Haiduk entered the room through the tunnel."David, time to teach you about sword making." he said gesturing for David to follow him."Come now." he said to David who began to follow him down the tunnel and into the shop were all the weapons and armor are made.

Entering the shop Haiduk turned to David and thought very briefly."Go get some gloves on, making a sword will be kind of like how one makes a dagger." he said to David who gave a quick nod."Sounds about right." David would say before going and putting on his leather work gloves."Go and man the bellows, we need to heat up a ingot." he said getting a nod from David. David would then walk over to the active forge and man the bellow whilst Haiduk got a ingot of iron large enough to made into a short sword. Placing the large iron ingot into the forge with metal working tongs Haiduk began watching it carefully giving David the signal to begin.

David began to pump the bellows of the forge which began to heat up really quickly and super heat it even. He kept pumping the bellows as Haiduk watched the large ingot as it heated up. With some time it eventually began to glow yellow. That is when he pulled it out with some tongs and brought it over to the anvil. David watched had Haiduk began to hammer the ignot out into a much flatter shape and a much longer shape. He was very careful not to make it to flat or to long for that matter.

By the time he had finished hammering the ingot out on the anvil it had cooled and thus he brought it back to the forge. David manned the bellows again as the iron was put in with tongs. Super heating the iron once more after a lot of pumping Haiduk would take it out and bring it over to the anvil again with the tongs.

Haiduk began to edge hammer the iron on the anvil to create the tang of the future blade. He began hammering it whilst holding the iron still with the tongs. The edge hammering was causing a nice compression and was slowly forming the tang of the sword. Whilst he was edge hammering he would on occasion bring it back to the forge for reheating and then bring it back to continue making the tang. Haiduk was also edge hammering it to create a taper to be thicker towards the blade and thinner to the end. He would also on occasion turn the blade and hammer it back to being flat to avoid an awkward handle.

As he reached the end of working with the tang he would switch to a smaller hammer for some detail work and keep it universally flat. After the tang was finished both him and David would go and reheat it and then go back to the anvil. Haiduk would place the blade diagonally on the edge of the anvil. Starting at the end of the sword he began to draw out the blade. Basically he would hammer it a few times drawing it a little and then move down half an inch and do it again. This would make the sword longer and thinner but not any wider. Haiduk would do this part different sections at a time and would need to reheat the blade twice or more. He would do the drawing process a lot more near the tip of the blade as he wanted it to be thinner.

After having drawn the blade out he would go and have the sword heated up again in the forge with David manning the bellows. After having it heated up again Haiduk would grab the sword with metal working tongs and bring it back over to the anvil. Putting the sword to the anvil he began to forge out the point of the short sword. Hammering the point out he would on several occasions flip it over to hammer the tip straight in order to get rid of bowing. Eventually he would get the point to a good enough point in which he would switch to the smaller hammer and hammer in some of the detail work.

Haiduk would then go reheat the sword and then bring it back where he would begin working the surface of the sword to get rid of any lines from when he drew it out. This process of working the surface would require the sword to be reheated multiple times. As he went he would begin to bring out the bevel at this point. Though he would be slowly working up and down the sword. This process would no doubt take the longest.

Finished with the big hammer he would reheat the sword with David's help and bring it back to the anvil were he would begin bring the bevel out further with the smaller hammer. In this he would make the edges thinner then the spine of the blade. He would do this slowly working down the sword and do it on both sides as well.

With that done it would be reheated yet again and he would finish off the point of the blade getting it into it's final shape before yet again reheating and doing some last bits of work on the shape of the tang. Before finishing the forging though he would make sure it is hammered flat and straight.

Haiduk would then look at the sword and think for a moment."TIme to normalize it." he would say taking it with some tongs and putting it in the forge. David would of course man the bellows and tey would begin super heating it all the way through. The point of this is to of course take out all the stresses the sword had endured in the process of being hammered out and to make it further workable. After it had reached curing temperature it would be moved to the side were it would air cool. Dusting off his ands Haiduk would look to David."And that is that, I believe you already know how to grind and polish a blade so get to it." he said to David who nodded having done his best to take in what he was shown."Right, will get started on it then." he said finding the process to be kind of like making a dagger but with a lot more work put into it. Certainly they had to heat it up much more times then a dagger.
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Postby David Arnim on August 3rd, 2015, 12:35 am

David having been given his task would go and look for a sizeable iron ingot as Haiduk watched him closely. Grabbing a ingot the same size as the one Haiduk had used he would bring it over to the forge. Slowly he would place it into said forge with a pair of metal working tongs. With the iron ingot placed inside he moved over to the bellows. Manning said bellows he began to pump them and thus began to super heat the forge. Heating the forge up he carefully watched and waited until the metal had turned a workable color. This took some time but when it was ready he went and retrieved the ingot with the metal working pliers. Walking the ingot over he laid it on the top of the anvil and grabbed a hammer. David then began to strike the piece of iron repeatedly over and over again with effort. He did this until the iron ingot was a good enough length width and thickness before he straightened it out with a few more blows.

David would then take the iron over to the forge and place it inside with the tongs before manning the bellows again and bringing the metal up to a workable temperature. Once it was a workable temperature again with that signature yellow glow e brought it over to the anvil gripping it with tongs. Placing one end of the flat straight metal on the anvil and holding it place he took a hammer and began to edge hammer it like he had been shown. Now hammering out the tang he struck the metal at the end over and over again in a edge hammering fashion compressing the iron. Ever now and again he would flip it in order to hammer the metal out straight before resuming the edge hammering process. It took him much longer and he had to fix a few mistakes here and there with a flattening process.

He kept edge hammering it more and more spreading it out and tapering it to be thicker at the blade and thinner at the end just like he had been showed. As he did this tapering process now the tang stretched out and bent a little. To get rid of the bends and bows he would of course hammer them out. David would of course need to reheat the sword a few times during this process and keep bringing it back to it's yellow glowing state.

With the tang was a nice shape and he had done some detail work with a smaller hammer he brought the sword back to the forge where he reheated it manning the bellows until it was glowing yellow. Taking it out of the forge with the metal tongs he would go over to the anvil and place it diagonally on the anvil. Copying what he had seen Haiduk do with drawing out the blade he began to hammer it. Starting from one end and to another in sections he would hammer it a few times and then move up or down and inch. This of course was to elongate the sword and make it thinner whilst not making it wider.
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Postby David Arnim on August 3rd, 2015, 12:50 am

David kept drawing out the blade hammering it and moving up and down a half an inch. Upon reaching the end of the blade he would do the drawing process a lot more. This was done in order to of course make the blade thinner at the tip. After that he would draw it out a bit more before laying it flat and hammering it straight and flat again.

After he had finished drawing out the blade David would bring the sword over to the forge and place it inside and man the bellows. Heating the sword back up e would of course bring it back over to the anvil where he began the process of bringing out the point of the blade. Upsetting the metal with his hammer he struck it over and over flipping it back and forth and then on it's flat on occasion to flatten it back out and remove bows. Forging out the point he didn't go to make the final the final point. He was to make it close to it's final point but not final and instead make it round for now. Using a smaller hammer at the end of this he would forge it nice and closed and do some detail work.

When he had finished with the tip for now David would take the sword back to the forge and reheat it, bring it back, and begin doing the surface work. Hammering the sword repeatedly he would do the surface work and do his best to get rid of the lines created from when he drew the sword out. Slowly he would hammer his way up and then down the sword. As he did this with the large hammer he would start on the beginnings of the bevel. However he kept having to flip the sword around to get rid of bows created from when he perhaps struck to hard or in the wrong place.

At this point it was really starting to kind of look like a sword for real. However it looked a bit crooked so he went and hammered it out again until the sword of reasonably straight. With that he went and reheated the sword and then brought it back to the anvil where he grabbed the smaller detail work hammer. Doing repeating heatings and hammering down the length of the sword he hammered both sides and to make the spine thicker and the edge thinner. Every now and again he would make a mistake and of course have to hammer that out and straight the sword. But he kept on hammering out the bevel.
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Postby David Arnim on August 3rd, 2015, 1:06 am

Having finished with the bevel for now he would bring the sword to the forge, place it inside, and go to man the bellows. Once there he would begin heating the sword back up to the temperature in which it glowed yellow. Once at the temperature he needed David would retrieve the sword with some tongs and bring it over to the anvil. Grabbing the smaller detail hammer he would begin hammering out the point to it's final shape. He would of course do both sides of the point bringing it from a roundish shape to a more pointy point. As he did this David took extra care to keep the blade from going crooked and or bowing. He did this by hammering out any defects he accidentally created during the process.

Once the tip of the sword was brought to a nice respectable point which could be used for limited thrusting attacks he brought the sword back to the forge. After heating it up again he brought the sword back to the anvil were he did some final touches on the tang making sure it was straight, long enough, and a good enough shape.

After having finished doing those last bits David brought the sword back over to the forge so that he could normalize it. Placing the sword inside carefully he walked over to the bellows. In order to make the sword further workable he would need to normalize the sword and cure it. Getting te forge started up yet again he began heating things up. This was of course to heat up the whole sword and slowly remove any stressed caused by the forging process. He would poke and prodd the sword to make it evenly heated.

Once the sword was at curing temperature he would remove it from the fire. Putting it to the side with some tongs David would let the sword air cool. Instead of standing around he would continue helping out around the shop. However he would return once the sword had been normalized.
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Postby David Arnim on August 3rd, 2015, 1:16 am

With the sword normalized it was ready for grinding and further shaping. So David took it with some tongs and then grabbed it with his leather gloves. Walking on over to the grinder he had decided the sword would be a convex grind. He found such a grind to be the easiest and simplest to perform which made sharpening in his mind easier. Setting up at the grinding wheel he sat in front of it with the sword in hand. Kicking the wheel into motion he would begin the grinding process.

First he began to clean the tang up grinding at it's sides before moving and cleaning up the rest of the sword. This cleaning up process would allow for the sword to be polished later which would aid in it's ability to resist rust. After having cleaned it up with the grind wheel he would start on making the convex edge. Angling it he began to go up and down the sword grinding out a convex edge.

After that he moved from the grinding table to the work table. It is here he got some fine grit paper and began rubbing it on the sword to remove further imperfections. After that he took a file to where the tang met the blade. Once he had grinded, sanded, and filed the blade enough it was done. So getting up from were he had been working he would bring the blade to Haiduk and show him."What do you think?" he would ask Haiduk would would examine the blade."Good for a novice, keep working at it. However pay extra close attention to the shape in the future." he said before putting the sword in the scrap pile for melting down later. David would give a nod before resuming work at the front counter.


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