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Comments • 1 159

  • Peter Osterman
    Peter Osterman  1 days back

    Why do you sometimes quench in water instead of oil? Isn't it kind of a blacksmithing sin to quench in water because it has a higher chance or cracking???

    • The Duke Of Dack
      The Duke Of Dack  3 days back

      My guy, invest in a table saw

      • Dakota Gilton
        Dakota Gilton  1 weeks back

        Its pronounced... Lanjets. but spelt Langets.

        • Tristi
          Tristi  2 weeks back

          Now you know why polearms like this have been used to fight enemy horsemen. Range is king :)

          • Tristi
            Tristi  2 weeks back

            Ever tried wet forging?

            • Cobhalla Games
              Cobhalla Games  2 weeks back

              Speaking from the couch observer. This looks like a project that would have been much easier in a charcoal forge so you could heat a specific area and isolate the heat better

              • John Sweeney
                John Sweeney  2 weeks back

                I've seen quite a few of your projects where you use a grinder or the milling machine to get a flat surface on your handles to start shaping them. Have you thought about getting an Electric wood planer? It would probably save you a lot of time and you can do the entire surface of the wood at time.

                • Ben Rogers
                  Ben Rogers  2 weeks back

                  The people who work next door to these guys look out the window and see them raging on just another day...

                  • ehsfb20011
                    ehsfb20011  3 weeks back

                    Try it on some armor. Anything can destroy melons.

                    • Manuel
                      Manuel  3 weeks back

                      Omg he didn't scream, "AD MORTEM INIMICUS"

                      • Jax P.
                        Jax P.  3 weeks back

                        I would have loved to see some steel bands around the langette fork to secure the handle a little better, all in all, that thing is nasty

                        • Nathan Wente
                          Nathan Wente  3 weeks back

                          “I don’t know how to pronounce it, I’m an uncultured American” 😂😂

                          • Perry Knew Em
                            Perry Knew Em  4 weeks back

                            How do they not have a table saw?

                            • hamish2 cruickshanks
                              hamish2 cruickshanks  4 weeks back

                              What belt grinder do you use?

                              • Malcur
                                Malcur  4 weeks back

                                would love to know the weight of that thing, it looks amazing, but over thick, but that's just an impression I get, from my understanding, they should be 2-3kg total, including the haft.

                                • JustinPlays64
                                  JustinPlays64  1 months back

                                  MAKE A HAMAXE

                                  (One side hammer, other side axe)

                                  • Danny Herrera
                                    Danny Herrera  1 months back

                                    I purchased that very same t-shirt … I was wondering if that same style is available in a hoodie?? That would be awesome!

                                    • MrBrewzr
                                      MrBrewzr  1 months back

                                      I know you know this already, but the team you have kicks ass! The production of your videos is really good.

                                      • Cuer Bear
                                        Cuer Bear  1 months back

                                        Such a beautiful team effort 😍

                                        • Siduidu
                                          Siduidu  1 months back

                                          this thing is toooooo heavy... battle halberd weight around 2,5 kg (~ 5 pound's) and its made from 2 piece's like sandwich , some time 3 when u forge weld the spike .It's not like heavy axe for splitting wood, its realy fast light polearm weapon.

                                          • Sir Steam
                                            Sir Steam  1 months back

                                            don't forget the halberd is also to tall

                                        • crazypajser
                                          crazypajser  1 months back

                                          You sereously neeed to forge a drawknife that was too much sanding for the handle👌

                                          • Nathan Carrier
                                            Nathan Carrier  1 months back

                                            The halberd head is too thick. It should be much lighter than it looks, otherwise it isn't a very good weapon. Like european swords, it taper a lot, the blade and langette should not be thick.

                                            • Patriot Works
                                              Patriot Works  1 months back

                                              “And boom, I was leaking”
                                              ...That can be interpreted many different ways, and I don’t like any of them.

                                              • Antonio Salvatore
                                                Antonio Salvatore  1 months back

                                                you know the best would be to see him and Skallagrim collaborate on making Skall a sword, then we would get cutting tests too!

                                                • Dogurasu
                                                  Dogurasu  1 months back

                                                  Funny how everyone jumps on the "uncultured" comment when he most people that think they are cultured are just full of themselves. :D
                                                  Most non-Americans I've ever met know little to nothing about their own country, history or world events but they are "cultured" because they speak another language or lack personal hygiene. :D

                                                  • Björn Thor Gudmundsson
                                                    Björn Thor Gudmundsson  1 months back

                                                    is there a reason for why halberds were made with langets? wouldnt it have been so much less work to make them like spearheads with a rounded bottom that you could stick the handle into and rivet as opposed to having to manage the langets

                                                    • Felipe Weber
                                                      Felipe Weber  1 months back

                                                      It looks awesome, but is missing a metal pommel at the other end for balance.

                                                      • Jzolt
                                                        Jzolt  2 months back

                                                        I highly recommend watching Lindy beige's video on the halberd, it's very informing, but basic rule of thumb, don't swing it like an ax you damn wanker!

                                                        • Tom Carlson
                                                          Tom Carlson  2 months back

                                                          You will need some big hooks to hold that to the wall.

                                                          • Cameron Dowie
                                                            Cameron Dowie  2 months back

                                                            So just curious, but, seems like cuts happen pretty often. Why no cut resistant gloves? I understand there are reasons while working on the grinder and stuff. But ya, may save some leaking life liquid.

                                                            • Matthew Abercrombie
                                                              Matthew Abercrombie  2 months back

                                                              I love the abuse of the grinder to plane the handle 😂😂😂

                                                              • Paulo Sangala
                                                                Paulo Sangala  2 months back

                                                                I can tell Alec loved knights as a boy

                                                                • Charles J Owens
                                                                  Charles J Owens  2 months back

                                                                  I am collecting replica German blades from the Medieval and Renaissance Eras. I would love to own a halberd like this.

                                                                  • METALMAN
                                                                    METALMAN  2 months back

                                                                    If your halberd makes you leak, you’re gonna have a bad time.

                                                                    • Scott Page
                                                                      Scott Page  2 months back

                                                                      I think a new project could be a Damascus Cinquedea with majestic diamonds and fancy stuff. The three fullers would be very interesting to make

                                                                      • sbcontt YT
                                                                        sbcontt YT  2 months back

                                                                        Impressive venture. Unfortunately the fit and finish of this thing wasn't good.

                                                                        For some reason polearms are very hard to make. There are very few good ones in market. One would think that sword would be the hardest to make.

                                                                        • Bryn Noble
                                                                          Bryn Noble  2 months back

                                                                          Langets way to thick!

                                                                          • Jeremy Graves
                                                                            Jeremy Graves  2 months back

                                                                            I dig watching you guys, but you seriously need a table saw or some buddy with a proper wood shop. Watching you grind down that handle was painful. lol

                                                                            • Adam Wynn
                                                                              Adam Wynn  2 months back

                                                                              You've tried Fruit Ninja.

                                                                              Now get ready for...Vegetable Huguenot!

                                                                              • Nint
                                                                                Nint  2 months back

                                                                                Send it to Skallagrim for proper testing ;)

                                                                                • Edgar der Schmied
                                                                                  Edgar der Schmied  2 months back

                                                                                  15:53 LoL whole neighbourhood watching

                                                                                  • Power Stroke73
                                                                                    Power Stroke73  2 months back

                                                                                    What’s that you’re spraying on there it’s like spray paint but it’s probably not?I’m so interested in this and i wanna learn so will someone please tell me

                                                                                    • Paul Hoke
                                                                                      Paul Hoke  2 months back

                                                                                      So how heavy is it? The langets look like 1/4” steel! Are you fighting tanks?

                                                                                      • John Crawford
                                                                                        John Crawford  2 months back

                                                                                        BDW (Band Aid Will) is one of the best I haves seen on the belt grinder. He’s also exceptional on other things. Jc

                                                                                        • Adam Schnepp
                                                                                          Adam Schnepp  2 months back

                                                                                          Alec, I'm convinced that you made a weapon in the UK, got reported, and fled to the US and are living out the storyline of a Midwestern cowboy movie in Montana.

                                                                                          • Jean Paul Gartier
                                                                                            Jean Paul Gartier  2 months back

                                                                                            That halberd may be a tad over built...

                                                                                            • Bart Bocklandt
                                                                                              Bart Bocklandt  2 months back

                                                                                              a bit more cleaning and some engraving would make this look up to par with the rest of your projects, maybe hard to figure out how to make it but eventuaally it was a really easy proces could have put some more effort in it

                                                                                              • Bosmer of Valenwood
                                                                                                Bosmer of Valenwood  2 months back

                                                                                                So I've seen them use the wire brush a few times and I was curious as to why? Is it just to remove scale and clean or is there more to it?