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Fine Weapon Making Vol. 1  

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Fine Weapon Making Volume 1

There is an art and much
skill to making weapons
that few people see. Sure
many people can make crude
weapons, but they have no
real power. When you have
completed reading these
volumes I will have passed
the wisdom I have gained
through years of making
weapons of varying quality.
Each weapon made with this
process will have at least
one spot where the user can
place a gem. This gem will
enhance the abilities of
the item and allow you to
customize it to what you

Many materials are used in

making weapons, the higher
the quality of the material
the better the weapon.
This includes many types of
the ores and pelts used in
the making of culturally
inspired armor. You will
also need the more rare
materials that are also
used in the culturally
inspired armor as these
materials help give the
metal the correct hardness
and flexibility

While some will want to go
right to creating the
weapons, I am going to
start with the basics.
Certain parts will have to
be made separately before
you can combine them into a
weapon. These include some

small metal parts, leather
parts, and wooden shafts.

To make the barbs, simply
file the ore that you plan
to use to the shape of a
barb and allow it to cool
naturally without quenching
it after removing it from
the forge. For studs, you
will use a similar process,
but instead you will use a
smithy hammer to pound it
into the proper shape.
Finally, for fill you will
need to use a smithy hammer
to pound it small enough,
then a file to break it
into the small pieces.

The only leather part you
will need is a hilt wrap.
These are made from the same
animal pelts that

culturally inspired armor
uses. In your sewing kit,
carefully cut the leather
into strips with hickory
handled shears.

You will find that there
are many more hafts and
staves that you will be
required to make. After
cutting and planing a
normal bow staff into a
better shape as a haft, you
will need to polish it with
some spider silk. Sullied
silk goes with hickory bow
staves, crude silk with elm
bow staves, fine silk with
ashwood bow staves, superb
silk and flawless silk with
oak bow staves, and
exquisite and immaculate
silk with darkwood bow
staves. To cut them the

correct length you can use
a knotted measuring string
and the cutting tools that
come standard in your
fletching kit. Two knots
for a handle, three knots
for a short haft, four for
a haft, five for baton and
six for a long haft. To
make a full sized staff
weapon, you do not need to
cut the bow staff, but you
will still need to plane it
and polish it like the
handles and hafts.

The final sets of items you
will need are casting
molds. These molds are not
recoverable, as you will
destroy them on each use,
breaking the mold away from
the cooled metal. The
molds will need silk worked

into the clay. Each tier
of weapon will need
increasing quality of silk.
There are fourteen
different molds. I will go
over the details for the
unfired step of each mold
in the following volume.
For firing, you will need a
firing sheet for simple and
ornate molds, a quality
firing sheet for intricate
and elaborate molds, and a
high quality firing sheet
for any more advanced

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