Scott's Sword Cane for Blade Show 2014 is almost complete.
Here are a few more construction photos.
A Damascus throat gets epoxied into the top of the carbon fiber shaft. This throat helps the sword properly seat into the shaft and is an integral part of the cane's locking mechanism.
Above is what the raw forged throat looks like and below is a profile shot of the part.
It is a tiny but very important piece of the puzzle.
Scott turned this year's knob out of African Blackwood.
Here's a shot of the knob and ferrule with the turning pedestal still attached.
The next picture explains why you don't want to cut the pedestal off immediately.
It's easier to properly install the sword if the pedestal is still attached.
And this shot shows a little trick for straightening the sword in the knob.
Hope to see you at the show.
Blade Show Table 13P