Forging a Sword - part three: heat treatment
Great breakdown of heat treating and forging a sword

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Heat-treating a sword is very important, and can easily go very wrong. Here you see my first go at it. Support me on Patreon: No special lightsabre effects were used in this video. It actually looked like that in real life. Many thanks to The Cut and Thrust Collective: Buy the music - the music played at the end of my videos is now available here: More weapons and armour videos here: Lindybeige: a channel of archaeology, ancient and medieval warfare, rants, swing dance, travelogues, evolution, and whatever else occurs to me to make. ▼ Follow me... Twitter: I may have some drivel to contribute to the Twittersphere, plus you get notice of uploads. Facebook: (it's a 'page' and now seems to be working). Google+: "" website:"Lindybeige"


ThaBadayuss : Seems like you have some deep unresolved issues with Katie...

Wanderer628 : Katie, destroyer of dreams.

snakesocks : I thought the blue glow to the sword meant that there were Orcs nearby?!

ZeOverman : "What do you mean "was" distractingly good looking?" -Katie

Micah Philson : 4:39 Wait wait wait wait wait... you're telling me that this entire time, you haven't had the *_plague?!_* Well, you may as well have just bought a katana online for all the medievality of this blade you're making now!

Oskar Pyke : Katie has robbed us of the 8th Wonder of the World.

Fenristhegreat : Swords before broads Lindy...

AcidJiles : Damn you Katie!

Caramel Johnson : Did you ask Katie to help heat treat your sword?

Der Transgender-Prophet Mohammed : This blade will taste frenchmen blood very soon!!

gonecoastal4 : Good to see the Brits are arming themselves.

master blob : 0:03 close your eyes and imagine this being said in a different context...

123 456 : Watching Tom catch the blade on his hammer a few times when it slid around was both worrying and impressive

MrGozzah : Swords is no basis for a system of government! Supreme executive power derives from a mandate from the masses, not from some farcical aquatic ceremony!

123 456 : Nice to see him using ye olde angle grinder 😂 4:38 And ye olde blowtorch 10:48

Micah Philson : 12:28 That was by far the least confident and heroic "hurray" I've ever heard. Are you sure you're happy about these results, Lindy?

Imperator Salt Formerly LMS 5588 : Lindy made this sword to ride up to Katie on horseback and shouts “HOW DO YOU LIKE MY SWORD NOW”

The Armored Idiot : Is it named Arnander after said distractingly attractive woman?

KickyFut : Am I missing something... Isn't there a part 4? This was 3+ months ago.😓

lomax343 : So, if Katie Arnander had been called Katie Mainwaring-Phipps your sword would have a really stupid name?

Józef Bem : You pulled out too late.

Matthew Smith : I tried to follow this guide and now my socks are on fire :(

Rebeca Mugwort : * attempts to light blowtorch * Rolls a one. * attempts to light blowtorch * Rolls a one. * attempts to light a blowtorch * Rolls a five * Looks at camera, and attempts to light blowtorch * Rolls a ten. * Attempts to light gas forge with blowtorch * *Natural Twenty*

DoomDwarf_347 : Wait so the sword Arnander is a direct reference to the distractingly attractive Katie Arnander who ruined your first attempt at a sword.

Dimitar Vidolov : These sword videos are really interesting! Great work!

Nicolas H. : Joe: “Is your sword heat treated?” Guy with an electric guitar and a sword: “It’s hate treated.” Joe: “Well, that sounded edgy.” Guy with an electric guitar and a sword: “It’s Metal.”

karapuzo1 : I don't even remember what happened last week but Lindy remembers what happened 30-ish years ago.

MatJan86 : Pics of Katie or it didn't happen

Uncle Traveling Matt : Nice to see the lindybeige knitted jumper use while forging.

David Messer : Shouldn't you quench your sword in the blood of you enemy?

zlozlozlo : "Katie was distractingly good looking, and I left it in for too long." Oh my god. How did I not notice that the first time?

Max Mustermann : Small tip: I assume you have some sort of LAV mic that you feed directly into the camera and a Shotgun mic that you also feed directly into the camera using a splitter. You should always separate those two channels in Post and make them mono each, otherwise we will hear your voice on our right ear and the shotgun mic on our left.

Roset828 : Katie Arnander, the maker of the bowl which became Lloyd's first helmet!

ihcfn ihcfn : Really, really, want to see a comment from Katie Arnander on this video! 😀

Oliver Barnes : Hah, I laugh at your puny sword. I forged a Bren gun, the best machinegun in the world and infinitely better than the spandau

Pedro Vanderlei : how can you forge a sword when you don't even have the plague?! whew, damn posers

Matt G : Ive done a knee bend on every sword I own at least once, but watching Loyd bend his sword towards the end made my heart jump. Cannot wait for the next part, hopefully there will be an armor update in between =D

Ghrey : Ahh that brought back fond memories of days spent at the forge. Good as usual.

Daniel Duhon : What about polishing and adding the handle and stuff? I wanted to see that too!

Jakub Narębski : Actually you can blue a sword. Some British sabers have blueing combined with gilding to make a very beautiful blade (seen somewhere on scholagladiatoria channel). The Knight Errant has a video about bluing, though it is about armor, not swords.

rasnac : It seems like you still have a crush for Katie, Lloyd. ;)

Kris Bluefield : I've been watching videos about forging and weapons almost religiously for almost 2 years now and I never understood why exactly heat treating worked until now

Aled Evans : 8:02 That's what she said

Eylook Vul Heimiik : the depth of this has actually been really useful. I've been getting into blacksmithing and wanted to learn how to make swords and knives, both for myself and because people pay small fortunes for custom made knives or swords

Jinseual : You seem to attract a lot of women Loyd, is it the beige?

WHY YOU CAME : Katie Arnander. Now I understand everything.

pekoro70 : There is a Katie Arnander on Facebook that has a certain Nicholas Lloyd as a friend

Saint Trilby : We need part four Mr. Lloyd.

GuitarsRockForever : If I ever need a good looking sword breaker (the sort of short sword to trap opponent blade), I know what I will name her.