John Lundemo makes swords the old-fashioned way

Goshen, Pennsylvania swordsmith John Lundemo has earned an international reputation as for collectors of steel blades, but 25 years ago, he was just a guy in the SCA learning to fight with wooden swords.

Lundemo is proud of his swords which are made in one piece. "No part of his swords is cast from a mold, making his blades 'second to none,' he said. He uses both high-carbon steel and low-carbon steel for strength, weight balance, cutting ability, and spring. He goes by historical specifications, allowing his swords to handle like the originals."

Vicki Botta of the Chronicle has the story.