Modified Petersen type H
Posted 04 September 2012 - 11:57 PM
blades a 3 bar interrupted twist, with a edge around 220 layers
hilts wrought iron heavly etched with a wood/hempcord/leather handle
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Hope you guys enjoy... took me all summer to make
Posted 05 September 2012 - 12:37 AM
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Posted 05 September 2012 - 03:22 PM
On an anvil honour, with a hammer of blood The Four Winds pounded!"
-Turisas, "Battle Metal"
Posted 05 September 2012 - 05:04 PM
Thomas I know the hilt should be fancy, it was just my own take on things... if I could get my hands on a bunch of gold or silver I'd love to make a fancy inlay plating job!
Posted 05 September 2012 - 05:15 PM
Saw one recently with a polished WI they had inlaid with silver wire that looked pretty good and would not take that much silver! Saw it over at SFI
Posted 06 September 2012 - 04:15 PM
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Mod note: Title edited to reflect this
Posted 07 September 2012 - 11:21 AM
Swords were high end "tools"; most fighters used axes and spears---often the Ax may be from the family woodshed for the peasant levies. If you had a sword it meant you were of much higher social scale and so they tended to be "trophy weapons" and look it.
It is possible to shine things up all by hand---I've used sifted wood ashes and a woolen cloth and a bit of spit to get a shine on bone that many people have accused me of buffing it. (Theophilus, Divers Arts, c1120 C.E.) Burnishing of metal is another early method. But you are entirely correct---Bling meant wealth back in those days!
(Still love that blade anyway)
Posted 07 September 2012 - 07:26 PM
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