Ibor

Kopis from Dodona

Recommended Posts

Forged iron on charcoal, the blade profile.
The cutting edge was forged in the cold, as in the originals of the era.
Linings are made of iron as a copy of Dodona ... unless .... dating back to 5 BC
Riveted with iron rivets.
Overall length 62.5 cm, 48.5 cm blade, blade width at its widest point 5.4 cm, weight 1020 grams.
Length of manuscript in scrabbard 66.5 cm.
Scrabbard weight 380 grams.
Scrabbard is made of oak planks covered with a thin, goat skin.
Everything is rubbed with fat boar would not rust and is not absorbed moisture from the air.

1.jpg

2.jpg

3.jpg

4.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm following along as you post pictures and descriptions Ibor. You are going to be one popular guy here, we LOVE pictures. Very  nicely done, thanks for the look.

Frosty The Lucky.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Ibor,

I have to join this thread.

The work is excellent.

And looks absolutely authentic

Are you working alone or are you part of a group recreating historical work?

Are you a self taught smith or did you study with a smith or in a school?

You are Not a beginner.

Welcome to the I. F. I. forum.

I hope you post often.

SLAG.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Slag thanks!
I apologize in advance for possible errors in spelling ... I use an electronic translator ... hahahah ....
I belong to several associations historical reconstruction.
As for work, I'm self-taught.
I started with clay, then it was wood .... but it was not it was ...... it did not have the strength and power ........ and found a brown, and a year later the iron.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, Ibor said:

and found a brown, and a year later the iron.

I think you (or your machine translator) mean "bronze"? (In English, "bronze" is both a metal and a color.) No judgment; just trying to help.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Do NOT apologize for your English Ibor, you're doing just fine. If we don't know what you mean we'll ask, we can be pretty direct that way it has a lot to do with exchanging information in a meaningful way. Heck, you speak better than a number of native English speakers.

The war hammer looks like the real thing, nothing fancy, no fantasy embellishments, just cold lethal steel. About the strip of steel reinforcing the shaft. (I've lost the term, it's aphasia resulting from a TBI, happens to me all the time.) One appears to be away from the shaft and the reinforcement. It appears to me to be a clip to hang the hammer on a belt strap or similar.

I'm really glad you joined us.

Frosty The Lucky.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
15 hours ago, Ibor said:

So it's my oversight, I'm sorry.

Nothing to apologize for; just trying to help. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thomas Powers ... I do not understand ..?

Thanks to the great Gentlemen for Your understanding!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Did you smelt ore to get your iron?   Find scrap wrought iron and re-used it.  Bought wrought iron stock that was still available, (what we sometimes call "new old stock"), etc.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now