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  1. Although I create my own blades and specialize in Roman Swords, Pugiones, Knives and Scabbards from 300 b.c. to 4th Century a.d. and still researching... I have had people ask me questions like: "Do you forge blades or are they Material removal?" Answer: Both. Do you re-hilt existing blades? Answer: Indeed. (See Below.) This is my latest Sword “Re-Hilt” and Scabbard Creation Commission for a client. The Sword Blade is an older Albion "Tiberius" Fulham blade that I Re-Hilted for the client. The hilt is inspired from a Hilt I created for a Museum here in the United States that was b
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  2. this kind of axes was quite common in Poland during early medieval, plenty of them were found. My axe has 15 cm blade, i used wrought iron and O2 steel.
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  3. This morning, as a Christmas present to myself, I booked a couple of 1-day classes with a MS that lives about an hour away from me. I'm looking forward to finding out first hand just exactly how much I don't know!
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  4. Looks good so far! May the warp not be with you.
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  5. That is really nice, I like the hook (birds head) at the end of the handle. I can symphatise with the jewelers saw accident, I've done the same thing once myself. I've also found out that those tiny saw blades will cut surprisingly deep when you slip off the material with one.
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  6. What I do in this situation is use some corby bolts that I ground down and re-sawed screwdriver slots that sit below the surface of the scales. That way I can attach the scales, shape, and sand them on the tang, remove them, etch then re-attach. All that you have to do to finish is cut and file/grind/sand them flush. It helps if you leave a little extra meat on the scales and finish the sides after glue up. Just be sure all the parts that touch the blade are finished before glue-up. I hope that makes sense...good luck.
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  7. If you glue, don't stitch. That's my rule for leather over wood. Looks good, man.
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  8. Some progress. I chose redwood burl and katalox for the EDC handle. The full tang will have acrylic scales. This full tang damascus kinda threw me for a loop when I realized I am gonna have to finish the scales before I glue them up. It throws a new challenge in the works. We will see if I can pull it off on the first try.
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  9. I would be very happy with that. I think you have done a great job Zeb. Are you going to tool a design? You could always fashion a copper chape on the end perhaps.
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  10. Here's another update! I cut the slot in the buffalo horn bolster with a jeweler's saw. Not the most fun by itself, but my blade snapped on the down stroke and I put the broken end of the thick blade through my fingernail. So after cutting and filing the hole to fit the tang, I drilled out and slotted my block of dyed maple burl. It had a nice, snug, tap it on with a light hammer fit, do I decided to drill the rivet hole. After drilling, I fit the copper rivet and tapped it into place. Everything was tight, so I decided to forego epoxy and just leave it with the mechani
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  11. I have not posted here in a while. So here is a commission I completed for a client who is a Roman Reenactor. These are for the most part, historically accurate in Dimensions, Materials, Styles etc. Two of the plates on the Sword Scabbard are not based on archeological discoveries for scabbard plates, but are based on Roman Art that was known in many different areas of the 1st Century A.D. Hope you like what you see. 1st Century Roman GLadius on the left, Roman Pugio and Scabbard on the right. The Hilt materials are: Pommel and Guard, Hand carved from European
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  12. Here's something I sent off yesterday a customer requested design. Haven't done a stock removal knife in a while. Bog Oak, Wrought iron, red liners and stainless pins with a 52100 blade.
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  13. Here is a recent 1st Century Roman Mainz Gladius i created and call "The Avenger" (Style) That is my own "Name" of the style of the hilt. the "V" that is hand carved in the Guard, gives me the name. It is totally Historically Accurate and based on Archeological Discoveries and measurements other than the blade is made of 1095. A 1st Century Mainz Gladius with historically accurate Gladius and Scabbard. I call this style "The Avenger." Gladius and Scabbard The smooth draw... with a sheep's wool lined scabbard. The "A
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  14. I'm still unsure if the scabbard should get sword fittings or sax fittings. I think it would look a lot better if it had like a leather throat to ease that hard line where it meets the handle... What do you guys think?
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