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Giovanni Sartori

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About Giovanni Sartori

  • Birthday 02/21/1989

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    Breganze (Venice-Italy)
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    Blacksmithing, making of arms and armour, conservation of ancient arms and armour, water-powered machinery, chemistry, medieval history

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  1. Hi Owen! I know two (or three maybe) areas where it is possible to pick up some siderite ores... I have picked up some ores during my walks around this sites... This is a siderite mine, used from the roman period to the 70's, near Bienno. It is possible to visit it. Cheers Giovanni Ps. Would be nice to organize a bloomery event in Italy!
  2. Hi all, I found other, more recent photos of the Ferara's workshop in Belluno (Busighel). This is the poor state of the buildings and machinery in the 80's. I hope to come in Belluno the next spring and to visit this workshop and made other photos. Cheers Giovanni
  3. I love your "scientific" approach to the problems! Thank you for sharing and my compliments for your Japanese Style Workshop! Cheers Giovanni
  4. Enjoy! There are two videos about semi-industrial making of vises in Germany. Cheers Giovanni
  5. Sorry Dan but I have to disagree with you, classical church window anvils are later than this tipology. Therefore church anvils were used in central-north europe and not in the south when horned or hornelss square anvils are most commons. There is no possible to date certainly this tipe of tools but the oldest church anvil that I have seen is dated for sure about the 1600 (sometimes we are lucky to find the date of production on the surface of the anvil). You can see in XV-XVI cent iconography some hornless (and without legs) anvils that could be the ancestors of church window anvils.
  6. Offcourse! Also Italian and french style doble horn anvils have separated legs, but it is the first time that I see this paricular "gothic" stile on the arch.
  7. Hi all again, as you know I am interested in antique machinery and tools and I am constantly looking for more informations as possible about traditional arms and armour making. During my research I have found an anvil with a suspect medieval shape. I suspect that could be dated from the XIV to the XVI cent at least and I am sure about italian origin (it was found in a very old house near Milan). An interesting detail about this one is that in two sides the arch between the legs presents an ogival gothic shape. The square shape with separated legs is visible in some XIV-XV c
  8. My compliments...you are my Hero! I love the forge-welding technique on the guard and the shape of the blade too!
  9. Here the English version of the article about the realization of the war-hammer http://www.torneoinarmatura.com/prize.html Cheers Giovanni
  10. Thank you to all again! @ Hunter I am publishing on the website of the tournament (check Torneo in Armatura on the web) the English version of the article about this work, if do you want you can read it to start! @Vaughn I agree with you, the video is too short, but this is our first try to make a video about a work. We have made a short promotional video to see if there is a positive feedback about this tipe of media. Now we have the intention to make some videos about triphammer and other machinery on the workshop in Bienno... Cheers Giovanni
  11. Thank you to all for the compliments! It is a greatest satisfaction and honour for me and my friends to have a positive feedback from the best bladesmiths in world... MSchneider. the hammer head is fixed to the socket through a hole (made by forging) where is inserted the upper part of the socket (that consist in the spike) I hope you have understand... The hole and the spike are the same piece! Greetings Giovanni
  12. Thank you! Yes! This is the original one that give us ispiration. The differences between the original and the reproduction is the material (brass for the original, 1045 steel for the reproduction) and the shape.
  13. Hi All, this is my first work that I show you. It is not a sword or a dagger, but a war hammer that pretend to be of a XV cent. style It is a very special project, made as a first prize of a tournament (the name of the event is Torneo in Armatura). To realize this object we have (I and other two guys) tried to work with traditional techniques as cold and hot chiseling, filing, forging... The sockets (upper and lower) are forge-welded with the same technique of gunbarrels or spearhead sockets. Also the square hole on the hammer head was made only by forging. The wood used for the
  14. Hey Peter! Thank you for the compliment and thank you to sharing your knowledge about german triphammer! I have a very few informations about it and the photos that you share are very interesting to see differences between italian tipe and german tipe! I am waiting for other photos! Greetings Giovanni
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