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  1. Here is one of the first Classic "Leaf" Style Mainz Gladii I have created for a client in Germany. The blade and the components are historically accurate to the archeological discoveries as listed below. This is actually the second Leaf Style, but finished prior to the first. SWORD: The Blade is a Classic “Leaf Shaped” MAINZ Gladius blade made of 1095 Steel, hollow ground and polished to a 200 grit finish. Based on Christian Miks Catalogue of Roman Swords and Scabbards Numbers: A457, A463 and A802. The blade is fully tanged and bears Rhema Creations LLC /Patrick B. Pointer’s current Maker’s Mark. HILT: GUARD: : The Guard is Hand Carved from European Boxwood based on a variation of a guard found in Christian Miks Catalogue of Roman Swords and Scabbards Numbers: B328,37 . The Guard Plate is made of Bronze and has a brush polished satin finish. POMMEL: The Pommel is also Hand Carved from European Boxwood as found in Christian Miks Catalogue of Roman Swords and Scabbards found in Vindonissa number B328,2. POMMEL FINIAL: The “Magdalensberg Museum's” two ring Pommel Finial variation in Christian Miks Catalogue of Roman Swords and Scabbards Number Tafel 156, no. B120.1 These pieces were hand carved and created with the Lost Wax method cast in bronze. GRIP: The Grip is a 6 sided chiseled finger grip, hand carved from Camel Bone. The entire hilt is glued and peened to the blade. All organic components have been resin stabilized. The entire sword has two coats of Renaissance Museum Wax. it weighs in at 2lbs. 1.5oz and has a Point of Balance at 4.6" from the guard. Coming Soon: Another Classic Leaf Mainz Gladius and Scabbard, A 4th-5th Century 3 Fuller Migration Spatha Sword, A Fulham Gladius and Scabbard and a few more...
  2. Thank you... it is quite a trial to work with Ebony (one of the blackest woods) and Holly, (the whitest wood) without the ebony discoloring the Holly...
  3. Hello Wes... Yes the Spatha was originally a Cavalry / Equestrian Sword. IN the First Century the variations were on the thinner side. In the later part of the first Century the Legionary foot Soldiers sword / Gladius was of the Pompeii Style. Going into the 2nd -3rd Centuries, the Spatha replaced the Pompeii. There were many variations of the Spatha blades in length and blade geometry. They had the traditional midrib and also multiple fullers. Transitional sword? Yes indeed! I am currently researching 2nd-5th Century Roman Swords... More to come in the near future.
  4. Here is a 5th Century Feltwell Spatha that I "Re-Hilted" for a Museum They provided the blade and I reconstructed the hilt. The blade was full tanged and the finished hilt was peened. The hilt was carved from African Mahogany and stained darker per the clients request. The pommel Finial and Washer are hand made from brass.
  5. He is a La Tene' Celtic sword I created for a Museum. The Blade is 1075 high carbon steel. The guard plate and Pommel are made from Bronze. The Guard and Pommel are Hand carved from European Boxwood and marked per the clients request.. The Grip is hand carved from Elk Antler and Black African Ebony.
  6. Here is a 3rd Century Roman Double Fuller Spatha I created for a Museum. This hilt has 25 different pieces including, African Black Ebony, African Mahogany, Premium White Holly, and Brass. The Brass Rings are hand cast in brass with the lost wax method of casting. Everything is hand made right here in my shop.
  7. This is my hand made replica of a portion of a bronze statue found in an archeological dig in the Lucentum Forum in Spain. A picture of mine next to the portion of the statue piece as an example. The blade is made of 1075 High Carbon Steel. The Grip and Guard were hand carved from Premium White Holly. The Double Headed Eagle was hand carved from African Mahogany and overlaid with 23kt. Gold.
  8. The "RHEMA" LION'S HEAD Roman Officer's (Parazonium) This sword was made of 1075 high carbon steel. "Based on" but not totally Historically Accurate Roman. This sword hilt is found in the Ludovisi sarcophagus relic sculpture on the hip of the Officer, top center. The Hilt: The Lion's Head Pommel and Grip are hand carved from one piece of Elk Antler, a substitute for Ivory which is illegal for me to carve. The guard is based on an archeological "find". This is my "First" sword and I have kept it for my own collection. I call it the "RHEMA" Sword. It is also what has given me the name of my business: "Rhema Creations LLC."
  9. This 1st Century B.C. Roman Hispaniensis was a project for the University of Philadelphia's Museum of Archeology and Anthropology Greek and Roman Exhibit. Working with them for six months to recreate the Hilt which is found in Roman Sculpture in the Domitius Abenobarbus Relief. (There are no known existing Hispaniensis hilts other that in Roman Art.) This hilt has been attempted by other Sword Smiths and Hilt Smiths. In researching the Sculpture we took a different approach which I believe turned out beautifully. The blade (supplied by the museum) I believe was originally made by Mark Marrow. I reground it and removed about 1 lb. 6 oz. and brought the blade into a better balance. The Hilt is completely hand carved from Premium White Holly. The Inset Guard Plate and Pommel Finial are hand made from Bronze. I am also adding the pictures that were supplied to me as a reference to how I worked this design through artistic interpretation.
  10. Here is one of my latest 1st Century Roman Centurion Gladii of the Fulham Style. Made to historical measurements and materials. Some is Historically Accurate and portions of it are made / customized to the customization desires of my client. Everything is created by hand right here in my shop. 1075 High Carbon Steel Fully tanged and peened hilt. Inset Brass Guard Plate and Pommel Finial. The guard grip and pommel are hand carved in African Blackwood Ebony. The Grip is hand carved from Italian Olive Wood. The Augustus Capricorn Denarii Coin i created as a replica of a real coin. The Coin and the brass rings in the guard are hand cast in my shop with the lost wax process. This client is a Roman Reenactor who portrays a Centurion. His character is 3rd Generation Roman Legionary whose family has a Celtic background. The story behind the sword is that it was an "Award Sword" that was Awarded to his Grandfather from Caesar Augustus for "Valor on the Battlefield." Thus the inset Augustus Capricorn Coin. The Guard and pommel are hand carved in the style of pieces that are found in the Vindonissa Museum with the "Added" embellishments of the Celtic knots. (Not historically accurate, but customized and personalized for the client). The inset Guard Plate is also engraved for personalization for the client with his Characters Legion Number.
  11. Here is one of my latest 1st Century Roman "Mainz" Gladius and Scabbards. Made to historical measurements and materials. Everything is created by hand right here in my shop. 1075 High Carbon Steel Fully tanged and peened hilt. Inset Bronze Guard Plate and Pommel Finial. The guard grip and pommel are hand carved in Black Walnut. The Grip is a six-sided chiseled finger grip carved from Blood Maple harvested in the 1870's. The scabbard has Veg-tanned leather over wood core. All of the metal pieces are brass. I create the historically accurate repousse~ raised and chased Locket Plate. The Suspension rings and Chape Finial are cast in brass with the lost wax process. The Guard plate is also engraved to personalize the piece for my client.
  12. Here is one of my latest 1st Century Roman "Fulham" Gladius and Scabbards. Made to historical measurements and materials. Everything is created by hand right here in my shop. 1075 High Carbon Steel Fully tanged and peened hilt. Inset Brass Guard Plate and Pommel Finial. The guard grip and pommel are hand carved in European Boxwood (Bauxwood). The scabbard has Veg-tanned leather over wood core. All of the metal pieces are brass. I create the historically accurate repousse~ raised and chased Locket Plates. The Chape is Repousse~ with cut-aways. The Suspension rings and Chape Finial are cast in brass with the lost wax process. The Guard plate is also engraved to personalize the piece for my client.
  13. Jeremy Blohm... I am north of you in Manistee... straight up 31.
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