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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 based on the Domitius Ahenobarbus Relief. The hilt is entirely hand carved from Premium White Holly. The inset Guard Plate and Pommel Finial are made of Brass and the plate bears my Maker’s Mark. It was interesting to re-hilt this Albion Blade as I do not believe the tang is historically accurate and surprisingly slightly off center of the midrib and was not perpendicular to the butt of the blade. Not saying that Albion its at fault, but the tang is more of a rattail tang and may have been bent at some point. The Scabbard based on Christian Miks Catalogue on Roman Swords and Scabbards Tafel 193 A699. If my translator is correct the scabbard is in the København National Museum - The Gutters, Mouth Plate, Suspension Bands, Cross Brands and Chape finial are made of brass. The Locket Plate, Terminal Plate and Chape Plate are "solid" Fine Silver .999. The inscription on the Terminal Plate was changed for the Client’s desire to say “Honor Et Patria” (Honor and Country or Honor and Fatherland) the Chape Plate has intricate cutaways, leaving small windows to all of e leather underneath to be seen. The Top Locket plate is the only thing that is not historically accurate according to an archeological discovery for a scabbard plate, however it was adapted from a Sardonyx cameo fragment with Jupiter astride an eagle. Period: Hellenistic or Early Imperial; Date: 1st century B.C.-1st century A.D The plates are created by hand with the Repousse~ and Chasing Technique. The suspension rings are cast lost wax cast in brass. You see a video of it on my facebook page: www.facebook.com/Master-Carver-and-Maritime-Artist-Patrick-B-Pointer-107775465930419 I added a few pictures of the "In Process" for those who requested them from my last post. Gower Red.mov
  2. 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 "Avenger" hand carved hilt. "V" for "VICTORY???" The hilt is hand carved based directly on archeological discoveries. The Pommel and Guard are hand carved from European Black Walnut. The Grip is hand carved from Italian Olive Wood. I create everything by hand here in my shop. The Blades, Hilts, Scabbards, Leather Work, Brass Hardware, And Plated. The Scabbard... Hand Repousse~ and Chased Roman Eagle "Aquila" with a snake in it's beak.
  3. 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."
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