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Hi !! I had some problems with my computer, so still i have to make and add my bearded photo. But now i will show you my new knife project. Blade is made of 15n20, 1070 damascus and i try to make handle with some stainless damascus parts. Stainless damascus i made of 304 and 416L (? in my country 4h13 or 1.4034).
Close to 25 years ago I came into contact with this particular sword, and it was the first time I saw a patternwelded blade. I've had the intention to make a reproduction of it for a long time. But for a sword that I've known so long I still know remarkably little about it, the age, the type, the measurements. The hilt is a reconstruction, based on another example with a completely preserved horn hilt, but may or may not be correct for this blade. The total sword is about 92cm long. It consists of three torsion billets with a high amount of twists. The tip is quite pointy, though it's a bit emphasized by the lack of edge material remaining around the patterwelded core at the tip. The core may have been build up from 3 torsion bars on either side, with a layer of plain wrought in between, but I'm not fully sure. At least in some areas where the diagonal lines of the torsion bars are completely corroded away, there seem to be linear lines below. The core is quite wide, and it seems that the fuller is more narrow, about 1/3rd of the blade width. The official date in the description says 700-800AD, but I can't verify if that's accurate. Unfortunately I don't have access to it beyond the glass, so I can't take measurements of it. Nore do I know any publications of this sword. Can anyone give more information on the potential date and type? And what would be realistic thickness distributions of the blade, and what would be a realistic weight and point of balance?
Hello! I would like to offer my latest knife. The story if its creation can be followed here: It is a knife with a blade made of four bars - wrought iron, patternwelded rod of 9 layers, wrought iron again and high carbon steel on edge.The handle is ashen, hand-carved in ringerike style, the motif taken and adjusted from an 11th century brooch. At the end of the handle is a wrought iron butt cap and a loop, housing a brass ring decorated with triangles made of punched small 1mm circles. Also, there is a leather strap to make the pulling of the knife easier. The sheath features an antler plate decorated in the same style, the motif coming from a weather vane found on Gotland. There is a decorated brass ring too, ready for a strap attaching it to the belt. The rest of the sheath is sewn using a hand woven flax string, and there are three wrought iron clamps to add a bit of a bling . The OAL of the knife is 22cms, blade length is 10,6cm. I am asking 500USD/443E for this one