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As some of you may remember a little while back, I was asking about steel types for a rapier project. Well, I opted to use what I have on hand, spring steel. To refresh everyone's memory, I included pictures of my design drawings along with progress pictures. The design drawings show a general idea of what I want to accomplish. In the second drawing, I zoomed in to show the basket. The next pictures shows the start of the build. I started off with a long leaf and split it length-wise. Starting with the tang, I drew it out to roughly the shape and size I need then proceeded
Edit: Correction: I meant 1600s 17th C... typing too fast. Hey all, A friend of mine was kind enough to loan me an antique rapier to study. I apologize for the blurred pics, it was the best my phone could do. I will take some measurements and more detailed pictures with a real camera and update the post when I get home tonight, but I am hungry for any information anyone might have on this maker!!! The very small clam-shell guard has ornate fleur de li piercing and the rest of the hilt is finely engraved and pierced. It may have been gilded but it is difficult to tell for sure. The