Jake Powning Posted July 4, 2008 Share Posted July 4, 2008 "I am called Du-Sith and you were better to have me with you than against you." - from the battle of Trai-Guinard, in Islay, Scotland 1598, credited to a faerie who helped sir James MacDonald named Du-Sith (dark elf) This is a sword wich I've made as a study of some of the swords I was able to handle at the Victoria and Albert Museum this spring thanks to Todd and Owen Bush. It is especially an attempt to put into practice some of the lessons about balance that I learned from Peter Johnsson. It's a very light fast sword, with a 50% distal taper. The grip is wenge and the pomel and guard are silicon bronze, with sterling silver 'genuis cuculatus' inset in the pomel. it's meant to be a reflection of the 1500's through the shifting mirror of the Celtic otherworld. Here are the stats: weight - 1lbs14.6oz / 0.867 kg OAL - 41" blade length - 32" hilt length - 9" point of balance - 3 1/4" from guard blade node - 18 1/2" from guard grip node - 3 1/2" in from guard, aproximately in the center of the grip. forward pivot point - tip of blade aft pivot point - 9 1/2" from guard, right around the end of the fuller The blade is 1084 steel. With this sword in your hand you develop an irrational urge to slap someone with a glove... Jake Powning Swords Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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