Will Wilcox Posted November 13, 2019 Share Posted November 13, 2019 (edited) I'm thinking about forging a gladius. It seems to be one of the more esoteric of swords out there, so it makes it that much more interesting. I'll be going for a Mainz style. What I'm more concerned with is the hilt. I want to keep it historical in construction. Here's what I'm thinking. Now, from blade to pommel, I'm thinking about using a strip of silver, piece of ebony, another strip of silver, and a large rounded piece of ebony again, down into a bronze spacer. I'm thinking about using either bone or rosewood for the grip, cant decide. Then a second bronze spacer before the pommel, ebony and silver again for the large round pommel, then a small silver peen block. Here's some color to help visualize what I'm thinking. I'm mostly just curious to see what you guys think. Do the color schemes work? Construction seem historical enough? Bone or rosewood, or something else, for the handle? Just looking for input, I guess. Thanks. Edited December 16, 2019 by Will Wilcox Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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