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Medusa XV Arming Sword


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Hello how are you! I haven't posted any work for a long time, but we finished several commissions during the time of the pandemic. little by little I will upload material to share!
Medusa is a typical one-handed sword from the early Renaissance, with a type XV blade of the Oakeshott classification, very popular in the middle and late fourteenth century, its use reaching the fifteenth century. Its guard has spatulate beds, openwork with a Gothic trefoil, an ornamental shape composed of the outline of three superimposed rings, very popular at the time, used in Gothic tracery, heraldry, illustrations, etc. as Christian symbolism. The pommel is chiseled with Medusa on one side and a memento mori on the other. The grip is completed with a leather "chappe" or rain cover. The blade is forged from 1070 carbon steel.
The scabbard is made of wood wrapped in chiseled leather with Renaissance ornamentation related to the Medusa theme. The interior of the pod is lined in fabric.
Total length of the sword 94 centimeters
Blade length: 75 centimeters
Blade width at base: 6 centimeters
Balance point: 9 cm from the cross
Percussion node: 45 centimeters from the cross
Weight: 1,100 grams
I hope you like it, best regards

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Edited by peter fontenla
I did not realize and post in Spanish !!!!
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Wow. I felt really good about what I did in the shop today and now I feel completely inadequate again!

Fantastic work Peter, just a mind boggling level of craftsmanship.

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12 hours ago, Joshua States said:

Wow. I felt really good about what I did in the shop today and now I feel completely inadequate again!

Fantastic work Peter, just a mind boggling level of craftsmanship.

Hello Joshua! thanks for your words, but I know your work !! and they are very beautiful !! :D

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