Bjorn Gylfason Posted March 14, 2022 Share Posted March 14, 2022 This is a lot earlier type of sword than I usually do but got a commission to make one with the specific request to use medieval wrought for the hilt I have figured out that leaving wrought to simmer in citric acid brings out its character amazingly without deeply etching it as that wouldn't have been comfortable to hold. And as usual every part gets peened in place He also wanted as dark of a grip as historically plausible which gave me a reason to make some verdigris and play alchemist. Grip is a piece of European valnut and it actually surprised me just how dark it became At first I thought I was going to be doing pins between the pommel parts bit apparently the type Bs were peened through both parts along with being a lot blockier than for example the type c Final result was an 80cm long blade at the upper range being 54mm wide at the base and with a very linear distal taper from 5mm at the base to 2mm at the end of the fuller. Point of balance is 16cm from the guard. And a total weight of 1300grams I have to say I think it feels unwieldy compared to late medieval blades but absolutely scary chopping potential. It did motivate me to continue my billet making for a pattern welded one though I still haven't decided exactly what type I will be going for with it 5 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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