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Dubbed "The Fang of Caerbannog" for the rabbit tooling.

 

This is what I would call a Type XVa/XVIIIc (open to feedback if you think it's mis-classed). It has a wide diamond blade with reasonably generous profile and distal taper. 

 

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The tooling is a combination of vegetable vine and marginalia murder rabbit.
 

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The 6.5" grip is of poplar with a thread underwrap, and cord embossed leather overwrap. Hexagonal guard with tapered, upturned quillons.

 

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Tapered Type J with a slightly domed peen:

 

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This one is 8670 with mild steel fittings. 

 

Blade length: 33 3/4"

Grip length: 6 1/2"

Total length: 42 5/8"

Mass: 1444g

 

 

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Q: What did you do today?
A: Looked really nice swords and googled "murder rabbits" :ph34r:

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Is the pommel solid?  Three pounds is a lot of sword but it's a well made sword and I love the rabbit.

 

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On 4/21/2022 at 2:22 AM, Doug Lester said:

Is the pommel solid?  

 

It is, right around 230g if I recall. The weight is in the middle of the swords I took inspiration from at the Met and Philadelphia (1330g- 1640g +/-). It's a fairly broad blade with a base of 70mm.

 

 

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Seeing it in your hand shows where the weight is.

 

Doug

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that is a beast of a blade. Awesome. The scabbard is also great.

 

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That rabbit's a killer! It can leap...look at the bones!

I don't know how I missed this earlier. That's a really nice piece of work mate.

 

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Impressive.

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