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Milanese Sidesword


Eric Estlund
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This one has a couple of hilt details inspired by a Nagroli piece from 1540, along with my own spin. The blade is 34.5", and the total mass is 1093g. The blade is a diamond cross section throughout, and the ricasso is left with a wide, rounded edge. The scabbard is a laminated core with sewn leather covering, ricasso guards and a steel chape.  More photos and details on my site.

 

 

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You do good work on these early developed hilts (and everything else!).  Have you done a full swept hilt rapier yet?  I certainly haven't, just asking. :)

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Thanks! Not really. Back many years ago I made some hilts for schlager blades for fencing. They worked, but I'm a much better fabricator now :rolleyes:

 

I have a bit of material that I need to test (from the Admiral order with bogus alloys). When I pull off a developed rapier blade I look forward to doing some, though!

 

 

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the details of the fit with the scabbard and hilt are really lovely. Good work. 

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please visit my website http://www.professorsforge.com/

 

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