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Type X gaddhajalt

Eric Estlund

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For my tenth sword I decided to make a classic Type X with inspiration from Oakeschott's X.13 and an example found at the Swiss National Museum. 


The scabbard is made with a wooden core lined in wool and covered in leather. It features a sewn rain guard, subtle border in the body, and a long leather chape; all are hand stitched at the back. The red color matches the leather sword grip, which itself is embossed with two risers over a thread wound wooden body.


Mass: 1166g

Blade: 845mm long, 48mm wide

POB: 175mm from the cross


Studio photos by Charley Freiburg

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Very nice, clean work!


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  • 5 months later...

Is the pommel soild?

“So I'm lightin' out for the territory, ahead of the scared and the weak and the mean spirited, because Aunt Sally is fixin’ to adopt me and civilize me, and I can't stand it. I've been there before.”

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