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Yes Eric, really nice! Like all your work but this one has some detail like the peen block, that are a ‘notch above’!
I’ve been following this one. May I ask a couple of questions? What material did you use for the guard “overlay”which also matches the sheath artwork,(sorry don’t know the official term)

Also I am curious how the hand would fit on the sword or what the diameter is?

It’s 2 handed (or 1 1/2 maybe?), I’ve never been up close or studied these type swords and just curious, but we have many presented on this site, all for the better!

Thanks in advance.

Gary LT

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1 hour ago, Gary LT said:

Yes Eric, really nice! Like all your work but this one has some detail like the peen block, that are a ‘notch above’!
I’ve been following this one. May I ask a couple of questions? What material did you use for the guard “overlay”which also matches the sheath artwork,(sorry don’t know the official term)

Also I am curious how the hand would fit on the sword or what the diameter is?

It’s 2 handed (or 1 1/2 maybe?), I’ve never been up close or studied these type swords and just curious, but we have many presented on this site, all for the better!

Thanks in advance.

Gary LT

Thanks, Gary! Trying to push myself in every new work.

 

The guard overlay is often referred to as a "rain guard", though I suspect it's more of a "blade chape" based on art work. It's one of those things that is depicted, but very few actually survive, fewer still with their sword and scabbard. In this case it's a laminate of veg tan leather, as is the scabbard cover.

 

This is a two-handed long sword. While it can certainly be used with one hand, it has roughly 225mm between the cross and grip- edge of the pommel. 

 

Size in photos can be deceptive. At about 120cm, its almost 4' long.

 

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Here is an early 1400's depiction of similar swords in a German fight manual.

 

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Thanks Eric, for going out of your way!

Rain guard makes sense.

Yep the handle size and width on the blade in photos really fooled me until in hand. This is more what I expected on course.

Jeez, what a beast at almost 4 feet total!

Much appreciated!

Gary LT

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Sweet Eric...... much bigger than in your hand than I imagined it to be..... as Gary said...... two hands makes it fierce !!!!!!!! 

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On 4/29/2024 at 3:34 PM, Eric Estlund said:

Trying to push myself in every new work.

That is the mindset for growth.

Nice sword and it's been fun watching the progress along the way on several venues.

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