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Swords

Here are some examples of swords we have worked on in the past.  If you are interested in ordering a similar piece, please take a look at the Ordering page for more details regarding custom commissions.

Angus Trim Longsword

This piece was built utilizing a blade from maker Angus "Gus" Trim, of a style classified by Ewart Oakeshott as a type XIIa.  The guard is an Oakeshott style 6 that has been curved and includes an ecussion.  The pommel is a variant of the "scent-stopper" style, which Oakeshott called a type T5.  The blade is made of 5160 steel and was given a mirror polish after we received it.  The hilt fittings are mild steel and were also given a mirror finish.

The scabbard and grip feature wooden cores of poplar with white lambskin wraps with risers.  The scabbard also has a chape made from 20 gauge steel and buckled straps of black leather for suspending the sword from a belt.


The specifications are as follows:
Overall Length: 45.5 inches
Blade Length: 36 inches
Blade Width at Guard: 1.75 inches
Guard Width: 8.75 inches
Handle Length: 7 inches
Point of Balance: 5 inches from guard
Weight: 2.7 pounds

Albion Longsword

This sword was built using an Oakeshott type XVIa bare blade from Albion Swords.  The blade was given a mirror polish and is extremely sharp, perfect for cutting water bottles and other soft targets. The writhen style pommel was made by The Printed Armoury, and a twisted guard was made here at the forge to match. The hilt pieces also have a bright mirror finish.

The scabbard and grip are made from poplar and are wrapped in blue leather.  The straps on the scabbard feature snaps for easy attachment to a belt.

The specifications are as follows:
Overall Length: 45.75 inches
Blade Length: 36 inches
Blade Width at Guard: 2 inches
Guard Width: 8.5 inches
Handle Length: 7.25 inches
Point of Balance: 5.5 inches from guard
Weight: 3.25 pounds

BKS Type XIIa

This piece was constructed with an Oakeshott type XIIa blade from Baltimore Knife and Sword.  The blade is made from 4140 steel and features a mirror finish.  The pommel is an Oakeshott type V, a kind of "fishtail" design, while the guard is a fairly simple style with a gentle curve.  The hilt components are mild steel and have a satin finish which contrasts nicely with the mirrored blade.

The scabbard and grip have poplar cores wrapped with off-white elk leather.  The scabbard also features an integrated belt of black leather with nickel accent spots.
 
The specifications are as follows:
Overall Length: 44.75 inches
Blade Length: 35 inches
Blade Width at Guard: 1.88 inches
Guard Width: 9 inches
Handle Length: 7 inches
Point of Balance: 5.5 inches from guard
Weight: 2.45 pounds

Cut and Thrust Sidesword

Built utilizing a Hanwei/Tinker bastard sword blade, this piece is reminiscent of infantry swords of the 15th century. The tang was shortened to accommodate the smaller, single-hand grip and peened to securely hold the hilt in place. The blade, of 5160 steel, has been sharpened and polished to a mirror finish. The curved guard and spherical pommel are mild steel and also have a mirror finish.

The grip and scabbard are made of poplar and wrapped in blue leather.  The scabbard features two straps of tan-colored leather that slide over a belt.

The specifications are as follows:
Overall Length: 39.25 inches
Blade Length: 33.25 inches
Blade Width at Guard: 1.5 inches
Handle Length: 4 inches
Point of Balance: 5 inches from guard
Weight: 2.71 pounds

Hanwei Dark Sentinel

This piece was built using a Hanwei Dark Sentinel blade, a fantasy two-handed saber with elements of both European and Japanese blades.  The original hilt was removed and the tang shortened to accommodate a smaller European style hilt.  Reminiscent of two-handed sabers from 16th-century Europe, this piece features a twisted guard and curved pommel.  The hilt components are mild steel and have a satin finish.  The grip is poplar with a brown leather wrap and the hilt is peened.
 
The specifications are as follows:
Overall Length: 40.5 inches
Blade Length: 31.5 inches
Blade Width at Guard: 1.88 inches
Guard Width: 9.12 inches
Handle Length: 7 inches
Point of Balance: 3.75 inches from guard
Weight: 1.9 pounds

Hanwei Tinker Type XVIIIa

This was a fantasy piece based on a Hanwei Tinker fullered bastard sword blade, an Oakeshott type XVIIIa. The mild steel fittings were blued to accent the polished blade.  The guard is gently curved into an S shape while the pommel is a simple form of the "scent stopper" type.

The scabbard and grip are poplar with leather wraps in a golden tan color.  The scabbard also includes two straps for lashing to a belt.


The specifications are as follows:
Overall Length: 42.5 inches
Blade Length: 33.25 inches
Blade Width at Guard: 1.5 inches
Guard Width: 8.5 inches
Handle Length: 7 inches
Point of Balance: 6 inches from guard
Weight: 2.29 pounds

Albion Riding Sword

This was a custom commission built on a "riding sword" bare blade from Albion Swords. The blade was sharpened and given a satin polish. The curved style 6 guard and type H pommel are mild steel and were also given a satin finish.

The grip and scabbard feature poplar cores and are wrapped in vegetable-tanned leather dyed a dark red, or "oxblood," color. The handle was also wrapped in cord for texture and a more secure grip.

The specifications are as follows:
Overall Length: 33.5 inches
Blade Length: 26 inches
Blade Width at Guard: 1.6 inches
Guard Width: 5.9 inches
Handle Length: 5.125 inches
Point of Balance: 3.5 inches from guard
Weight: 1.9 pounds

Customized Type XIV

This was a custom commission that began with a bare blade of unknown manufacture which was given to the customer as a gift.  The hilt design is similar to a number of extant examples of this type, featuring a curved guard and flattened wheel pommel made of mild steel.  The hilt components were given a satin finish to contrast with the highly-polished blade.  The grip is poplar with a black leather wrap.
 
The specifications are as follows:
Overall length: 32.125 inches
Blade Length: 26.125 inches
Blade width at guard: 2.625 inches
Guard width: 5.875 inches
Grip length: 3.75 inches
Point of Balance: 5.75 inches from guard
Weight: 2.6 pounds

Customized Wulflund "Falk"

This commission utilizes a sword made by manufacturer Wulflund.  The model is called the "Falk."  The customer asked us to create a new handle and pommel for this piece.  The pommel is an octagonal Oakeshott type I.1 made from bronze.  The grip is poplar wrapped in cord and then in leather with several risers.  The grip leather was stitched with blue hemp cord to match the scabbard commissioned from a European maker, as can be seen in the 4th picture.
 
The specifications are as follows:
Overall length: 36.5 inches
Blade Length: 30.5 inches
Blade width at guard: 2.625 inches
Guard width: 7.5 inches
Grip length: 4.25 inches
Point of Balance: 4 inches from guard
Weight: 2.75 pounds

Oakeshott XII.2

This piece is inspired by sword XII.2 in Ewart Oakeshott's Records of the Medieval Sword.  Oakeshott describes this as a late Viking age design dating between 950 and 1000.
Our interpretation is based off of a Hanwei Tinker single hand blade (Early Medieval Single Hander).  The blade has been sharpened, as the factory edge was quite dull.  The fittings are mild steel with a satin finish.  The hilt is secured via a nut that has been rounded to resemble a peen block.

Both the scabbard and grip feature poplar wood cores wrapped in soft brown leather.   The scabbard also features a red oak strap bridge finished with boiled linseed oil.

The specifications are as follows:
Overall Length: 38 inches
Blade Length: 31.56 inches
Blade Width at Guard: 2.06 inches
Guard Width: 4 inches
Handle Length: 4.19 inches
Point of Balance: 6.5 inches from guard
Weight: 2.4 pounds

Oakeshott XVIIIa.2

This piece is inspired by sword XVIIIa.2 in Oakeshott's Records of the Medieval Sword. Oakeshott dates this design between 1400 and 1440.
My interpretation is based off of a Hanwei Tinker bastard sword blade. The blade has been sharpened from the dull factory edge. The curved guard and faceted scent-stopper pommel are mild steel and have a satin finish. The scabbard and handle are made of poplar and wrapped in soft blue leather. The hilt is secured via a recessed nut in the pommel.
 
The specifications are as follows:
Overall Length: 43.25 inches
Blade Length: 33.38 inches
Blade Width at Guard: 1.56 inches
Guard Width: 8.38 inches
Handle Length: 7 inches
Point of Balance: 4 inches from guard
Weight: 2.6 pounds