I have not had the time recently, to do sword forging. At least not as much as I would have liked. I still dont. I do hope that I will find the time in the coming weeks or so, but right now I prioritize enjoying the fabulous spring-weather that we finally have.
To compensate, I have decided to post some images of a sword I havent talked about before.
It is a simple one handed sword with a wheel pommel, of the type that would have been common throughout most of the middleages. The quillons are equally simple. Just a flat bar with a hole in it, nothing fancy, A utalitarian design, very much like most of the similar historical swords from the perio
The handle is wood(I cant remember which kind, but I think it was beech or ash) covered with black leather. I have shown how to do this in this post.
It does not have a scabbard (yet) But I plan on making a woodcore scabbard for it at some point, because a sword needs a home. I actually find that when hung on a wall the blade is better of exposed, while a scabbard is great for transport. If rust start to form on an exposed blade , you will notice right away and can take care of it while a blade in its scabbard look fine even though it might be slowly corroding inside without you noticing.
That is also the reason why I have made a habit of checking the one sword, which is currently displayed in its scabbard, every month or so, to make sure no rust is forming.
The blade I am talking about is Gyldenklo, described in this post.
Shoould I ever(gods forbid) find myself in a situation where I would have to defend myself with a bladed weapon, this sword would be my choice, hopefully paired with one of my bucklers ( described here ) . If I couldnt get a buckler I would probably rather have a longsword due to the increased range or at least a sabre due to the improved hand protection. I dont own sharp version of either of these though, so the one hander it would be.
I have called it Negotium which means business, work or trouble in Latin, and is also the root of the word negotiate. A fight is in many ways just a negotiation gone to the extreme.
It is currently hanging on the wall of our staircase. It wont be taken down unless the Zombie-apocalypse or some other world-changing event, or if I want to do some test cutting.
I am quite happy with this one. A real sharp sword is something quite different from a training sword.
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