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Handmade Swords - Vendelmiekka

  • Maker & Copyright: Jarkko Niskanen (jarkko1)
  • Measurements: overall length of 90,5 cm; blade length 75,2 cm; weight 1358 g
  • Balance point: located 14 cm from the hilt

Even though swords like this are often called "vendel swords" named so after the vendel graves in Sweden, they were common in large areas of Europe. Many such swords are also found in Finland. In Behmer’s classification of migration period swords this one represents type 6.

The blade of the sword is pattern welded like it was common in migration period/early Viking age. The middle of the blade haves two pattern welded and twisted rods. Edges are layered from steels, with carbon content 0,6-0,8%. Crossguard and upperguard are riveted from brassplates, with blued iron plates between them. Iron is blued by heating it.

The tang of the blade is peened into the upperguard. The pommel, which covers the peening, is cast from brass. The grip and strap slide are made from walnut while the scabbard is made of pinewood with leather covering and woolen inside.

Source: Copyright © 2014 Jarkko Niskanen

art-of-swords:

Handmade Swords - Huandagnir “Bane of the Hound”

  • Maker & Copyright: David DelaGardelle
  • Steel: 1075 and L6
  • Guard and Pommel: Antique textured mild steel
  • Grip: Mpingo Blackwood
  • OAL: 22 1/2”
  • Blade Length: 14 1/2”
  • Grip Length: 5”

Huandagnir (Elvish meaning “Bane of the Hound”) is a short-sword/dagger, an Elven blade of the darkwoods. Cold, keen, light and swift, a lively long-lived weapon, used by a young elf soldier who hunts the hounds that seek the blood of his people.

A blade born in bravery, brought forth to bite and cleave the hide of any hellish Northern Hound that would dare show claw or tooth against the mighty Elven tribe that forged it.

Source: Copyright © 2014 Cedarlore Forge

art-of-swords:

Burmese Dha Sword
Dated: 19th century
Measurements: overall length: 99 cm (39 inches)
The sword has a wooden hilt covered with a silver-metaled plate embossed with decor of flowers and foliages; it comes with a white metal guard. It has a single edge, arched blade with a flat back. The wooden sheath is covered with velvet and has three large silver accessories with chased decor of foliages.

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art-of-swords:

Burmese Dha Sword
Dated: 19th century
Measurements: overall length: 99 cm (39 inches)
The sword has a wooden hilt covered with a silver-metaled plate embossed with decor of flowers and foliages; it comes with a white metal guard. It has a single edge, arched blade with a flat back. The wooden sheath is covered with velvet and has three large silver accessories with chased decor of foliages.

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art-of-swords:

Burmese Dha Sword
Dated: 19th century
Measurements: overall length: 99 cm (39 inches)
The sword has a wooden hilt covered with a silver-metaled plate embossed with decor of flowers and foliages; it comes with a white metal guard. It has a single edge, arched blade with a flat back. The wooden sheath is covered with velvet and has three large silver accessories with chased decor of foliages.

Source: Copyright © 2014 Expertissim
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art-of-swords:

Burmese Dha Sword
Dated: 19th century
Measurements: overall length: 99 cm (39 inches)
The sword has a wooden hilt covered with a silver-metaled plate embossed with decor of flowers and foliages; it comes with a white metal guard. It has a single edge, arched blade with a flat back. The wooden sheath is covered with velvet and has three large silver accessories with chased decor of foliages.

Source: Copyright © 2014 Expertissim
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art-of-swords:

Burmese Dha Sword
Dated: 19th century
Measurements: overall length: 99 cm (39 inches)
The sword has a wooden hilt covered with a silver-metaled plate embossed with decor of flowers and foliages; it comes with a white metal guard. It has a single edge, arched blade with a flat back. The wooden sheath is covered with velvet and has three large silver accessories with chased decor of foliages.

Source: Copyright © 2014 Expertissim
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art-of-swords:

Burmese Dha Sword
Dated: 19th century
Measurements: overall length: 99 cm (39 inches)
The sword has a wooden hilt covered with a silver-metaled plate embossed with decor of flowers and foliages; it comes with a white metal guard. It has a single edge, arched blade with a flat back. The wooden sheath is covered with velvet and has three large silver accessories with chased decor of foliages.

Source: Copyright © 2014 Expertissim
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art-of-swords:

Burmese Dha Sword
Dated: 19th century
Measurements: overall length: 99 cm (39 inches)
The sword has a wooden hilt covered with a silver-metaled plate embossed with decor of flowers and foliages; it comes with a white metal guard. It has a single edge, arched blade with a flat back. The wooden sheath is covered with velvet and has three large silver accessories with chased decor of foliages.

Source: Copyright © 2014 Expertissim
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art-of-swords:

Burmese Dha Sword
Dated: 19th century
Measurements: overall length: 99 cm (39 inches)
The sword has a wooden hilt covered with a silver-metaled plate embossed with decor of flowers and foliages; it comes with a white metal guard. It has a single edge, arched blade with a flat back. The wooden sheath is covered with velvet and has three large silver accessories with chased decor of foliages.

Source: Copyright © 2014 Expertissim
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art-of-swords:

Burmese Dha Sword
Dated: 19th century
Measurements: overall length: 99 cm (39 inches)
The sword has a wooden hilt covered with a silver-metaled plate embossed with decor of flowers and foliages; it comes with a white metal guard. It has a single edge, arched blade with a flat back. The wooden sheath is covered with velvet and has three large silver accessories with chased decor of foliages.

Source: Copyright © 2014 Expertissim
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art-of-swords:

Burmese Dha Sword
Dated: 19th century
Measurements: overall length: 99 cm (39 inches)
The sword has a wooden hilt covered with a silver-metaled plate embossed with decor of flowers and foliages; it comes with a white metal guard. It has a single edge, arched blade with a flat back. The wooden sheath is covered with velvet and has three large silver accessories with chased decor of foliages.

Source: Copyright © 2014 Expertissim
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art-of-swords:

Burmese Dha Sword

  • Dated: 19th century
  • Measurements: overall length: 99 cm (39 inches)

The sword has a wooden hilt covered with a silver-metaled plate embossed with decor of flowers and foliages; it comes with a white metal guard. It has a single edge, arched blade with a flat back. The wooden sheath is covered with velvet and has three large silver accessories with chased decor of foliages.

Source: Copyright © 2014 Expertissim

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Oakeshott Type XIX Medieval Sword w/ Early Finger Guard

Read more: http://sword-site.com/thread/244/oakeshott-medieval-sword-early-finger#ixzz2paaAOxti

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For more information on Oakeshott Type XIX Swords please see this extract from Ewart Oakeshott’s Records of the Medieval Sword: http://sword-site.com/thread/127/oakeshott-type-records-medieval-sword

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