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Michael Pearce
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PostPosted: Sun 16 Nov, 2008 1:55 pm    Post subject: Fancy hand-sax and scabbard         Reply with quote

This item is already sold- just thought that folks here might like to see it.



Specifications:
OAL: 11-3/4 inches
Blade Length: 6-3/4 inches
Blade Width @ Base: 7/8 inch
Blade Width @ Widest: 1 inch
Blade thickness at base: 1/4 inch
Hilt OAL: 5 inches
COG: 1/4 inch from base of blade
Knife in the style of saxes dating to the 7-10thC. The flat-ground blade is differential-tempered 5160 spring steel. The blade is engraved on one face with the inscription 'Tinker me fecit' (tinker made me) and on the other with a simple interleave decoration similar to that on several original saxes dating to this period. The robust tang extends 2/3 of the length the handle, which is a section of deer antler capped with a small piece of Mastadon Ivory. The blade is securely epoxied into the handle. The handle's shape is particularly well suited to right-handed users though it may be used left-handed as well.
The leather scabbard is decorated on the outer face with period-appropriate incised designs, then dyed brown and then has had a carnuba wax finish applied. It is composed of a single piece of leather folded over, then riveted along it's upper edge with brass furniture. The furniture is inspired by that on a scabbard of a sax-knife traditionally associated with Charlemagne. There are two brass loops so that the scabbard may be suspended horizontally.

Comments welcome!

Michael 'Tinker' Pearce
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Then one night, as my car was going backwards through a cornfield at 90mph, I had an epiphany...
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PostPosted: Sun 16 Nov, 2008 4:20 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Man, why does this have to be sold!!?? It's gorgeous! Really top notch.
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