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Matthew Stagmer
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PostPosted: Fri 30 Apr, 2010 9:36 am    Post subject: Scottish Inspired Sword (Pattern Welded)         Reply with quote

This is a sword that we recently made as a shop effort. We all had a hand in this one and it came out quite nice.

This is another piece in our entry level Pattern Welded line.

The shapes are inspired by a 15th century Scottish Sword. Like a lot of our work, we added some of our own flair to it. We changed out the wheel pommel for a faceted ball and didnt not fuller the blade as we loved the thick cross section look.

Blade length - 28"
Blade thickness at the shoulder - 5/16"
Blade thickness just before the tip - 5/32"
Blade material - 29 layers of 1070/15n20/1018
Edge - Sharp appleseed
Hilt material - 13 layers of 1018/15n20
Handle - Wenge
Pommel - Classic Faceted Ball

This sword has a massive blade with a ton of forged distal taper. Made for cutting hard targets with ease.




To see more pictures of this piece please visit our site here http://baltimoreknife.com/15thScottish.htm

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That's very interesting - it looks like a novel design - was there any particular inspiration for this?

I wish there were more quality Scottish medieval swords on the market. I tried to commission one but it did not seem to work out. Recently I gave in and bought Albion's Caithness (Also very nice, although I'm not generally a CNC fan).

Good luck with this product line.
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PostPosted: Fri 30 Apr, 2010 12:51 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I actually like to coarse pattern welding appearance on larger blades as well. I wish we could see how a fuller would have looked without having to give up the great look that it already has......
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J.D. Crawford wrote:
That's very interesting - it looks like a novel design - was there any particular inspiration for this?

I wish there were more quality Scottish medieval swords on the market. I tried to commission one but it did not seem to work out. Recently I gave in and bought Albion's Caithness (Also very nice, although I'm not generally a CNC fan).

Good luck with this product line.


The general idea came from this style of sword. At no point were we trying to make that sword, but the general shape appealed to me. Went with another scottish pommel instead of the hollowed wheel. I had this sword in mind while making the parts for my piece, but I actually didnt find a picture untill I was done. So I am certainly going to go back and do another one that is closer to the original piece.


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Jared Smith wrote:
I actually like to coarse pattern welding appearance on larger blades as well. I wish we could see how a fuller would have looked without having to give up the great look that it already has......


Well, I wont keep you waiting too long. Planning on doing a fullered piece similar to this one but with a bit higher layer count. Stay tuned and thanks for looking and commenting.

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Matthew Stagmer wrote:
The general idea came from this style of sword. At no point were we trying to make that sword, but the general shape appealed to me. Went with another scottish pommel instead of the hollowed wheel. I had this sword in mind while making the parts for my piece, but I actually didnt find a picture untill I was done. So I am certainly going to go back and do another one that is closer to the original piece.]


That's a famous and beautiful sword! A more faithful reproduction of this historical piece would be one to watch for. Del Tin has something along these lines, but if memory serves right, the pommel is convex and the fuller is much longer.
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PostPosted: Fri 30 Apr, 2010 2:15 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

There is also this Vince Evans version, but there is plenty of room for a different hilt interpretation:

http://www.myArmoury.com/review_ve_scotsingle.html

I'm not sure if he offers this as part of his regular line, but I think this would be out of the hobby range for many of us anyway.
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PostPosted: Fri 30 Apr, 2010 3:17 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

While I agree with you and more lately I have leaned towards historical reproductions, I still find a lot of pleasure in taking historical shapes and concepts and applying them to my own design.

I promise to show a historical example of this piece soon. Now that I have good pictures to work from.

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PostPosted: Fri 30 Apr, 2010 3:23 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Matthew Stagmer wrote:
While I agree with you and more lately I have leaned towards historical reproductions, I still find a lot of pleasure in taking historical shapes and concepts and applying them to my own design.

I promise to show a historical example of this piece soon. Now that I have good pictures to work from.


just FYI that sword cross on the original contains a hollow socket, its not solid..... like many scottish swords hilts in that 15th and early 16th c. i like your sword! nice work. tr
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Thanks Thom. I will take note of that for the next piece.
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