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Michael Pearce
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PostPosted: Sat 16 Oct, 2010 8:53 am    Post subject: New Type XII sword with exotic hardwood grip.         Reply with quote

Type XII Arming Sword (2010-066)





Oakeshott Type: XII
Overall Length: 37-3/8 inches
Blade Length: 32 inches
Blade width @ Base: 1-3/4 inches
Blade Width 3 inches from point: 1 inch
Blade Thickness @ Base: .210 inch
Blade Thickness 3 inches from Point: .100 inch
Blade Thickness at tip of fuller: .150
Hilt Overall Length: 6 inches
Length of Handle: 4-1/8 inches
Guard type: 6
Pommel Type: A (variant)
Center of Gravity: 5-3/4 inches from guard
Location of Blade Node (measured from Guard): 21-7/8 inches
Primary Hilt Node: approx. 1/2 inch from cross on handle
Weight: 2lbs 8 oz
Type XII sword in the style of arming swords Circa 1100-1300 AD. Blade is 5160 spring steel hardened to HRc8-60, then selectively drawn down to HRc45-48 through the spine, shoulders and tang. Pommel and Guard are mild steel. The hilt is dismountable using a 5mm. Allen sleeve nut countersunk into the pommel. The handle is Emboyna Burl wood with reinforcing bands of latten at either end to prevent splitting. This sword is provided with a brown leather scabbard reinforced at the throat and chape.

Some times you need to simply get in the shop and make something just because you want to. this was one of those swords. Pretty pleased with this sword; It's been a long time since I have employed a plain exotic hardwood handle but it came out quite nice and not as slick as one might expect. With gloves on I don't imagine that even sweaty hands will pose a problem.

I'd welcome your comments.

Michael 'Tinker' Pearce
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David Wilson




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PostPosted: Sat 16 Oct, 2010 1:32 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

That is gorgeous.... I'd like to see more exotic woods used on hilts/grips... it may not be historically/culturally appropriate (if that's what you're trying to be), but it's real cool looking....
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Harry J. Fletcher




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PostPosted: Sat 16 Oct, 2010 5:19 pm    Post subject: Hello Tinker         Reply with quote

Can I have it? Please...?

I just uploaded a video of my first cutting with your Great Sword of War. I edited out the last part where I said that it was a whole lot of sword for the money. I was afraid the prices would start being put up and people might miss out on a great deal. Besides it might look like I was a pitchman for your swords...lol! I do like it though. See my recent post today.

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Harry

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PostPosted: Sat 16 Oct, 2010 7:40 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

The blade looks excellent- especially the fuller terminus to the tip, but I don't care for the about the pommel type A variant paired with this this cross. This pommel shape, as well as the combination with the guard gives a modern impression, but perhaps that is the idea.

The sword does appear to be an excellent functional piece.
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