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Michael Pearce
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PostPosted: Sat 07 Jul, 2012 8:34 am    Post subject: New Type I/II Saex and sheath         Reply with quote



This sax and it's sheath are inspired by a scabbard found near Groningen in the Netherlands dating to approximately the 8th Century A.D.  The original scabbard had apparently been shortened as the tooling on that scabbard runs off the tip.  On this one I have used a new pattern at the tip as the scabbard is made to the correct length for the sax.  I have also varied from the original by using fewer, larger-diameter rivets and using a slightly different pattern for the tooling.

Blade is flat-ground from selectively-hardened 5160 spring steel, furniture is mild steel and handle is Cocobolo wood. Scabbard is 9 oz. top-grain vegetable-tanned leather.

More photos and details here: http://tinkerswords.com/forsale.html

Michael 'Tinker' Pearce
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Mark Routledge
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PostPosted: Sat 07 Jul, 2012 11:41 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I reckon I have seen the pictures of the original you speak of. That is a nice looking seax and the scabbard is spot on. Good stuff Happy
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Matthew Bunker




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PostPosted: Sat 07 Jul, 2012 12:05 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Mark Routledge wrote:
I reckon I have seen the pictures of the original you speak of.


I'm pretty sure I sent them to you but you can also find the drawing of it on thisold thread...http://www.myArmoury.com/talk/viewtopic.php?t=14919

The seax is good but that's really nice work on the sheath Michael, lovely job.
I think it's a bit earlier than 8th century though...6th/7th I thought. Regardless though, it's a fine piece.

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Michael Pearce
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PostPosted: Sat 07 Jul, 2012 12:59 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Matthew Bunker wrote:
Mark Routledge wrote:
I reckon I have seen the pictures of the original you speak of.


I'm pretty sure I sent them to you but you can also find the drawing of it on thisold thread...http://www.myArmoury.com/talk/viewtopic.php?t=14919

The seax is good but that's really nice work on the sheath Michael, lovely job.
I think it's a bit earlier than 8th century though...6th/7th I thought. Regardless though, it's a fine piece.


It could easily be that early- that general style of sax spans several centuries. I have a copies of several drawings of this sheath from Jeroen's files but the more the merrier! Thanks for the link to that thread. I will be looking at that in detail; I've been on a sax kick lately!

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Bryce Felperin




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PostPosted: Wed 08 Aug, 2012 4:04 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

It's mine now! :-)

Arrived on my birthday 8-3 and its a beautiful and greatly made example of Michael's work. The balance is excellent, right at the end of the grip. Despite it's heft and size it feels really great in the hand. I wore it at the San Jose Renaissance Faire this last weekend.

Great job Michael and thanks for all the effort you made getting this to me! Best regards and wishes on your health.

Bryce Felperin
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