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Mateusz S.
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PostPosted: Fri 22 Jan, 2016 8:49 am    Post subject: Reconstruction of Alexandria sword         Reply with quote

Hello,
Now, I make reconstruction of Alexandria sword from The Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York).
Today I made engraved on the blade.
I plan to make 2 marks too. I mean cross on the one side and "m" one the second side of the blade.
When I do it, I will send the blade to hardening.




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PostPosted: Fri 22 Jan, 2016 9:53 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I'm rather confused... Does the original sword have hilt plates riveted to the tang? Looking forward to your progress, Mateusz!

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PostPosted: Fri 22 Jan, 2016 10:22 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Gregory J. Liebau wrote:
I'm rather confused... Does the original sword have hilt plates riveted to the tang? Looking forward to your progress, Mateusz!

-Gregory


I think there are 2 rivets on the hilt.
I plan to make grip covered in leather and a little wider tang, because it is a big risk of break in this point.
Probably original sword has not been used. And we dont"t know how strong is this very narrow tang Happy

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PostPosted: Fri 22 Jan, 2016 5:21 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Gregory J. Liebau wrote:
I'm rather confused... Does the original sword have hilt plates riveted to the tang? Looking forward to your progress, Mateusz!

-Gregory


I have a vague recollection of an expert saying the scales on the hilt were clearly not original.

I do not love the bright sword for its sharpness, but that which it protects. (Faramir, The Two Towers)
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PostPosted: Sat 23 Jan, 2016 10:29 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Gregory J. Liebau wrote:
I'm rather confused... Does the original sword have hilt plates riveted to the tang?


I have noticed that a great many of the swords that were deposited in the Alexandria arsenal and were later transferred to Istanbul by the Ottomans, at some stage had new grips, a strip on each side of the tang, riveted to the tang. Whether they had lost their original grips or the new owners did not like them I don't know. But this is a common feature.
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PostPosted: Sun 31 Jan, 2016 1:13 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I plan to make the twins swords of type XVIIIc.
One is from The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, second is from this movie (check the link) .
Swords are very similar.
I can see two main differences: pommels and inscriptions on the blade.

I have a little request for you: I need photo of inscription on this blade (I mean good quality photo).
Because I have to make exactly the same inscription.

http://nerdist.com/600-year-old-medieval-broa...ppearance/

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PostPosted: Fri 05 Feb, 2016 8:10 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

News;)
- I made inscription on the seconad type XVIIIc blade.
- I made cross mark and "m" mark on the both blades.




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