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PostPosted: Thu 11 Dec, 2003 6:19 am    Post subject: Some stats on an Atrim/Eljay Early Basket-hilt Broadsword         Reply with quote

Atrim/Eljay Early Basket-Hilt Broadsword

OL - 39"
BL - 32 7/8"
BW - 1 3/4"
Fuller - 23 "
Grip - 4"
Pommel - 1 3/4" dia.
quillon Width - 8 7/8"
POB 3"
COP - 23 "
Tang Length - 5 7/8"
Tang Width - 3/4" tapering to ", to 1/4" thread stud
Sword Weight - 2 lbs. 15 1/4 oz.
Hilt Weight - 1 lb. 10 oz.



Component Weights

Basket - 14 1/4 oz.
Grip - oz.
Nut - 1/4 oz.
Pommel - 10 3/4 oz.
Blade - 1 lb 5 oz.

* Scale not accurate to the gram, so indivdual weights vary slightly from combined readings.



Basket Thickness

Main guard - .21
quillons - .21 to .27
Saltire plate - .18
Guards .20 to .26


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PostPosted: Thu 11 Dec, 2003 6:28 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

And how does it feel and handle? I looks really well.
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PostPosted: Thu 11 Dec, 2003 7:40 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Markus Haider wrote:
And how does it feel and handle? I looks really well.


Hi Markus

It handled / felt purty good to me .....
I think for most it will be a very excellent feeling / handling sword !
( I'm just rather spoiled these days ,with my fully blown custom toys, so factor that bias in )
I'd have preferred it a 1/2 lb lighter, or so, but Gus did have these built with alot of heavy use in mind !

* The Royal Armouries, at Leeds, has an early baskethilt example, of this style , which weighs in at 3.21 lbs. , but it's overall length is a good 4 1/2 " longer ( blade length accounting for some 4" inches of it ! )
-- Gus's blade is a tad wider, though --
*As shown in The Oakeshott Institute Journal, Vo. 1, #1 .



The only real cosmetic suggestion I made to Gus , concerning the hilt, was to recess the capstan nut more !
I think the stainless nut really detracts from how nice the hilt looks !
( if nothing else they could be blackened to match the pommel, etc!)

Mac

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PostPosted: Thu 11 Dec, 2003 9:33 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I like it. I agree with you on the capstan nut. It would look better if were recessed and blackened.


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