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Rob Miller
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PostPosted: Mon 02 Apr, 2007 10:51 am    Post subject: Castle Keep - Damascus Cavalry Sabre         Reply with quote

this is another project that has just reached fruition,i based the basket around an 1850's Wilkinson pattern,adding a monogram for the customer. and plating the whole of the fittings in silver.The grip is Rayskin with silver wire,the scabbard likewise outfitted in silver,with a cedar wood core and velvet lined.
The Damascus blade is fullered and forged,a simple 170 layer pattern giving nice contrast to the rest of the piece.
whilst i have completed a large range of projects,from the Historical to Fantasy pieces,this is a first for me.I have found it very enjoyable,and hope you like the pictures.



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PostPosted: Mon 02 Apr, 2007 12:48 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

That is really nice. Do you have any more detailed photos of the guard?
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Rob Miller
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PostPosted: Mon 02 Apr, 2007 1:00 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

yes,i have posted up some other pics on the Forum;
http://www.castlekeep.co.uk/forums/index.php?showtopic=158
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PostPosted: Mon 02 Apr, 2007 1:19 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thanks. I am interested in pics of the outside of the guard and of the monogram, if possible.

Thank you,
Jonathan
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Rob Miller
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PostPosted: Mon 02 Apr, 2007 3:21 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

here is one,the monogram is a personalisation for the customer,


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PostPosted: Mon 02 Apr, 2007 4:01 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thank you--that hilt is fantastic. Very similar to the British 1821 Pattern heavy cavalry officer's sword. It is nice to finally see a worthwhile re-creation of a 19th century military sword.

Jonathan
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PostPosted: Mon 02 Apr, 2007 4:11 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

That sabre is pretty spectacular, Rob. Reminds me mostly of a Victorian Heavy Cavalry pattern.
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PostPosted: Tue 03 Apr, 2007 1:05 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Jonathan Hopkins wrote:
Thank you--that hilt is fantastic. Very similar to the British 1821 Pattern heavy cavalry officer's sword. It is nice to finally see a worthwhile re-creation of a 19th century military sword.

Jonathan


thank you,i took a pattern from a drawing in the Wilkinson-Latham book,as a rough guide.it was a very pleasant job,where i am used to more weighty pieces this is very light and fast,oh...and sharp Cool
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PostPosted: Tue 03 Apr, 2007 1:07 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Steve Grisetti wrote:
That sabre is pretty spectacular, Rob. Reminds me mostly of a Victorian Heavy Cavalry pattern.

thats right Steve,thats the style.I didnt want to make an exact copy,but rather produce my own style of components for this Sword.the original idea was from the 1856 Heavy Cavalry Officers pattern.
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PostPosted: Thu 19 Apr, 2007 3:23 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Rob, You really do make some beautiful swords. I especially like your new cavalry sabre. In the next couple of years I hope to order some swords from you. Please keep making them.
I lived on Skye for a short while in the late 60's, before the bridge. Living where you do I am not surprised by the swords you create.
Thanks
Peter.
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Rob Miller
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PostPosted: Fri 20 Apr, 2007 1:30 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thank you Peter,
I would be interested to hear how things have changed on the Island over the Years,i have been here 17 years and a lot has happened in that time,it is still a rare and beautiful place.For those interested my workshop is situated in the old home of Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull 'Broadsword and the Beast' reknown,very appropriately.
I shall be posting some more pics of a new project very soon,or at least,as soon as i can try and squeeze some good pics out of my camera.
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