Posted: Fri 31 Jul, 2009 1:45 pm Post subject: For Sale: Michael "Tinker" Pierce Irish Bastard S
This listing is marked SOLD and is no longer available
I ordered this as soon as I saw it on the General Discussion Board and just received it today. It's a very nice job by Tinker and is extremely light and well balanced. It, unfortunately for me, just doesn't speak to me like I thought it would...perhaps it's just a touch too far of a deapture from the rest of my collection or my usual tastes, but I still admire the work! The pics and stats listed here are form Tinker's post The reinforced leather scabbard is dyed brown.
Oakeshott Type: XIIa
Overall Length: 43-1/4 inches
Blade Length: 32-1/2 inches
Blade width @ Base: 1-3/4 inches
Blade Width 3 inches from point: 13/16 inch
Blade Thickness @ Base: .212 inch
Blade Thickness 2 inches from Point: .80 inch
Hilt Overall Length: 11-1/4 inches
Length of Handle: 8 inches
Guard Type: 12
Pommel Type: unclassified type
Center of Gravity: 3-1/2 inches from guard
Location of Blade Node (measured from Guard): 21 inches
Primary Hilt Node: approx. 1/2 inch from cross on handle
Weight: 2lbs 6 oz
Bastardsword inspired by Irish swords of the 15th C. Blade is 5160 spring steel hardened to HRc52-53, excepting the tang and shoulder of the blade which are selectively drawn to HRc 45-48. Furniture is Mild Steel, handle is sandwhiched hardwood wrapped in linen cord and covered with a dark purple leather. The tang is heat-blued where it passes through the open center of the ring-pommel. The sword is provided with a leather scabbard that is reinforced at the throat and chape with additional leather.
Tinker had it listed on his site for $1425USD and shipping. I'll let it go for $975 and shipping.
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