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Stephen Wheatley




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PostPosted: Fri 17 Sep, 2010 2:49 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I like that one very much Luka!

Did you make the hilt yourself? Bending that width of bar on a stake would be really difficult. Guess youd remove as much as possible when flat and then bend, heat and shape on an anvil. I may have a go at making the bars on one I've marked out a bit wider. Wish me luck.

Either way I think the swords I like most are these little beautys from the Royal Armouries. EJs' are brilliant repros of these generic types.



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Luka Borscak




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PostPosted: Fri 17 Sep, 2010 3:13 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thanks Stephen but I didn't make it. It's by Alojz Krišto, my countryman.
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PostPosted: Mon 11 Oct, 2010 8:35 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

My baby! Happy


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PostPosted: Mon 11 Oct, 2010 8:53 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Todd Salazar wrote:
My baby! Happy


Wow. Is there a post about this somewhere? I want to know more. isn't that the W-A piece?

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PostPosted: Mon 11 Oct, 2010 9:01 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Hello Nathan,

No, it's a John Allan (Jr perhaps or Sr, I'm not sure) circa 1740. Let's not open up that can of Jr or Sr worms! Big Grin

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PostPosted: Mon 17 Jan, 2011 12:21 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Please forgive me for posting this sword again in this thread, but I got a new camera. Naturally, fresh sword pics are necessary, so...





















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PostPosted: Mon 17 Jan, 2011 3:21 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Jonathan Hopkins wrote:
Please forgive me for posting this sword again in this thread, but I got a new camera. Naturally, fresh sword pics are necessary, so...


The more the better! Excellent photos there, Jonathan.

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PostPosted: Mon 17 Jan, 2011 4:07 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

That asymmetricality is interesting. Most(?) baskethilts look the same on each side.

Good photos.
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PostPosted: Mon 17 Jan, 2011 4:14 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

That appears to be a horseman's basket hilt. The large oval opening in the basket is for reins to pass through.
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PostPosted: Tue 18 Jan, 2011 8:32 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thanks, Nathan. Not up to your standard (you set the bar very high!), but definitely the best indoor shots I've ever had.

Here is an old thread on the sword for those that are interested: Mazansky Type G16.
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PostPosted: Mon 25 Apr, 2011 7:45 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

My early beaknosed ribbonhilt by Alojz Krišto on a Windlass Sword of Granson blade:



















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Henrik Bjoern Boegh




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PostPosted: Mon 25 Apr, 2011 10:51 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Very nice, Luka. It looks so mean :-) How long is the crossguard and how wide is the opening of the hilt?

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PostPosted: Mon 25 Apr, 2011 3:26 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thanks! It is a beast! The crossguard is 10.5cm, blade is 6cm at the crossguard and the tang is 2cm at the shoulders, so the hole for the tang is 2cm, but there is a shallow recess for the shoulders. Btw, the whole sword is 97cm, 83.5cm blade length.
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PostPosted: Thu 28 Apr, 2011 4:12 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

My 1798 Highland Infantry pattern
Blade a bit earlier, 1750s or there abouts
Bought at Bonhams Knightsbridge sale a couple of years ago


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Ste Kenwright




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PostPosted: Fri 29 Apr, 2011 2:28 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

D Critchley wrote:
My 1798 Highland Infantry pattern]


Thanks for posting that. Great looking sword, I think, more streamlined basket to my eye than the 1828P. I was just looking at the one in the Clan Donald centre on Skye. Can I ask, does the brass hilt make for a heavy feel in the hand?

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PostPosted: Fri 29 Apr, 2011 8:46 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Here is my 1798 - I thought it would be interesting to post alongside of Mr. Critchley's. There are subtle differences in all of them and you can spot many small differences between the two hilts.

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PostPosted: Sat 30 Apr, 2011 10:39 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Nice example Thom, they are hard to find now days.

Ste, Yes the hilt is quite heavy but then the sword is overall so it still feels balanced. weights below.

Blade length - 34 ins
Weight - 3lbs 2.5oz
Point of balance- 3.5 ins from hilt



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Ste Kenwright




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PostPosted: Sat 07 May, 2011 6:36 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Many thanks for that, David and Thom. Being used to the freedom of a simple Late Roman - Early Medieval cross I'm quite curious now about the effect of a basket on wrist manoeuvrability and effective 'width' - I'm used to winding up very close to my own helmet. Obviously that's a far smaller POB than I'm used to, compensating for the much greater weight, much handier if you've got the stamina.

Blunt Migration era Behmer Type I with wooden hilt: 1lb 7.5oz, POB 8 5/8"
Sharp Migration era Behmer Type I with wooden hilt: 1lb 10oz, POB 8"

These slightly less built up baskets looks quite attractive to me, such as the 1788 heavy cavalry pattern and those S-hilt dragoon (though I don't like the slots by the blade) - the plainer mortuary hilts also have grace, but these are undeniably Highland pattern.

Thanks again.

Ste

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Karl Knisley




PostPosted: Sat 11 Jun, 2011 1:44 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Hello
Vladimir Cervenka, just sent me some pics of my completed, Sinclaire Hilt( I guess you`d call it a dussage?)I just had to share my glee :-)



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Nathan Taylor




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PostPosted: Tue 14 Jun, 2011 6:43 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

This is an old basket I picked up and mounted on a blade I made.

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