Info Favorites Register Log in
myArmoury.com Discussion Forums

Forum index Memberlist Usergroups Spotlight Topics Search
Forum Index > Historical Arms Talk > Show Us Your Historical Custom Pieces Reply to topic
This is a Spotlight Topic Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6  Next 
Author Message
Nathan Robinson
myArmoury Admin


myArmoury Admin

PostPosted: Thu 01 Oct, 2015 2:43 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

E.B. Erickson / Arms & Armor Type XIX Longsword
Original: Germany, circa 1525


This sword is based on two extant originals, including this antique shown here that's located in a private collection. I should have attempted to take my photo at the same angle as the antique's photo. If I did, it would be more obvious that the proportions of the recreation very closely match the antique. Some variation was added to closer match the details of the other antique that inspired this piece, and a thumb-ring was added in a style appropriate for the era and region of this sword. The Type XIX blade with its hexagonal cross-section has multiple fullers, a ricasso, and incised decorative lines. It was made to closely match a blade found on another example.



 Attachment: 460.96 KB
EBE-Type-XIX-Longsword.png
E.B. Erickson / Arms & Armor Type XIX Longsword

.:. Visit my Collection Gallery :: View my Reading List :: View my Wish List :: See Pages I Like :: Find me on Facebook .:.
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
Nathan Robinson
myArmoury Admin


myArmoury Admin

PostPosted: Thu 01 Oct, 2015 2:44 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

E.B. Erickson / Arms & Armor 16th Century Longsword
Original: German, circa 1525


The modern hilt is a very close match to the antique with just some details of the pommel not represented. I did not have access to photos or stats of the original blade, and so opted to have a multi-fullered hexagonal cross-sectioned blade created to my liking. The overall dimensions are close to the original.



 Attachment: 440.14 KB
EBE-16th-Century-Longsword.png
E.B. Erickson / Arms & Armor 16th Century Longsword

.:. Visit my Collection Gallery :: View my Reading List :: View my Wish List :: See Pages I Like :: Find me on Facebook .:.
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
Nathan Robinson
myArmoury Admin


myArmoury Admin

PostPosted: Thu 01 Oct, 2015 2:45 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

E.B. Erickson 17th Century Longsword
Original: Switzerland and Spain, early 17th century


This hilt was based on A491 from The Wallace Collection. It's a very close match, but some of the sloppiness of the original hilt parts (perhaps later additions) has been cleaned up. I have not had a blade mated to this hilt yet and so it's shown here with the antique blade composited onto it as a design guide.



 Attachment: 729.52 KB
EBE-Wallace-A491.png
E.B. Erickson 17th Century Longsword

.:. Visit my Collection Gallery :: View my Reading List :: View my Wish List :: See Pages I Like :: Find me on Facebook .:.
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
Harry Marinakis




PostPosted: Tue 10 Nov, 2015 6:30 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

My first Brazil-nut sword, love the hilt

Original: Type X sword from "Sword in the Age of Chivalry"

Reproduction: Type X from A&A
OL 36-1/4"
Blade 30-1/4"
POB 4"
COP 17-1/2"
2# 10oz.



 Attachment: 52.12 KB
Untitled-1.jpg


 Attachment: 165.21 KB
IMGP9759.jpg

View user's profile Send private message
J.D. Crawford




Location: Toronto
Joined: 25 Dec 2006

Spotlight topics: 1
Posts: 1,691

PostPosted: Wed 11 Nov, 2015 11:22 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Harry Marinakis wrote:
My first Brazil-nut sword, love the hilt

Original: Type X sword from "Sword in the Age of Chivalry"

Reproduction: Type X from A&A
OL 36-1/4"
Blade 30-1/4"
POB 4"
COP 17-1/2"
2# 10oz.


Interesting to compare to the version of the same sword A&A did for me, shown earlier in this thread. The obvious difference is that mine has the full 34" blade but there are other subtle differences. I like the profile of your blade (more like Albion's Reeve) and the more curved under-side of your pommel looks like it might be more comfortable in the hammer grip.
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Luka Borscak




Location: Croatia
Joined: 11 Jun 2007
Likes: 7 pages

Posts: 2,251

PostPosted: Wed 11 Nov, 2015 11:41 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Although I have a soft spot for long bladed swords, this compact version looks very well proportioned!
View user's profile Send private message
Dennis v d Meent




Location: Netherlands
Joined: 06 Apr 2014

Posts: 4

PostPosted: Fri 20 Nov, 2015 2:11 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Here's a custom piece I own, made by Pavel Marek. A work in progress, still searching where to get the decorations done.

The original is a 15th century dagger from Burgundy - I found very little source material on it. In case someone has additional information on the original, feel free to write me! Happy



 Attachment: 102.8 KB
dagger [ Download ]

Fronti Nulla Fides & Knights of Frisia re-enactor from The Netherlands.
View user's profile Send private message
Luka Trkanjec




Location: Zagreb, Croatia
Joined: 19 May 2015

Posts: 5

PostPosted: Sun 22 Nov, 2015 3:47 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

So, this is a type XIIIa schiavonesca sword found in central Croatia, in riverbed near the town of Duga Resa - probably a work of a local smith judging from the marks on the hilt - which is now kept in Croatian Historical Museum, Zagreb.



And this is a custom piece based on it, made for me by Michal Spilka of Nielo swords.







Now, we didn't really made an exact replica. The original is 110 cm (43.3'') long, with 88 cm (34.6'') long blade, and around 1,48 kg (3 lbs 4 oz); the custom piece is bigger, 123 cm (48.6'') long with 96.5 cm (37.9'') long blade, and around 1,68 kg (3 lbs 11 oz). I really needed a longer hilt to handle the sword properly. Also, we inverted the S curvature of the crossguard, to follow the grip of left-handed swordsman (me, that is).

The overall proportions and design of the sword, however, remained more-less the same. I'm really pleased with how it turned out, and believe it looks and feels very close to the original: a really powerful, true type XIIIa blade.


Last edited by Luka Trkanjec on Thu 26 Nov, 2015 3:05 pm; edited 2 times in total
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
Scott Kowalski




Location: Oak Lawn, IL USA
Joined: 24 Nov 2006

Posts: 778

PostPosted: Sun 22 Nov, 2015 4:06 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Luka, congratulations on having that sword made. I am a big fan of the Type XIIIa and this is a great representation of it. I hope you enjoy it as it looks great!
Chris Landwehr 10/10/49-1/1/09 My Mom
View user's profile Send private message
Harry Marinakis




PostPosted: Tue 24 Jan, 2017 8:24 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Here is a ballock dagger that I forged (bottom), based on a historical example (top). It was my second attempt at reproducing this dagger, gonna have to try one more time to see if I can get it right.

Both are 40 cm in overall length. My blade is 10-1/8 inches long versus 10-3/4 inches with the historical dagger.



 Attachment: 74 KB
Combined View b.jpg

View user's profile Send private message
Max L




Location: Philly
Joined: 29 Dec 2013

Posts: 84

PostPosted: Wed 25 Jan, 2017 6:42 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Just got Mateusz Sulowski's version of the famous sword from the Deutsches Klingenmusem, in Solingen, Germany. Very pleased with it.


 Attachment: 152.43 KB
[ Download ]
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
Arne G.





Joined: 31 Jul 2014

Posts: 71

PostPosted: Wed 25 Jan, 2017 8:26 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Harry Marinakis wrote:
Here is a ballock dagger that I forged (bottom), based on a historical example (top). It was my second attempt at reproducing this dagger, gonna have to try one more time to see if I can get it right.

Both are 40 cm in overall length. My blade is 10-1/8 inches long versus 10-3/4 inches with the historical dagger.


Beautifully executed. I'm not sure what more you can do to perfect it over and above what you have already accomplished.
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
Mark Moore




Location: East backwoods-assed Texas
Joined: 01 Oct 2003
Likes: 6 pages
Reading list: 1 book

Posts: 2,278

PostPosted: Wed 25 Jan, 2017 9:52 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I agree with Arne. That's damn near identical. I bet it would be a wicked fighting dagger in the right(or maybe wrong)hands. Great job! Big Grin ..........McM
''Life is like a box of chocolates...'' --- F. Gump
View user's profile Send private message
Christian Short




Location: New Orleans
Joined: 21 Jan 2017

Posts: 169

PostPosted: Tue 31 Jan, 2017 5:46 pm    Post subject: Not custom         Reply with quote

Excaliburs
Christian
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
Harry Marinakis




PostPosted: Wed 29 Mar, 2017 7:46 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I've been wanting to make this for a long time. It's a reproduction of a 19th century gunstock war club from the Osage Nation.

-White Oak gunstock
-Dagger bayonet ("dag") forged from antique wrought iron
-Prairie Rattlesnake skin
-Buckskin

The "dag" bayonet is a reproduction of 18th and 19th Century iron blades that were mass produced by the Hudson Bay Company for trade with Native Americans.

Overall gunstock length: 30 inches
Gunstock thickness: 1 inch
"Dag" bayonet: 10-1/2 inches

Top photo: the original Osage Nation gunstock war club

Bottom two photos: My reproduction



 Attachment: 63 KB
Untitled-1.jpg


 Attachment: 80.49 KB
IMGP4072.JPG


 Attachment: 86.61 KB
IMGP4068.JPG

View user's profile Send private message
Kai Lawson




Location: Madison, WI
Joined: 26 Aug 2010
Likes: 7 pages

Posts: 518

PostPosted: Thu 30 Mar, 2017 7:26 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Nice to see some more cultural variety on this thread. Well done.
"And they crossed swords."
--William Goldman, alias S. Morgenstern
View user's profile Send private message
Nathan Robinson
myArmoury Admin


myArmoury Admin

PostPosted: Thu 25 May, 2017 4:43 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Tod's Stuff 16th Century Sword
Original: German, circa 1500-1525


This sword is based on A479 from The Wallace Collection. The maker, Tod, documented the antique extensively and recreated the piece about as close as can be done. The photo angle doesn't quite match here, but the two hilts are nearly exact in terms of proportions, size, and volumes. The blade is a deeply hollow-ground double-edged blade that is made to match the original.



 Attachment: 447.93 KB
Tod-Wallace-A479.png
Tod's Stuff 16th century Sword
Original: German, circa 1500-1525


.:. Visit my Collection Gallery :: View my Reading List :: View my Wish List :: See Pages I Like :: Find me on Facebook .:.
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
Michele Allori




Location: Rome, Italy
Joined: 24 May 2017

Posts: 15

PostPosted: Mon 19 Jun, 2017 8:21 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Italian bascinet with brass decorated visor
Mid 14th century
Made by Spadanera, Italy

Partially inspired by this miniature
https://myArmoury.com/talk/files/107r_601.jpg



 Attachment: 268.36 KB
20170619_172525.jpg
I'm actually curious about what you think, is this more Italian or Germanic to you?

Yeah, very cool. Is it historically accurate though?
View user's profile Send private message
Harry Marinakis




PostPosted: Wed 30 Aug, 2017 4:02 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I made another reproduction ballock dagger.

Time: 15th C
Blade: O-1 tool steel
Grip: European briar burl
Bolster and pommel cap: brass
Finish: Lacquer
Overall length: 15-1/2 inches



 Attachment: 76.86 KB
compare.jpg


 Attachment: 440.3 KB
IMGP6498.JPG


 Attachment: 79.79 KB
IMGP6550.JPG


 Attachment: 85.25 KB
IMGP6557.JPG

View user's profile Send private message
Nathan Robinson
myArmoury Admin


myArmoury Admin

PostPosted: Wed 30 Aug, 2017 4:52 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

That's really great, Harry! Pretty much looks just like it.
.:. Visit my Collection Gallery :: View my Reading List :: View my Wish List :: See Pages I Like :: Find me on Facebook .:.
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website


Display posts from previous:   
Forum Index > Historical Arms Talk > Show Us Your Historical Custom Pieces
Page 5 of 6 Reply to topic
Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6  Next All times are GMT - 8 Hours

View previous topic :: View next topic
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum






All contents © Copyright 2003-2019 myArmoury.com — All rights reserved
Discussion forums powered by phpBB © The phpBB Group
Switch to the Basic Low-bandwidth Version of the forum