Friday, August 27, 2010

Additions update


 ...just an update on the addition of the small port or side ring and I choose the covering for the grip also. In my next post I will name the element parts that make up a whole sword and hilt, each is composed of several distinct components.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Assembly with Blade

stage 4

My interpretation of the Spada De Lato (Side Sword) is taking shape. All of the main parts of the Hilt are rough fitted with the hand forged and welded cross guard heat seized on the tang of the "Lucifer's lace" patterned blade. 

The components of a Hilt

stage 3

This is the main anatomy of a Hilt and how some are constructed, minus the Ray skin (stingray) or wire wrap. I'm still undecided at this point what will eventually cover the Walnut wood handle.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Rehilt continued...

So far, so good! A roughed out hilt & pommel ready for fitting on the blade. I still need to add a lateral ring. The house's-(triangular pieces in the center of the hilt) remind me of jump welding Saddlebred horse shoe toe clips.

stage 2

A Rehilt

I've decided to rehilt one of my blades to transform it into a "Side Sword".
So here it begins...
Pieces are forged and then forge welded. I will use only my hammer to stick the welds, keeping the authentic seam look like it was done in the past...tricky.

Stage 1
Just looks like pieces stuck together-Good strong welds in the beginning are very important!