Handmade Swords - Viikinkimiekka X
- Maker: jarkko1
- Measurements: overall length: 93cm, blade length: 77, weight: 1215g
The sword, close to the R–S-types, features a blade with pattern welded with solid carbon steel edges. It has a hollow cross, and the upperguard and pommel are made from iron and they are filled with walnut wood.
Between the pommel lobes you can find twisted silver wire. The grip is made of walnut wood and moose antlers; the scabbard is made from pinewood, with leather covering and linen/wool inside while the strap slide is also made from moose antler.
Source: Copyright © 2014 Jarkko Niskanen
8:14 am • 28 July 2014 • 1,453 notes
- Dated: 19th century
- Place of Origin: India
- Medium: steel, silver, ebony, brass
- Measurements: overall length: 26.5 inches (680mm)
The haft is made of black ebony with an almost horn like appearance, brass collars, a brass top pommel, and brass securing knob with scrolling collar to hold the blade. The blade is decorated with silver koftgari in the form of scrolling flowers and foliage. It is particularly contrasting on a dark steel background.
Source: Copyright © 2014 Akaal Arms
8:14 am • 28 July 2014 • 3,248 notes
- Dated: mid-19th Century
- Culture: Italian
The dagger has a straight, double-edged blade, ribbed at the tip and with three deep grooves. The tang is slightly thickened, and almost the entire surface is engraved with floral motifs. It features a brass hilt picturing a skeleton wearing a tunic, while the guard features is a snake in-the-round. Comes together with a velvet-covered wooden sheath with brass mounts decorated with bas-relieved leaf patterns.
Source: Copyright © 2014 Live Auctioneers
8:13 am • 28 July 2014 • 4,261 notes
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