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  1. I do a bit of axe work around the farm, and my...

    I do a bit of axe work around the farm, and my favorite is a light Hudson Bay pattern axe, somewhat similar to the Viking half axe. No, it's not a sword. (I have swords, but I "prefer and axe.") ...
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    The striations on the handle and the nail heads...

    The striations on the handle and the nail heads appear to be modern; so a replacement handle would not be uncommon given the age and abuse that an original might be put to over a period of 256 years....
  3. I forgot to mention that Hurstwic works with us,...

    I forgot to mention that Hurstwic works with us, from time to time. Different system, good results: http://www.hurstwic.com/
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    I have been known to rough out a couple of...

    I have been known to rough out a couple of over-sized wooden blanks for the grip, then drill the hole(s) for the tang (parallel holes for where it broadens) and then carve and/or turn the grip to...
  5. Well, our primary interest in the Longship...

    Well, our primary interest in the Longship Company is sailing our ship, the Sę Hrafn, and the afterboat, the Gyrfalcon. ( www.longshipco.org ) However, a majority of the crew came from the Markland...
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    Good point. Maybe "modern fantasy Roman piece"...

    Good point. Maybe "modern fantasy Roman piece" would have been more on target.
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    Modern copy according to my friends on the Armour...

    Modern copy according to my friends on the Armour Archive: http://forums.armourarchive.org/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=180945&hilit=Roman
  8. As a blacksmith, I love the treatment of the...

    As a blacksmith, I love the treatment of the eagle and snake hilt! Nicely done.
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    I've waded through lots of pictures of pointy...

    I've waded through lots of pictures of pointy kitchenware and agricultural and fiber tools, but nothing seems to duplicate the example shown. If the flattened part were a little more extensive, I...
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    The "caltrop" reminds me of a piece of kitchen...

    The "caltrop" reminds me of a piece of kitchen ware for hanging birds or game... I'll dig through my blacksmithing library and files to see if I spot anything similar. Then, again, it could just be...
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    They don't look so much like pike heads as the...

    They don't look so much like pike heads as the ferrules that were put on the butt end of spears and pikes so that you could stick them in the ground. (Ferrules also provided a second "pointy end" if...
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    Wrought iron, depending on how refined it is, has...

    Wrought iron, depending on how refined it is, has a variety of different looks, as well as textures and working qualities. Good wrought iron works much easier than steel; it's softer and can be more...
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    You may want to check out the "21st Century...

    You may want to check out the "21st Century Blacksmith" and a number of other pages at www.anvilfire.com for some simpler, but effective, forge plans and considerations. Your present plan doesn't...
  14. My friend, the Freemason, longship crew and...

    My friend, the Freemason, longship crew and weapons collector, agrees with Glenn C. on both counts. Probably Bud-K or equivalent; unlikely to show up at a lodge except for amusement.
  15. Thanks. Thirty years is a bit of time, so I may...

    Thanks. Thirty years is a bit of time, so I may have "misbemembered" the source for the time period (...post ACW? ...pre ACW?). The main thing was the fear of the blade "lodging in the bone" that...
  16. Zombie Thread! :D I had read where they (the...

    Zombie Thread! :D

    I had read where they (the U.S. Cavalry) left their swords relatively blunt during the later Indian Wars so that they would not lodge in the bone(s) of the victim and possibly...
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    Camp Fenby Summer Session 2015

    We will hold this year's Camp Fenby Summer Session on Friday through Sunday, July 10th, 11th and 12th, 2015. This is the weekend after the 4th of July, so we can look forward to a lot less traffic...
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    I've used a wood carving knife and gentle to...

    I've used a wood carving knife and gentle to medium radius gouges on mine. I would profile the blade in pencil, then carve straight down with my straight-edged woodcarving knife several times, then...
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    The only thing that bothers me is that the copper...

    The only thing that bothers me is that the copper inlay looks like it was done by inserting modern electrical wire in drill-pressed holes and then planishing it down; but it is not very neatly done. ...
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    I have contacted Kerry on his Facebook account,...

    I have contacted Kerry on his Facebook account, via private message. He will probably reply here; or I will send you a separate message.
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    Some of the dead horses I continue to "tenderize"...

    Some of the dead horses I continue to "tenderize" in our reenactment camps are "authenticlones" (endless copies of just a few well-known artifacts, frequently in the wrong context, such as luxury...
  22. Okay, so it was a knuckle bow style guard. That...

    Okay, so it was a knuckle bow style guard. That makes sense. Hard to tell from the pictures. We get the most interesting puzzles here. :)
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    I haven't seen anything like it from the Viking...

    I haven't seen anything like it from the Viking or early (or later) medieval periods. What is the provenance or circumstances under which you found it?

    An excellent chance Dan is right; it looks...
  24. To me (and I'm no expert on this period) it looks...

    To me (and I'm no expert on this period) it looks like the cross guard (quillon) is broken and subsequently mounted upside-down. Does the pommel screw off, or is the tang (metal core of the handle...
  25. Longship Company: Gimme Shelter!

    Vaguely sword related because a longship is a wonderful venue for sword and other edged weapons...

    Over the years a number of folks have expressed interest and support for the Longship Company,...
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