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First Patterned Blade

This is the first pattern welded blade I made a few years ago as an experiment to see how difficult it was going to be to forge weld multiple layers. The blade sat unfinished for a few years while I was busy with other projects and had no particular need of it. It was finally finished up not long ago as a complete sword. The guard and pommel on the sword, as well as the chape and locket on the scabbard are sculptural quality silicon bronze. The pommel is keyed and hot peened to the tang. The guard is banzaipeened to the tang. The design of the guard was inspired by a sword made by David DelaGardelle called "Red River Guardian". That sword's guard had an interesting pinch and swell shape which has a similar look to what I've done with this guard by offsetting and changing it's shape along its length.

Statistics

 

Overall length:

38 inches

Blade length:

29 1/8 inches

Blade width at widest point:

2 inches tapering to 1 at 3.5 inches from the tip

Blade thickness at base:

.19 inches tapering to .125 at 3.5 inches from the tip

Cross width:

8.5 inches

Grip length:

6 inches

POB measured from end of grip:

3 inches

Weight:

2 pounds 12 ounces

COP: 18 inches from the grip

This sword is in my private collection and is not available, but a similar sword could be commissioned.