Wednesday, February 9, 2011

8 February 2011

This morning began with some research for our second project: the hilt of a munitions-grade 17th century American hanger. The curved blade has a deep, narrow fuller parallel to the blunt back edge of the curved blade, clearly chiseled in, and then a wide, shallow fuller running almost the whole width of the blade with only a slight rise before the cutting edge.

The hilt we agreed to try to replicate is that of an early “mortuary sword”, generally straight-bladed cavalry swords used in the British Empire during the time in question. The guard is aesthetically pleasing and perfectly acceptable for the blade historically.

Here is a link since the pictures themselves aren't working:

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