Cawood-Korsødegården inspired sword

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Elemmakil
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Cawood-Korsødegården inspired sword

Postby Elemmakil » Thu Feb 13, 2020 7:17 am

So here is a rehilted Late Viking Age sword that used the Del Tin 5120, which is based closely on the find from Cawood, as a starting point. The pommel was extensively reshaped to capture the boat like shape of the original, and the grip replaced with one inspired by the Korsødegården find, though for this I used moose antler for the grip and made the vettrim (ferrules or grip collars) out of sterling silver, copying almost exactly the original design and inscription. Overall turned out fairly well.

The second picture also shows a later medieval sword that I reworked, again from a DT, based on Oakeshott's "Moonbrand" sword that was in his collection.

Finally, the last two pix are of a late 13th/early 14th century war sword I finished last week, which started life as an Arms & Armor 12th century sword. I reworked the grip somewhat, glued reproduction silver pennies into the recesses of the pommel, and made a new crossguard to match an original that inspired this rework.

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Re: Cawood-Korsødegården inspired sword

Postby Peter Remling » Thu Feb 13, 2020 2:31 pm

Nice work !
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Re: Cawood-Korsødegården inspired sword

Postby Iodo » Thu Feb 13, 2020 4:32 pm

Awesome work, and coins in the pommel is nice idea :P
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Re: Cawood-Korsødegården inspired sword

Postby Elemmakil » Thu Feb 13, 2020 8:23 pm

Iodo wrote:Awesome work, and coins in the pommel is nice idea :P


Thanks! This sort of thing was not common in the Middle Ages, but is nevertheless documented, in particular a c.1400 arming sword that had an inset copper coin depicting the Duke of Urbino. Other swords, such as that of Edward III from around 1340 had enameled coat of arms in the inset. So while somewhat rare it was a plausible feature to include. I like it, anyway!

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