This blacksmith made fighting knife is crafted from S5 steel, which is supposedly superior to S7 as is used by Longship on some higher end pieces, as well as John Gage and Angelsword. It was correctly heat treated and triple tempered. Soemwhat crude, but should be very tough. $70 shipped.
Tomt24: I personally wouldn't consider 2,35m overall length as short. But the lightend rear shaft should really help reducing the sluggishness if used in one hand considering the parallel axis theorem.
Aug 8, 2020 14:45:30 GMT
MOK: Seems probable, given the shortish haft.
Aug 8, 2020 14:22:02 GMT
Tomt24: Just kidding. It is a really interesting piece. From the stats I assume it to be somewhat 1,5 handed in use. Shorter grip for spear & shield, but also be effective in a more halberd like manner if you use it 2 handed.
Aug 8, 2020 14:02:34 GMT
MOK: No! No preorders! Preorders bad! (Unless it's something I really, really, REALLY want, natch...)
Aug 8, 2020 13:47:06 GMT
Tomt24: Is this a pre-order, Mok? Let me do a prototype first...
Aug 8, 2020 13:32:49 GMT
Tomt24: It is a really interesting piece. Might be worth recreating one in the next months.
Aug 8, 2020 2:29:52 GMT
legacyofthesword: It's really rare to find original shafts/handles on artifacts. Thanks for mentioning the Lendbreen spear, I hadn't heard of it before.
Aug 7, 2020 19:24:23 GMT
Tomt24: Agree. I would personally prefer ash, but they were kind of opportunistic back then. Hickory wasn't an option in medieval europe ^^. Guess I should have started a proper Thread, will do after my exams are done.
Aug 7, 2020 14:08:53 GMT
Scott: Was the original spearshaft made from a coppiced pole? Or a sapling perhaps? Either would make the shaft less likely to break.
Aug 7, 2020 5:01:22 GMT
treeslicer: On the spear shafts, ash or hickory would be best, IMHO. Remember that they have to take impact at the head socket without breaking.
Aug 7, 2020 3:42:55 GMT
Tomt24: Seen some density and janka ratings where birch is quite similiar to ash.
Aug 7, 2020 3:18:34 GMT
Tomt24: I guess it depends on the type of birch.
Aug 7, 2020 3:18:00 GMT
lebleuchevalier: I just catalogued my collection. I have 37 bladed objects. I need to unload about 16 items to downsize. Might have a sale soon, although I only expect 7 items to actually sell. Everything else is a give away.
Aug 7, 2020 0:38:40 GMT
MOK: Birch IS pretty light. Relatively soft, too, though. Delightful wood to work with, really, I carve spoons out of it all the time.
Aug 7, 2020 0:33:30 GMT
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