Here is a side by side view of two recent Gladii I made.
On the Left: A 1st Century Fulham Gladius. Made of 1095 High Carbon Steel. It have a Hand Carved Black Walnut Guard and Pommel with a 6 sided chiseled finger grip Grip made of Premium Holly. It has an inset brass guard plate and brass pommel finial and washer.
On the Right: A 1st Century Mainz "Leaf" style Gladius also made from 1095 High Carbon Steel. It has a Hand Carved Guard and Pommel from European Boxwood. The Grip is a 6 sided finger grip carved from Camel Bone. The inset guard plat is solid bronze. The Pommel Finial is a historically accurate Finial from Magdelena and is lost wax cast in bronze with two bronze rings and a bronze washer.
The Fulham on the Right is believed to be a later model of the Mainz and finds itself historically between the Mainz GLadius and the Pompeii Gladius. It is a narrower blade and is shorter than a Mainz.
Both of these blades are Hollow Ground, a tricky feat on a blade of this size and shape.
lebleuchevalier: I feel a great tremor in the force.
Nov 29, 2021 1:44:55 GMT
ryanc: *sigh* Shobu is my love. My love is hard to find.
Nov 26, 2021 11:24:59 GMT
treeslicer: At the moment I'm very thankful for turkey, sweet potatoes, cornbread dressing, pumpkins, pecans, green beans, and good friends and family to sit down to it with. Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!
Nov 26, 2021 1:34:28 GMT
Quillon: ... and be thankful for blades and swords
Nov 25, 2021 19:04:46 GMT
Quillon: Ye be thankful for God, his Son and the Wampanoag Tribe who feasted with the first Pilgrims here in New England circa 1621.
Nov 25, 2021 19:03:49 GMT
Brother Nathaniel: Working on Vampire Killer 2.0 material now, set for a Saturday release.
Nov 19, 2021 21:37:34 GMT
Deleted: One n Glens rule, Quillions are superfluous if not understood. Scabbards may define one's preference while missing the finest of wine.
Nov 18, 2021 22:39:07 GMT
RufusScorpius: Black for you, Glendon. I see that you be a business man upon the briney deep.
Nov 18, 2021 22:39:05 GMT
RufusScorpius: I like the way you think, brother Nathaniel. And such will be the flag color on our upcoming adventure.
Nov 18, 2021 22:36:57 GMT
glendon: Rufus: Orthodox European Pirate (reformed), out of Berwick by way o' Carolina--therefore, black.
Nov 18, 2021 20:28:39 GMT
RufusScorpius: Red or black pirate flag? Because that's important information to know actually...
Nov 18, 2021 20:08:18 GMT
glendon: Simply because one tries to be funny, doesn't mean one succeeds. Ah, well. Forums, though; one just never knows with whom one is actually dealing, eh? The opportunities for grand and hilarious misapprehensions abound. Slainte.
Nov 18, 2021 19:06:52 GMT
Quillon: He brought the Ole' Spice pirate flag, too late.
Nov 18, 2021 18:15:21 GMT
Brother Nathaniel: You two new jacks don't get spicy now ya hear?!
Nov 18, 2021 18:11:21 GMT
Quillon: Analogies compare two things to make a point while metaphors and similes make a more direct comparison.Very humorous indeed.
Nov 18, 2021 18:04:34 GMT
glendon: Quillon, I was being humorous; you are proving yourself ungentlemanly, son.
Nov 18, 2021 17:53:47 GMT
Quillon: I'm sensing that outside of dressing like a pirate for Halloween you have many swords without scabbards hanging on the wall? 🤣
Nov 18, 2021 17:35:45 GMT
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