I've had a few sword and dagger designs buzzing around for a while, but this is the first one that I've liked well enough to post. Honestly, it is not the one I thought I would like the best, since I usually try for cruciform-style medievals or basket-hilts or some other straight-bladed type of sword.
I took some pretty obvious inspiration from early Turko-Mongol sabers and then tweaked the design to reflect my own preferences, including lengthening the blade by about 10% and adding a fuller. The finger ring was added so I can get better point control without sacrificing too much protection, and the side rings were added for both improved defense and to pull the balance of the longer blade back towards the hilt.
Fuller runs 2/3 the length of the blade, and the last 1/3 will have a false edge along the back. I know I want the guard and pommel to be dark (either blued or forge-scale), but the actual handle is still not nailed down. I like bog oak, but I worry that it'll be too dark. Horn and bone are cool, but I know they can be hard to work. I might just go with a wooden handle with a fun finish, like birdseye maple stained blue.
Anyway, any feedback would be appreciated. For now, I'm working on saving up funds and then finding a smith who is available, interested, and affordable. Thanks!
Every normal man must be tempted, at times, to spit upon his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats. --H.L. Mencken
Gizur: "Is Gunnar at home?" Thorgrim: "Find out for yourselves. This I do know, that his spear is home." --Burnt Njal, 76
I like the design. Nice and clean. Maybe just a bit of a dip where you want the false edge to be. It would probably make the tip a little more fierce looking. Edit: And emphasize the S-style curvature to go with the cross-guard.
Katsu: Hey Merch! Just wanted you to see this
Sept 12, 2023 13:12:00 GMT
nerdthenord: Lol, well that’s on them
Sept 8, 2023 16:40:43 GMT
RufusScorpius: Not so good. Had a big argument with my housemates. They said the place was haunted, I said I've lived there 183 years and never saw a ghost.
Sept 8, 2023 16:04:53 GMT
nerdthenord: Also, how you doing Scorp? Doing ok myself.
Sept 8, 2023 13:37:45 GMT
nerdthenord: It's pretty cool that water can be neutral, an acid, or a base without changing any of it's physical properties, but instead the theoretical definition of acidity used.
Sept 8, 2023 13:31:43 GMT
nerdthenord: I do love that when you talk about acids and based with a chemist though you have to specify what theory and definition of acids you are using. It's very easy to teach and understand the PH Scale, but it's not nearly as simple in real life
Sept 8, 2023 13:30:49 GMT
nerdthenord: True, it can't be completely dismissed in extreme conditions. I personally doubt it would be "Normal" matter, with protons, neutrons, and electrons though. Might be exotic matter like quark matter. Big disclaimer, I am not a theoretical Chemist either.
Sept 8, 2023 13:29:03 GMT
RufusScorpius: I wonder if there's another planet where their swords are made from Unseptbium and the hobbyists there are arguing about the properties of it's various alloys?
Sept 8, 2023 13:16:11 GMT
RufusScorpius: the existence of elements beyond the 7th period can't be dismissed. Like the theory of proton decay, we don't have the technology to devise an experiment to confirm or deny it. Esoteric elements MAY exist around neutron stars, magnetars, and etc.
Sept 8, 2023 13:11:54 GMT
AndiTheBarvarian: Nuclear physicists are the nuclear constituents' accessories to deliberate about themselves!
Sept 8, 2023 6:49:26 GMT
nerdthenord: There’s a reason I’m not a nuclear physicist lol
Sept 8, 2023 6:09:56 GMT
treeslicer: No, it's because proton charge repulsion overwhelms the strong nuclear force due to the increasing nuclear diameter. The nucleus is too fat rather than too heavy.
Sept 8, 2023 5:35:09 GMT
nerdthenord: I don't believe in the hypothetical 8th period of the periodic table myself, at least in regards to normal matter. Oganesson, Element 118, probably filled the table. Beyond that, it's just too heavy to be stable.
Sept 7, 2023 23:17:35 GMT
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