Wednesday, May 11, 2016

1600's Colonial Hanger
Length:28 3/4"
Blade: 21 3/4"
Taper: 3/16" at guard to 1/16" 1/2" from tip
Grip: 4 1/2"
Weight: 1lb 3oz.
Pivot point: At tip
PoB: 3 1/2"
CoP: 14"
SN: 1"
 1075 blade light patina, chisel cut engraved rope edge steel guard, antler grip, 2bar twist pattern welded pommel, engraved brass nut.

Here is a video of the blade being forged:

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

35" overall
24" blade (spring steel 1/16" thick faux hamon/bevel)
1lb 6oz.
Maple grip
Steel fittings

Thursday, July 2, 2015

15N20 blade,with skull crusher, carved Peruvian walnut grips, leather sheath.

 MkII Catsclaw blued with kydex sheath.
Weight 1.2 oz
These BU/LD knives allow you to fully manipulate a firearm without having to re-sheath the knife saving seconds when it counts. But unlike a normal ring knife the spur prevents the knife from rotating in your hand and cutting your other fingers as well as allowing a more secure grip.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

1690's swords for Privateer Armoury

D-Guard sword (S.5 Swords and Blades of the American Revolution)
Patined 1084 distal tapered blade, iron hilt, fluted rosewood grip, birch/leather/brass scabbard

Total weight:        2lb 1oz
Sword weight:    1lb 7oz
Length:                 30"
Blade:                  24.5"
CoP:                    17"
PoB                      5.5"

Double Shell-Guard(from the Greenwich National Maritime Museum)
Patined, 1084 steel distal tapered blade, iron hilt, antler grip, birch/leather/brass scabbard.

Total weight:        2lb 7oz
Sword weight:     1lb 12oz
Length:                 30"
Blade:                  25"
CoP:                    16.5"
PoB:                     4.5"

For information about how to commission a similar piece visit: Privateer Armoury, Custom

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Been working on some prototypes for some combat knives of late.
These are an off shoot of that work.
My goal was to reduce a knife to the very smallest and simplest design while not loosing the function.
I have always liked ring knives but never saw a design that wouldn't pivot around and cut your fingers, so I added a spur to prevent that. An unexpected benefit was much better control and a surprisingly useful little design.
I call them Cat's Claws because they are easy to "velvet" until needed. Crafted from Aldo's 1/8" 15N20 and differentially hardened, these blades are shaving sharp.

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Some pieces I did recently for Privateer Armoury
First is a blunt training messer:
Length:33 1/2"
Blade: 25 1/2" 1/4" thick at guard with parabolic distal tapers in both directions.
Weight: 1lb. 15oz.
Pivot: at tip
PoB: 3 1/2"
CoP: 16"


 Next is a Dao/Cutlass
1/4" thick blade. Heavy but handy and wicked sharp.

And another training messer,
1/16" thick blade.
PoB: 2 3/4"
Pivot point: at tip
Primary Node:16"
Secondary Node:-2"
Weight: 1lb 8oz.
Blade:15N20 25"
Grip:Bloodwood with steel pins 7 1/4" (from guard to pommel)