I built the hilt, and all its components, to fit a broad double-edged blade
supplied by the customer. I also made a scabbard for this weapon, using
authentic contruction - thin strips of wood, covered with linen cloth and
wrapped with thin leather. I do not do any bladesmithing, but I sharpened this
blade, as well as furbishing the weapon.
This hilt is set on a modern theatrical fencing blade. I intentionally kept
the proportions of the hilt light, and the dimensions small, so as not to
overpower the blade. The handle is wrapped in iron wire, finished off with
The fencing bucklers have belt hooks and stop ribs, and are lined in leather.
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