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My medieval sword and scabbard by Shockbolt My medieval sword and scabbard by Shockbolt

I received the sword and scabbard that I ordered almost a year ago, just in time to wrap it up as a gift for myself for Christmas :D

In the updated image You can see the sword and scabbard to the left, and my sketch of it to the right. The idea was to have the bladesmith create a medieval sword that would have fitted an english archer in the 13th-14th century.

The bladesmith then did some research and came up with the finished version You see here.

The blade is sharpened carbon steel and is fully combat ready to chop wood and pierce steel if needed, and it'll look great along with the rest of my medieval english archers outfit :D

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So, I'm also into medieval weapons, clothing and armor, infact I've made alot of it myself.

Check out the stuff I've made in the past here: [link]

I'm in the process of putting together an authentic 14th century english archers outfit these days, and this is the drawing I'm sending the bladesmith, of the sword I want him to craft. It will be a full tang, combat ready, flexible carbon steel sword. Leaning towards a longsword as the blade will be approx 90 cms long, 11 cm dark leather covered wooden grip. The scabbard will prob end up being leather covered wood as well, with steel details.

Thanks for viewing :-)

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ShadowmanRyu Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014
I always love seeing the swords and scabbards from Darksword Armoury. They make amazing stuff. My personal favorite which looks incredible is the new stuff from their elite series. The damascus or ( pattern welded) stuff. The Damascus Guardian is my favorite. 
peringvar Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2010
You're hardcore =) How much did it cost you?
sstheblacksmith Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2009
Finally a properly rendered sword, someone who actually knows what they should look like instead of final fantasy shit. Well done.
Shockbolt Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! Yeah, fantasy swords can be nice to look at, in pixels and on paper, but they rarely do any good in real life :D
I was hoping to get my sword within a few weeks, but the production of it has been delayed due to a new range of swords being produced by the same company.
So the next date they gave me was "no later than late October"....*sighs*
sstheblacksmith Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2009
Who are you buying from, what company?
Shockbolt Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Aikimoon Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2009
Are you aiming for genuine historical accuracy with your outfit? If so, this style of sword (it looks like an Oakeshott type XVIIIa) is a fifteenth century design. For the fourteenth century a type XVI would be more appropriate, with the blade being wider near the grip and the fuller running a little over half the length of the blade. Just adding my tuppence as food for thought, feel free to tell me to shove it.
Shockbolt Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I'm assuming that Your historical facts are correct there.
I'm not aiming to get a time period accurate sword and scabbard,
as I could as well have bought an already made blade then.
What I've done is taken the type of sword used by both archers, squires
and such, and added my own personal touch to it.

It will still be a blade that resembles one of that age, but
it'll be something I've partially designed myself :D
Aikimoon Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2009
Cool man! I love Medieval swords and have done since I was a kid. Your design is beautiful and elegant and will make a sword to be proud of: something uniquely yours. You go for it and I hope you get much satisfaction from it! :thumbsup:
Shockbolt Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, can't wait to get my hands on it. I e-mailed the bladesmith and he told me the blade and scabbard would be completed sometime in September :D
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