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Thread #87648   Message #1638082
Posted By: Rapparee
31-Dec-05 - 10:27 AM
Thread Name: BS: Suggestions on making a baldric
Subject: RE: BS: Suggestions on making a baldric
Here's the specs on the sword:

Essentially a European weapon, this small sword was the final incarnation of the dueling sword. It first appeared at the close of the 17th Century and was very popular during the 18th century. The chief advantage of the weapon was its lightness, which allowed for numerous fencing maneuvers that had been unthinkable when employing the heavier rapier. The hilt is simple, but elegant with a shell guard, wire wrapped grip and light knuckle guard. All parts are nickel plated steel. 37" long, 3/4" wide and 3/16" thick blade is high carbon, tempered steel with a diamond cross section. Overall 43 3/8". Wt. 1 lb. 6 oz. Comes complete with a leather scabbard.

BLADE: 37", 3/4" wide, 3/16" thick.
WEIGHT: 1lb 6oz

It was made by Windlass, of India, and is actually "combat ready" (although I haven't sharpened it). There's a small picture of it here.

The scabbard has an intergral hook so that it doesn't slip completely through the frog. Having your scabbard fall down is embarassing, at the very least.