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Thread #87648   Message #1638763
Posted By: Rapparee
01-Jan-06 - 10:50 AM
Thread Name: BS: Suggestions on making a baldric
Subject: RE: BS: Suggestions on making a baldric
Why? You have to ask?

Because I fence. Because I appreciate good edged weapons. But mostly, because I think it's kinda cool to have one, even if it mostly hangs on the wall (which it does).

Also, it's going to become part of the historical re-enactment personna I'm creating: a former Jaeger, now one of the early wanderers in the Rocky Mountains, who carries a sword he inherited from his father, who took it from an officer he killed at Skotterud on August 5th, 1814. With Sweden now united with Norway and the Danish-Norse forces defeated by the Swedes, the family fled to the United States. And the stock for the Jaeger flintlock I've been working on for over a year will be sent back to me next week -- my neice has finished carving it, and I'm told that she did an excellent job. (I'll photograph the finished rifle for her portfolio.)

How's that?