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Late Roman Spatha- Pattern welded blade
#16
How do you silver a piece?
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#17
I use "Alexander Hamilton House" silver secret Plater. It is basically a non-toxic clay like liquid that is used to re-plate silverware. It isn't cheap, but works great and can be used for smaller things like these fitting etc. I've used it exclusively for silvering my scales for my armor, and now on various pieces for this project.
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#18
Here are the final pieces all assembled. They have been laid out "staged" on the scabbard and are as yet unattached. The next step will be to make the scabbard complete by dying it with a natural dye (Alkanet root) and lineseed oil. The covering it with a beeswax to seal it all up. Parts will then be assembled.

Baldric of some type may also need to be constructed, but I may wait on that.

I'm happy with it thus far. May not want to part with it :-)
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#19
Very nice!
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#20
Beautiful.
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#21
Makcvs excellent work, have you decided on how you are going to attach the slides? look forward to the finished piece :lol:
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                     Brennvs 390 BC
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#22
Was leaning towards rivets, but am thinking now of going with some thin leather throngs or perhaps some waxed linen thread. We shall see Smile
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#23
Couple new pics. The whole scabbard is nearly ready to be assembled.

The wood has been "painted"/stained with natural Alkanet root multiple times to give it a purple/burgundy look. The wood was then oiled with Linseed oil and is now being waxed to seal everything.

Then the finished scabbard slides will be riveted to the one half, both sides glued together and the rest of the metal decorative pieces added/nailed down.

The final item to do will be the Baldric and baldric attaching knobs....


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#24
Markvs great work riveting the slides on and joining the scabbard halfs together great. I look forward to the finished piece :lol:
Regards Brennivs Big Grin
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                     Brennvs 390 BC
When you have all this why do you envy our mud huts
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#25
It is done......

I'd like to give thanks to Jack Mcauliffe for making a beautiful blade which started this whole project.

I've posted many more pic in the for sale section for those interested.HERE


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Project #2 will start soon
teaser:

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#26
Markvs what a absolute gem of a job :woot: and to Jacks blade as well you should be well proud Big Grin Look forward to the next tesser you have to offer :whistle:
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                     Brennvs 390 BC
When you have all this why do you envy our mud huts
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#27
I know this is more of a germanic spatha than roman, but I cant resist to share it Smile Its the latest work of my friend Robert Moc from Slovakia:

http://www.robert-moc.sk/pages/gallery/g...tha595.php
Juraj "Lýsandros" Skupy
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In the old times, people were much closer to each other. The firing range of their weapons simply wasnt long enough Smile
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#28
The sword and scabbard have a new home. Thanks for all the compliments. It was a fun project. Now on to the next :-D
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