Category Archives: Crafts

Intro to Blacksmithing

From left to right Blacksmith Tongs (me) Steak Turner (me) BBQ Tongs (me) BBQ Tongs (April started, I finished) Blacksmith Tongs (April) Steak Turner (April) All pieces were forged by hand over coal. Finishing all three projects qualified me to … Continue reading

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Making a Buckler for di Grassi

The bucker di Grassi recommends has a metal ring nailed onto it in order to capture and break blades. There is no illustration, but I imagine it to be something like this reproduction by Museum Replicas. As I don’t want … Continue reading

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Instructor’s Buckler

When teaching people basic strikes to contact the instructor is often hit, repeatedly. This can become somewhat annoying over time, especially if you happen to already have a bruise in that location. Hence the reason I invented The Instructor’s Buckler. … Continue reading

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Sword Sheath for Blunted Feder

I’m done making the new core for my longsword sheath. I think I’ve finally got a repeatable process that doesn’t require hand-carving the slot and groove. Here it is doing a hang test. And with a quick shake, Straight to … Continue reading

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What is it called when your forearm is the same size as your foot?

  There is a branch of anthropology that measures the size, dimensions and proportions of the human body. This is called anthropometry.Others simply call it body proportions. As Bill M stated, Leonardo da Vinci has a famous drawing called the … Continue reading

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Instructions for Making a Pendulum Pell

A pendulum pell is a historic training device consisting of three parts. A ring is used for thrusting, a ball for cutting, and a conical stem for winding exercises. From what I understand, these could be quite ornate and were … Continue reading

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Medieval Sword Scabbard How to Project

  Medieval Sword Scabbard How to Project

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With a heavy heart I must say good bye

With a heavy heart I must say good bye,To my old friend who laughed and lied. My companion was tall and proud,Tap his should and he would sing out loud. He deviated neither left nor right,There was no hint of … Continue reading

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Peter Johnsson Part 3

Reconstruction of a Broken Sword First Guess Second Guess A rhythm of two and four And a vesica pattern Assuming the proposed length is correct, the vesica pattern gives us this: A New Sword Design Each sword has its own … Continue reading

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Peter Johnsson Part 2

A Specific Example from the Wallace Collection Modules refer to a system squares inside squares that was popular in the 14th century.

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