IH05-18 is an Arming Sword

The 5160 spring steel blade is 30-3/4″ long, 2″ wide at the base and tapers to 1″ wide 5″ from the point. There is a narrow fuller on the face of the blade extending approximately 22″. The blade is Marquenched and tempered to HRc52. The blade is quite rigid, having a sharpened ovate cross-section near the point for delivering strong thrusts.

The guard and pommel are mild steel. The guard is a subtle bow-tie style approx. 6″ wide. The handle is sandwiched Poplar wood wrapped in #7 linen cord and red chrome-tanned leather. The hilt is secured permanently with a 1/2″ long counter-sunk nut.

The sword weighs 2.35lbs., and has a CoG 5″ from the cross.
The sword is provided with a hardwood scabbard covered in brown leather.

This arming sword’s style is appropriate anywhere from the 12th-14thC. It has great blade-presence for powerful cutting and precise thrusts. Presented with a ‘working finish’ this is a sword meant to be used.

This sword has been SOLD.

IH04-18 Belt Knife

This knife has a 5″ selectively-hardened 5160 spring-steel blade. The blade is 1/4″ thick at the base with a full-length distal taper. The blade is ground on a slight convex curve from the spine to the zero-ground cutting edge.

The brass guard is 7/16″ thick and is secured to the tang with silver-solder. The handle is composed of a section of wood and another of antler, separated by brass spacer. The wood section of the handle is stabilized California Buckeye Burl.

The sheath is 6-7 oz. top-grain vegetable-tanned leather dyed brown with Fiebings Oil Dye. The hand-stitching is waxed #7 Linen thread reinforced with black enameled steel rivets. The belt-slots will accommodate belts up to 2″ wide.

A classic hunter in the style of William Scagel, this knife should make an excellent companion on your outdoor adventures. Extremely rigid and sharp without being overly heavy, with an ample handle for a good grip and leverage. The wood of the handle is exceptional and unique, and has been stabilized with acrylic resin to maintain it good looks indefinitely.

Price: US$385

IH39-17 HATE

The 9-1/4″ long 1/4″ thick 5160 Spring-steel blade is nearly 3″ wide. The flats of the blade are as-forged and the blade is forge-black. The ‘blade’ at the base of the handle is not sharpened, but can be (I wouldn’t advise it though!) The edge bevels are convex all the way to the zero-ground cutting edge.

The tang is full-profile, and the scales are American Walnut treated with oil dye and finished with Carnauba wax.

Hate weighs 1.86lbs, and the CoG is 2-1/4 inches from the handle.

HATE was conceived as a sidearm for someone with serious issues, like maybe a goblin or orc. While it is a ‘fantasy’ piece it is a fully functional blade, and could be a useful camp/survival tool. While it is quite hefty for it’s size its low moment arm allows it to remain a very agile and handy piece.

This is now sold.