This messer was based off an extant example provided by the customer. A few other pictorial examples helped to complete the overall aesthetics of the piece. The scabbard depicts St. Sebastian and his martyrdom. Messer specifications: Overall length: 35.625″ Blade Length: 29″ Blade Width: 1.5″ Hilt length: 6.625″ Grip Length: 4.5″ Balance Point: 3.875″ Overall Weight: 1021grams or 2lbs 4oz. Materials: Spring steel, mild steel, elk antler, poplar, leather
This funerary achievement crest is part of a larger project in conjunction with Westminster Abbey and Tobias Capwell of the Wallace Collection. We approached this project using historical methods of construction suggested from the Italian artist Cennini in his book “Il Libro dell’ Arte” (The Craftsman Handbook). This construction method describes building a crest from shaped halves of leather sewn together and left to dry. The surface details are then applied by either gesso grosso or in this case applied […]
This project was a fun side project to build a roll to hold all the tools I use for my leather working. The central image is a jousting scene from a 15th century manuscript surrounded by historically inspired foliage details. Materials: leather
Categories: LEATHER WORK
Based off the 15th century Luck of Edenhall case from the V&A Museum. Case made out of leather built over a form. Glass supplied by the customer. Tooled with designs in keeping with historical examples and the medieval aesthetic.
Categories: LEATHER WORK
A custom bauernwehr based off an extant example with and added scabbard. This robust knife is accented by a shell shaped nagel. The blade is 6150 spring steel and brought to a hand finish. Overall length: 17″ (43.3 cm) Blade length: 11.75″ (29.8 cm) Grip length: 3.875″ (9.8 cm) Weight: about 1 lbs (435 grams) Materials: antler, mild steel, 6150 spring steel, poplar (scabbard core), and leather.
Based off an extant example of the mid 15th century. The hanging system is inspired by a few modern reproductions. The sword crossguard and pommel are mild steel, and the blade is 6150 tempered spring steel. The scabbard details are loosely based off surviving examples. The final specs for the sword: Overall length: 34.125″ 86.7cm Blade length: 27.25″ 69.2cm Blade width at cross: 2″ 5cm Grip length: 4″ 10.16cm Crossguard width: 7.625″ 19.4cm Balance point: 2.25″ 5.7cm Overall weight: 2.72lbs […]
A custom dagger based off an extant example with and added scabbard. This dagger has an very elegant almost understated design. The crossguard, pommel, and finial are all carve/filed bronze and the grip is of boxwood. The blade is 6150 spring steel and brought to a hand finish. Overall length: 14.75″ (37.7 cm) Blade length: 10.325″ (26.5 cm) Grip length: 3.18″ (8 cm) Cross guard width: 1.44″ (3.5 cm) Pommel width: 1.25″ (3 cm) Materials: bronze, boxwood, 6150 spring steel