Blog Posts - Side Sword



"Spada de Lato is Finito!"

FinitoThe Spada de Lato-Side Sword is now constructed. Completely hand forged, hot brushed steel. Black Ray skin beneath a braided wire wrap on the handle...Mounted on a Lucifer's Lace patterned blade.

Additions update

Stage5 ...just an update on the addition of the small port or side ring and I choose the covering for the grip also. In my next post I will name the element parts that make up a whole sword and hilt, each is composed of several distinct com...
by Swords, Blades and Horseshoes on Aug 28, 2010

The components of a Hilt

stage 3This is the main anatomy of a Hilt and how some are constructed, minus the Ray skin (stingray) or wire wrap. I'm still undecided at this point what will eventually cover the Walnut wood handle.
by Swords, Blades and Horseshoes on Aug 16, 2010

Assembly with Blade

stage 4My interpretation of the Spada De Lato (Side Sword) is taking shape. All of the main parts of the Hilt are rough fitted with the hand forged and welded cross guard heat seized on the tang of the "Lucifer's lace" patterned blade. ...
by Swords, Blades and Horseshoes on Aug 16, 2010

A Rehilt

I've decided to rehilt one of my blades to transform it into a "Side Sword". So here it begins...Pieces are forged and then forge welded. I will use only my hammer to stick the welds, keeping the authentic seam look like it was done in the past...tri...
by Swords, Blades and Horseshoes on Aug 10, 2010

Rehilt continued...

So far, so good! A roughed out hilt & pommel ready for fitting on the blade. I still need to add a lateral ring. The house's-(triangular pieces in the center of the hilt) remind me of jump welding Saddlebred horse shoe toe clips.stage 2...
by Swords, Blades and Horseshoes on Aug 10, 2010


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