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Civil War artillery sword

Discussion in 'Sword Discussion' started by Jason Fry, Feb 18, 2018.

  1. Jason Fry

    Jason Fry KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jun 5, 2008
    Here's a project I've been working on off and on for several weeks. It started as a leaf spring from a wrecked Dodge truck. It is styled after a Confederate artillery short sword, which is very similar to a cutlass or a giant D-guard Bowie. Overall length is 25" with a 20" blade, and sanded to 400. Weight is 2 pounds 2.6 oz. D guard is blued mild steel, and the handle is osage. These weapons were seldom very embellished, so I followed the suit. I'll have this one on my table at a show in Abilene this coming weekend, and likely at the Lone Star Knife Expo April 24/25 at Market Hall in Dallas.

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  2. Mecha

    Mecha Madscienceforge.com Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Dec 27, 2013
    Very cool!
     
  3. WftRight

    WftRight

    71
    Jun 21, 2017
    That is a cool sword.
     
  4. Charlie_K

    Charlie_K

    Jul 16, 2012
    Oh my.
     
  5. The Zieg

    The Zieg

    Jan 31, 2002
    A pair of pistols, a double shotgun, and this blade is your ticket to ride with Cuantrill or Merrill.
     
  6. jstrange

    jstrange

    Mar 31, 2012
    I really like it. Nice work!
     
  7. Jason Fry

    Jason Fry KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jun 5, 2008
    This will be available at the Lone Star Knife Expo.

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  8. WftRight

    WftRight

    71
    Jun 21, 2017
    I wish I could be there.
     
  9. Jason Fry

    Jason Fry KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jun 5, 2008
    Took a few better pics, and put it in the knifemakers' knives for sale forum.

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    Long and pointy!
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    Handle
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    Clamshell top guard and peened tang
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    Here's an original knife in this pattern.
    http://www.historicalarms.com/confe...or-sale/confederate-bowie-knife-for-sale.html
     
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