I have always felt an affinity with pirates and Vikings and have been reliably told that a Blacksmith is genetically 98% similar to a pirate so there you go! Pirates were the highwaymen of the sea with a sense of adventure, bravado and flair. This sword takes it blade inspirations from the east from the scimitar. With all the sea faring cultural possibility going on in the pirate world anything is possible and only a little added element of fantasy is needed. Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum! This short sword is made with that in mind …not too big as to get in the way or caught in the rigging .
The blade is forged from 360 layers of damascus steel. The the pattern is a story of the processes used to forge the blade. My favourite patternwelding has elements that can be seen from a distance and then subtle patterning in the steel that draw you in, careful or you may become lost in the steel!
The blade shape flairs towards the tip and has been hollow ground blending into flat near the tip of the blade.
The guard and pommel are made from Damascus steel and have been forged to shape.The sword is a well weighted short sword not too heavy and with some weight behind the cutting edge it would be a great cutter
I would be happy to make a sheath for this sword please enquire for a price