Making of weapons - Blatnice sword

Final photos you can see in section weapons: Sword of "D" type (144).

In 1876 was near the village Turčianská Blatnica in Slovakia found a grave with rich decorated sword, spear-head, three spurs, metal parts of a girdle and a axe. The find was presented by its holder Sir Franciscus Révay to National museum in Budapest.

the study of the original sword in National museum Budapest in the autmn 2009
the study of the original sword in National museum Budapest in the autmn 2009
two pieces of pattern-welded rods twisted to the right and to the left
two pieces of pattern-welded rods twisted to the right and to the left
pattern-welded middle of the blade before welding of the edges
pattern-welded middle of the blade before welding of the edges
the forging is finished
the forging is finished
rough worked sword
rough worked sword
rough worked hilt – detail
rough worked hilt – detail
making of brass inlaying of the handle – inlays and cutting slots for it
making of brass inlaying of the handle – inlays and cutting slots for it
the hilt after brass inlaying and before engraving of it and silver inlaying
the hilt after brass inlaying and before engraving of it and silver inlaying
peening of sword tang under pommel before completing od whole sword
peening of sword tang under pommel before completing od whole sword

Author thanks to Mr. Mgr. Michal Pirek, Ph.D. for his help for making of this replica for future exhibition of National museum of Slovakia in Bratislava - castle.

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replicas of historical arms