miércoles, 15 de febrero de 2012

Artesanía: Sax


Un sax es una espada corta, con un solo filo y una hoja de entre 30 y 60 cm, que se utilizaba principalmente durante la primera parte de la era vikinga. Al contrario que las espadas, que eran hechas por artesanos especializados, un sax, de elaboración más vasta, podía ser hecho por cualquier herrero.




This Long Sax belongs to my dad, he made it quite a while ago. The blade was forged by a reenacting blacksmith, the carved bone handle with depiction of a jelling dragon was purchased at a local medieval fair. The hilt and pommel are handmade by my dad, i.e. exactly adpated to the handle, the latter consisting of 3 disks, first one of oil-hardened steel, second one of bronze and the third one again of oil-hardened steel. The leather sheath is done by me. Blade length is about 29 cm, total length of the sax is approx. 44 cm. The cast-bronze Odin's mask on the pommel is from the Aarhus picture stone.
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