The baselard appears in the early 14th century and stayed in use up to the 16th century, spawning various shapes and sizes. In the 16th century art it became a sort of signature sidearm for the Reislaufer, the Swiss mercenary, but as it’s to be expected, it was used all over the continent to varying degree. The scabbards are almost always outfitted with a metal frame, with several luxurious 16th century pieces sporting highly sculptural and pierced covers on the outside face, sometimes with elaborate Totentanz scenes.
This limited edition black and white baselard attempts to capture the style of simpler 16th century pieces while still being able to draw attention. The 195mm long hexagonal cross-section blade is ground freehand exclusively on large-diameter wheels to match the anomalies seen on originals. The hilt is flat on the inside, and is made from goat-wrapped beech. The tinned cross and the pommel plate are riveted on the grip, with the tang peened over the pommel plate.
The scabbard is constructed from 3 layers of 0.6mm thick veneers of larch formed around the blade. The core is wrapped in goat and is outfitted with tinned steel accessories. Two pieces of bent steel rod forming an X and brazed to the back of the mouth allow either vertical or horizontal carry on belts at or under 15mm of width.
Blade length: 195mm
Overall length: 315mm
Blade width at base: 34mm
Blade thickness: 6mm
This is a handmade item, so variations and imperfections may occur.
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