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Late Roman Belt and scabbard

Postby Medicus Matt » Mon Sep 10, 2012 1:28 pm

Stuff I finished over the summer for Marc Byrne of Britannia for his early 5th century Romano-Brit officer kit.
Belt plates from RQP, based on the Oudenberg plates, which I tinned.
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Sword is by Tim Noyes with the eagle pommel being modelled and cast by Toby/Silver Wyvern.
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Postby chrisanson » Tue Sep 11, 2012 12:25 pm

its orabul and i dow wont one



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Postby Colin Middleton » Tue Oct 30, 2012 1:37 pm

How do you attach the brasswork?


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Postby Medicus Matt » Tue Oct 30, 2012 1:45 pm

For the top set, interference fit. The scabbard is slightly tapered, as are the fittings.
As the weight of the whole thing is bourne by the upper fittings, security isn't an issue.

The bottom set is tapered too but I put a couple of small brass panel pins into the back, through the fittings and into the wooden core at the edges, just like on the original.


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Postby chrisanson » Tue Oct 30, 2012 4:14 pm

Medicus Matt wrote:For the top set, interference fit. The scabbard is slightly tapered, as are the fittings.
As the weight of the whole thing is bourne by the upper fittings, security isn't an issue.

The bottom set is tapered too but I put a couple of small brass panel pins into the back, through the fittings and into the wooden core at the edges, just like on the original.



so .............magik then?



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Postby Medicus Matt » Wed Oct 31, 2012 2:43 pm

chrisanson wrote:
so .............magik then?


Yes Chris, Keltykl Magik...each one blessed by the goddess herself.


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Postby Phil the Grips » Wed Oct 31, 2012 3:28 pm

Medicus Matt wrote: the goddess herself.

So not the double-aspect of the goddess Araldite? ;-)


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Postby Medicus Matt » Wed Oct 31, 2012 4:01 pm

Phil the Grips wrote:So not the double-aspect of the goddess Araldite? ;-)


Can't be doing with it. I've easily distracted when I'm working (cups of tea, interesting stuff outside, Radio 4 etc) so anything that has to be used quickly doesn't feature very highly on my list of useful items.


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Postby Colin Middleton » Wed Oct 31, 2012 5:59 pm

Medicus Matt wrote:The bottom set is tapered too but I put a couple of small brass panel pins into the back, through the fittings and into the wooden core at the edges, just like on the original.


I'd wondered about something like that myself, so that's good news!

Do you do the brass-work yourself and is it hot or cold worked?

It is a lovely piece of work (like so many that you make...).

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Re: Late Roman Belt and scabbard

Postby Medicus Matt » Wed Oct 31, 2012 8:15 pm

Colin Middleton wrote:
Do you do the brass-work yourself and is it hot or cold worked?


I always anneal the brass before doing any work on it, be it cutting, filing or forming. Otherwise everything takes twice as long and you run the risk of it cracking. I just heat to cherry and then quench in water.

It is a lovely piece of work (like so many that you make...).


Ta. Got a couple of interesting pieces to make over the winter. I couldn't do it for a living though.


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Re: Late Roman Belt and scabbard

Postby TheBirds » Thu Nov 08, 2012 4:04 pm

Medicus Matt wrote:Stuff I finished over the summer for Marc Byrne of Britannia for his early 5th century Romano-Brit officer kit.
Belt plates from RQP, based on the Oudenberg plates, which I tinned.

Sword is by Tim Noyes with the eagle pommel being modelled and cast by Toby/Silver Wyvern.



AMAZING work! Looks great! :o WOW!


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