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Neil Burridge's Limehouse type sword

This is one of the test castings of the Limehouse type sword from Neil Burridge (these swords can be purchased at his site:
http://www.templeresearch.eclipse.co.uk/bronze/swords_for_sale.htm)

The blade

Original
 
Found:  Thames, UK
Age: 1200-1100BC

The Limehouse is the UK version of the first leafbladed swords such as the Erbenheim type, which were imported into the UK from the continent.

The blade before finishing
 
Here you can see the blade as I received it.

Finished blade
 
The blade is now fully finished. The cutting edges have been bevelled and hardened by hammering, and the decorative lines have been hammered into the blade.

The hilt
 
The hilt parts are made from yew wood and are impregnated with lineoil. From Limehouse type swords no hilt remains have been preserved. There are however several swords with imprints of the lower edge of the hilt on the blade. The shape of the pommel is guesswork, so I took a generic, functional shape.
 
The completed sword
 
The sword is now fully finished. The hilt plates have been riveted on using bronze rivets. The pommel is attached using hideglue.