Arbedo--New Ranger Sword?

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Barandir
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Arbedo--New Ranger Sword?

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I've been wanting to get my hands on this particular model of sword for most of a decade, and I finally managed to get one! It's my preferred size for a Ranger sword, a bastard sword with the blade length of a medium-length arming sword. I'm also a sucker for Type XVIIIa blades like this, especially when they're almost wide enough to be an XVIIIc. I'm seriously thinking this will be my Ranger sword, even if the Kingston Arms XIIIa is probably more book friendly. The XVIII blade type is very similar to the XIV, which is probably my other favorite blade typology, and runs in pretty much the exact proportions as Boromir's sword from the movies.

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What do you guys think?
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Wow nice!
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Absolutely horrible....... You need to send it to me for disposal
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Re: Arbedo--New Ranger Sword?

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You're right, I probably should. Lol
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Re: Arbedo--New Ranger Sword?

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Re-wrapped the grip on this one too! Came out a little cleaner this time.

Can't wait to make a new scabbard for it.

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You're only making it worse.... I'll PM you my address so I can save you from it ;-)
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You're probably right, it's hideous lol
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Wow outstanding!
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Nice job on the grip wrap. When you get to the scabbard if you dont mind some pics of the process, I need to try and make a scabbard for one of my swords.
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No prob! I'm going to try a new method for making the core. Previously I've used 1/4" poplar planks and a three layer construction for a core that I shaved down and shaped with a small planer, but I'm going to try using 1/8" boards soaked and wet-formed around the blade for this next one.
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As a suggestion, add some packing between the blade and the wood when you wet form. If it ends up a little loose its easier to fix then if its tight and you can't get your sword out.
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Re: Arbedo--New Ranger Sword?

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Nice!
Who makes it?
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ForgeCorvus wrote: Mon Mar 04, 2024 8:13 am As a suggestion, add some packing between the blade and the wood when you wet form. If it ends up a little loose its easier to fix then if its tight and you can't get your sword out.
Thanks, ForgeCorvus, I'll take note of that!
A Mayer wrote: Mon Mar 04, 2024 6:55 pm Nice!
Who makes it?
It's the discontinued Windlass model, I got it off the used market!
Barandir, a Third Age Dunedain, also known as Brand or the Goshawk.

I do not love the bright sword for its sharpness, nor the arrow for its swiftness, nor the warrior for his glory; I only love that which they defend.
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