A 14th century gold and sapphire ring. An inscription along the inside reads something along the lines of “Rufus of York, singer of the Episcopal City.”
..speaking of 14th century rings..
My life certainly never ceases to be interesting. It may not always be interesting in a positive way, and for the most part it is ambiguous. But it remains to be never uninteresting..
Albion hilts appreciation photoset.
Oh look, someone else on tumblr with a borderline obsession with Albion Swords :)
Where is this, and when can my love and I move in?
Made some very minor, but not insignificant, progress with dagger-fighting / Kampfringen tonight. Especially happy about that because I am generally crap at anything hand-to-hand.
Temporarily departing from swords, let’s take a moment to appreciate these [handmade, obviously] replicas of high- and late-medieval rings, by Gaukler (of Gaukler Medieval Wares). He has many more, but these five are my personal favorites; most [originals] are datable within the 14th century, although some forms were fashionable for a much wider time period.
- silver with emerald, 14th c.
- silver with green sapphire, 12th-15th c.
- silver with amethyst, 14th-15th c.
- silver with amethyst, 13th-14th c.
- silver with (I believe) emerald, 13th c.
Handiwork and photo credit goes to Gaukler Medieval Wares.
Handmade Swords - Vendelmiekka
- Maker & Copyright: Jarkko Niskanen (jarkko1)
- Measurements: overall length of 90,5 cm; blade length 75,2 cm; weight 1358 g
- Balance point: located 14 cm from the hilt
Even though swords like this are often called "vendel swords" named so after the vendel graves in Sweden, they were common in large areas of Europe. Many such swords are also found in Finland. In Behmer’s classification of migration period swords this one represents type 6.
The blade of the sword is pattern welded like it was common in migration period/early Viking age. The middle of the blade haves two pattern welded and twisted rods. Edges are layered from steels, with carbon content 0,6-0,8%. Crossguard and upperguard are riveted from brassplates, with blued iron plates between them. Iron is blued by heating it.
The tang of the blade is peened into the upperguard. The pommel, which covers the peening, is cast from brass. The grip and strap slide are made from walnut while the scabbard is made of pinewood with leather covering and woolen inside.
Source: Copyright © 2014 Jarkko Niskanen
ughhhh this is so nice
Dennis Ljungqvist (left) face Axel Pettersson in the final of the Rory van Noort memorial tournament 2013 invitational longsword. Axel ended up winning.