Custom Gothic Bough Hunting Sword
A piece of steel from a mid 19th Century bridge was re-forged to make the blade of this Gothic Bough style hunting sword. The use of the sword for the hunt was quite common in the medieval period and was considered an excellent practice for war.
This piece is detailed with a guard forged to represent a twisted branch and has the lug on the side of the hilt in the same fashion. This lug on the guard was a common feature on hunting swords and messers of the period. The grip is a piece of stag antler that fit beautifully to the hand and was a favorite style of grip for these swords.
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