Sword Karoling A. Novgorodskii
Blade of mosaic Damascus steel, straight, double-edged, smoothly tapering to the point, with one wide central fuller on both sides. Ephesus consists of a cross, a handle and a pommel. The shape of the hilt corresponds to the classic shape of the Carolingian type sword hilt. The carved silver cross-hairs and pommels are overlaid with gold overlays in the form of belts. Ebony handle, reel-shaped. The handle is decorated with a carved wicker ornament. The knots are accented with silver nails. The scabbard is wooden, covered with black leather. The scabbard device consists of a mouth with two hanging rings, a clip and a tip. The decoration of the scabbard is made in the same style as the hilt of the sword. The authors took a sword of type «A» as a model, according to the classification of A.N. Kirpichnikov. Archaeologists recognize this sample as the work of a Slavic master. The sword «Novgorodsky» is a work in which jewelry and weapons techniques, combined with noble materials, create and emphasize the image of glorious antiquity. A variety of used metal processing techniques, in combination with the classical form, bring it on a par with the best examples of modern designer edged weapons. The rich decoration of the sword and its singularity make the presented work a collectible.
Material: Damascus steel, silver, gold, wood (maple), ebony, leather.
Techniques of execution: Forging, polishing, investment casting, sawing, soldering, engraving, wood carving.
Blade thickness: 6-4 mm