Segmented Rapier Handle

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Project by Chad Hamilton posted 05-29-2011 03:48 PM 2171 views 2 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife and I enjoy Rapier combat within the Society of Creative Anachronism I’ve taken to include my woodworking hobby into this hobby. Just about every maker of swords that we can use to fence with has a very plain handle. I’ve taken to sprucing up these overlooked areas of adornment. The handle is made from walnut and maple. I used surgical grade rubber tubing to clamp the segments together and it worked out really well as a clamp. I then cut the slices off with the table saw, drilled a small hole down the center of each slice and used a metal rod to help keep the alignment of the slices from slipping off center. After it was dry I shaped the handle on my belt sander. I use Deft Gloss spray as the finish.

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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 05-29-2011 05:50 PM

Wow, that is a fancy handle. it must have been many pieces. I have a sword I made a handle for. It was one I made from a steel fishing pole. I’ll have to post it sometime. Nothing as fancy as this one!!!
Thanks for sharing. You’ll make me show the little one I made!.........Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#2 posted 05-29-2011 08:59 PM

Great to see another fellow SCAdian here. Nice work!

-- Kean - It's all fun and games until someone loses an eye.

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#3 posted 05-31-2011 04:18 AM

Sure looks better than the hilt on my Hungarian dueling sabre.

-- The nicer the nice, the higher the price!

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#4 posted 05-31-2011 09:34 PM

Another SCAdian Lumberjock… Nice work!

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