Detailed reproductions of English, French and American SHORT SABERS, HUNTING SWORDS, CUTLASSES, and HANGERS. Hilts are of Iron or Brass, handles of various Woods, Horn, Antler, or Bone. Below are some swords I have in stock, or have built in the past.
SORRY, BUT I AM NOT TAKING ANY NEW ORDERS FOR SWORDS AT THIS TIME
SOLD - American NCO Hanger. Recently finished for a customer, this sword and scabbard was a collective work, with the hanger being made by Kyle Willyard and apprentice Jared Secrest. The finely balanced weapon is paired with a custom made scabbard by Wick Ellerbe. The hanger features a 24 inch, hand-forged and fullered blade with correct period shape, weight, and ballance. The guard is forged iron with a reeded wood grip. Scabbard features iron hardware with designs adapted from existing original examples.
American Hunting Sword with Iron Shell Guard. During the war years, American officer's, militia, and those on the frontier often resorted to the local blacksmith for their sidearms. While these pieces may not have been executed as neatly as their European counterparts, they have a style all their own. This one features a 18 1/8 inch, hand-forge blade, forged guard and shell, iron cap, all with a fully aged finish. Antler handle with carving. $775
Small Sword I made this sword for myself several years ago using modern bade and hilt castings. I added the walnut grip and assembled the components. This sword features a light-weight colichemarde style blade and silver tone hilt. There is some solder present on the pommel, but everything is very solid. 31 1/2 inch blade, 37 1/2 inches overall. $325
Original Federal Period NCO Saber Nice early American saber features a bone grip and brass guard. The lightly pitted blade has a single wide fuller and measures 29 3/4 inches, 35 inches overall. An attractive piece in solid condition. $550
Original European Hunting Sword Features a straight blade with single back fuller, brass guard with shell and wire wrapped grip. This style dates to about 1740-1760. The blade measures 22 1/2 inches, 27 inches overall. A nice piece in solid condition. $565
Antique Early European Hunting Sword Sword is of a very early style, either late 17th, or early 18th century. The 19 1/4 inch, double-edge blade is complimented by delicate iron hardware with decorative file work. A horn grip is capped with an iron flat pommel and capstand. Deep aged finish. A very nice piece for any collection or display. $550
Antique Hanger - Bern - Mid 18th Century Swiss hanger with brass guard with thumb ring, wire wrapped handle. Blade is pitted, but in good condition. Guard appears to have some old repair work. Blade measures 25 inches, 30 inches overall. Solid and in overall good condition for a sword of this age. This sword would make for a German or Austrian impression or as a showpiece. $550
Previously Sold Swords
SOLD - George Washington's Battle Sword Detailed reproduction of the famous sword features heavy silver-plated hardware, carved grip of polished and dyed moose antler, and sterling silver band. Scabbard is a work of art by Glen and Cami McClain with tooled leather and sterling silver hardware. This is an exceptional reproduction and a combined effort that will probably not be offered again.
Copy of George Washington Sword Recently made for a customer.
SOLD - Iron Mounted Hunting Sword featuring a hand forged blade, iron shell guard, ferrule, and pommel cap with capstand. stag grip, and chain guard. This was a joint project with my apprentice, Jared Secrest and carries both our touchmarks. The graceful, hand-forged blade measures 18 inches long and the sword is 23 inches overall. Aged finish.
SOLD - American Hanger This complete set represents a rare offering of one of my swords, paired with an exceptional scabbard by Glenn McClain. All work was custom made for this set. The hanger features a 25 3/4 inch, hand forged blade, forged iron guard and pommel, all with aged finish. The grip is of ebony. The custom scabbard has detailed, iron mounts and embossed design work on the leather. Also included is a custom shoulder carriage with buckle made by Ed Wilde.
Horn Grip Cuttoe Recently made for a customer.
SOLD - Brass Hilted Short Saber recently made for a customer. Features brass mounts, ebony grip and sterling silver ribbon. Gadrooning on pommel and guard.
American Cuttoe with brass guard, lion-head pommel and chain. Carved ebony grip with sterling silver ribbon. Hand forged blade.
SOLD-American Hanger with Shell Guard Features a hand forged, 25 inch blade. Forged, iron shell guard and pommel. The grip is red elk, left in the rough. This is the type of hanger or hunting sword that would have been made here in the colonies during war-time, when imported blades would have been scarce.
SOLD-Iron mounted American hanger. Features a hand-forged blade and guard, made in my shop, draw-filed and polished by hand. Polished antler handle. Lightly aged finish.
Early Double Shell Cutlass recently made for a customer. Features a custom falchion blade by Del Tin. Pierced iron guard and antler grip. Aged finish.
American Hanger with Iron with forged iron guard and hardware, polished antler grip. Hand forged blade. One of a pair of hangers made for Martin's Station, Wilderness Road State Part, Virginia.
SOLD-American Hunting Sword with Iron Shell Guard. During the war years, American officer's, militia, and those on the frontier often resorted to the local blacksmith for their sidearms. While these pieces may not have been executed as neatly as their European counterparts, they have a style all their own. This one features a 17 1/2 inch, hand-forge blade, forged guard and shell, iron cap, all with a fully aged finish. Antler handle with carving. Comes with a custom iron mounted, hand-tooled leather scabbard made by Glen McClain.
American Iron-Mounted Hanger recently made for a customer. Features hand forged iron guard and ebony grip. Lightly aged finish.
Early European Double Shell Cutlass recently made for a customer. Aged iron hardware and polished antler grip.
SOLD-Iron mounted American hanger. Features 24 3/4 inch hand-forged blade and guard, made in my shop, draw-filed and polished by hand. Polished antler handle. Lightly aged finish. Blade is light-weight and well balanced. 29 1/4 inches overall.
SOLD-Iron mounted American hanger. Features 24 1/2 inch hand-forged blade and guard, made in my shop, draw-filed and polished by hand. Polished antler handle. Lightly aged finish. Blade is light-weight and well balanced. 29 1/4 inches overall.
SOLD - SWORD-Small sword with original blade This small sword features a beautiful, original blade mounted on the guard of my own manufacture. All furniture has been aged to match the patina of the blade. The blade has some light nicks and minor pitting that are consistent with it's age. This sword would display well, or carry into the field. 27 inch blade, 33 3/4 inches overall.
SOLD Early European Hanger or Cutlass with double Iron Shell Guards, and polished Antler Handle. 27 inch blade. All lightly aged. This is one sturdy sword that would be equally at home on land or sea.
SOLD American Hunting Sword with Iron Shell Guard. During the war years, American officer's, militia, and those on the frontier often resorted to the local blacksmith for their sidearms. While these pieces may not have been executed as neatly as their European counterparts, they have a style all their own. Fully aged finish with a 17 inch blade. The blade is hand-forged, the first made in my shop in the last several years.
SOLD Iron mounted Hunting Sword with shell guard.
SOLD Officer's saber with Dog-Head Pommel, and brass guard, ebony grip with brass ribbon.
SOLD English Hunting Sword of mid-18th century style. Features brass mounts and shell guard, and an ebony grip with spiraling flutes. 27 inch curved blade with single fuller. Comes with scabbard.
A cutlass that I recently finished for a customer. Aged iron blade and hardware and polished antler handle.
Hanger/Cutlass recently made for a customer. Hand iron guard, ebony handle and iron pommel. Aged finish.
American NCO Hanger, Revolutionary War period, that I recently made for a customer. Forged iron guard, lightly aged. Polished antler grip.
Early Hanger I made some time back with double shell guards and branches.
OTHER ITEMS FROM THE FORGE
Send email to Old Dominion Forge
Or, write to:
Old Dominion Forge, Kyle Willyard, Prop.
RR5 Box 83N
Bloomfield, IN 47424