10th century Magyar-style tarsoly

And finally the last piece finished! 

10th century Magyar-style tarsoly. Dyed full grain vegetable tanned leather with simple incised pattern and a center locking mount. The lid is covered with silk and bronze mounts and the inside of the bag is lined with 80 year old handwoven linen. The edges are covered with natural coloured, hand tanned seal leather.

I hope you like it!


Viking belt with handmade mounts

I spent the better part of twelve hours yesterday finishing this belt! 

49 hand made plate mounts all in brass with copper washers and brass rivets. The belt is red dyed full grain, veg tanned leather. 

This is the last piece in a kit with tarsoly, knife and belt. I will update you with some pictures when it´s all finished! I think it will look amazing together! 


Viking knife

Just finished with this viking knife! 

Pattern welded blade in 15N20/1095 with brass pin studded octagonal bog oak handle. Brass bolsters and ferrule with draw ring. Red leather sheath with brass fittings. Step shaped filings with tin underlay, brass rivets. One point suspension.

I'm very pleased how this turned out! My favourite work so far this year! I hope you like it!


Viking knife sisters

Just finished these two knifes, a matching set.

Both knifes have green leather sheaths with simple line incissed patterns and brass fittings with step shaped file work with tinned copper underlay. One point suspension. Pattern welded blades with full flat grind by Łukasz Szczepański. Studded handle in pear wood with brass bolsters.

Belt knife:

Fibula knife:


Simple fibula knife

Another fibula knife.

Green leather sheath with simple iron fittings. White ash handle with brass bolsters. Chain suspension. Pattern welded blade by George Ezell.


Viking fibula knife

Small fibula knife. 

Pattern welded blade from George Ezell with elk antler handle and brass bolsters. Red leather sheath with brass mounts and chain suspension. Simple line decorations on sheath and some tinned copper underlay.

A similar style knife with chain from Gotland, Sweden.


Knifes without sheaths

Here are a couple of viking knifes waiting for sheaths.

First one with octagonal bog oak handle and brass pins.

A small fibula knife in moose horn with brass bolster and pattern welded blade from George Ezell.