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This page highlights some examples of my other medieval replicas.
Occasionally I produce other medieval items in metal or wood. These include bronze buckles and belt fittings, knives, shears, nails, hinges, locks and keys, and furniture.

Medieval Knife
This is a replica of a medieval knife found in London.
The blade was forged from 5160 steel, then hardened and tempered. The sheet metal ferrules, butt cap, and pins are made from brass. The handle scales are made from boxwood. The scabbard is made from vegetable tanned leather on a last, and decorated with incised lines and a small fleur-di-lis stamp.
Medieval Knife
This knife is a replica of a fourteenth century knife in my collection. While the original knife has copper alloy fittings, I chose to use silver for the ferrules, pins and butt cap. The blade was forged from 5160, then hardened and tempered. The leather sheath is decorated with stamping and incised lines.
Medieval Shears
These shears are based upon shears from finds in London (see "Knives and Scabbards", #325). They are forged from a single piece of 5160 spring steel. They were then ground, polished and sharpened. An great amount of time was spent "fine tuning" the blades and spring so that the blades would meet in the proper manner and cut reasonably well.
Oak Bench, early 15th Century
This is an oak bench copied from a bench in the Metropolitan Museum of Art Collection at the Cloisters. The bench was constructed of golden oak and given a very light tung oil finish
Medieval Chest
This is a simple six-board chest made from white oak. While not a direct copy of an existing medieval chest, the construction details are all found on various surviving medieval chests. It features hand-forged hinges and nails as well as Gothic arches on the feet. The functional lock is based on medieval rotary locks found in London. It has a removable till for small items. The body of the chest is held together with dowels and glue, while the forged nails affix the hinges, hasp and lock. The nails are driven though the wood and clenched on the inside of the chest, thereby making them very difficult to remove.
Detail of the Lock
This photograph shows the inside of the lock mechanism before it was nailed onto the chest. The lock bar, P-shaped spring, and ward plate are all clearly visible. The lock, and all the ironwork on this chest was blackened with beeswax to help prevent rust.
Inside of the Chest
This picture shows the till, or small tray inside the chest. While the tills inside medieval chests were fixed to the body of the chest, I made this one to be removable. Also visible are the clenched nails that hold the hinges and hasp to the chest.