Several people have asked me over the last few days to post some full length images of the California sword and a picture of the blade. Here you go. Nothing fancy - I just set it down on my desk and took a couple of shots.
I also used the 3D model of the sword to generate a cross section of the fullered section of the blade. I'm still learning how to use the software (as well as the scanner), but you can orient the model in a box and then have it generate splines that section the object wherever you want. I'm working with raw data, so the model still has "holes" in it (hence the incomplete blade edges on the extracted splines. But I think you can still get a pretty good sense of the contours of the fullers.
1/19/2016 03:12:28 pm
Thanks any, im still trying to find where this sword came from, im heading down to the British museum over the weekend to see if i can find anything similar to this, i have also e-mailed a few other museums round here to get their opinion, i'll leave a post once they get back to me
1/19/2016 05:26:04 pm
I still want to know where this artifact came from too.
1/19/2016 07:49:40 pm
I wont be able to stop looking until i find out where it first came from now, i agree that it isn't a full sword we are looking for and for the past couple of days i have been searching for broken blades or just hilts that have been recovered but with little success, most of my research has been done online or over the phone and i am looking forward to spending a weekend going through the museums and such to see if i can find anything and will take your advice and see if i can get access to their archives
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