Disregard whathas to say. I’m quite certain my three readers are interested in my metal and leather fetish fixation. Today, my readers become viewers for first time. Kick back with a cold drink on this hot day and watch the second leather grip get stitched onto the mace handle by yours truly.
This grip is quite different than the. The top and bottom edges were folded over to provide a ridge. Nothing fancy, fold over a 1/4 inch or so, apply glue, clamp, and wait for it to dry. I also added horizontal “tooling”. Tooling is a stretch considering it was done with a straight edge and the flat bit of a 90 degree screw driver. The leather is dyed with a dark brown but not treated for resilience. I want wear to quickly show through giving an artificially aged look.
Now that both maces are adorned with leather, I must allow them to venture into the world. Perhaps if I quit experimenting, I can finish my documentation on the howto document explaining all the key steps in building a medieval mace.Medieval Recreations, Ramblings of Mark