I’m having a harp built for me.
It will be a small clarsach harp, built after a historical model and will be strung with bronze strings. I decided to have blades on them. It’s not historical correct, but the harp will be a match between the old and new ways I hope.
I know of the Peter Brough levers, crossing between levers and blades, but I would like the blades/levers to look as if they existed centuries ago too.
There will be no bridge pins. The blades will be close to the tuning pins.
I read about the Woldsong-frets, they are nice-looking, very basic, and don’t need any maintenance, but the colour silver I saw is wrong, they should be made of brass or bronze. They look big to, my harp will only be about 90 cm of height. Also I can find nothing about wether they are suited for wire/metal strings. Triplett blades with celtic motives are to fancy on a historical looking harp.
Does anyone has an idea about what blades there are, if they are any good, and would fit on a historical model harp?