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Russ Ellis
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PostPosted: Fri 06 Jul, 2007 2:06 pm    Post subject: Latest from Jake Powning         Reply with quote

I don't recall anyone posting this one before... check this out... He had mentioned this sword and the other one to me a while back. I wasn't terribly interested because at the time he was planning on making the fittings out of silver. I do like my swords to be functional even if they will not be used... instead of course he made the fittings of Bronze, which means it's totally functional... and amazing... Blush



Better pictures here:

http://www.powning.com/jake/availabl/availabl.shtml

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PostPosted: Fri 06 Jul, 2007 2:16 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

That's beyond spectacular... definitely a special piece of work. Look at the presentation as well: that's quite a custom case. I saw this blade a little while ago but I cannot afford much right now. Someone is very lucky Happy.
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PostPosted: Fri 06 Jul, 2007 2:18 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Yeah I've been ogling this one for the last several weeks (I believe it's been up for a month or more)....absolutely breathtaking. The attention to detail and worksmanship in Powning's pieces always amazes me every time I see his work, and makes me feel bad about my Albions, which takes quite a lot Laughing Out Loud
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PostPosted: Fri 06 Jul, 2007 4:50 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Well, that gives me a new definition for ENVY. Eek! That is beyond impressive ! And if I understand correctly Russ you own this sword ........ jaw dropping on keyboard and the drooling is going to corrode my computer.
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PostPosted: Fri 06 Jul, 2007 5:25 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Oh wow Russ, congratulations! You are a very lucky man Eek!
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PostPosted: Fri 06 Jul, 2007 6:48 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

It was my understanding from Russ's post that he does not own the sword, because he originally thought the fittings would be silver, and he is now regretting a missed opportunity Wink.
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PostPosted: Fri 06 Jul, 2007 7:08 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Gabriel Lebec wrote:
It was my understanding from Russ's post that he does not own the sword, because he originally thought the fittings would be silver, and he is now regretting a missed opportunity Wink.



Missed the opportunity .......... Oh, LOUD cries of sadness and torment of sympathy if Russ missed out on this one as it does seem on a better second reading that this is the case. Sad Sad Sad

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PostPosted: Fri 06 Jul, 2007 9:20 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Gabriel Lebec wrote:
It was my understanding from Russ's post that he does not own the sword, because he originally thought the fittings would be silver, and he is now regretting a missed opportunity Wink.


You are absolutely correct...

I saw this thing and thought to myself.... "DOHP!" or maybe that should be "DOPE!" Ahh well... here's to missed opportunities.. Happy

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PostPosted: Fri 06 Jul, 2007 9:34 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

What kind of price might something like this fetch? It sure is a beaute...
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PostPosted: Fri 06 Jul, 2007 9:35 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Very impressive.
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PostPosted: Fri 06 Jul, 2007 10:41 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Torsten F.H. Wilke wrote:
What kind of price might something like this fetch? It sure is a beaute...


Honestly I really couldn't say. A few years back Jake was badly underpricing his work, but I suspect that he has remedied that since then. On the site it notes that this took him six months to complete... I suspect that the price is commeasurate wtih the labor involved. Happy

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PostPosted: Sat 07 Jul, 2007 3:35 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Somebody could die just from seeing the beauty of that sword!
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PostPosted: Sat 07 Jul, 2007 2:42 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

This sword is beyong gorgeous. It's absolutely perfect. Eek! It seems inspired by one of the swords you can see in Swords of the Viking Age, pages 102-103, and also the one on pages 96-97 (the "turtles-pommel" one).

The scabbard is soo nice also...

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PostPosted: Sat 07 Jul, 2007 3:20 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Absolutely amazing workmanship. Jake is quite a craftsman. Cool
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