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Justin H. Nez

Location: Hyde Park, UT
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PostPosted: Mon 01 Oct, 2007 10:07 am    Post subject: Jake Powning swords         Reply with quote

Does anyone have any opinons on Jake Powning's swords. I was looking at his web site over the weekend and they look like real works of art. I am wondering though, how the handling characterisitics are, how do they cut and hold up to use. Any comments anyone?
"Nothing in fencing is really difficult, it just takes work." - Aldo Nadi
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Russ Ellis
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PostPosted: Tue 02 Oct, 2007 12:00 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

You can find a review that I did on one of his swords here:

This is one that I used to own.

To date that is the one and only Powning piece I have handled, and I did no cutting with it so I couldn't tell you for sure how durable it is. I think you will find that is the case with most Powning pieces, they are far too pretty to cut with, but that doesn't mean that they can't be cut with. Jake has an amazing talent and is a heck of a nice guy in the bargain. Getting yoru hands on his work is the trick. Yeah, I messed up when I sold that sword... Sad

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Lee O'Hagan

Location: Northamptonshire,England
Joined: 30 Sep 2003
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PostPosted: Wed 03 Oct, 2007 12:01 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Hi Justin,
This might be of interest,
page three has Jake voice his opinion on your Q,

I've also read on other forums his personnal opinion on the importance of the performance aspect of his swords,
to the point of scrapping a sword with two-three months work invested in the blade as it didnt match his standards,
shoot him a mail, Wink down to earth,no bs,nice guy,

Hey Russ,
Hope your well,
the sword you sold was a beauty,your right on the knack thing,pretty hard to get a hold of Jakes work,normally gone by the time you contact him,or the stuff that sells a little slower is out of my range,
Nice job on the review,
actually good work on them all,
the finished one's now outweigh the in progress,which is excellent,
appreciate you adding as you go,
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