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W. Schütz
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PostPosted: Thu 22 Nov, 2007 7:09 am    Post subject: My latest repro-attempt, Wallace Collection-inspired Pollaxe         Reply with quote

She was an ardous one to deliver, but at last she is done.. Took about 65 hectic workhours.
Pollaxe inspired by/loosely based on the originals in the Wallace Collection, but also worked from other originals of less "knightly"-grade.
Forged from 1060 steel, hardened and tempered to hold a strong and sharp edge. Length ca 200cm, (head will end up around eyeheigh on the future owner). Weight ca 1,7kg.



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PostPosted: Thu 22 Nov, 2007 7:54 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Beautiful work!. I love the finish
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PostPosted: Thu 22 Nov, 2007 8:25 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Man I want one!!! I'd like one more simple though but that is an awesome weapon, one to be admired from a healthy and safe distance perhaps.

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PostPosted: Thu 22 Nov, 2007 12:10 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thou hast stolen my idea!

woes to me ...

Nice work congratulations
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W. Schütz
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PostPosted: Thu 22 Nov, 2007 12:35 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Bruno Giordan wrote:
Thou hast stolen my idea!

woes to me ...

Nice work congratulations


Hehe, i have? Well there is plenty of medieval pollaxe splendor to go around isn't there? ;)

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PostPosted: Thu 22 Nov, 2007 1:21 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

How much did that end up costing him? Looks impressive!

M.

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Richard Gessman




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PostPosted: Thu 22 Nov, 2007 1:28 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

That thing is amazing! I especially like the minor imperfections you left in the steel, it gives it that great hand crafted appearance.
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PostPosted: Thu 22 Nov, 2007 2:58 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Fantasttic work! It has both a rugged quality to it combined with a certain air of refinement. I love it!
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PostPosted: Thu 22 Nov, 2007 2:59 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Very impressive work! Both this and the Ahlspeiss posted elswhere in the forum. Ever though about doing one of the 'Swedish' halberds drawn by Dolnstein?
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PostPosted: Thu 22 Nov, 2007 5:05 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I echo others comments...very impressive work. Cool
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Rod Walker




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PostPosted: Thu 22 Nov, 2007 5:11 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I thought the first pic was the original Eek!

Nice work.

Cheers

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Roy Robinson Stewart





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PostPosted: Thu 22 Nov, 2007 9:51 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I'd love to see it in action, after swinging a one metre 1.5kg mace and feeling noodle armed as a result one imagines that a 2 metre 1.5kg poleaxe would be a mighty beast to throw around, what cracking good fun.

It looks very sturdy too, with all that stee coming down the shaft , impresive to say the least

By the way that hammer like thing looks like a meat tenderiser, how's it supposed to work?

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PostPosted: Thu 22 Nov, 2007 9:59 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Rod Walker wrote:
I thought the first pic was the original Eek!

Nice work.


Likewise! Eek! Very nice!

Cheers!

Gordon

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W. Schütz
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PostPosted: Thu 22 Nov, 2007 10:13 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thanks all for the positive feedback.

Daniel Staberg wrote:
Very impressive work! Both this and the Ahlspeiss posted elswhere in the forum. Ever though about doing one of the 'Swedish' halberds drawn by Dolnstein?


Which halberd are you refering to exacly?

The next items on my list are a grossemesser and a 13th cen iron Mace

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PostPosted: Fri 23 Nov, 2007 5:13 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

W. Schütz wrote:
Bruno Giordan wrote:
Thou hast stolen my idea!

woes to me ...

Nice work congratulations


Hehe, i have? Well there is plenty of medieval pollaxe splendor to go around isn't there? Wink


No but I have lost my originality. I will go with another project ... modern times require originality, even if it wasn't a value for old times at all, on the contrary, artists would try to stay in line with the past.
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PostPosted: Fri 23 Nov, 2007 10:28 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

WOW! Yes, I thought one illustrated in the picture was the original as well. Very well done!!
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W. Schütz
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PostPosted: Fri 23 Nov, 2007 12:02 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thanks again for the comments guys. I try my best to pay homage to the originals.

These wonderful polearms are also a strong influence on this one - details on how the head is alined, spikedetails, decorations etc..


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