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Jan Chodkiewicz
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PostPosted: Sat 29 Dec, 2007 4:16 am    Post subject: XII type sword replica         Reply with quote

That is my new hand forged XII type sword. My inspiration for guard in atachment.

Blade length: 80,5 cm
Overall length: 98 cm
CoB ~ 11,2 cm from guard
CoP ~ 51 cm from guard
Foward Pivot Point ~ 50 cm f.g.
Aft Pivot Point ~ 20 cm f.g.
Weight: ~ 1120 g
Blade Hardness - 53- 56 HRC

Materials: spring steel for blade, reiforced bar steel for guard, mild steel - pommel,

What do you think about it?



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PostPosted: Sat 29 Dec, 2007 4:36 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Very nice sword!

The fuller is quite long for a XII, though? almost like a XI?

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Jan Chodkiewicz
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PostPosted: Sat 29 Dec, 2007 5:02 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Elling Polden wrote:
Very nice sword!

The fuller is quite long for a XII, though? almost like a XI?


Thank you! Blade is something between XI and XII type Wink Almost like XII Cool



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PostPosted: Sat 29 Dec, 2007 7:20 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Very nice sword! I have to say that I like your taste very much and all of your swords are very beautiful to me, especially this one and your XVa.
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PostPosted: Sat 29 Dec, 2007 8:10 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Wow Jan, your work continue to impress me to the highest degree.

However, I think I prefer the pommel on your "inspiration" sword. Wheel pommels are cool (and yours is very nicely done and fits the sword well), but far too common these days... Wink

When will your website be ready ? Happy

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PostPosted: Sat 29 Dec, 2007 9:16 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Wow! That looks very nice. I too would like to know about your website.
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PostPosted: Sat 29 Dec, 2007 9:21 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

That looks very nice......do you have any more pics of the sword's inspiration ?
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PostPosted: Sat 29 Dec, 2007 12:27 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Regarding his website, you can always click the button at the bottom of each of his posts to take you to what he has listed as his website (http://ensifer.carbonmade.com/).
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PostPosted: Sat 29 Dec, 2007 2:52 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I think that is another very nice looking piece of craftsmanship.
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I am curious about the beautiful guard. By "reinforced metal", do you mean something like the type of metal used for reinforcing concrete? Also, is the guard rough forged (upsetting and drift opened for blade) to shape, then hand ground to get the hexagonal cross section look?
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PostPosted: Sat 29 Dec, 2007 6:07 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I like this sword very much!!! I really like the pommel! Are the black spots on the blade imperfections in the metal? They seem out of place in an otherwise very technically sound reproduction. None of your other reproductions seem to have them......
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PostPosted: Sun 30 Dec, 2007 6:16 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Jared Smith wrote:
I am curious about the beautiful guard. By "reinforced metal", do you mean something like the type of metal used for reinforcing concrete? Also, is the guard rough forged (upsetting and drift opened for blade) to shape, then hand ground to get the hexagonal cross section look?


Yes, I'm using steel bars for reinforcing conrete. In Poland, this is more durable then mild steel. Guard is rough forged - exacly like you wrote , then finished on belt grinder.

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I like this sword very much!!! I really like the pommel! Are the black spots on the blade imperfections in the metal? They seem out of place in an otherwise very technically sound reproduction. None of your other reproductions seem to have them......


Black spots are signs remains after forging. When I forge the sword, I'm trying to make piece close to the shape of finished blade. If it is too close, black spots left after grinding. It was lesson for me, that I should begin forging from a bit thicker material. If you look at my other pictures (XVa, messer) you will find small pits on the blades.

Besides, historical swordsmith left small pits on blade too. It was fairly common, as far as I know.



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