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Karl Knisley




PostPosted: Wed 28 May, 2008 5:52 pm    Post subject: Cheap-O wall hanger,into Viking battle sword...Kinda         Reply with quote

Hello
I got this cheapolian wall hanger on ebay. The blade was stainless.The pommel,and guard are cast aluminium,
but highly detailed.I mounted them on an ATRim flared shoulder blade. I know its not historical.But as a, fantasy viking sword, I`am pretty pleased Happy Has anyone seen, a guard like this, in any books. Other than the cover art, by Rojo,on the Conan books Happy
How comparatively strong, is cast aluminium, to cast brass?The pommel/guard seem solid enough.
Let me know what you think. Even criticism welcome( to an extent) Big Grin
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PostPosted: Wed 28 May, 2008 6:25 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

The guard is actually a combination of the actual sword's guard and the scabbard chape rusted to the top of the blade. They've made it that way for years, though. Oh well. Happy
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PostPosted: Wed 28 May, 2008 9:10 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I've got to say that it is a beautiful sword now. Well done!

I was looking intently at the guard trying to figure out if it had historical bases when I read Chad's post. Now it makes a lot of sense! I can see the lines that would separate the guard from the chape, but as a fantasy sword, it really looks cool. Definitely one that I would carry.

Again, I think it's really excellent work.

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PostPosted: Fri 30 May, 2008 12:18 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I LIKE IT!
Well done! Looks Great! That's the kind of sword I wouldn't mind being buried with. Big Grin Cool

Did it fit without too much work?

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Karl Knisley




PostPosted: Fri 30 May, 2008 1:27 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Hello
The pommel was no problem at all. But the stainless blade was a 1/16 th. thinner than the ATrim blade.
I had to widen the apature,on the guard. with a drill and fill.

thanks for looking
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Karl Knisley




PostPosted: Fri 30 May, 2008 1:38 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Chad Arnow wrote:
The guard is actually a combination of the actual sword's guard and the scabbard chape rusted to the top of the blade. They've made it that way for years, though. Oh well. Happy

Hello
I had seen this, pommel/ guard /scabbard,set,on Viking Shield.So I kinda guessed that was the case.
But those sets are rather small.And wouldnt work on the ATrim blade. How do you think ,cast aluminium,and cast brass,
compare, strength wise? The aluminium seemed to be softer to drill and work.


Thanks
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Chuck Russell




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PostPosted: Fri 30 May, 2008 2:01 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

holy cow. i have that same wall hanger and ALL MOST put the fittings on another blade like you did. that looks great.!!!!
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PostPosted: Fri 30 May, 2008 2:02 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Personally, after looking at the hilt and blade some more, reminds me of a cross between a viking sword and a chinese imperial sword. (I think they're currently called tai chi swords)

Probably because of the detail work and how the guard seems to flow into the blade. The longer hilt may contribute to that appearance as well. Or I may just be seeing things after a long day at work! Laughing Out Loud

May I say again that the sword is stunning and you've done an amazing job. You've taken a "cheapo" sword, selected the pieces you liked, combined them with a functional blade, and made a work of art. I love it.

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Karl Knisley




PostPosted: Mon 02 Jun, 2008 8:51 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Hello
Thanks for the compliments! I`am glad you like it Happy

Thanks for looking
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