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Steven McIntyre




Location: Coquitlam, BC, Canada
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PostPosted: Wed 25 Jun, 2008 2:42 pm    Post subject: First Custom: Petersen Type Y         Reply with quote

When Tinker first mentioned in February that he'd arbitrarily have open spots to pay the bills, I immediately went to my copy of "Swords of the Viking Age" by Ian Peirce and started to flip through for an idea. Nothing really stuck out until I got to page 126 and instantly fell in love with the Petersen type Y. Then I just had to wait for an open spot...

For those that don't own the book here are pictures I took of the page:
Text: http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x235/NomoZ_1984/typey2.jpg
Picture: http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x235/NomoZ_1984/typey1.jpg

5 months later...





Stats from Tinker
Oakeshott Type: X
OAL: 38-1/8 inches
Blade Length: 32 inches
Blade Width @ Base: 2 inches
Blade Width 4 inch from point: 1-1/8 inches
Blade thickness at base: .210 inch
Blade thickness 2 inches from tip: .100 inch
Distal taper is convex
Hilt OAL: 6-1/8 inches
Handle length: 4-1/8 inches
Petersen Type: Y
Geibig's Blade Classification: Type 4
COG: 5-5/8 inches from base of blade
Blade Node: 21 1/2 inches from base of blade
Primary Hilt Node: On handle approx 1/2 inch from cross
Weight: 2lb 8oz. (1ounce)

I couldn't be happier with how it turned out. Looks and handles amazing, feels a lot lighter than I was expecting, as this is my first viking sword.

Thanks again Tinker!

~PER ARDUA~
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Christopher Gregg




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PostPosted: Wed 25 Jun, 2008 3:48 pm    Post subject: New sword         Reply with quote

Steven,

Congratulations! That is a fantastic sword. Big Grin

Christopher Gregg

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Gavin Kisebach




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PostPosted: Wed 25 Jun, 2008 4:01 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Wow. Wow!I wish I could add something erudite and enlightening, but all I can say is wow!

That's certainly an underrepresented type. I've seen sketches of that form but as always, sketches don't do the form justice. No doubt it's even more lovely in the flesh, no pun intended.
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Jean Thibodeau




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PostPosted: Wed 25 Jun, 2008 4:02 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

The whole sword looks great and the pommel is one I haven't seen before. Eek! ( Fairly rare that I see something I haven't at least seen even when I can't remember when and where. Cool Mostly happens when it's something that hasn't been published to death as an illustration in every book published since 1906 ....... not that I've been around since 1906. Laughing Out Loud but I do have some older books. Wink ).

Oh, and I almost forgot to say that it's not only a pommel I hadn't seen before but a really nice one !

Tinker does good work. Big Grin Cool

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J.D. Crawford




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PostPosted: Wed 25 Jun, 2008 5:09 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Not only is the hilt type interesting, you've got your hands on what Oakeshott referred to as a 'Maekir' - a slim, tapering, stabbing Viking sword (AoW, page 150). There's so much emphasis on the regular slashing Viking 'Svaerd' that this type has really been overlooked. I have also admired that particular example - what a great choice.

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Scott Kowalski




Location: Oak Lawn, IL USA
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PostPosted: Wed 25 Jun, 2008 5:10 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Color me jealous Steven. That is a unique looking sword that I know I would be proud to own. Hopefully someday I will be able to post a picture of my very own Tinker!

Scott
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Joe Fults




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PostPosted: Wed 25 Jun, 2008 6:19 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Looks very cool.

Hope its everything you wanted and more!

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Tim May




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PostPosted: Wed 25 Jun, 2008 6:43 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Steve that is blow away awesome. To be honest that sword never jumped out at me, I'm really a sucker for the one I believe from Denmark with the gold or bronze plates set into the guard and pommel, but that is incredible in reproduction, and I'm with J.D., the blade is very interesting and really quite exquisite. Do you plan to cut with it?
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Tim Lison




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PostPosted: Wed 25 Jun, 2008 8:16 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Steve-

Color me jealous! I am waiting for a custom reproduction of exactly the same sword! This one looks great! I also love the type Y viking swords. I want one of the more typical two part pommel type Y swords illustrated in Petersen's book. That may need to be my next custom job... Anyway, enjoy your gorgeous new sword. If you get a chance to take more pics from different angles I would love to see them!

-Tim
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Steven McIntyre




Location: Coquitlam, BC, Canada
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PostPosted: Thu 26 Jun, 2008 7:19 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thank you all for the replies!

J.D., thank you for the information about the blade, I've never heard that before. I could definately see this being a stabbing sword, it has very good tip control.

Tim May, For sure I plan on cutting with it. I would have today but it was a little too wet outside. It's funny you should mention the other sword, as I think I know the one you're talking about, and I love it too.

Tim Lison, sorry to beat you to the punch! I thought of going for the 2 part pommel, but I liked the simple/clean look a little better. The sun should be out tomorrow, so I'll try to take a couple pictures.

~PER ARDUA~
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