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G. Ghazarian
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PostPosted: Mon 15 Sep, 2008 5:37 pm    Post subject: When Jewelry meets Bladesmithing         Reply with quote

Please meet my latest creation, an austere Type XVII sword, decorated with Sterling Silver bands on a dark blue leather over wood handle, Black Onyx studded pommel and Lapis Lazuli cabochons on the cross guard, mounted in Sterling Silver bezels.

The specs are as follows:

Weight - 4 lbs, 1.8 oz
Overall Length - 52 7/8 in
Blade Length - 40 1/8 in
Grip Length - 10 in
Guard Width - 8 1/2 in
Point of Balance - 4 5/8 in
Center of Percussion - 23 1/2 in from guard
Blade Width - 1 3/4 in
Blade Thickness - 0.260 in
Steel - 5160 spring steel

This sword is hand made by stock removal method and ground to a satin finish. The rigid blade is sharpened and the tip reinforced to track through cuts and thrusts effortlessly with an excellent point control.

The guard and pommel are made of mild steel. The hilt is dismountable and is secured by a specially made barrel nut. The pommel is fitted over the rectangular section of the tang which eliminates any unwanted rotation.

Please feel free to comment. I would like to hear from you.



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Nathan M Wuorio




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PostPosted: Mon 15 Sep, 2008 6:57 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Wow, that is truly impressive. Detailed but simple, what a fantasy sword should look like. I took 4 years of Metalsmithing and jewelry making and I've always wanted to do something like this. Really nice work.
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PostPosted: Mon 15 Sep, 2008 7:37 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I have a comment...

I want it. Happy

Elegant, simple, beautiful.

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PostPosted: Mon 15 Sep, 2008 8:42 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

So, is this to be some sort of titanic sized engagement ring? Razz

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PostPosted: Tue 16 Sep, 2008 4:26 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

"Austere" is definitely a great word. That sword looks like something one would wear to one of those formal events where everyone is wearing a black suit and tie, if people actually wore swords to those things.
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PostPosted: Tue 16 Sep, 2008 7:22 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Now I need to wipe the drool from off my desk. Wow, that is stunning.
"Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword." - The Lord Jesus Christ, from The Gospel According to Saint Matthew, chapter x, verse 34, Authorized Version of 1611
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Jean Thibodeau




PostPosted: Tue 16 Sep, 2008 8:29 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Very nice lines and I also visited your web site and looked at your other swords and they all look as good.

Oh, your model ships are also very fine looking work and " period " warships I think could be included in historical weapons that should be considered at least distantly ON topic for this site ? ( A new Topic though so as to not derail this topic. Wink ).

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PostPosted: Tue 16 Sep, 2008 4:00 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

That is very very cool. I love Lapis and your understated use on the cross is amazing. Wants it we does, yes my precious.
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G. Ghazarian
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PostPosted: Tue 16 Sep, 2008 5:07 pm    Post subject: When Jewelry meets Bladesmithing         Reply with quote

Thank you all for your positive and encouraging comments.
It feels great to be appreciated.
Jean, I appreciate your taking the time and visiting my website, Merci bien.

G. Ghazarian
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PostPosted: Tue 16 Sep, 2008 8:15 pm    Post subject: Nice!         Reply with quote

I am impressed with all your work! The ships are masterworks, talent and the love for ones work must carry over into everything you do.
First time I have seen your site and swords. I bet you will get some stuff cooking over there since you posted here. This is a great group of people.

Sam
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