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G. Ghazarian
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PostPosted: Sun 21 Sep, 2008 1:17 pm    Post subject: The Sword has many Faces         Reply with quote

Some time ago, I purchased from A&A a bare blade of their German bastard sword with the intention of making a sword of my own design. But time went by until I could get to it, and in the process, the blade was forgotten outdoors for several days in Florida's humid weather. I'm sure you can guess the rest.

So, I had to regrind the blade and also, slightly change the geometry. Finally, I completed the sword to Version 1 with a tapered dismountable grip. Sometime later, an idea struck me that I could make an entirely different hilt for the sword, with a waisted grip of Version 2. After that, I made another waisted grip Version 3, which is similar to Version 2, but fancier.

There was no end to this, the limit was only imagination. Even now, since all the parts are interchangeable, I can have many more versions. It is like dressing differently for different occasions.

With due respect to historical purists, I believe this is an obvious advantage of the dismountable hilts.

The attached pictures will demonstrate my point.

http://gallery.me.com/gghazarian#100046

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PostPosted: Sun 21 Sep, 2008 3:15 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Some neat stuff there.

Interesting what people can do with some of the production stuff. There are times I wish I had that creative fire myself but for whatever reason I can never see what can be until it is. I'm glad your vision is working well for you!! Big Grin

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G. Ghazarian
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PostPosted: Sun 21 Sep, 2008 3:34 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thank you Joe for your kind words.

Just to clarify, I have designed and handmade all of the components of the hilt.
The only purchased item was the blade.

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PostPosted: Tue 23 Sep, 2008 12:28 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Of the three versions, I like 2b the best. There's something about the grip that I don't like as much in the other two versions. The wasted grip seems to suit the sword nicely.

Nice work.
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PostPosted: Tue 23 Sep, 2008 9:52 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I agree Craig, The classic waisted grips, specially on long handles, 10 1/4 inches in this case, always look elegant and classy.

Then again, it is a matter of taste, something that we seem to share.

Thanks for your good words.

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PostPosted: Tue 10 Jun, 2014 5:36 pm    Post subject: The Sword has many Faces - For Sale         Reply with quote

Hello everyone,

I would let this sword go for US$ 750.00 + shipping (conus only) + 3% Paypal fee

This is like buying several swords for the price of one !

She is still brand new, never used and was only displayed.

some technical details:

Weight - 3 lb 15 oz up to 4 lb 4 oz
Total Length - 50 5/8 inches
Blade Length - 37 1/2 inches
Grip Length - 10 1/4 inches
Point of Balance - from 3 inches up to 3 1/2 inches from the guard,
Blade Width - 1 7/8 inches
Blade Thickness - 0.225 inches
Steel - 6150 spring steel

Handles: wood handle is made of Vera Wood and has Sterling Silver rings.
Leather wrapped handles have blackened brass rings.

Pommels: inserts are black Onyx in one and reticulated brass in the other.

Thanks for your interest.

Here are some pictures, as she looks today:



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PostPosted: Sat 14 Jun, 2014 11:32 am    Post subject: The Sword has many Faces - For Sale         Reply with quote

If you are interested in this type of sword, please make an offer.

Serious offers are welcome.

Thank you.

Gabriel

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PostPosted: Sat 14 Jun, 2014 9:04 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

The sale of this sword is pending.

Thank you.

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PostPosted: Mon 16 Jun, 2014 9:18 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

This sword is sold.

Thanks for your interest.

Gabriel

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