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Paul Mortimer




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PostPosted: Mon 20 Oct, 2008 1:07 pm    Post subject: Mr Barta has been busy again!         Reply with quote

Feast your eyes:


http://www.templ.net/pics-weapons/131-viking_...orpusv.jpg
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Mike Arledge




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PostPosted: Mon 20 Oct, 2008 1:29 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

stunning as always, I only have 2 years left on my wait!
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Nathan Keysor




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PostPosted: Mon 20 Oct, 2008 1:29 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

OK, you've made me jealous! Big Grin

Seriously, that sword is amazing. I've been toying with the idea of putting an order in with Mr. Barta. I would love a pattern welded viking sword like this (although your Sutton Hoo sword ain't too shabby either). Every detail of that sword is remarkable. It's better than some originals I would say!

Congratulations

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Joe Fults




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PostPosted: Mon 20 Oct, 2008 3:49 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

All I can say is wow!
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Antonio Lamadrid





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PostPosted: Mon 20 Oct, 2008 10:38 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I think it is the prettiest Viking sword I have ever seen. Only Rob Miller's Suontaka may be close to it.

Congrats!

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Leo Todeschini
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PostPosted: Tue 21 Oct, 2008 12:41 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

That is quite extraordinary.

Does anyone out there know how the wire inlay on the hilt was executed?

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Jeremy V. Krause




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PostPosted: Tue 21 Oct, 2008 8:29 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

That is stunning,

Makes me almost consider placing a second order on his list to follow my current wait of 2.5 years.

I don't have a viking sword and the one I am commissioning from Patrick is not so. . .

Jeremy
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Ben Potter
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PostPosted: Tue 21 Oct, 2008 11:08 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Leo Todeschini wrote:

Does anyone out there know how the wire inlay on the hilt was executed?

Tod


I don't know how Mr. Barta did that one but the way I do it (also one of the traditional ways) is chiseling out a V groove then under cutting the edges with another chisel. Next you take the annealed wire and lay it in the groove and carefully hammer in. It takes forever to do a piece like that.

Well done, truely a beautiful piece.

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And I will take the joys thereof
And the consequences reap.
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Lee O'Hagan




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PostPosted: Tue 21 Oct, 2008 12:24 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Cool
Jeans very nice new sword,
he mentioned this the other night when we were discussing Rob's Sountaka sword,
Beautifull sword,
hopefully he'll share it here soon,lots of pics, Cool
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Paul Mortimer




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PostPosted: Fri 21 Nov, 2008 3:11 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

.....and again! Several new swords on this page, including a new 3rd century Roman, seventh century Danish and at least one Celtic sword:

http://www.templ.net/english/weapons-antiquit...le_age.php

Thanks to Dave Huggins for pointing them out to me.


Paul
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Xavier B




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PostPosted: Fri 21 Nov, 2008 3:33 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Hello,

The new celtic sword (134) is for me. I will try to post some pictures when I will receive it.

Best regards
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Scott Kowalski




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PostPosted: Fri 21 Nov, 2008 3:50 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Exquisite pieces. I had to wipe the drool off my keyboeard before I could type this mind you. I wish I knew that I could afford to get on Mr. Barta's list but I can see no way. Hopefully the Euro will continue to decline versus the Euro or I come into a boat load of money.

Xavier B.,
You are a very lucky man. Congratulations on a great looking sword.


Scott
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Xavier B




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PostPosted: Tue 25 Nov, 2008 11:43 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thanks Scott. I have to wait until the end of the next week. It's so long!
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Scott Kowalski




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PostPosted: Tue 25 Nov, 2008 4:27 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

You are welcome Xavier. I think waiting for our toys is the worst part. Please be sure to post more pictures after you receive it.

Scott
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