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Michael Pikula
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PostPosted: Thu 27 Nov, 2008 12:23 pm    Post subject: New Works! Type 14 with G hilt, +odd ball sword         Reply with quote

Here are two swords that I have wrapped up and wanted to share! The first has a type 14 blade with a 10 inch fuller along the back of the blade and meets the spine. The cutting edge is about 3/8 of an inch and is SHARP! The fittings Wrought iron which has been folded and welded to 20 layers and the design is loosely based on a Type G. The handle is a type of Cubic twist that I learned to make while in Germany and while not being something that I have seen historically, the only tool used that was not available to the Vikings was the drill press. Here are some stats.
The sword is forged form L6 and is 33 3/8 inches overall with 28 1/4 inches from tip to the flat of the guard. The balancing point is 4 3/4 inches from the guard. The forward Nod is about 9 inches from the tip, and the Center of rotation when held at the guard is about 4 inches from the tip. I am asking $850 for this piece.

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This second one is a bit of an odd ball, it features a core made up of 9 different pattern welded rods with a edge of O1/L6 made up of about 30 layers. It has a Bronze inlay at the tip that was inspired by a carving of a Viking serpent head. The handle is a hardwood wrapped with Leather with three risers. While the guard and the pommel are not based in history, they go together very well, once again I will let the pictures do the talking on this one. Here are some stats.
The sword is 31 inches overall with a 25 1/2 inch blade with a 4 inch fuller ending 4 1/2 - 5 inches from the blade. The core rods are of a softer steel and contain nickel so they are a little softer then the hardened edge material. The forward nod is 8 inches from the tip and so is the center of rotation. I am asking $1250 for this piece.

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I will get some weights tomorrow but other then that, please feel free to ask any questions that you may have and I will be sure to get back to you as soon as possible!
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JE Sarge
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PostPosted: Thu 27 Nov, 2008 7:24 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Both of these are pieces that I would love to add to my own collection. I admire your skill!

Nicely done, sir!

J.E. Sarge
Crusader Monk Sword Scabbards and Customizations
www.crusadermonk.com

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PostPosted: Thu 27 Nov, 2008 9:37 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Some very nice looking and interesting items. Its nice to see some elements that seem to make them distinctly your work. I hope they find good loving homes very soon. Thanks for sharing.
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Scott Kowalski




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PostPosted: Fri 28 Nov, 2008 5:43 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

These are two great looking pieces Michael. I have looked at the Rondel daggers as well and they are great looking. It is great to see a new face producing more good stuff here on myArmoury. Of cours you do make it hard for someone to think about buying Christmas presents for the family when pieces like this are available. Keep up the great work and especially keep posting them.

Scott
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Carl W.




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PostPosted: Fri 28 Nov, 2008 9:11 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Really nice! I hope you do well with these, & can justify more with a similar philosophy. I like a Little (not overdone) unique/artistic license, as long as could have been done & we just haven't found it yet. If I were wealthy I would buy the latter unit. Will go get a lottery ticket :-)
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PostPosted: Fri 28 Nov, 2008 9:22 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I recently bought a seax from Michael. His work is excellent! I got an opportunity to see and handle both of the pieces posted here and they are both beautiful and feel great. The photos do not do the pattern welding justice, the serpent down the middle is really, really pretty. The iron on the fittings has a really nice grain too. Great work!!!
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Michael Pikula
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PostPosted: Fri 28 Nov, 2008 4:01 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thank you very much for the positive feedback! A lot of hard work has gone into making the pieces above and hearing how other people feel about them is a real justification behind the blood, sweat, and burns that went into making them. Hopefully the next batch will be even more beautiful and alluring and I'll be sure to post them when they get wrapped up in the next two weeks or so!

Further more it makes me really really thrilled to hear that I am starting to develop a unique style of my own with features that stand out! I think that is one of the hardest things to accomplish beyond producing a well balanced functioning sword and now I just have to keep the same flow and spirit alive in my future work.
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