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Ben Potter
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PostPosted: Sat 13 Dec, 2008 3:40 pm    Post subject: Osberg style Seax         Reply with quote

Greetings,

I finished this one last night and thought you might like to see it.

Osberg style seax specs.

Blade steel: Marquenched 1095
Guards: 1018 steel
Grip: African Blackwood

Weight: 1lb. 8oz.

Length
Over all: 21 1/2 in.
Blade: 15 1/2 in. x 1/8 in.
Grip: 4 1/2 in.

Balance point: 1 in. forward of guard.
Pivot point: 1 in past the tip.
COP: 9 in forward of guard

This it the one from the tutorial that I'm making.

Let me know what you think.

-Ben



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PostPosted: Sat 13 Dec, 2008 6:07 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Simply incredible!

That is an absolutley magnificent seax!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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PostPosted: Sat 13 Dec, 2008 6:09 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

The carvings on the grip are amazing, awsome work on the whole peice!
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PostPosted: Sat 13 Dec, 2008 6:53 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

It's just beautiful! The carvings on the grip are great. Any chance for some close ups of the grip carving?
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PostPosted: Sun 14 Dec, 2008 6:09 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Looks great. I like what you did on the guard. The carving looks spectacular also of course.
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PostPosted: Sun 14 Dec, 2008 6:27 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Now that's a knife! Heck, its almost a sword as well.
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PostPosted: Sun 14 Dec, 2008 7:34 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Beautiful! I love the grip, the guard, everything! Is she going to be for sale? Surprised
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Ben Potter
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PostPosted: Sun 14 Dec, 2008 12:23 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thanks for all the kind words.

I'lll see about getting some close-ups of the carving.

This one was done as a commission, so it is spoken for.

Thanks again,
Ben

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PostPosted: Sun 14 Dec, 2008 1:09 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Hi Ben,

Very nice piece and the carving is stunning.

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PostPosted: Sun 14 Dec, 2008 1:44 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Hello Ben,

Your carving on the African Blackwood handle is of an outstanding workmanship.
I wish you can post a close up picture.

Keep up the good work.

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PostPosted: Mon 15 Dec, 2008 10:14 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thanks,

Here are some closeups of the carving.
Enjoy.



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PostPosted: Tue 16 Dec, 2008 8:24 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

That's really superb, Ben. Ever thought about lengthening the blade a bit and giving one a full sized pommel, it would pretty much be a fantastic single edged viking sword.
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PostPosted: Tue 16 Dec, 2008 11:55 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

That is really top notch work. The carving is just gorgeous! Thanks for posting up these detail photos, it's a pleasure to see work this nice! I look forward to seeing more of your excellent work!
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PostPosted: Tue 16 Dec, 2008 12:30 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Very crisp lines, both in haut and bas reliefs.

That's the work of a master carver.

Bravo !

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PostPosted: Tue 16 Dec, 2008 2:39 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Absolutely beautiful. I have wanted a seax, but have not seen one that has captured what I had in mind. This one is perfect!!

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PostPosted: Tue 16 Dec, 2008 7:35 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

That is a beautiful seax! Well done!!! I wish it were mine!
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