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Gavin Kisebach




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PostPosted: Fri 16 Jan, 2009 12:47 pm    Post subject: Happy birthday to me (Valkyrja arrived today)         Reply with quote

Somebody queue "Ode to Joy" or "Also sprach Zarathustra" - after a six month wait, the Valkyrja arrived on my doorstep four days before my 31st birthday. Big Grin

[Edit:] For Chad, these pictures were taken at noon on a cloudy day using a Canon Powershot set to auto adjust.



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Here she is with her cousins.

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PostPosted: Fri 16 Jan, 2009 1:08 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Oooo, very nice! I really love the bronze/black for this hilt.

And happy birthday! Happy

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M. Eversberg II




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PostPosted: Fri 16 Jan, 2009 2:43 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

You are one well equipped Gebur.

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Scott Kowalski




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PostPosted: Fri 16 Jan, 2009 3:51 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Happy birthday indeed Gavin! Those are all great looking weapons you have in addition to the Valkyrja.

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PostPosted: Fri 16 Jan, 2009 3:53 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Gebur is right, Mike. Laughing Out Loud

The black and bronze is really very striking. At first I was big into the Jelling style, but I've come to love the Urnes style of norse art. I like the shape of the guard as much as the elaborate pattern, and I probably would have bought the Knud if it weren't for my interest in the Geibig type 4 blade. I like the clean simplicity of the Knud, but the Valkyrja is a looker for sure. The trouble now is that I have to get a scabbard that siuts her, and that can't be cheap.

I think I'm done with weapons for a while, it's high time I acquired a byrnie and helm. The helm I think I'll try to make myself, but I haven't the patience to rivet 40,000 rings together. No thanks, I'll be buying that. Eek!

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PostPosted: Fri 16 Jan, 2009 4:26 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

It's Mike, actually. Mark is my uncle, if by chance you happen to know him.

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