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Ben Potter
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PostPosted: Wed 28 Jan, 2009 6:44 pm    Post subject: Dragon Braid Seax         Reply with quote

Greetings,

Just finished this one and thought I'd let you all take a look at it.


The specs are:

Blade: clay coated, oil quenched 1095
Handle: cherry wood, bone.
Sheath: saddle leather and brass.

Length
seax 9 1/2" (24cm)
handle 4 1/2" (11cm)
in sheath 10 1/2" (27cm)

Weight
seax 4oz. (100g)
in sheath 6oz. (175g)

Balance point: at the bone bolster.

Enjoy

P.S. this one is up for sale PM me if you are interested. I'll be posting more pictures on my website soon.



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Ben Potter Bladesmith

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PostPosted: Wed 28 Jan, 2009 6:48 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Beautiful carvings on the handle. That is some truly great work. The blade is nice to, but the handle is truly a work of art.
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PostPosted: Wed 28 Jan, 2009 7:57 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Being the one who is constantly intrigued by the little "bobbles" on object (I often see the hinges and buckles on an armour harness before I take note of the general form), I notice the scabbard on that piece and see what looks to my eye to be dragon heads. Very nice detail!
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PostPosted: Thu 29 Jan, 2009 1:17 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Beautifully executed from tip to tail

Very well done

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PostPosted: Thu 29 Jan, 2009 2:35 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Beautiful work Ben!

You put this together in a very harmonious way.
A nice and understated mix between traditional form and personal take on the theme.
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PostPosted: Thu 29 Jan, 2009 11:34 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Ben, you should be proud of your work.

Excellent !

And I believe, a close up will always show your carving in all its glory.

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PostPosted: Thu 29 Jan, 2009 7:51 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Ben, This is an amazing piece. I was about to pick up a handle I'm working on carving but after seeing your's I'm thinking of starting over! Really nicely done.
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PostPosted: Thu 29 Jan, 2009 8:45 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I keep finding myself coming back to this thread and looking. I can't help but stare. Incredible work!
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PostPosted: Fri 30 Jan, 2009 12:22 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

That's really a beauty! Fantastic carving.
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PostPosted: Sat 31 Jan, 2009 12:37 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Impossible. I call hacks!

But on the serious end, that's breathtaking. The piece AND the photo...did you take those yourself, or do you know a particularly great photographer?

I like the hamon(?) pattern on the blade. Something like this deserves an epic purpose.

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PostPosted: Sat 31 Jan, 2009 1:16 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Quote:
I notice the scabbard on that piece and see what looks to my eye to be dragon heads.


Not only on the brass Nathan, I just realized that the knotwork terminals on the handle are overlapping dragon heads of the same style; what a clever theme. This is just a great little piece.

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PostPosted: Sun 01 Feb, 2009 8:01 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thanks for all the kind words.

Yes I did take the photos, Still need to get the close ups done and post it on my website.

And, yes that is a hamon (japanese method)

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PostPosted: Mon 02 Feb, 2009 6:30 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I posted some close-up pictures of the grip and dragonheads HERE on my website.

Enjoy.

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PostPosted: Thu 05 Feb, 2009 5:24 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

This piece is sold.
Ben Potter Bladesmith

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Of my work torn hands-

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Knowing it would be steep,
And I will take the joys thereof
And the consequences reap.
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PostPosted: Thu 05 Feb, 2009 8:16 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Ben Potter wrote:
I posted some close-up pictures of the grip and dragonheads HERE on my website.

Enjoy.


Like I was saying Ben : a close up will always show your carving in all its glory.

Impeccable carving !

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PostPosted: Thu 05 Feb, 2009 10:56 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Yes very nice work as everybody seems in agreement to say. Cool
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PostPosted: Thu 19 Feb, 2009 5:56 am    Post subject: Dragon Braid Seax         Reply with quote

I just received the Dragon Braid Seax today, and it's in perfect condition, thanks to the excellent packing! It's even more impressive than the pictures. Thanks, Mr. Potter!

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PostPosted: Thu 19 Feb, 2009 9:11 am    Post subject: Re: Dragon Braid Seax         Reply with quote

Eric Sherwin wrote:
I just received the Dragon Braid Seax today, and it's in perfect condition, thanks to the excellent packing! It's even more impressive than the pictures. Thanks, Mr. Potter!

Eric


Glad to here you are happy with it.

Thanks

Ben Potter Bladesmith

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