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Sa'ar Nudel




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PostPosted: Fri 27 Feb, 2009 5:42 am    Post subject: My new Archer's Sword         Reply with quote

The blade, sheath and guard were bought (separately) on myArmoury from fellow forum members. The sword was assembled over here after some thoughts and design. Major issue was balance measuring and making a pommel of the right weight,, to my own taste. The guard was originally slightly longer and lost 1cm from each side. Grip is reddish-brown leather cord bound tightly and glued over shaped wooden core. All metal parts were given a slightly aged appearance. Overall length of the sword itself is 59cm, weight is 850 grams, POB is 2cm down from the guard. Very fast and maneuverable close quarters weapon. Please your comments, good & bad.


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Matthew G.M. Korenkiewicz




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PostPosted: Fri 27 Feb, 2009 6:44 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Hiya Sa'ar, this is a nice, simple package, congratulations. Some questions though : Did you make
the pommel ? and fashion the adjustments -- to the hilt and I'll assume the grip as well -- yourself ?
or was there another party involved ? And did the parts originally come from different companies ?
What were your thoughts and hopes for the design ? Did they match up pretty well to the result ?
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Sa'ar Nudel




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PostPosted: Fri 27 Feb, 2009 10:02 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thanks Matthew. Although I can do basic metal & wood works, good fit & finish are beyond my grasp. I have a fellow knifemaker, a sort of "Jack of All Trades" man - the right person for such tasks. I sat with him in 2-3 phases of the work, to check the balance and - we put different lead weights on the tip of the tang to get it done, with and without the other parts. The blade & sheath are Windlass, the guard may be Windlass two but it came from another person. Grip, binding and pommel were made locally. Once I check the dynamics of the assembled sword it was ready for final sealing with epoxy.
The dark reddish-brown lace was actually a suggestion of the maker - I wanted a red lace. I like it better the way it came out because it gives you the impression of a used item, with the grip dark from sweaty hands and fresh patina develop on the metal parts.

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PostPosted: Fri 27 Feb, 2009 11:28 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Nice little sword. If you don't mind me asking, what windlass model is the blade from?
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Sa'ar Nudel




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PostPosted: Fri 27 Feb, 2009 11:45 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Jason Mather wrote:
Nice little sword. If you don't mind me asking, what windlass model is the blade from?


I think it's the Coustille. The blade had been left unaltered; while we had to file off a little the throat of the sheath in order it will accomodate the new guard snugly.

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PostPosted: Fri 27 Feb, 2009 4:39 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I was considering picking up a stock Coustelle...how is that blade for you?

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Sa'ar Nudel




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PostPosted: Sat 28 Feb, 2009 8:41 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I don't know how the Coustille handle as a complete sword. The blade itself is ground pretty nice and has pleasant lines. It is "half sharp" as all Windlass blades I've seen so far (alas, not so many Worried ), meaning it will not cut you if you run your finger on it, but it will cause damage if you strike with.usuallyy the complaints agains Windlass concern the hilts & sheaths, not the blades. The tang is pretty thick and is integral part of the blade.
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Dan Dickinson
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PostPosted: Sat 28 Feb, 2009 9:13 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Looks like a fun little weapon Sa'ar, congrats!
I think I recognize that cross too Wink
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Sa'ar Nudel




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PostPosted: Sat 28 Feb, 2009 9:45 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Indeed Dan, indeed.
I thought to use your pommel alltogather, but it is much too heavy for this sort of blade. It awaits a future project now. Big Grin

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PostPosted: Sat 28 Feb, 2009 10:30 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Nice little sword you put together. I especially like the grip. Sounds like it was a fun project with satisfying results!
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Sa'ar Nudel




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PostPosted: Sat 28 Feb, 2009 3:12 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Tim Lison wrote:
Nice little sword you put together. I especially like the grip. Sounds like it was a fun project with satisfying results!


Thank you Tim. I was a little worried how it would come up in the end but I'm very happy with the final result.
I can post another project of former time if there is an interest.

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