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D. Austin
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PostPosted: Mon 13 Jul, 2009 9:26 pm    Post subject: Ahlspiess from Austinforge         Reply with quote

Hi folks,

Thought I'd share a couple of pictures of a basic Ahlspiess I just finished for a client in the US. The pics should be fairly self explanatory but I'd be happy to answer any questions, and all comments are appreciated.

Darren.



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Bartek Strojek




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PostPosted: Tue 14 Jul, 2009 12:20 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Looks great! Very pretty in it's not glamourous way.

Those weapons looks somehow elegantly, from some reason.

What are it's dimensions? Weight?
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D. Austin
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PostPosted: Wed 15 Jul, 2009 7:09 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thanks Bartek. I agree, there is a kind of utilitarian elegance to these types of weapons.

This piece is 600mm (almost 24") from guard to tip which makes for a shorter than average ahlspiess, whilst remaining within the range of lengths shown on historical examples. At the base of the spike, it is 20mm (0.8") thick and the rondel guard is 115mm (4.5") diameter.

The final weight, balance and handling characteristics will depend on the length of haft the customer chooses, but the steel head alone weighs 1.65kg (3 pounds 10 ounces).
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M. Eversberg II




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PostPosted: Wed 15 Jul, 2009 1:37 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Reminds me of an Olympic fencing foil. I like it!

M.

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