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G. Ghazarian
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PostPosted: Sun 06 Dec, 2009 5:43 pm    Post subject: 2 Large Broken-Back Seaxes         Reply with quote

For a little deviation and distraction from my regular sword making, I decided to make a couple of Seaxes that were attracting my attention lately. I read everything available about them on this site and I must admit, I was awe stricken by the variety and depth of information.

So first, my appreciations extend to all those who contributed to the wealth of information that made this project possible, which is in fact a synthesis of all that information with biases to some of my favorites, and incorporating of course my way of proportioning.

Here are the specs followed by "pictures that are worth a thousand words", as the saying goes...


Handle Dogwood

Tot. Length 32 1/4 inches
Blade Length 22 7/8
Handle Length 9 3/8
Bl Width (narrow/ widest) 1 1/4 / 1 3/4
COG 4 1/4
Bl, Thickness 0.250
Steel 5160
Weight 2 lb 4 oz


Handle Boxwood

Tot, Length 29 inches
Blade Length 20 3/4
Handle Length 8 1/4
Bl Width (narrow/widest) 1 1/8 / 1 1/4
COG 4 1/2
Bl. Thickness 0,250
Steel 5160
Weight 1 lb 10.6 oz


All metal works on the handles are sterling silver, including the handmade nails.

Enjoy

Thanks for looking,

Gabriel



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PostPosted: Sun 06 Dec, 2009 7:28 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Very classy couple of seaxes there! I like them a lot, especially the shorter one! Well done!
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PostPosted: Mon 07 Dec, 2009 12:20 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I love them both, especially the grip shapes.
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PostPosted: Mon 07 Dec, 2009 10:09 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

A side by side view for comparison.

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PostPosted: Tue 08 Dec, 2009 6:11 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Hi Tim And Steven,

I appreciate your positive feedback and encouragement,

Thank You

Gabriel

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PostPosted: Tue 08 Dec, 2009 6:19 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I'm getting a definite "Viking Zen" feeling from these pieces. I like 'em!
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PostPosted: Sat 12 Dec, 2009 7:02 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Sorry for the delay in responding you Myles.

Myles Mulkey wrote:
I'm getting a definite "Viking Zen" feeling from these pieces. I like 'em!


To me, this means they are giving away the right vibs. Their austere simplicity means only one thing - "business" , in what they were originally created and intended to do centuries ago...

Thanks for your comment Myles.

Gabriel

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PostPosted: Thu 07 Jan, 2010 12:26 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Beautiful in their simplicity! very nice work.
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G. Ghazarian
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PostPosted: Fri 08 Jan, 2010 5:24 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thanks Michael for your kind words.

I decided to keep them very simple at this time for lack of information available to me, on historic decorated seaxes and decided not to embellish them just for the sake of embellishing.

However, since I haven't permanently glued the handles in place, I still have the option of modifying, without destroying anything, should I decide to fool around with them at a later date.

I like to keep my options open.

Thanks for looking.

Gabriel

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