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Shane Allee
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PostPosted: Tue 08 Dec, 2009 10:32 am    Post subject: Falcata and other recently finished projects         Reply with quote

After years of talk, the first of two is finally done. I recently finished the crane head falcata that I started back in the summer. Should have the second, the crow, finished in a month. These falcata blades have been my first major forging project and I am very happy with them. Of course this couldn't have happened without Mark of Ollin Sword design. I sent him some very rough forged blanks and he turned them into something special. Not only did he grind them, he hand scraped in the channels/fullers. His work in this has just been amazing. I think that we easily put in two or three times as much work into these swords as our typical projects together.

The hilt material is antler. The fullers remain dark from the heat treatment. The blade cross section starts off triangular and changes at the false edge to more of an offset lenticular.

23 1/4" Overall Length

18" Blade Length

3/8" Blade Thickness at base

2" Blade Width at base

Weight- 2 1/2 pounds





More pictures of the process can be found at the page below.
http://www.ironagearmoury.com/falcatas.html


A quick little project that I did this fall was a viking period sword on an old del tin blade that I have had for year. It started off as a DT2130, over time I broke it down and reworked the blade. I moved the blade shoulders down and give it more of a lenticular cross section. After sitting around in corners for years, I finally decided that I needed to so something with it. Since it was just a quick project I didn't put all that much time in the finish work of it since it was just something I was going to keep for myself. So nothing fancy, and nothing like the falcata....





The last little side project that I finished this fall was an Irish style la tene shield. Roughly based on the one from Ireland and some depictions from Northern Scotland at the time. It pairs rather nicely with the Lisnacrogher that I finished earlier in the fall.



Shane
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Christopher Gregg




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PostPosted: Tue 08 Dec, 2009 10:47 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Nice looking stuff, as always, Shane! Your stuff keeps getting better and better. Sent you a PM, BTW.

Cheers,

Christopher Gregg

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Ron Reuter




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PostPosted: Tue 08 Dec, 2009 11:01 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Very nice work!

Did you make your own pommel and guard for the del tin blade?

Ron
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Jean Thibodeau




PostPosted: Tue 08 Dec, 2009 12:51 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Beautiful work on all the pieces but the Falcata is really amazing and so rare to see a high end version. Happy Cool
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Shane Allee
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PostPosted: Wed 16 Dec, 2009 6:37 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thanks everyone,

It is a little late, but yes Ron, I did make the pommel and guard for the del tin blade.

Shane
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