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Matthew G.M. Korenkiewicz




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PostPosted: Tue 19 Jan, 2010 11:55 am    Post subject: A Turkish Saber by John Lundemo ...         Reply with quote

.. and added to my collection courtesy of successful negotiations with Karl Knisley ...









A little history should go along with this, I think : This sword was made for another forumite some time
ago and appeared briefly here in a thread that I can no longer find. I've always admired the work Mr.
Lundemo has done and have ALWAYS looked more than once at classified adds featuring a piece
he made and someone chose to sell. I believe Karl purchased the sword from that gent out of a
different forum before offering it here, where the stars and my finances aligned just at the right time
to bring another sword of curved tradition into my hand.

It seems the beginning of a year is a good time for sabers. B-)

I messaged Mr. Lundemo about the sword and what he could tell me was that it is based on a
few pictures of antiques, but not one in particular. That it is of historical weight and balance and
looks right, although the scabbard is NOT traditional. The steel is 1084 and is a performer at
the cutting stand, and was made with that in mind.

For myself, pictures belie the size of the sword -- not at all as massive as my Black Saber, or
as studly as my Ollin Hussar. But as I once had as a bi-line elsewhere : Its Not The Size Of
The Dog In The Fight, But The Size Of The Fight In The Dog. If you follow me. I think the full-
tang construction, solid manufacturing, simpler blade lines, and historical curve suggest that
" performance " Mr. Lundemo refers to.
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Patrick Kelly




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PostPosted: Tue 19 Jan, 2010 2:27 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Congratulations Matthew. I've long wanted an example of Johns work and eyed this one myself. It will have a good home among your collection.
"In valor there is hope.".................. Tacitus
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Matthew G.M. Korenkiewicz




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PostPosted: Wed 20 Jan, 2010 8:12 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Patrick Kelly wrote:
Congratulations Matthew. I've long wanted an example of Johns work and
eyed this one myself. It will have a good home among your collection.


Thankyou, Patrick. I should admit in these trying financial times I took a hard look at
the ole checkbook and savings before deciding. A few recent sales, a bit of Holidaze
OT, and the fact that the price HAD TO be as near to bargain basement for an OdinBlade
as one might imagine cleared the way. PLUS, the style of sword agrees so with my own
interests. B-)
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Gabriele Becattini





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PostPosted: Wed 20 Jan, 2010 9:20 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Wow, supernice, i love the blade, of course this beauty has catched my attention too when it was originally posted,

i'm glad that it has found a new home .

cheers

gabriele
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Matthew Stagmer
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PostPosted: Wed 20 Jan, 2010 9:48 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

That sure is a pretty little thing. Real nice shape to it. Congrats!
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Chris Lampe




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PostPosted: Wed 20 Jan, 2010 2:09 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Congrats on a fine acquisition.

I've watched a steady stream of Odins come out of John's shop for the past 5 years or so, I've owned an Odinblade and I will soon own one again and I'm a big fan. The Odin I owned handled as good as it looked and I can't wait to get another one.
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Matthew G.M. Korenkiewicz




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PostPosted: Mon 01 Feb, 2010 7:56 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote



Thankyou, gentlemen, for your kind words. Here's a better look at the hilt and full-tang
grip components.
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PostPosted: Mon 01 Feb, 2010 7:59 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I'd have liked to get a chance to hold and swing that sword.

I love the blade on that one.

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