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G. Ghazarian
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PostPosted: Thu 06 May, 2010 5:02 pm    Post subject: A "Regular" Sword.         Reply with quote

Relatively nothing fancy, but she turned out an elegant sword with very comfortable handling characteristics.

specs as follows:

Overall length :-------------------- 43 1/4 inches
Blade length :---------------------- 32
Handle length :-------------------- 8 1/2
Blade width at cross :---------- 1 3/4
Blade thickness at cross :---- 0.180
Center of gravity :---------------- 2 7/8 inches from cross
Center of percussion :---------- 19 3/4
Weight :------------------------------ 3 lb

The handle is made of Bottlebrush tree wood, stained and treated to look a very realistic metallic rust color. All the bands and the medallion in the pommel are 23k gilded reticulated brass.

Your comments are appreciated.

Enjoy and thanks for looking.



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PostPosted: Thu 06 May, 2010 6:09 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

You hit the nail on the head with "elegant". Subtle and sweet. Classic example of what I see when I close my eyes and think of a sword.
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PostPosted: Thu 06 May, 2010 6:22 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

That is a beautiful piece. So nice in fact that it got me to make my way over to your site and, well, you have a possible purchase incoming Happy. Nice work.
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PostPosted: Thu 06 May, 2010 8:02 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

This one is really, really nice. Your definition of "nothing fancy" is definitely relative! Just stunning! I've admired your swords for some time now and I must say this is my favorite. Outstanding!

And by the way, your model ships are gorgeous too!
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PostPosted: Thu 06 May, 2010 10:05 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

your "regular" swords are anything but!
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PostPosted: Thu 06 May, 2010 11:54 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I like your use of reticulated metal. This is something I as well plan to do with contemporary swords. It adds great character and structure.

Nice work!
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PostPosted: Fri 07 May, 2010 9:11 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Tim Lison wrote:
This one is really, really nice. Your definition of "nothing fancy" is definitely relative! Just stunning! I've admired your swords for some time now and I must say this is my favorite. Outstanding!

And by the way, your model ships are gorgeous too!


This is my favorite as well- many times the beauty in historical pieces, to me, comes in the subtilties. Nice to see more peened construction too!!
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PostPosted: Fri 07 May, 2010 1:39 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I like it - it's simplistic, but just decorate enough to not come across as boring to me.

If you don't mind me asking, how did you achieve that texture on the brass details?

The sword is an ode to the strife of mankind.

"This doesn't look easy... but I bet it is!"
-Homer Simpson.
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PostPosted: Fri 07 May, 2010 7:52 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Your sword is anything but regular!
Very nice.
Might just be my point of view, but is there a gap between the bands and the handle or is that filled in with wood?

Regards,
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PostPosted: Sat 08 May, 2010 2:20 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thank you all, your good words are not only compliments, but are encouragements so needed for this hobby.

Hi Anders Backlund, to answer your question, the reticulated jewelry aka "samorodok" is a technique promoted by the famous Imperial Russian jeweler in the late XIX and early XX centuries. For info, just search the internet. If you would like to try your hand at this, here is a little something for you:

http://www.ganoksin.com/borisat/nenam/ajm-reticulation.htm

Begin with brass sheets, it's easier and just forget the gold and silver.

Christopher H wrote:

Might just be my point of view, but is there a gap between the bands and the handle or is that filled in with wood?

Regards,


Hi Christopher, the bands are made to fit the handle tightly without the use of any kind of filler. The reticulation wrinkles the metal throughout, including the edges. As the attached close up pictures show, the edges are not straight down on the body of the handle and depending on the angle of view, lighting, shadows etc... there may seem to be gaps or fillings, where in reality it's only that the band edge is meeting the handle body at different angles. I hope this clarifies your question.

Thanks again, all of you.

Gabriel.



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