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Ed T.




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PostPosted: Fri 21 May, 2010 5:29 am    Post subject: Rondel by Tod's Stuff         Reply with quote

Here are some photos of my new rondel dagger. It was created by Tod's Stuff of Oxford, England and styled to represent a late 14th century weapon. It's overall length is 17.5". The dark bits are horn. I'm very pleased with this piece and hope you enjoy seeing it.

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PostPosted: Fri 21 May, 2010 8:34 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

That has to be among the top 10 of anything I've seen from Tod. Stunning!
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PostPosted: Fri 21 May, 2010 8:36 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

That's really nice. Did he base that off any historical piece in particular?
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PostPosted: Fri 21 May, 2010 8:53 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

WoW! Really, really nice. I love the way the bottom rondel fits into the sheath. Color me green with envy!
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PostPosted: Fri 21 May, 2010 9:01 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Lovely! How does the grip feel?
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PostPosted: Fri 21 May, 2010 9:08 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Chad Arnow wrote:
That's really nice. Did he base that off any historical piece in particular?

For inspiration we started with the thick hilted dagger shown in the feature Spotlight: The Rondel Dagger



It's obviously not a replica but I wanted something that would the look and feel of an earlier rondel.

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PostPosted: Fri 21 May, 2010 9:16 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

That is sexy! I want one too!
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PostPosted: Fri 21 May, 2010 11:04 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

That's really handsome. I like it a lot!
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PostPosted: Fri 21 May, 2010 11:31 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

What kind of blade profile does it have, is it triangular or hollow ground? I can't quite tell from the photos. This is a really nice piece by Tod. I've liked all of his work before, but I really like this rondel dagger.
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PostPosted: Fri 21 May, 2010 2:33 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Witek Chmielewski wrote:
Lovely! How does the grip feel?

It's comfortable and fits my hand well. Beyond that I can't say.
Jon Wolfe wrote:
What kind of blade profile does it have, is it triangular or hollow ground? I can't quite tell from the photos. This is a really nice piece by Tod. I've liked all of his work before, but I really like this rondel dagger.

The blade has a flattened diamond profile, no hollow ground.
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PostPosted: Fri 21 May, 2010 9:06 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Ed nice looking Rondel. Todd does great work.

The grip: wood core, leather and brass studs?

What's the blade length and weight?

Thanks

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PostPosted: Fri 21 May, 2010 9:08 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Danny Grigg wrote:
The grip: wood core, leather and brass studs?


I'm guessing horn and copper.

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PostPosted: Fri 21 May, 2010 10:11 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

that is very cool! I love the inserts in the roundels
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PostPosted: Sat 22 May, 2010 1:25 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Wow, the dagger really looks fantastic.

Is it possible that the inspiration is displayed at the Deutsches Historisches Museum in Berlin? I´ve been there only last weekend, but the picture was taken some months ago.



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PostPosted: Sat 22 May, 2010 6:52 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Markus Nußbaumer wrote:
Wow, the dagger really looks fantastic.

Is it possible that the inspiration is displayed at the Deutsches Historisches Museum in Berlin? I´ve been there only last weekend, but the picture was taken some months ago.


That is the same dagger. A beautiful piece. Happy

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PostPosted: Mon 24 May, 2010 12:40 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thanks for posting that up Ed and thanks for the appreciation.

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WoW! Really, really nice. I love the way the bottom rondel fits into the sheath. Color me green with envy!


This was feature of many 14thC rondels and some early 15thC rondels and is a nice feature which I incorporate from time to time. It is not too tricky to do, it just takes quite a while and because of the leather moulding, takes a few days to complete.

Witek Chmielewski wrote
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Lovely! How does the grip feel?


These things are obviously personal, but I think most people would agree that it wouldn't slip in the hand easily!. The hand fits snugly between the rondels, the barrelling helps seat it in the hand and the studs and cross hatching certainly provide grip. This combined with the double discs and the heavy rondel blade mean this really does feel like a substantial piece.

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