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Luka Borscak




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PostPosted: Tue 24 Aug, 2010 6:35 am    Post subject: A few photos of some of my swords...         Reply with quote

I took a few photos outside in grass and liked how some of them turned out so I thought I might post them here...

Custom type H viking hilt with horn grip on a H/T Viking blade:










Custom hilt on a Del Tin 2142 blade:








Del Tin 2130 with 2142 cross guard:










A group shot:


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Zach Luna




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PostPosted: Tue 24 Aug, 2010 11:55 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

That viking sword is a real beauty, Luka!
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J.D. Crawford




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PostPosted: Tue 24 Aug, 2010 12:45 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thanks for posting the pictures Luka, I like the way you personalize your swords. That warsword is inspired by the 12th century sword in Glasgow, right? I recall discussing this some time ago.
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Luke Zechman




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PostPosted: Tue 24 Aug, 2010 1:02 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Luka,
Very nice swords. I really like the viking sword hilt. What is the material from which the grip is made, it is beautiful.
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Luka Borscak




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PostPosted: Tue 24 Aug, 2010 3:03 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thanks for the compliments guys. The viking's grip is cow horn. The variation in color makes it really interesting.
Mr. Crawford, the 2142's hilt is inspired by the Glasgow warsword. I would love to own A&A version or full custom based on it, but this is all I can afford for now. Happy
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Harry J. Fletcher




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PostPosted: Tue 24 Aug, 2010 6:18 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Luka,
I especially the Del Tin 2130 with the 2142 cross and brazil nut pommel which are a very attractive combination in my opinion. I own a Reeve because I liked that very combination. The pommel also makes for a comfortable handling sword and long cross serves as a trap for other swords and looks especially nice. This swords beauty is in its functionality.

Your viking is a beautiful sword. Very nice work was involved in making the hilt.

The Long or war sword is a very graceful functional looking sword which as I said before is the attractive quality of a sword.

nice collection.

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Harry

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Stephen Wheatley




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PostPosted: Wed 25 Aug, 2010 10:01 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Very nice work Luka, I love the horn grip - lovely to work with. One day I'll get round to doing something similar, quite fancy a migration-age ring hilt, such a thing should be surprisingly easy to do with the trusty grinder!

Stephen

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Luka Borscak




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PostPosted: Fri 27 Aug, 2010 7:02 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Harry, thank you. I like swords to be simple and highly functional in shape and get my swords customized according to that.
Stephen, I would love to see you make a migration era sword, I really like the baskethilts you made recently.
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Maurizio D'Angelo




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PostPosted: Sun 29 Aug, 2010 12:02 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Hello Luke,
Viking sword is much liked me. Thanks for posting the photos.
I did not know that the horn cow could have those beautiful color variations. Eek!

Ciao
Maurizio
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P. Cha




PostPosted: Sun 29 Aug, 2010 1:39 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Wow the viking sword is very nice. You picked some pretty nice pieces there. What is the spacers between the horn pieces?
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Jean Thibodeau




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PostPosted: Sun 29 Aug, 2010 10:54 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Yes I also really like the bone handle: Really nice piece. Big Grin Cool
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JE Sarge
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PostPosted: Mon 30 Aug, 2010 12:14 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Luka,

That's a nice little collection there. I like them all, with the Viking being my favorite.

You should do a tutorial on how to do a grip like that. I'd be very interested in learning how to get one to look that good!

Happy

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Gottfried P. Doerler




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PostPosted: Mon 30 Aug, 2010 2:53 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

oh yes, they are beautiful.
i especially like the 2130 with 2142 cross-guard.

and i want to associate myself with my predecessor: tell us about your experiencies with changing between the pieces.
was it done by del tin himself, or is it quite easy, or are you professional ?
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Luka Borscak




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PostPosted: Mon 30 Aug, 2010 4:43 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

The spacers between horn on the viking are leather. Obviously I wasn't clear, I get these swords customized by the local cutler, I just tell him what exactly I want because I usually have a clear idea of what I want and than go to him. He either works with what already is on the sword or makes new parts like on 2142 warsword. So no credit except for the idea goes to me. The cutler's name is Alojz Krišto, I mentioned him in some other threads. I would like to give him free hands with something ones but he doesn't have much experience with medieval originals so I give him no real freedom when I want something historical...
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Zlatko Vlašic




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PostPosted: Tue 31 Aug, 2010 1:05 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Is Mr. Krišto a Croatian resident? Becuase that would be quite handy for me, when I decide to start upgrading my emergining sword collection with some custom work:)..

Does he do scabbards as well?

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Luka Borscak




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PostPosted: Tue 31 Aug, 2010 5:00 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Yes, he is, this is his page:
http://www.top-kristo.hr/

And these are his scabbards:


They are quite heavy and thick, one should tell that he wants his scabbard to be light and thin when ordering.
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Zlatko Vlašic




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PostPosted: Tue 31 Aug, 2010 6:30 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I am more interested in upgrading hilts with better quality leather - I suppose he can simply redo the existing scabbard I already have with the same type and color leather, and not do the whole thing from scratch?

Anyway, good to know I have this option - at the moment I plan on simply acquring several swords, and improving them with custom work is step number 2. Happy

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Stuart Thompson




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PostPosted: Tue 31 Aug, 2010 11:42 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

One word, WOW especially for the viking sword thats awesome Big Grin major kudo's
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Shahril Dzulkifli




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PostPosted: Tue 28 Sep, 2010 10:20 pm    Post subject: A few photos of some of my swords...         Reply with quote

I have a question, Luka -
Will you be testing all 3 of your swords?

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Luka Borscak




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PostPosted: Wed 29 Sep, 2010 2:58 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I cut with all of them regularly, also with other swords I didn't post a picture of here (H/T GSoW and a baskethilt with a Windlass blade).
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