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Nicholas Roberts





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PostPosted: Fri 27 Aug, 2010 4:24 pm    Post subject: Any custom wooden sword makers?         Reply with quote

I would like someone to make a wooden custom sword for me and I'm wondering if anyone knows anyone out there to do it. I'm not looking for a waster to practice with but a nice wooden wallhanger. I don't want anything too intricate but nothing too plain. Like I said I'm not planning on swinging this around but just hanging it on my wall. Thanks so much for anyones help!
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Artis Aboltins




PostPosted: Fri 27 Aug, 2010 11:53 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Well if you only need it for walhanger, any carpenter worth the title should be able to make one that would look allright.
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Jean Thibodeau




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PostPosted: Sat 28 Aug, 2010 12:40 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

If it's just for display then the wooden blade can be sculpted very close to the thickness and distal taper of a steel blade but it would be much too fragile to use in training.

A using wood waster has to have thick edged to be durable and made of very good quality wood.

The best wooden ones seem to be made by Purpleheart:
http://www.woodenswords.com/WMA/index.htm

Just bought two wooden longswords and two wooden greatswords from them through Kult of Athena and they are very well made and I have used the greatswords and the wood hardly shows any signs of impacts i.e. very high quality wood.

I don't know if they would accept to do a custom wooden sword but I'm sure the cost would be higher than a standard model.

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Greg Coffman




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PostPosted: Sat 28 Aug, 2010 7:20 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I think the best wasters are made by New Stirling Arms of which I have several: a longsword, one-hander, cut & thrust, greatsword (claymore), and spada da due mani.
http://www.newstirlingarms.com/shop/
The are balanced the best. They are very durable. They feature complex construction that allow the cross to be much thinner than Purple Heart or Hollow Earth. They look like a sword much more than Purple Heart. They produce a wide range of sword forms. And they have excellent customer service and great delivery times for their most common products.

Sorry but as long as we are talking about wasters I like to get my vote in and support them as much as I can.

But if the original poster is wanting a wooden sword that just looks closely like a sword, then I would recommend showing a picture of a sword to a local carpenter or two and getting quotes.

Also, Raven Studios does custom wasters.

For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.
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T Franks




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PostPosted: Sat 28 Aug, 2010 9:11 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Jean Thibodeau wrote:
The best wooden ones seem to be made by Purpleheart:
http://www.woodenswords.com/WMA/index.htm

Thanks for the link. I like that engraved award rudis set they have. That might make a neat lil' gift idea for someone. I'll have to keep that in mind.

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Martin Wallgren




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PostPosted: Sat 28 Aug, 2010 10:15 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Paul Bennett is a pretty skilled craftsman.

http://www.medievalartandwoodcraft.com/

Check him out!

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