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G. Ghazarian
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PostPosted: Wed 17 Nov, 2010 5:20 pm    Post subject: Creation inspired by 15-16th Century Swords         Reply with quote

Here is one of my latest creations inspired by various great swords of the late 15-th and early 16-th centuries.

Overall length :------------------- 52 1/8 inches
Blade length :--------------------- 37 1/2
Handle length :------------------- 11
Blade width at cross :----------- 2.160
Blade thickness at cross :----- 0.260
Center of gravity :---------------- 2 1/2 from cross
Center of percussion :---------- about 24" from cross
Weight :----------------------------- 4lb 15.5 oz

The handle is Amboyna burl with Ebony side pieces and Nickel Silver bands.

Your questions and comments are welcome.

Enjoy.

Gabriel



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PostPosted: Wed 17 Nov, 2010 5:56 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

It's a beautiful sword. I like the variations on the type T pommel and type 11 guard. At 1/2 oz. under 5 lbs. it seems kind of heavy, even for a big sword. How does it handle?
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PostPosted: Wed 17 Nov, 2010 9:38 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Whoa. It's so crips and clean, it almost looks like CGI rendering. Especially that first picture.
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PostPosted: Thu 18 Nov, 2010 4:49 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thank you gentlemen for your comments. I appreciate it.

Despite the weight, this sword with a rigid blade has an excellent point control and handles beautifully.

The blade tapers distally from 0.260" at the cross to 0.150" at 3 inches from the tip. I believe this is adequate for a Cut and Thrust type sword. Of course It could be ground further and made lighter, but at the cost of compromising rigidity and turning it into a whip, something that I would not let happen.

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PostPosted: Thu 18 Nov, 2010 5:10 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

G. Ghazarian wrote:
Thank you gentlemen for your comments. I appreciate it.

Despite the weight, this sword with a rigid blade has an excellent point control and handles beautifully.

The blade tapers distally from 0.260" at the cross to 0.150" at 3 inches from the tip. I believe this is adequate for a Cut and Thrust type sword. Of course It could be ground further and made lighter, but at the cost of compromising rigidity and turning it into a whip, something that I would not let happen.


Very interesting about the distal taper: Although some if not most of medieval sword ( Well depending on type this will be more or less thin ) seem to distal taper to what seems to me alarmingly thin blades I sort of like when they maintain some thickness near the point.

Naturally one must still distal taper them enough to achieve a desire handling quality I sort of like when it isn't overdone.

Oh, very nice sword and your swords do have a very specific aesthetics where they are almost too perfect if one wanted them to match the historical swords that had " flaws ", but as modern reinterpretations and as art they are awesome and very beautiful.

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PostPosted: Thu 18 Nov, 2010 8:24 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

As always, you have turned out a beautiful sword. The grip is simply marvelous!
I know it isn't your favored era but I would love to see what you could do with a migration era sword with sandwiched hilt components or even a ring hilt. Sorry for the flight of fancy but I think you could really do one justice.
Anyway, this sword is brilliant!
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PostPosted: Sun 21 Nov, 2010 3:45 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I do appreciate your good words for the quality of my work. I thank you both et merci bien Jean.

Tim, your suggestion is duly noted. Single handed in general, migration and specially viking swords are getting to be more and more interesting. I may try my hand at these as enough information becomes available.

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