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Karl Knisley




PostPosted: Fri 17 Dec, 2010 9:28 am    Post subject: Vladimir Cervenka 17th Century Walloon         Reply with quote

Hello
Vladimir Cervenka just sent me some pics,of my new Walloon.I should get the sword in the next couple weeks,barring Christmas shipping woes.But I had to share the pics:-)



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Christopher E.




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PostPosted: Fri 17 Dec, 2010 9:54 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

That looks stunning and the handle work is awesome...but I guess I just don't understand the blade profile of a Walloon. It seems very complicated to me. What is the rationale behind it?
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Bryce Felperin




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PostPosted: Fri 17 Dec, 2010 9:55 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

The guy is top quality for Turkish knots and wire wrap handles. I have a rapier dagger set of his and it handles really well also. Looks like a good fast sword you have there.
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PostPosted: Fri 17 Dec, 2010 10:38 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Very nice, Karl.

The backsword blade is unusual for this type. It looks very similar to the one on the Cervenka Swiss saber you acquired awhile back.



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Karl Knisley




PostPosted: Fri 17 Dec, 2010 10:48 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Hello
Yes,I liked the blade, on the saber, so much ,I had it done with this one too. The design reduses the wieght ,by quite a bit,without loseing any strength.

Thanks for looking
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PostPosted: Fri 17 Dec, 2010 11:40 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

That's a very nice sword, Karl. You'll be happy for Christmas ! I have a beautiful 16th century Germand sword made by Vladimir and it's quite right : Vladimir can make wonderful wire wrapped grips with Turkish knots. Your sword seems to have a better finish than the usual work from Cervenka. Concerning the guard,maybe is it due to the bluing, but the very complex blade seems flawless. A very nice design, indeed.

Cheers,

David
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PostPosted: Fri 17 Dec, 2010 11:56 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Nice looking sword..... love that blade!
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PostPosted: Fri 17 Dec, 2010 11:58 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I like the hilt. I like the blade. Together? Not so much. It's such a complete departure from history that it doesn't float my boat. Still, it's a testament to the maker's skill. That's for sure.
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Luka Borscak




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PostPosted: Sun 19 Dec, 2010 6:18 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

As soon as Croatia gets into EU I will have to order something nice from Vlad. This blade is really something.
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Andrea Scattolin




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PostPosted: Sun 19 Dec, 2010 9:33 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I have a customized pappheneimer dagger,and a spanish dagger,both 17th century style,waiting only some blades insciptions,that Vlad Cervenka,does very precisely.
This Haudegen Wallon,it showes once more,what are the possibility,that Vlad hs,to become,even more considered,in the higher end of the market.
I like the hilt,and i hope,that all guard is pierced,as i cannot see well on the thumb-ring side.
The blade is still the best part.I do prefer this blade,with the Swiss Sabre.
On the Haudegen,could have been nice,a double fullered blade,as for example,used on the Mortuary swords by Armour Class.
I am also sure,that this Haudegen of Vlad Cervenka,will,, in anycase be,a striking piece.
I personally, never been disappointed with Mr. Cervenka craftmanship.
Karl,you will be much envy.
Andrea Blush
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Roger Hooper




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PostPosted: Sun 19 Dec, 2010 11:36 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Andrea Scattolin wrote:
I like the hilt,and i hope,that all guard is pierced,as i cannot see well on the thumb-ring side.


If I understand you correctly, I don't think you will find any piercings on the top side of the thumb ring.

I wish the piercings on the outboard side-ring plate had bigger diameters and were spaced further apart. They are so small that they look like pinholes.

I still like it - Karl, when you get the sword, you muist tell us how sweetly it handles
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Karl Knisley




PostPosted: Thu 13 Jan, 2011 11:25 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Hello
I got my walloon in today,and I love it:-) It is wonderfully light and fast,and the grip is comfortable.All the things I like.
Here`s a pic of it with my Soveriegn,for perspective.



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PostPosted: Thu 13 Jan, 2011 9:07 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Beautiful,as always,these kind of products,by Vlad,my compliment,for the blade idea,i really like it,even if not interily historically correct,looks amazing.
I am waiting to et myself 2 long customize 17th cent. parrying daggers,and ,i had already asked Vlad Cervenka,for another Wallon version.
You own another great piece,and i have noticed,you are into same types of weapon that i like.
Sure you will love this piece,and i am happy when i see Vlad pieces,gettin better and better.
Andrea Cool
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Karl Knisley




PostPosted: Mon 17 Jan, 2011 3:31 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Hello
Here`s my other walloon,(a ArmArt basket and a Darkwoodarmory blade)with a new, Vladimir Cervenka ,handle.



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