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Sonny Suttles
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PostPosted: Tue 08 Mar, 2011 2:39 pm    Post subject: Customized GSOW         Reply with quote

Here is a different version of the GSOW we customized. For this we re-did the Scabbard leather, added a rainflap and risers as well as the customer's requested art under the rainflap. Also etched a trifoil onto the pommel and etched runes onto both sides of the blade. Comments are welcome.

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Where does the trifoil symbol come from? It reminds me of the 3 armored legs from the Isle of Man coat of arms - http://www.ngw.nl/int/gbr/m/man.htm

As always, really good work on the scabbard, blade, and pommel.
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It was provided to me by the customer. He said it is a Nordic Property Mark of some kind.
I can check my notes from him if you like but I think that is it's meaning.

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PostPosted: Wed 09 Mar, 2011 6:22 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Seems a lot like The Isle of Mann Flag the Manx triskelion to me too. Variations on the Manx triskelion are still in use on the coats of arms belonging to the different branches of the ancient Norwegian noble family that ruled Mann until the 13th century.
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The triskelion (3 legs) is also the symbol for Brittany and is on the flag of Sicily - http://www.flickr.com/photos/best-of-sicily/3624230807/ -

Also known as a trinacria.

As 3 drinking horns, it is a symbol for Odin.

Triskelions - as 3 legs, 3 spirals, 3 whatever - go back a long ways. The first that we know about comes from Mykenaean Greece. Humans love things in threes, and the symbol has a multitude of meanings.
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Also a Star trek Episode. Wink Razz Laughing Out Loud

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Gamesters_of_Triskelion

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Furthermore, it was the symbol of the Greek city if Syracusae in Sicily (that remained afterwards) and the 27th SS Belgian Volunteers Division.
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Thanks for all the info guys. That symbol is certainly a conversation starter. It seems that no one has commented on anything but that symbol. Big Grin Big Grin Big Grin
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PostPosted: Thu 10 Mar, 2011 9:56 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Sonny Suttles wrote:
Thanks for all the info guys. That symbol is certainly a conversation starter. It seems that no one has commented on anything but that symbol. Big Grin Big Grin Big Grin


Well here's a comment not about the symbol . . . Big Grin

If I am reading the runes on the blade right (my Futharken is a bit rusty), it says, "Blut * Tod * Sieg." Am I reading that right? Do you have a translation (I assume that blut means blood in whichever language is used, but that's just a guess).

To me the combination of an older blade style (my understanding is that inscriptions on blades fell out of fashion during the 14th century) and scabbard body (the rain flap also seems to have gone out of style at the end of the 14th century) with a 15th century scabbard suspension makes it a bit more of a fantasy piece, but definitely a nice one. I sure wouldn't baulk at owning something like that (my wife and my bank account might, but that's another matter).

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PostPosted: Thu 10 Mar, 2011 11:38 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Love the triskelion ^^ International symbol, used by most cultures.

Runes:
Blut. Tod. Sieg. = Blood. Death. Victory.

A bit weird he used runes from before the Viking age. Those runes got fazed out in the 6th century (mostly)


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PostPosted: Thu 10 Mar, 2011 11:39 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Greyson Brown wrote:

To me the combination of an older blade style (my understanding is that inscriptions on blades fell out of fashion during the 14th century) and scabbard body (the rain flap also seems to have gone out of style at the end of the 14th century) with a 15th century scabbard suspension makes it a bit more of a fantasy piece, but definitely a nice one. I sure wouldn't baulk at owning something like that (my wife and my bank account might, but that's another matter).

-Greyson


I'm not sure plain non-inlayed inscriptions on blades were ever popular or even used period during the era in question, but I may be wrong. There are examples of inscriptions or punch designs on pommels and on guards but I haven't seen any on blades with no evidence of some inlay.

I would be interested if forumites have seen any examples of the Viking to High Medieval period (ending 1300 c.e.) with non-inlayed blade inscriptions. I would find this really enlightening
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In our Custom Sword Shoppe, we cater to what our customers want. Not every sword enthusiast is concerned with historical accuracy. We just do the work per their instructions. The purpose of displaying our work here is to show the members of myArmoury what we can do in the effort to acquire new commissions. Feel free to comment on whether or not the project is accurate or but please remember we are given a road map to follow.
Thanks for looking.

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That there came out really nice Exclamation
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PostPosted: Fri 11 Mar, 2011 5:32 pm    Post subject: customized sword         Reply with quote

For any warhammer fans out there, I believe I have seen that symbol (or one very like it) used by the Skaven, specifically the assassins of Clan Eshin. Just sayin....lol.
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PostPosted: Fri 11 Mar, 2011 6:09 pm    Post subject: custom sword         Reply with quote

Oh I forgot to mention, I think the sword came out terrific. You really are doing some great work Sonny.

Terry

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