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Robert Muse




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PostPosted: Tue 22 Mar, 2011 2:20 pm    Post subject: Mystery seax         Reply with quote

Hi,
This was my first better quality seax purchased some time back. I don't have aclue to who the make was. There is a mark like a M and P together. It is pattern welded.

I like to have a name to go with my items. Does anyone have any idea?

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Robert



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PostPosted: Tue 22 Mar, 2011 3:00 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Is this an early Michael Pikula?
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A. Heidalen Skog




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PostPosted: Tue 22 Mar, 2011 3:37 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Could also be a bind rune with Ehwaz and Wunjo. Hmm.
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Robert Muse




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PostPosted: Tue 22 Mar, 2011 4:06 pm    Post subject: Seax         Reply with quote

Hi,

I don't think Michael made it. I have several of his items and the older items were marked as volund forge.

But surely the smith must have made more than one knife? I purchased it from someone, I no longer remember who, here in the US.

Looks like it is still a mystery!!!

Robert
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Michael Pikula
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PostPosted: Tue 22 Mar, 2011 5:19 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Just confirming that the seax is not my work.

The MP mark I have used on drawings is similar, not no cigar.
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Robert Muse




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PostPosted: Sun 29 May, 2011 8:05 pm    Post subject: Seax         Reply with quote

Hi, Just a bump to the top. I still would very much like to know who made this seax.
Thanks
Robert
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M. Livermore





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PostPosted: Mon 30 May, 2011 11:05 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Could it be Matthew Parkinson? I believe he and a couple other smiths work out of a shop in CT called Falling Hammer Productions. The work on the guard reminds me of some of his pieces.
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PostPosted: Mon 30 May, 2011 5:03 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Perhaps we are thinking too inside the box.It is my vote that those characters may not be an "m" and a "p" at all..To me,those look very much like Dwarven /Tolkien/Nordic RUNES,not English letters.For example,in Tolkien's Moon Rune alphabet,those marks translate as an "E" and a "W".I am not sure as to exactly what variety of runes they are,however.Several custom makers do use runes though,especially on Norse style blades,most notably the Mad Dwarf Workshop.Just a thought...
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Michael Pikula
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PostPosted: Sun 30 Oct, 2011 4:47 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

M. Livermore wrote:
Could it be Matthew Parkinson? I believe he and a couple other smiths work out of a shop in CT called Falling Hammer Productions. The work on the guard reminds me of some of his pieces.


This seax is a Matthew Parkinson piece. I saw some of his work at Ashokan, and the makers mark rang a bell and I finally got around to matching it up to this thread. You can drop him a line if you would like to confirm but I'm 99% sure.
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Robert Muse




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PostPosted: Fri 04 Nov, 2011 10:14 pm    Post subject: Mystery seax         Reply with quote

Hello Michael,

Many thanks. I went to his website and saw the exact markings on a sword he created. I sent him a PM, but it was just a formality. Good eye, and thanks again for your help and every one else who kicked it around.

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Robert
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