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Michal Spilka
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PostPosted: Tue 26 Apr, 2011 10:40 am    Post subject: Sword-13th Century (replica from Royal Arm., Leeds)-for Sale         Reply with quote

Hi there,

during our visit in Royal Armouries in Leeds last year we got interested by this beautiful 13th Century sword, so here is our replica for sale:

http://www.nielo-sword.com/foto/sword-12-th-c...ies-leeds/

Length: 94 cm , weigh: 1,15 kg; Hand-forged (blade = spring steel), hardened at 52HRc. Double edged blade.
Hilt made from oak wood, coated with leather.

Original from RA Leeds:
http://www.nielo-sword.com/fotogalerie/news/

All the best,
Michal

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PostPosted: Sun 01 May, 2011 11:34 am    Post subject: photos from "making" process         Reply with quote

Enclosing photos from the process of making of the sword:

First the original piece that inspired us:


Blade forging:





Cross forging:








Final sword - balance point (13 cm from the crossguard)


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PostPosted: Sun 01 May, 2011 3:11 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Nice sword, but it doesn't really look 13th century... Is the original dated so?
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PostPosted: Sun 01 May, 2011 4:35 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Luka Borscak wrote:
Nice sword, but it doesn't really look 13th century... Is the original dated so?


I was thinking the same thing.
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Michal Spilka
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PostPosted: Mon 02 May, 2011 10:59 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Hello,

there wasnīt any tag with dates, so Iīm not sure about the exact date.
Itīs a problem for me sometimes to tell the period with these types of swords, because Iīm a blacksmith not a historian :-)
But it caught my eye, so I made it. Of course Iīll be happy if you could give me advice, if you know anything about it.

Thanks,
M.

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PostPosted: Mon 02 May, 2011 11:38 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

No problem man, you are a gifted smith obviously. I think most people would agree it's a first half of the 15th century...
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PostPosted: Mon 02 May, 2011 12:40 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Michal Spilka wrote:
there wasnīt any tag with dates, so Iīm not sure about the exact date.
Itīs a problem for me sometimes to tell the period with these types of swords, because Iīm a blacksmith not a historian :-)


That's a really good reply! Big Grin

Really nice sword as well!
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PostPosted: Wed 04 May, 2011 11:28 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thanks for your words, itīs always nice to hear someone likes your work.
And thanks for advice - nobody is perfect, I canīt hit the right era in every case I see the sword :-)

I try to make the best I can, practise make the master Happy This one I made simultaneously with the walloon sword. Our customers have never wanted these types of sword, until now. So Iīm glad for the opportunity to try something new, new techniques of black-smithing. Itīs a challenge!

Best,
Michal
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PostPosted: Thu 19 May, 2011 10:50 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Hi,

A great attempt at this sword, slightly let down by the leather grip though.
Anyways I love it when blacksmiths such as yourselves try and replicate museum pieces.

Good job!

William
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PostPosted: Sun 22 May, 2011 10:05 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Hi William,

grip is made from wood, coated with leather, it was made upon customerīs wish (so it suits him well in his hand).
Surely we could make some other grip - have you got any ideas for a better one? :-)

Cheers,
Michal

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