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Johnathan L B




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PostPosted: Sun 01 May, 2011 8:32 am    Post subject: Post your Leaf-Blades here         Reply with quote

I don't have any but I am interested in seeing what some look like. The only leaf-blade I have ever seen was the Xiphos sword and that was on Deadliest Warrior.
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PostPosted: Sun 01 May, 2011 12:29 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Any preference between historical and fantastical? The Xiphos isn't the only historical leaf-blade out there; there are Celtic versions as well in bronze, I believe. Not sure about the rest.

Fantasy, well, there's plenty enough out there for everybody...
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PostPosted: Sun 01 May, 2011 2:20 pm    Post subject: hk         Reply with quote

Jeffrey Faulk wrote:
Any preference between historical and fantastical? The Xiphos isn't the only historical leaf-blade out there; there are Celtic versions as well in bronze, I believe. Not sure about the rest.

Fantasy, well, there's plenty enough out there for everybody...
just whichever swords you own that are leaf blades
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PostPosted: Sun 01 May, 2011 3:19 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Here is the ATrim AT2104 - a fantasy medieval gladius hispaniensis. They don't get much leafier than this one.


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PostPosted: Sun 01 May, 2011 4:15 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Here are some.

Pic 1: Kris Cutlery Celtic and Unkown maker (CAS Iberia? Rittersteel?) "Trojan" sword, which for obvious reasons I call "The sword of Pac-Man".
Pic 2: Top, Erik Stevenson Gladius Hispaniensis. Bottom, Valiant Armoury Actium Gladius.
Pic 3: Del Tin Mainz-pattern Gladius.
Pic 4: Iron Age Armoury Greek Xiphos.



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PostPosted: Sun 01 May, 2011 7:49 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I have this leaf-blade by Ritter Steel.


You can see the review that I did on it (as well as a ton of pictures) here: http://forum.sword-buyers-guide.com/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=2989

In short, I find the look of the sword to be very appealing but it is far too heavy for a sword of its size. It is both the shortest and heaviest sword that I own. I still love it anyway. =)

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PostPosted: Sun 01 May, 2011 8:59 pm    Post subject: afr         Reply with quote

nice pics guys. Do you know why they don't make longer leaf blades??
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PostPosted: Sun 01 May, 2011 9:41 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Someone might give a better answer or tell me that I'm wrong, but here's what I think.

The reason why all the longer leaf-blades are only fantasy pieces is because the extra mass that is moved towards the front of the blade to form the leaf shape. Too much mass towards the front of a sword makes the sword harder to wield than it rightly should be. Sure, more mass is more power, but agility is important too.

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PostPosted: Sun 01 May, 2011 10:35 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Some from the modern era. Several CS swords/cutlass there. The Ames 1831 Gladius of the French 1816 artillery and then the blade on the 1840/1841 Ames cutlass more like the French 1831 infantry gladius blade.

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PostPosted: Sun 01 May, 2011 10:46 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Johnathan L B wrote:
Do you know why they don't make longer leaf blades??

See Jeroen Zuiderwijk's comment...

http://www.myArmoury.com/talk/viewtopic.php?t=22935
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PostPosted: Mon 02 May, 2011 12:38 pm    Post subject: Re: afr         Reply with quote

David Wilson wrote:
Pic 4: Iron Age Armoury Greek Xiphos.


Good to see that one got a good home!

My leaf blade collection consists of the following bronze swords, all made by Neil Burridge and all in various stages of completion:

http://www.bronze-age-swords.com/British_and_European.htm







Johnathan L B wrote:
nice pics guys. Do you know why they don't make longer leaf blades??


The Mindelheim (the middle one) is 82.5cm and weighs 1000g, so that's almost the size of a medieval single-hander...
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PostPosted: Mon 02 May, 2011 5:12 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Eric Gregersen wrote:
I have this leaf-blade by Ritter Steel.


You can see the review that I did on it (as well as a ton of pictures) here: http://forum.sword-buyers-guide.com/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=2989

In short, I find the look of the sword to be very appealing but it is far too heavy for a sword of its size. It is both the shortest and heaviest sword that I own. I still love it anyway. =)


The sword of Pac-Man is actually pretty decent. It weighs in at about 2.5 lbs (heavier than it should be, but not bad), and balances out fairly well. Again, I'm not sure who made it. I know the current Rittersteel Trojan is quite a bit heavier; If mine was an older Rittersteel, then it's a nice one, or they've slipped lately....

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PostPosted: Tue 03 May, 2011 4:35 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I have this leafblade, made by Baltimore Knife and Sword Company. The design is one I drew up myself-- a fantasy piece intended to be right at home in Middle-earth Big Grin. The scabbard was done by the Valiant Armoury Custom Sword Shoppe.








I love it because it is mine, but it has its flaws--the hilt is much too large for the short blade (30 inch blade with a nine-inch grip Eek! ), which makes the mass distribution very neutral and robs the stroke of power. Still, it's a very fun piece.
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PostPosted: Tue 03 May, 2011 1:27 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Since we have veered into middle earth




I have two Jody Samson swords - this leaf blade rehilted for me by Christian Fletcher and a Seaward and I love them both........... tr
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PostPosted: Tue 03 May, 2011 2:44 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I don't own this sword, but I felt that this photo of the ATrim AT2103 should be included in this thread


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PostPosted: Tue 03 May, 2011 4:12 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

To Zach and Thom

Those are both really nice looking swords as well as the scabbards and belts for them.

Is that a Christian Fletcher cutlered sword Thom? Who is the blade by?

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PostPosted: Tue 03 May, 2011 6:28 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Here is my Jody Samson Farseer Leafblade. One of my favorite swords!
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PostPosted: Tue 03 May, 2011 6:36 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thom R. wrote:
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I have two Jody Samson swords - this leaf blade rehilted for me by Christian Fletcher and a Seaward and I love them both........... tr
now that sword is just plain badass xD
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PostPosted: Wed 04 May, 2011 8:01 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thanks.... Findlas is a Samson blade rehilted by CF. I loved the original hilt - I used it once upon a time in a photo for the CF contest years ago - but it got damaged by my own stupidity (long story that is too embarassing to retell) and with Jody's passing Sad it needed a new hilt.. I couldn't think of anyone better than Christian to do that blade right. He is a master at his art.

I also love the Burridge swords! I have one that Shane Allee helped me with

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PostPosted: Wed 04 May, 2011 5:18 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

My leaf blades.

Raven Armoury Gladius .... 18 3/4 inch blade.



Replica of a WWI Welsh Trench Sword from International Military Antiques .... 17 1/2 inch blade.



Boker Combat Smatchet .... 10 inch blade.

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