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Gregory Alan Singer




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PostPosted: Tue 07 Jun, 2011 2:53 am    Post subject: migration era sword furniture         Reply with quote

working on some fittings for a migration era sword loosely based on the coombe sword from Kent.


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Gregory Alan Singer




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PostPosted: Tue 07 Jun, 2011 3:05 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

more pictures. the fittings are going on a tinker henwei bare blade viking sword


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Stephen Curtin




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PostPosted: Tue 07 Jun, 2011 3:48 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

WOW Gregory awesome work
Éirinn go Brách
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PostPosted: Tue 07 Jun, 2011 3:51 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Wow! I am REALLY looking forward to seeing how this turns out. Keep us updated.
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Johan Gemvik




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PostPosted: Tue 07 Jun, 2011 4:10 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Looks really good and with a clean and crisp finish. This has the potential to be a superb custom sword.

How is the ring loop attached to the plate, part of the main end piece or riveted separately? Did you make the other fitting parts also?
Tell us more about the materials you're using, some is obviously bronze, but is that ebony or black waterbuffalo horn as the middle plate or perhaps something entirely different?

Will you be producing and selling any or all of these parts? Wink

"The Dwarf sees farther than the Giant when he has the giant's shoulder to mount on" -Coleridge
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Gregory Alan Singer




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PostPosted: Tue 07 Jun, 2011 4:40 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Johan Gemvik wrote:
Looks really good and with a clean and crisp finish. This has the potential to be a superb custom sword.

How is the ring loop attached to the plate, part of the main end piece or riveted separately? Did you make the other fitting parts also?
Tell us more about the materials you're using, some is obviously bronze, but is that ebony or black waterbuffalo horn as the middle plate or perhaps something entirely different?

Will you be producing and selling any or all of these parts? Wink



thanks guys for the comments.

the organic in the fittings is buffalo horn.
the metal is nickel silver.
the ring loop and pommel were cast
the the thick tray part was rough cast and shaped the top bar is made of sheet.
the ring is made of brass rough cast and shaped
the ring loop will have rod soldered in a hole in the base then peened as a rivet through the guard.
the windows in the pommel will be enameled black a sort of faux cloisonne


this is a first time experiment for me so i was not looking to go in to business, just to see if i could make some thing that did not look like complete crap



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Tim Lison




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PostPosted: Tue 07 Jun, 2011 9:42 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Gregory Alan Singer wrote:
just to see if i could make some thing that did not look like complete crap


I think you have succeeded in that 100%. In fact, I would say you have something that is gorgeous! Well done...looking forward to pics of the finished sword.
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Paul Hansen




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PostPosted: Wed 15 Jun, 2011 10:49 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Looks quite good!

One question though: why nickel silver instead of real silver?
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Gregory Alan Singer




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PostPosted: Thu 16 Jun, 2011 1:11 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Paul Hansen wrote:
Looks quite good!

One question though: why nickel silver instead of real silver?



silver would have been easier to cast and work than the nickel so good question i will answer in two parts
1 Poverty
2 Mindy( my wife) thinks i have spent way too much on this project so adding a couple $100 in silver may have killed it before i got started. I tend to round down the costs she rounds up then triples it for good measure
the Wife " you already spent like $1000 why did you not just have that Patrick Barta fellow make it for you?"
Me ive spent like 200 bucks for the blade and raw materials.
The Wife" what about that sandpaper you bought?"
Me " WTF?! "
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Jean-Carle Hudon




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PostPosted: Thu 16 Jun, 2011 5:26 am    Post subject: silver?         Reply with quote

I have always wondered if silver coins, either old olympic stuff from 76 or the Canadian maple leafs (9999 fine silver) would work in a project like this.
How many coins would it take ? The maple leafs are one ounce pieces.

Bon coeur et bon bras
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Johan Gemvik




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PostPosted: Thu 16 Jun, 2011 7:54 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

That sandpaper cost, it always runs away from you. $2 easily becomes $5, and before you know it $7! Wink
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Paul Hansen




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PostPosted: Thu 16 Jun, 2011 9:50 am    Post subject: Re: silver?         Reply with quote

Gregory Alan Singer wrote:
1 Poverty
2 Mindy( my wife) thinks i have spent way too much on this project so adding a couple $100 in silver may have killed it before i got started.


http://www.kitco.com/market/
Silver is about $35 / Troy Oz, meaning $1.12 / gram. So how much does your pommel weigh?

Jean-Carle Hudon wrote:
I have always wondered if silver coins, either old olympic stuff from 76 or the Canadian maple leafs (9999 fine silver) would work in a project like this.
How many coins would it take ? The maple leafs are one ounce pieces.


Silver is silver, so why not? But you'll be destroying any potential collector's value, so selling the coins and buying raw silver (or wire or something) may prove more economical.

It seems that the value of a silver Maple Leaf is between $40-45.
http://www.goldeneaglecoin.com/buy_silver/sil...aple_leafs
So that means you lose about $5 for every coin you melt down. Or actually a bit less because it's hard to buy small quantities of metal at exactly market price.
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Shahril Dzulkifli




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PostPosted: Tue 25 Oct, 2011 9:47 am    Post subject: Migration Era Sword Furniture         Reply with quote

Gregory,
Is your sword finished by now? Please post for us its photos if it's finished.

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Daniel Wallace




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PostPosted: Tue 25 Oct, 2011 5:17 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

wow, i've always liked the ring hilted swords of the migration era, i haven't researched them much, but they have that unique feature that makes them stand out from the crowd of other swords.

can't wait to see the finished work Happy
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Josh Maxwell




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PostPosted: Tue 25 Oct, 2011 6:19 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I'm a student at SIUC for blacksmithing and jewelry, so I definitely feel your pain on buying silver. Have you looked into buying silver scrap? Buying scrap silver or buying nuggets reprocessed from wire and sheet can be even cheaper than buying silver casting grain.
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