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PostPosted: Sun 19 Jun, 2011 3:10 pm    Post subject: The Sword of Ida Rose         Reply with quote

The Sword of Ida Rose

This is a special sword....I made it for my niece, who was born in January. Its a little big for her at the moment but I trust she will grown into it. The blade is aluminum (and very, very dull!), the hilt is blued steel with a wire wrapped poplar grip. Her name is Ida Rose, so the pommel is etched with a Tudor rose with an I in the center. This should also prevent one of her parents from boosting it for themselves. Why does a baby need a sword you ask? Well, you are here on this forum so you probably know the answer to that already. Who wouldn't want to grow up with a sword made just for them mounted high on the wall ?

I'll let her parent decide what the appropriate age is for her to come into true ownership of this, but one day I hope she'll love it and learn to use it.

This sword obviously already has a home, so I just thought I would share.



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PostPosted: Sun 19 Jun, 2011 3:46 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Wow. It's nice to have uncles like yourself.

Well done.

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PostPosted: Sun 19 Jun, 2011 9:10 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

That's a stunning sword. I really like that wire-wrap on the grip. Beautiful.
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PostPosted: Mon 20 Jun, 2011 2:39 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

It is a beautifully made sword, I am sure she will cherish as she grows.
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PostPosted: Mon 20 Jun, 2011 6:20 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

That is a very nice sword! I would have given anything to have something like that when I was a kid! She is very lucky...
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PostPosted: Mon 20 Jun, 2011 8:06 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Beautiful work. I'm especially fond of the grip wrap.

I would have killed for a sword like that when I was a kid Laughing Out Loud

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Thanks everyone for your kind words!
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PostPosted: Thu 23 Jun, 2011 7:07 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

That's pure awesome.

Hm... I do have an infant nephew. Also, some aluminum lying around. Maybe I should work something up myself? Happy

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