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Ben Potter
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PostPosted: Tue 06 Sep, 2011 12:59 pm    Post subject: Dwarven Head Seax         Reply with quote



Just finished this commission.
Let me know what you think.

Ben Potter Bladesmith

It's not that I would trade my lot
For any other man's,
Nor that I will be ashamed
Of my work torn hands-

For I have chosen the path I tread
Knowing it would be steep,
And I will take the joys thereof
And the consequences reap.
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PostPosted: Tue 06 Sep, 2011 6:17 pm    Post subject: Dwarven Seax         Reply with quote

The carved head is very nicely done. To do such precise detail in a carving so small must take some serious skill!

Can I ask what the runes say? I got out my copy of Ruth S. Noel's The Languages of Tolkien's Middle-earth, but had no luck matching any but the 5th rune for certain. Curious to hear what the inscription on such a knife might say.
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PostPosted: Tue 06 Sep, 2011 7:00 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thanks for the kind words.

The runes are the family name of the owner. They are Turkish runes from the 8 th century BC, and are read Right to Left.

Ben Potter Bladesmith

It's not that I would trade my lot
For any other man's,
Nor that I will be ashamed
Of my work torn hands-

For I have chosen the path I tread
Knowing it would be steep,
And I will take the joys thereof
And the consequences reap.
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