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Owen Bush
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PostPosted: Sun 30 Oct, 2011 9:56 am    Post subject: welding a saxon seax for nat geo.         Reply with quote

here is a link to a nat geo clip on forging a patternwelded seax.
filmed this spring and narrated by Donald Southerland.........
The program should air soon. I am particularly proud of this blade , a lot of work went into it.
http://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/pla...sword.html

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PostPosted: Sun 30 Oct, 2011 10:05 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Congratulations, Owen! Both on yet another fabulous blade forged and on spreading the word on how blade were made through National Geography channel!
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PostPosted: Sun 30 Oct, 2011 10:52 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Fantastic video, Owen. Well done!
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PostPosted: Sun 30 Oct, 2011 12:43 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Congrats Owen!!! Great video and great blade.
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PostPosted: Tue 01 Nov, 2011 10:01 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Yea! Saw this on facebook a few days ago. Awesome job and well done. IMO you are making the best looking seax blades in the world right now and you deserved some TV time.
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PostPosted: Tue 01 Nov, 2011 5:05 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Excellent presentation Owen!
"The Dwarf sees farther than the Giant when he has the giant's shoulder to mount on" -Coleridge
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PostPosted: Tue 08 Nov, 2011 11:53 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Johan Gemvik wrote:
Excellent presentation Owen!


I second this.
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PostPosted: Wed 09 Nov, 2011 12:50 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thank you for your kind comments, the tv show aired in the USA on monday .
I have not seen it yet?
It was a rare opportunity to be shown as a "modern" sword smith.....

thanks Matthew , I have been embroiled in seax for a while now and I thope it is showing in the work.

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PostPosted: Wed 09 Nov, 2011 6:30 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Simply amazing Owen. Congratulations!

It astounds me though the amount of time and manpower needed back then to forge just one sword like this especially without all the modern tools.
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PostPosted: Wed 09 Nov, 2011 7:46 am    Post subject: Forging a seax         Reply with quote

Owen

I understand the programme will be aired in the U.K. on the 7th December.

best
Dave

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PostPosted: Wed 09 Nov, 2011 8:05 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

The program was spectacular and the seax you smithed was fantastic!
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PostPosted: Wed 09 Nov, 2011 10:01 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I loved watching the video Owen. That was really cool. Now the casual TV viewer can see how period weapons, at least seaxes, were put together.

Really great!
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PostPosted: Wed 09 Nov, 2011 9:14 pm    Post subject: Nat geo program.         Reply with quote

I watched the Nat Geo program on Monday and I must say I really enjoyed it and even learned something new. I have always believed that our Medieval ancestors were not just some unsophisticated brutes but were in fact intelligent and highly skilled craftsmen.

Owen,
The seax you created is a beautiful piece and worthy of the artifacts that it was patterned after.

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PostPosted: Wed 09 Nov, 2011 9:17 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thanks for posting; I enjoyed watching the clip and will have to watch the whole show. I especially liked seeing you press the two halves of the blade together prior to welding to make them match. Happy
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PostPosted: Thu 10 Nov, 2011 6:09 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Authoratitive and skillfull - very nicely delivered.

More to the point I can tell you that in real life the blades that came from these forgings are really something quite special. Fantastic work.

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