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G. Ghazarian
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PostPosted: Sun 11 Dec, 2011 12:52 pm    Post subject: Two Sisters         Reply with quote

Recently completed a set of my favorite swords, somewhat identical of type XIIIa and XIIIa with the following specs:

XIIIa
Overall length :------------------- 53 5/8 inches
Blade length :--------------------- 39
Blade width at cross :----------- 2 1/4
Blade thickness at cross :----- 0.260
Blade thickness 2 from tip :-- 0.120
Center of gravity :---------------- 4 1/4
Weight :----------------------------- 4 lb 14 oz

XIIIa
Overall length :------------------- 54 5/8
Blade length :--------------------- 39 3/4
Blade width at cross :----------- 2
Blade thickness at cross :----- 0.260
Blade thickness 2 from tip :-- 0.120
Center of gravity :---------------- 4 1/2
Weight :----------------------------- 4 lb 13 oz

Handles are Cocobolo.

Enjoy

Thanks for looking,

Gabriel



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PostPosted: Sun 11 Dec, 2011 1:34 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Those turned out beautifully. I love the cocobolo handles! What is the process/material behind the inlay in the pommels?

-Gregory
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PostPosted: Sun 11 Dec, 2011 1:35 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Very lovely swords. Love the handles in particular.
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PostPosted: Sun 11 Dec, 2011 2:28 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Those swords are really attractive. The proportions are beautiful.
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PostPosted: Sun 11 Dec, 2011 4:45 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

*Considers jokes about two sisters, but decides not...*

They're nice. Deceptively simple at a glance, but very fine pieces of work. "Subtle grace" I think is what I'm looking for.

"Tears are for the craven, prayers are for the clown.
Halters for the silly neck that cannot keep a crown.
As my loss is grievous, so my hope is small.
For Iron, Cold Iron, must be master of men all..."
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PostPosted: Sun 11 Dec, 2011 7:02 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Eek!

Wow. Those are amazing.
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PostPosted: Sun 11 Dec, 2011 10:25 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Your work always seems to have very clean and crisp lines and very harmonious proportions, well detailed but never overdone or overwhelmed by decoration.
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PostPosted: Mon 12 Dec, 2011 12:39 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Very nice, I love those grips.
One question though, how do they stand up against use with gauntlets? I'd be afraid I would damage the grip.
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PostPosted: Mon 12 Dec, 2011 5:24 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I thank you Guys very much for appreciating the quality of my work.

Answering questions of Gregory J. Liebau and Job Overbeek

- The inside of the pommels is reticulated brass, heavily oxidized to almost jet black color along with a 23k gold leaved reticulated brass cross.

- Even though cocobolo is a very hard wood, yet it still lacks the cushioning of leather cover over it. So how will it stand against use with gauntlets? - honestly, I have no idea and don't want to speculate. Maybe some of our forumites who have experience in the matter, will be kind enough to shed some light on this matter.

Gabriel

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PostPosted: Wed 14 Dec, 2011 2:39 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Those are very nice. The shape and proportion is excellent and I especially like the work on the pommels.

Gauntlets (I'm assuming steel gauntlets) would chew that wood up in nothing flat.

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PostPosted: Wed 14 Dec, 2011 8:20 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

What's the price indication on swords like this by the way?
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PostPosted: Thu 15 Dec, 2011 11:55 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Jean Thibodeau wrote:
Your work always seems to have very clean and crisp lines and very harmonious proportions, well detailed but never overdone or overwhelmed by decoration.


I tried to come up with a better compliment than this, but failed to do so.

So, Imma just gonna go with... "What he said!"

"Rhaegar fought nobly.
Rhaegar fought valiantly.
Rhaegar fought honorably.
And Rhaegar died."

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