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Petr Florianek
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PostPosted: Thu 02 Feb, 2012 1:22 pm    Post subject: Tolkien inspired sword IRONBEARD         Reply with quote

I am huge fan of history and i admit i find many of the contemporary fantasy pieces dull.
But i belive that even in the past, some swords were made as artistic expressions, and so did my Ironbeard came to be
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PostPosted: Thu 02 Feb, 2012 2:06 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thatsa beauty... Exclamation
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Marik C.S.




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PostPosted: Thu 02 Feb, 2012 2:43 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I like the sword, looks great but I don't think the story behind the inspiration is particularly good. This sword doesn't say Arnor, it screams "Dwarves from the Iron Hill coming as reinforcements to the Lonely Mountain prior to the battle of the five armies."

Those broadswords mentioned in the Hobbit might just look like this. There was Thorins Map in the "Show us your creations" Thread a couple of days back, now this sword. 2012, the year of the Hobbit.
Also it's the 75th anniversary of the first publication of said novel, it all fits perfectly.

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Petr Florianek
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PostPosted: Thu 02 Feb, 2012 3:04 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

more is here
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PostPosted: Thu 02 Feb, 2012 3:30 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Exceptional Petr.
To be nobody but yourself in a world that's doing its best to make you somebody else, is to fight the hardest battle you are ever going to fight. Never stop fighting.
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Matthew Stagmer
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PostPosted: Thu 02 Feb, 2012 5:06 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Well done brother! Love it! Great idea and even better execution.
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PostPosted: Thu 02 Feb, 2012 5:09 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

The more I see of Petr's work, the more I like it! This sword is just COOL! Really exciting stuff you have done. I look forward to seeing more of your work... Wink
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PostPosted: Fri 03 Feb, 2012 2:06 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Nice backstory for the swords origin. Historically the Numenoreans were known to carry ekets which were short stabbing swords, as auxillary weapons so a refurbished dwarven blade that had been made for dwarven use would be of a scale to fill this role nicely.
I do not love the bright sword for its sharpness, but that which it protects. (Faramir, The Two Towers)
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Mackenzie Cosens




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PostPosted: Fri 03 Feb, 2012 11:16 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I don't usually like fantasy swords but more swords like Ironbeard could make me change my mind. Ironbeard is wonderful in the full sense of that word.
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PostPosted: Fri 03 Feb, 2012 11:48 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I really love this sword, Petr! I found it on your site a few days before you posted and had to stare down the details for ten minutes or so to appreciate it even in the photographs. Too bad I probably won't be lucky enough to see it in person. Your work is inspiring, and I also happen to be a huge Tolkien fan! Bravo.

-Gregory
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Petr Florianek
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PostPosted: Fri 03 Feb, 2012 12:36 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I would love to find some one interested in commissioning sword like that, i have couple of ideas already.
Thanks for your responses
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PostPosted: Sun 05 Feb, 2012 4:34 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Kaor, Petr! Great blade! It is simple in design and wonderfully embelished but not overdone and it just freaking works! Exactly the kind of sword a khazad warrior would carry if he were not using an axe or mattock. I wish I could afford for you to make any of my sword designs. Keep it up!
'...you know best the promptings of yor own heart. that i shall need your sword i have little doubt, but accept from john carter upon his sacred honor the assurance that he will never call upon you to draw this sword other than in the cause of truth, justice and righteousness.'
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