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Petr Florianek
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PostPosted: Sun 01 Jul, 2012 1:40 pm    Post subject: Anglosaxon Broken Back Patternwelded seax         Reply with quote

Hello!
I made this huge seax recently.
the blade is welded from 3 rods, spine is Wrought, in the center there is 9 layer twisted rod, and edge is HC steel with residual sides from wrought (leftover rod)

the handle is antler, boxwood and silver, leather sheath, all carved or tooled in Trewhiddle style

OAL is 38 cm (15,5")

Its available for 470 Euro or 590 USD

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Jeremy V. Krause




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PostPosted: Sun 01 Jul, 2012 2:16 pm    Post subject: Re: Anglosaxon Broken Back Patternwelded seax         Reply with quote

Petr Florianek wrote:
Hello!
I made this huge seax recently.
the blade is welded from 3 rods, spine is Wrought, in the center there is 9 layer twisted rod, and edge is HC steel with residual sides from wrought (leftover rod)

the handle is antler, boxwood and silver, leather sheath, all carved or tooled in Trewhiddle style

OAL is 38 cm (15,5")

Its available for 470 Euro or 590 USD

More pictures here
https://picasaweb.google.com/110288629918988900999/Andswarian?authuser=0&feat=directlink


Very attractive seax.

When would you date this example.

I ask as I didn't know the classic broken-back shape was being used during the 8-10 th. c. when such a composite construction (using pattern-welding) would have been more likely.

How thick is the spine?

Again, a very nice piece
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Petr Florianek
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PostPosted: Sun 01 Jul, 2012 2:28 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Hello! around 900 from patternwelding and trewhiddle style, there are saxes of this type with inlayed trewhiddle decoration and also patternwelded ones

the spine is around 7 mm, i have to meassure it more closely when i am in shop
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Jeremy V. Krause




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PostPosted: Sun 01 Jul, 2012 2:35 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Petr Florianek wrote:
Hello! around 900 from patternwelding and trewhiddle style, there are saxes of this type with inlayed trewhiddle decoration and also patternwelded ones

the spine is around 7 mm, i have to meassure it more closely when i am in shop


That's great! Thank you! I love thick spine on these guys and HATE thin ones! Happy
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PostPosted: Sun 01 Jul, 2012 6:08 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Gorgeous work! I really like the style you work in Petr! It "feels" right! Great seax!
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Jerry Monaghan




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PostPosted: Mon 02 Jul, 2012 1:15 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

HI Petr
As usual an work of art if only i was not committed to an holiday in china later this year i would snap it up as an partner to my
New up coming commission so i will have to let this one go.

Regards

Jerry Monaghan
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Matthew Bunker




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PostPosted: Mon 02 Jul, 2012 1:54 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Beautiful work Petr.
Thankfully, it's just too late for my period of interest, otherwise I might be forced to lighten my wallet in your direction.

"If a Greek can do it, two Englishman certainly can !"
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David Huggins




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PostPosted: Mon 02 Jul, 2012 3:06 am    Post subject: Broken back seax.         Reply with quote

Ditto to all that Matt said there Petr,....looking forward to the bear spear Wink

best
Dave

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Petr Florianek
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PostPosted: Mon 02 Jul, 2012 12:19 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

thenks gentlemen for your kind words!
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PostPosted: Sat 21 Jul, 2012 7:14 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Hello everyone,

I ended up picking up this little guy and I just wanted to let folks know how pleased I am with this seax. It's a beautiful piece and at a great price for the work involved.

Petr was a great fellow to work with and all communication was prompt and the whole process was pleasant.

I will do a short write-up when I have the time.


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PostPosted: Sat 21 Jul, 2012 7:48 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

What a beautiful, functional-looking, perfect-lined piece. More please!
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