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Robert Muse




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PostPosted: Sun 02 Sep, 2012 2:35 pm    Post subject: Langseax arrived from Petr Florianek         Reply with quote

So it came yesterday. Petr’s new creation. There have been photos posted showing the construction, but one thing that is missing, is the sheer size of it. You can read the stats, but until you have it in your hand, that just doesn’t soak in. I photographed it beside an Albion for reference. There are many photos posted by Petr on the forum, so I didn't take many.

It is a very lively, responsive langseax, balancing about 4.5 inches in front of the handle.

Petr did an outstanding job on this one. Except for telling him that I favored broken back style, that would have some English influence, everything came from his mind. I’ve only known of his work for a year or two but I would rank this work as one of the best, the equal of my long time favorite smiths.

It has style, but is not ostentatious. I could see this being some šegn’s pride and joy.

Now, If I just had one of the more unique Anglo Saxon spearheads…

Robert



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PostPosted: Sun 02 Sep, 2012 3:50 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Wow! Very nice... It does look much bigger with something next to it for scale.
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Kai Lawson




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PostPosted: Sun 02 Sep, 2012 6:22 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

That seax is wonderful--you are very fortunate Big Grin
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PostPosted: Sun 02 Sep, 2012 6:22 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Good one Robert! I must add something from Petr to my collection...but what? Congratulations on a fine seax!
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Jeremy A. Hart




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PostPosted: Sun 02 Sep, 2012 7:05 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Petr does amazing, amazing work. Good choices on your end. You're right, it has a definite style, but nowhere near as gawdy as some blades are done now.
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PostPosted: Sun 02 Sep, 2012 11:58 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Very nice. I think it is exceptional work.
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Paul Hansen




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PostPosted: Sat 15 Sep, 2012 12:48 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Very, very nice work indeed...

Who made the sword?
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Robert Muse




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PostPosted: Sat 15 Sep, 2012 4:12 pm    Post subject: Langseax         Reply with quote

Hello,

Petr florianek did all the work on this piece. His work is outstanding in the "realistic" relm
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David Huggins




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PostPosted: Sat 15 Sep, 2012 11:42 pm    Post subject: seax         Reply with quote

Hi Robert

Just to say congratulations on your new seax. Indeed Petr's work captures a certain flavour not always seen which I believe is helped by his obvious affinty with the period and a retrained application of the art styles of those cultures which is just spot on, without distracting from his blade work.

best
Dave

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PostPosted: Sun 16 Sep, 2012 9:19 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Paul Hansen wrote:

Who made the sword?


The sword appears to be an old Albion Armorers Kragehul Bog migration period sword. Unfortunately one they no longer make Sad

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Robert Muse




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PostPosted: Sun 16 Sep, 2012 9:27 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Oh, I'm sorry Paul, Matt is correct, it is an Albion.. I just misunderstood and thought you were speaking about the langseax.

Robert
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Petr Florianek
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PostPosted: Sun 16 Sep, 2012 12:03 pm    Post subject: Re: Langseax arrived from Petr Florianek         Reply with quote

Robert Muse wrote:


Now, If I just had one of the more unique Anglo Saxon spearheads…



working on it :-) ....
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Paul Hansen




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PostPosted: Sun 16 Sep, 2012 2:15 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Robert Muse wrote:
Oh, I'm sorry Paul, Matt is correct, it is an Albion.. I just misunderstood and thought you were speaking about the langseax.


No problem, I wasn't being very specific. Although with a thread title like "Langseax arrived from Petr Florianek" it should be clear who made what. Wink

Whether a sax is a sword or not is a long philosophical discussion better saved for a long night with lots of beer. Big Grin
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PostPosted: Sun 16 Sep, 2012 2:38 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Paul Hansen wrote:

Whether a sax is a sword or not is a long philosophical discussion better saved for a long night with lots of beer. Big Grin

Absolutely!! Big Grin

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Petr Florianek
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PostPosted: Sun 16 Sep, 2012 3:06 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

seax is sword for knifemakers and knife for swordmakers :-)
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