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Robert Muse




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PostPosted: Fri 14 Sep, 2012 12:00 pm    Post subject: Her Name is Elding         Reply with quote

Created by J. Arthur Loose. A bit away from my usual Anglo Saxon blades, but I have always liked Norwegian sword hilted langseax, having one by Michael and one from Ollin Blades.

He was inspired by a trip to the museum in Oslo, I believe. Heavy silver covered, not plated fittings with all inlay being Niello.

She is more an exercise in art. Also posted under "Show Us Your Seax"

Robert



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R. Kolick





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PostPosted: Fri 14 Sep, 2012 7:32 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

wow Eek! that is a nice blade did the crosses come on the original
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Robert Muse




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PostPosted: Fri 14 Sep, 2012 9:02 pm    Post subject: Seax         Reply with quote

Hi, it was based on this hilt. Slightly different classification.

Robert
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Jean Thibodeau




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PostPosted: Sat 15 Sep, 2012 12:33 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Robert: That is incredibly gorgeous and a nice contrast of the hilt furniture with the blade"s pattern welding: A sword fit for a King or a " Norse God ". Big Grin Cool
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Daniel Wallace




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PostPosted: Sat 15 Sep, 2012 3:40 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

ever since i seen the presentation of "Niello" i have such an appreciation for the material.

wow what a piece.
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J.Arthur Loose
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PostPosted: Mon 17 Sep, 2012 9:59 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thanks for sharing, Robert!

Indeed the crosses & knots, in niello, are seen on a double-edged Viking-Age sword hilt from Schleswig, Germany. I did find one example of a similar three lobed pommel on a single-edged blade, though it looks like a later addition, and I did find a couple Norwegian styled langsaxes in the relatively shorter dimensions of this blade. It is safe to say, however, that I am artistically inspired by a romantic breadth of historical sources, and I'm not afraid to make objects that should have been. Wink

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Peter Messent




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PostPosted: Mon 17 Sep, 2012 8:27 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

That is beautifully unique! I am developing a real appreciation for this style of langseax, and it's very interesting to see one with such a romantic look to it - particularly given that it's based on a historical example. I've never seen one like it! Any more pictures of the inspiration by chance?
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Robert Muse




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PostPosted: Mon 17 Sep, 2012 9:30 pm    Post subject: Langseax         Reply with quote

Thanks everyone for the kind words.

Peter, best I've got is: http://forums.dfoggknives.com/index.php?showtopic=8534

Be sure to go all the way down.

Robert
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