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Petr Florianek
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PostPosted: Fri 19 Oct, 2012 1:02 am    Post subject: Vendel period sax         Reply with quote

Hello! i am just finishing a piece hugely inspired by a Bjars sax and pieces from Valsgarde.


the blade is welded wrought iron and HC steel, the handle is boxwood and brass, raised brass ferrules, carved in Salin II style. OAL is 465 mm

the scabbard is ash, with brass furniture, a lot of rivets there

your commenst are welcomed



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Mick Jarvis




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PostPosted: Fri 19 Oct, 2012 1:36 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

wow!

Surprised
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Craig Peters




PostPosted: Fri 19 Oct, 2012 2:10 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Petr,

I know nothing about Vendel era saxes, but I can appreciate fine craftsmanship when I see it!
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PostPosted: Fri 19 Oct, 2012 5:20 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Holy stabbing northmen, Batman! That is fantastic work you have done there! Especially the wood work.
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PostPosted: Fri 19 Oct, 2012 6:56 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Great looking Seax Petr.

Is that tar you are using to fill the recess of your carving?

Cheers,

J
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PostPosted: Fri 19 Oct, 2012 10:24 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

WOW! More great work Petr! I like your work more with each piece. Keep the good stuff coming!
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PostPosted: Fri 19 Oct, 2012 10:59 am    Post subject: Seax         Reply with quote

I second everyone else. Petr, a bit outside of my era of collecting, but it is stunning to say the least. I would be very proud of it and I envy the new owner. This just repeats what I have said before, but your attention to period detail plus wood and leather work just put it over the top. Too bad I found you so late in my collecting period.

Robert


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PostPosted: Fri 19 Oct, 2012 12:39 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

That is absolutely stunning! Is it just an illusion of the photo, or is there a slight downward drop to the blade?
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PostPosted: Fri 19 Oct, 2012 1:43 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

EXTRAordindary Petr

Fabulous.

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PostPosted: Fri 19 Oct, 2012 5:32 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

That looks great! Every time I see more of your work waiting for my seax gets a little harder.
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PostPosted: Fri 19 Oct, 2012 7:00 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Wonderfull work Petr!
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Carl W.




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PostPosted: Sat 20 Oct, 2012 8:56 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Your carving has always been good but this is spectacular. Metalwork also. I like the organic touches, think ancient stuff should not look too perfect. Well done. Thanks for sharing it.
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PostPosted: Mon 29 Apr, 2013 5:07 am    Post subject: Bjars seax         Reply with quote

Well done Petr,
I can't believe I hadn't seen this post.
Am I correct in saying the scabbard is Bjars27? I know there is another very similar one to Bjars 27.
I am not at home so I can't check, I recognise the scabbard from 'Waffen und Graber'
Very nice work indeed. I did a similar scabbard for Deiter, some time ago.

Love the hilt work too.

The whole thing is very nicely executed.
Bruce
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PostPosted: Mon 29 Apr, 2013 6:24 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Excellent work Petr.
An inspiring piece.

Paul
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Petr Florianek
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PostPosted: Mon 29 Apr, 2013 1:54 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

thanks gentlemen!
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PostPosted: Tue 30 Apr, 2013 12:48 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I like the graceful, flowing lines of that blade profile. It has a "sleekness" that I'm not accustomed to seeing in a Seax!

The detail work in the pattern welding and the carving are nothing less than what I've come to expect from your work!

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And Rhaegar died."

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