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Michael Pearce
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PostPosted: Tue 06 Nov, 2012 6:41 pm    Post subject: langseax and scabbard         Reply with quote





I never throw anything away... this was made from a Type X blade that had been sitting around the shop for years after I had messed up the fuller near the tip. The cool thing for me about this type of seax is that the relative lack of metal furniture leaves a lot of time for decorating the piece without sending the price through the roof.

The blade is 24-/4 inches long Marquenched 5160 spring steel heat-treated to about HRc52. OAL is 29-3/4 inches. The Hickory handle is bound in brass wire at the shoulder to prevent splitting. It is hand-carved with an elaborate interleaved dragon figure and finished with a hand-rubbed Carnuba wax finish. The top of the handle has a brass butt-plate secured with two iron nails and has a brass staple for a lanyard or Oath-Ring. The runic inscription on the blade reads (In swedish) "I am Hand-Chewer Tinker made me" (Jag Handen Tuggaren Tinker Gjorde Mig). The weight of the finished seax is 1lb. 2 oz.

The scabbard is made of very thick, stiff leather. It features a hand-rubbed carnuba wax finish and is incised with a decorative interleave pattern based on a 9th C. Seax scabbard. It is fitted with a simple baldric designed to sling the scabbard under the left arm, as is sometimes seen in period illustrations.

This isn't the prettiest or most highly finished piece that i have ever done- it is meant to be a working blade- but I would seriously keep this one if I could. Looking for $650 for this one. more details and photos at http://tinkerswords.com/forsale.html

Michael 'Tinker' Pearce
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J. Hargis




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PostPosted: Tue 06 Nov, 2012 8:36 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Goodness Tinker! ... a fine piece. Up to your usual high standards.

Jon

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Matthew Bunker




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PostPosted: Wed 07 Nov, 2012 1:14 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Oh nice, very nice. A good looking, functional weapon with a sheath to match.
If I still had kit for that period I would buy that without hesitation.

"If a Greek can do it, two Englishman certainly can !"
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Mike Arledge




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PostPosted: Wed 07 Nov, 2012 4:17 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Lovely, I emailed you about purchasing it!
Mike J Arledge

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Michael Pearce
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PostPosted: Wed 07 Nov, 2012 5:15 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

...and I emailed you back! Thanks and congratulations.
Michael 'Tinker' Pearce
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