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Petr Florianek
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PostPosted: Thu 15 Nov, 2012 5:48 am    Post subject: Saxon seax, Patternwelded blade, trewhiddle silver fittings         Reply with quote

Hello Gentlemen!
I just finished this seax
an interpretation of 9th century weapon, from England.
Some of those saxes were well known broken backs, but some have more round lines, like a hump.
the blade is welded from 5 bars

edge is HC steel, then there is old bar from 16 century, then one twisted and one straight 9 layers bars, and then wrought iron again

the handle is bog oak

the fittings are deeply engraved in trewhiddle style in silver

thanks for looking and comments



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PostPosted: Thu 15 Nov, 2012 8:29 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Gorgeous! How big is this seax? Is it available or was this a commission? Is the scabbard finished? What will the suspension be?
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Petr Florianek
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PostPosted: Thu 15 Nov, 2012 8:37 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Hello sir!
the piece is 44 cm overall
its neither commission, not for sale... :-O
i made it and before finishing it found a lord, to whom it spoke

Tanks for your interest
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PostPosted: Fri 16 Nov, 2012 5:48 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Here i attach the picture of the sword whose fittings served as inspiration to my sax

does any one of you know more about this sword?



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D. Bell




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PostPosted: Fri 16 Nov, 2012 4:30 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

The sword was found in Powys, Wales, and is dated to the 9th century. It is now in the British Museum, you can see their page for it here.

The seax looks great, I am really looking forward to mine.

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PostPosted: Sat 24 Nov, 2012 3:21 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Petr, you always make such beautiful pieces. One day I hope to be able to buy one from you!
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PostPosted: Fri 07 Dec, 2012 6:23 am    Post subject: Seax         Reply with quote

As always Petr, very nice indeed!

Not a huge fan of Broken backs, so this one ticks all the right boxes!

I can't wait to see Dieters new one.
All the best,

Bruce
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