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Owen Bush
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PostPosted: Mon 15 Apr, 2013 9:13 am    Post subject: Viking Sword         Reply with quote

This is probably my first post in a year or so.
I have been busy with the school of smithing and other projects. I will make sure there is not such a gap for my next post!!
Here is my latest sword.
The sword was commissioned in 09 but due to changed circumstances the client could not complete the purchase until now.

I enjoyed having the blade around for that time.

It is a substantial sword for a substantial client, a great big viking of a chap.

The blade is forged with a 4 bar intermittent twisted core of 15n20 and 1080, the edge wrap is 700 layers of same.
the Runes are etched into the blade or rather they are resisted and the blade etched around them.
I am not sure that I would have the balls to forge weld runes into a completed complex patternwelded blade even now. I will at some point go down that route I am sure.

The fittings are bronze and the guard is lost wax cast and the pommel is fabricated the original pommel I cast was too light (it will be appearing on a smaller sword soon...). the pommel is one piece . If I were to make the sword again I would go two piece.
The hilt fittings are loosly based on one of the swords in copenhagen museum.
The handle is wrapped leather.
I have tried to give the sword an aged look , it was commissioned as a piece to be a heirloom and the client wanted it to look like it already had some age .
.....thanks for looking.









close up of the tip of the blade showing all the layered goodness...

forging soul into steel .

www.owenbush.co.uk the home of bushfire forge school of smithing .
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Matthew Harrington




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PostPosted: Mon 15 Apr, 2013 10:52 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Wow Owen, that's absolutely stunning. Simple, yet intricate like a viking swords should be! Seriously one of the best I've ever seen.
~See you in Valhalla, brother.~
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Bryan W.





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PostPosted: Mon 15 Apr, 2013 7:02 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Looks good to me Owen!
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James M.




PostPosted: Mon 15 Apr, 2013 7:04 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

What a gorgeous piece of work!

The cuts on the pommel lobes are especially beautiful, whole design is lovely.
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Jerry Monaghan




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PostPosted: Tue 16 Apr, 2013 1:29 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Hi Owen.
I really like this sword great workmanship nice all over the fittings are really nice and suit the blade.
What are the stats on the piece.

Regards

Jerry Monaghan
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Peter Johnsson
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PostPosted: Tue 16 Apr, 2013 9:44 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Mmmmm!
:-)
I was curious about that one.
Glad to see it.
Nice use of bronze in the hilt.

A sword to make any viking proud!
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J. Hargis




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PostPosted: Wed 17 Apr, 2013 11:05 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Owen:
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... the pommel is one piece . If I were to make the sword again I would go two piece.

Indeed, the single piece is a bit of a turn-off for me, especially considering that it looks like you were trying to replicate a riveted two piece pommel. Otherwise attractive, but ...

J.

A poorly maintained weapon is likely to belong to an unsafe and careless fighter.
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