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Risto Rautiainen




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PostPosted: Wed 08 Dec, 2004 11:20 am    Post subject: More info of swords in JTs site         Reply with quote

JT has put some additional information about the swords on his site http://www.kp-art.fi/jt/index_eng.html including lengths, weights and point of balance information. Looking good...

(Edited to change the link to the english version of the site.)
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PostPosted: Wed 08 Dec, 2004 11:55 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Nice looking swords Big Grin . Am I reading the prices correctly? Eek! Maybe I'm just unfamilliar with custom work and it's price range. Beautiful work though.
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PostPosted: Wed 08 Dec, 2004 12:05 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I particularly like this one.



And this one.



And lastly........


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PostPosted: Wed 08 Dec, 2004 12:09 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Patrick Kelly wrote:
I particularly like this one.




I'm kinda partial to this one, actually...



Kinda like A&A's 15th C. 2-hander and MRL's "Ravenna" sword. But sleeker, darker, and slinkier, I think Cool

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PostPosted: Wed 08 Dec, 2004 10:09 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I really like that scramsax on top

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PostPosted: Wed 08 Dec, 2004 11:27 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Jeremiah Swanger wrote:

Kinda like A&A's 15th C. 2-hander and MRL's "Ravenna" sword. But sleeker, darker, and slinkier, I think Cool


I like that description of it! Cool
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PostPosted: Thu 09 Dec, 2004 4:33 am    Post subject: JT...!         Reply with quote

Ok this is what I like...
but this "An early iron-age "Akinakes" iron sword" is it european?? I have never heard of - or seen it before....
and is there someone who knows the (exact) price of these swords allready?[/i][/b]



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Risto Rautiainen




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PostPosted: Thu 09 Dec, 2004 6:14 am    Post subject: Re: JT...!         Reply with quote

Folkert van Wijk wrote:
Ok this is what I like...
but this "An early iron-age "Akinakes" iron sword" is it european?? I have never heard of - or seen it before....
and is there someone who knows the (exact) price of these swords allready?[/i][/b]


There have been found two "Aikinakes" swords, which are curved like that. They are both found from lappland, Finland and dated to about 300 BC. They are supposed to have been brought to Finland from the east. I'll see if I can find photos of the originals. These swords are custom orders and the prices are there just to give you an idea of the price range of that sort of sword. Hence the high price. If you order from JT, I believe you can specify pretty accurately what kind of sword you want. As what comes to the reputation of those swords, I heard that someone sold his car, just to get a special sword from JT Big Grin
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PostPosted: Thu 09 Dec, 2004 8:47 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Bill Grandy wrote:
Jeremiah Swanger wrote:

Kinda like A&A's 15th C. 2-hander and MRL's "Ravenna" sword. But sleeker, darker, and slinkier, I think Cool


I like that description of it! Cool


I was thinking of another description that involved the phrase "black vinyl catsuit" but decided it was too over-the-top. Wink

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Rhaegar fought honorably.
And Rhaegar died."

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PostPosted: Thu 09 Dec, 2004 11:25 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I find this Medieval Hanger appealing -


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Risto Rautiainen




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PostPosted: Thu 17 Mar, 2005 9:33 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Sorry to bring this old topic back but I found a pic of those two 300 BC "Akinakes" swords/knives found from Finland.

http://www.helsinki.fi/arkeologia/miekatwww/m...t/8.16.jpg
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PostPosted: Thu 17 Mar, 2005 10:24 am    Post subject: Re: JT...!         Reply with quote

Risto Rautiainen wrote:
I heard that someone sold his car, just to get a special sword from JT Big Grin


I'd rather have a good sword than a crappy car. Or did he sell his Porsche? Must have been a really special sword then?
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PostPosted: Thu 17 Mar, 2005 10:43 am    Post subject: Re: JT...!         Reply with quote

Kenneth Enroth wrote:
I'd rather have a good sword than a crappy car. Or did he sell his Porsche? Must have been a really special sword then?

I don't know.

Just remember my old saying:

"You can always sleep in your car, but you can't drive your house."

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PostPosted: Thu 17 Mar, 2005 8:15 pm    Post subject: Re: JT...!         Reply with quote

Nathan Robinson wrote:

Just remember my old saying:

"You can always sleep in your car, but you can't drive your house."


Nathan, I like that philosophy (having slept in my truck many a night!), but it's most amusing to hear it from you! Big Grin

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David Kite




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PostPosted: Mon 21 Mar, 2005 4:06 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Those swords do look really awesome! Does anyone know of the quality though? How do they handle? Are they durable (for test-cutting and stuff)? There didn't seem to be a lot of info on the site that I could find. Really neat looking stuff, though.

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Risto Rautiainen




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PostPosted: Mon 21 Mar, 2005 10:12 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Mr. Windsor, who teaches at The School of European Swordmanship, Helsinki (http://www.swordschool.com) has recommended them in his book "The Swordman's Companion" along the lines: "The best swords money can buy". I've seen some of them "live" and they sure are SWEET. Mr. Pälikkö understands the physics and is capable of making the sword handle like you want it to handle. (Of course in the limits of physical laws). Big Grin
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PostPosted: Thu 28 Jun, 2007 6:46 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Ready to drool a little more?

There's some new stuff and new hires photos of old stuff on JT's page. That Z-type viking with a blackened hilt is just astounding.

http://www.kp-art.fi/jt/index_eng.html

There's new stuff in almost all categories.
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PostPosted: Sun 01 Jul, 2007 5:25 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Eek! Thanks Risto!
Love that merovingian period sword (drool)
reminds me of an sword in my local museum who have a "wingnut" pommel, sorry no pic's of that one!

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Risto Rautiainen




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PostPosted: Fri 06 Jul, 2007 11:04 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Just came from Helsinki and my my. I went to JT's gallery and got to handle some of that stuff. My my. Sweet. Some of those swords were quite old but they all felt quite nice. I especially liked the new Cavalry spatha, the pompeii gladius and the medieval longsword with a wheel pommel. If you're ever to Helsinki just stop by his store and ask for the sales person to show the swords which are in an old cellar. If you ask nicely you can even handle them, although there's not a lot of space because of the low ceiling. Of course if you're coming from a long way it might be worth while to ask if JT can come and show the stuff personally. And only one kilometer and there's the Finnish National museum with nice swords and... Big Grin
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