Info Favorites Register Log in
myArmoury.com Discussion Forums

Forum index Memberlist Usergroups Spotlight Topics Search
Forum Index > Historical Arms Talk > Tod's Stuff Dragon Warhammer Reply to topic
This is a standard topic  
Author Message
Chad Arnow
myArmoury Team


myArmoury Team

Location: Cincinnati, OH
Joined: 18 Aug 2003
Likes: 21 pages
Reading list: 231 books

Spotlight topics: 15
Posts: 9,137

PostPosted: Mon 12 Aug, 2013 11:37 am    Post subject: Tod's Stuff Dragon Warhammer         Reply with quote

Oh yeah. Happy

Today, the delivery man dropped off a hammer-shaped package containing one of Tod's dragon warhammers. The original is thought to have belonged to a lord of Padua, though it may have been purchased in northern Europe. Dated to the late 14th century, the original is made of both bronze and steel (which Tod has replicated).

I'm pretty happy. I've wanted a hammer like this for a long time.

Edited to add color-corrected photos.








 Attachment: 52.53 KB
hammer3.jpg


 Attachment: 46.49 KB
hammer2.jpg


 Attachment: 35.45 KB
hammer1.jpg


Happy

ChadA

http://chadarnow.com/


Last edited by Chad Arnow on Tue 13 Aug, 2013 8:13 pm; edited 1 time in total
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Patrick Kelly




Location: Wichita, Kansas
Joined: 17 Aug 2003
Reading list: 42 books

Spotlight topics: 2
Posts: 5,686

PostPosted: Mon 12 Aug, 2013 11:41 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Excellent acquisition Chad. I love the combination of bronze and steel, it adds a lot to the piece.
"In valor there is hope.".................. Tacitus
View user's profile Send private message
Joel Chesser




Location: Oklahoma
Joined: 23 Oct 2003

Posts: 714

PostPosted: Mon 12 Aug, 2013 11:50 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Congrats Chad! that is a very fine piece. I have been eying that original for some time. I am very jealous. Again, congrats! Big Grin
..." The person who dosen't have a sword should sell his coat and buy one."

- Luke 22:36
View user's profile Send private message
William Swiger




Location: Reston, VA
Joined: 23 Feb 2011
Likes: 50 pages
Reading list: 9 books

Posts: 443

PostPosted: Mon 12 Aug, 2013 12:49 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Congratulations. Very beautiful work of art.
View user's profile Send private message
Chad Arnow
myArmoury Team


myArmoury Team

Location: Cincinnati, OH
Joined: 18 Aug 2003
Likes: 21 pages
Reading list: 231 books

Spotlight topics: 15
Posts: 9,137

PostPosted: Mon 12 Aug, 2013 12:51 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thanks, guys. Happy

For folks that don't know this piece, here's a pic of the original:


Happy

ChadA

http://chadarnow.com/
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Nathan Robinson
myArmoury Admin


myArmoury Admin

PostPosted: Mon 12 Aug, 2013 1:46 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I like this piece so much I had to get a better look so I color-corrected one of Chad's photos.

Wow, it looks great!!

I've liked this piece since the first time I saw the original on which it's based.

Cheers



 Attachment: 65.23 KB
DragonHammer.jpg


.:. Visit my Collection Gallery :: View my Reading List :: View my Wish List :: See Pages I Like :: Find me on Facebook .:.
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
Joel Chesser




Location: Oklahoma
Joined: 23 Oct 2003

Posts: 714

PostPosted: Mon 12 Aug, 2013 1:53 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Nathan Robinson wrote:
I've liked this piece since the first time I saw the original on which it's based.


It just has so much character, its incredible.

..." The person who dosen't have a sword should sell his coat and buy one."

- Luke 22:36
View user's profile Send private message
Chad Arnow
myArmoury Team


myArmoury Team

Location: Cincinnati, OH
Joined: 18 Aug 2003
Likes: 21 pages
Reading list: 231 books

Spotlight topics: 15
Posts: 9,137

PostPosted: Mon 12 Aug, 2013 2:21 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Nathan Robinson wrote:
I like this piece so much I had to get a better look so I color-corrected one of Chad's photos.

Wow, it looks great!!

I've liked this piece since the first time I saw the original on which it's based.

Cheers


Thanks for the Photoshopping. Someday I need to learn how to do that, though I'll never reach your level of skill as photographer or photo editor. Happy

Happy

ChadA

http://chadarnow.com/
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Craig Johnson
Industry Professional



Location: Minneapolis, MN, USA
Joined: 18 Aug 2003
Likes: 16 pages
Reading list: 20 books

Spotlight topics: 1
Posts: 1,288

PostPosted: Mon 12 Aug, 2013 8:00 pm    Post subject: Sweet         Reply with quote

Chad great choice, Tod has done an excellent job on this. Do the dimensions match the original?

Craig
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
Chad Arnow
myArmoury Team


myArmoury Team

Location: Cincinnati, OH
Joined: 18 Aug 2003
Likes: 21 pages
Reading list: 231 books

Spotlight topics: 15
Posts: 9,137

PostPosted: Mon 12 Aug, 2013 8:06 pm    Post subject: Re: Sweet         Reply with quote

Craig Johnson wrote:
Chad great choice, Tod has done an excellent job on this. Do the dimensions match the original?

Craig


Craig,
Thanks! This is a downsized version. The original is about 8 1/4 inches long likely making it a 2-handed polehammer. This one is about 5 3/4 inches. Handy enough for a single-handed hammer. I am curious about one the size of the original, but that will probably never go anywhere. Happy

Happy

ChadA

http://chadarnow.com/
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Rune Vildhoj




Location: Denmark
Joined: 21 Jun 2012

Posts: 15

PostPosted: Tue 13 Aug, 2013 7:56 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Oh yeah,
That is definitely a very nice take on this warhammer Tod did. I thought so from the very first pictures of it back in spring, though never got around to complimenting him on it.. ..so it's nice having attention drawn to it again - some items just deserve that exposure.

Without having been able to compare the two versions side by side, my impression is that there are slight differences in dimensions (when adjusting for scale of course); the face somewhat more compact lengthwise and the wings longer on the original. All just minor variations, but somehow the reproduction seems more balanced overall.

I likewise drooled over the original, so obviously I like this one too! - congratulations to both of you.
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
Christine Munro




Location: Oxford
Joined: 01 Jun 2007

Posts: 39

PostPosted: Tue 13 Aug, 2013 9:35 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

What a rather terrifying-looking object! In a good way, of course. Happy
View user's profile Send private message
Robin Smith




Location: Louisiana
Joined: 23 Dec 2006
Likes: 4 pages
Reading list: 17 books

Posts: 746

PostPosted: Tue 13 Aug, 2013 11:16 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Wow, that is awesome! Very nice...
A furore Normannorum libera nos, Domine
View user's profile Send private message Yahoo Messenger
Tomas B




Location: Ireland, Wales, Canada...I'm transient
Joined: 02 Mar 2007
Reading list: 3 books

Posts: 84

PostPosted: Tue 13 Aug, 2013 6:57 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

That is an awesome hammer. I am very envoius. Excellent work Tod.
View user's profile Send private message
Scott Hrouda




Location: Minnesota, USA
Joined: 17 Nov 2006
Likes: 15 pages
Reading list: 87 books

Posts: 643

PostPosted: Tue 13 Aug, 2013 7:56 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

The color corrected photograph really shows the inherently beautiful contrast and play between steel and bronze. Tod knocked this one out of the park ... right into Chad's den!
...and that, my liege, is how we know the Earth to be banana shaped. - Sir Bedevere
View user's profile Send private message
Chad Arnow
myArmoury Team


myArmoury Team

Location: Cincinnati, OH
Joined: 18 Aug 2003
Likes: 21 pages
Reading list: 231 books

Spotlight topics: 15
Posts: 9,137

PostPosted: Tue 13 Aug, 2013 8:05 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Here's a meager attempt at doing a bit of color-correcting to the other images.


 Attachment: 47.21 KB
hammer2_195b.jpg


 Attachment: 35.92 KB
hammer1_146b.jpg


Happy

ChadA

http://chadarnow.com/
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Leo Todeschini
Industry Professional



Location: Oxford, UK
Joined: 12 Nov 2006

Spotlight topics: 1
Posts: 1,565

PostPosted: Wed 14 Aug, 2013 12:00 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Wow; thanks for the compliments on this piece and I must say I was pleased with this one too. I did in fact trade it with Chad, so I get to receive something more interesting than cold hard cash....

Craig Johnson wrote
Quote:
Tod has done an excellent job on this. Do the dimensions match the original?


Thanks Craig. As Chad pointed out this is around 60% of the size of the original, which must have been a staff weapon. I may be wrong, but I suspect that the market is better for hammers so I made it as a hammer and so it had to be smaller. However I did mount one as a staff weapon and it got very favourable responses.

Tod

www.todsworkshop.com
www.todcutler.com
www.instagram.com/todsworkshop
www.facebook.com/TodTodeschini
www.youtube.com/user/todsstuff1
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Chad Arnow
myArmoury Team


myArmoury Team

Location: Cincinnati, OH
Joined: 18 Aug 2003
Likes: 21 pages
Reading list: 231 books

Spotlight topics: 15
Posts: 9,137

PostPosted: Fri 16 Aug, 2013 2:25 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

As beautiful as this thing is (and it is a beauty), it seems to be just as deadly. Because I couldn't resist, I took a few medium strength swings of the hammer into an old civil defense steel helmet (about 2.4mm thick). The spike easily punctured the steel. The hammer face caused some nice dents as well and you could see where at least one of the peaks on the face left a small, deep dent. Impressive. Eek! I wasn't even using much force.
Happy

ChadA

http://chadarnow.com/
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website


Display posts from previous:   
Forum Index > Historical Arms Talk > Tod's Stuff Dragon Warhammer
Page 1 of 1 Reply to topic
All times are GMT - 8 Hours

View previous topic :: View next topic
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum






All contents © Copyright 2003-2018 myArmoury.com — All rights reserved
Discussion forums powered by phpBB © The phpBB Group
Switch to the Basic Low-bandwidth Version of the forum