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Levente M.




Location: Hungary
Joined: 19 Aug 2009

Posts: 35

PostPosted: Wed 28 Aug, 2013 7:48 am    Post subject: My first proper sword         Reply with quote

I asked some questions on this forum before, but I've never contributed anything, so now that my first sword is in my hands, I thought I'd share it with you.

I wanted a viking sword, without too much decoration and a rough look/finish (i also wanted the Lord of the Rings old dwarven weapon look). So I chose Petersen type C, and picked a sword from the book, Swords of the Viking Age. I traced it in Adobe Illustrator and scaled it up. This way I could get some pretty accurate measurements of it.

I had it made by a local smith. I asked for a rough finish, so that you can see some pattern in the blade. The guard and pommel are blackened. The grip is wood, thread and leather. The edges were heat treated differently, the pattern is still visible on the blade, similar to katanas.

Some stats:
-blade length: 78.6 cm
-blade width: 6.2 cm
-grip length: 9.5 cm
-weight: 1630 g
-balance: 15 cm

As you can see it's quite heavy and has a very wide blade, and it handles accordingly. Once you start swinging it, it's hard to stop it, but it cleaves through everything. I managed to cut a 30 cm diameter, 40 cm tall wooden log in half with 2 blows.
Hope you like it too! Happy

P.S.: For the photography enthusiasts: I used a Nikon D90 with a Nikon f/1.8 35 mm lens.



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Greg E




Location: Nebraska
Joined: 14 Jul 2013
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PostPosted: Wed 28 Aug, 2013 7:56 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Very nice looking Viking sword. Thank you for sharing.
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Philip Dyer





Joined: 25 Jul 2013

Posts: 494

PostPosted: Wed 28 Aug, 2013 8:24 am    Post subject: Re: My first proper sword         Reply with quote

Levente M. wrote:
I asked some questions on this forum before, but I've never contributed anything, so now that my first sword is in my hands, I thought I'd share it with you.

I wanted a viking sword, without too much decoration and a rough look/finish (i also wanted the Lord of the Rings old dwarven weapon look). So I chose Petersen type C, and picked a sword from the book, Swords of the Viking Age. I traced it in Adobe Illustrator and scaled it up. This way I could get some pretty accurate measurements of it.

I had it made by a local smith. I asked for a rough finish, so that you can see some pattern in the blade. The guard and pommel are blackened. The grip is wood, thread and leather. The edges were heat treated differently, the pattern is still visible on the blade, similar to katanas.

Some stats:
-blade length: 78.6 cm
-blade width: 6.2 cm
-grip length: 9.5 cm
-weight: 1630 g
-balance: 15 cm

As you can see it's quite heavy and has a very wide blade, and it handles accordingly. Once you start swinging it, it's hard to stop it, but it cleaves through everything. I managed to cut a 30 cm diameter, 40 cm tall wooden log in half with 2 blows.
Hope you like it too! Happy

P.S.: For the photography enthusiasts: I used a Nikon D90 with a Nikon f/1.8 35 mm lens.

Damn, almost 4 pounds with a point of balance 5 inches from the guard, I bet if you are to do a full force swing at a man wearing a mail shirt you would break every bone in his torso. O.o
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Robert B. Marks




Location: Kingston, Ont.
Joined: 04 Feb 2004

Posts: 82

PostPosted: Wed 28 Aug, 2013 9:06 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Congratulations on your new sword! May it be the beginning of a long and happy collecting hobby!
Robert Marks
Darksword Armory, Inc.
www.darksword-armory.com
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Bryan Heff




Location: Philadelphia
Joined: 04 Mar 2012
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PostPosted: Wed 28 Aug, 2013 9:38 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Very neat sword and your photos were quite nice as well.
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William Swiger




Location: Reston, VA
Joined: 23 Feb 2011
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PostPosted: Wed 28 Aug, 2013 10:39 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thanks for posting. Really like the hilt.
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Alex Cerioli




Location: Italia
Joined: 26 Aug 2013

Posts: 24

PostPosted: Wed 28 Aug, 2013 1:44 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Very nice sword and very nice pics, but I'm more a Leica man. Razz
"Their pacts are their swords, their favour a punishment"
Pope Gregory on the Longobards.
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Matthew G.M. Korenkiewicz




Location: Michigan, USA
Joined: 08 Mar 2004
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PostPosted: Wed 28 Aug, 2013 1:53 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I really like the simple lines, and the photography compliments those
elements too ! Nicely accomplished, from sword to pictures ! B-)
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P. Schontzler




Location: WA, USA
Joined: 15 Apr 2013

Posts: 99

PostPosted: Wed 28 Aug, 2013 4:24 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Really like the style. Almost looks like a charcoal drawing.
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Mark Moore




Location: East backwoods-assed Texas
Joined: 01 Oct 2003
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PostPosted: Tue 03 Sep, 2013 9:33 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Flat out beautiful! The simple lines and utilitarian looks make for a piece to be wielded with much pride. Now you MUST get a nice custom scabbard! Fantastic! The maker is to be commended....highly. Big Grin ............McM
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Levente M.




Location: Hungary
Joined: 19 Aug 2009

Posts: 35

PostPosted: Tue 03 Sep, 2013 11:12 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thanks everyone! Happy
I'm making a scabbard for it, but I'm afraid it will take forever. Big Grin
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Shahril Dzulkifli




Location: Malaysia
Joined: 13 Dec 2007
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PostPosted: Mon 09 Sep, 2013 5:40 pm    Post subject: My first proper sword         Reply with quote

Levente,
When the scabbard is finished do show its photo alongside that sword of yours.

“You have power over your mind - not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength”

- Marcus Aurelius
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