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Glen S. Ramsay




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PostPosted: Sun 12 Dec, 2004 3:52 pm    Post subject: Odinblades site update...         Reply with quote

John has added a new page of swords (Swords V) to his site. Plenty of eye candy, including some we haven't seen yet...
http://www.odinblades.com/Pages/SwordPage5.html
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James Sharpe





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PostPosted: Sun 12 Dec, 2004 8:18 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Glen,
Thanks for the update. I was just on his site a few days ago and didn't see the update, so it must be pretty new. It's always nice to see more of his work, he is a very talented smith.
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PostPosted: Sun 12 Dec, 2004 9:34 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I really like John's work. However, this is a transitional late-period viking sword not a "Migration era Viking". In fact there's no such thing as a migration era viking sword.
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PostPosted: Mon 13 Dec, 2004 12:38 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Patrick, excellent point (pun intended Big Grin ) It is a very nice looking sword, however it is not from the Migration Period.
It is really disappointing when a very good smith puts out misleading information like this.
http://www.odinblades.com/Swords5/MigrationEraViking2.jpg

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PostPosted: Mon 13 Dec, 2004 12:43 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Though I will say it is a gorgeous looking hilt, even if misnamed.
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Scott Byler




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PostPosted: Mon 13 Dec, 2004 1:40 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I mentioned the mislabel elsewhere, but agree with Bill.... It is a beautiful form of hilt. I keep meaning to get one in the style but still haven't done it.
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PostPosted: Mon 13 Dec, 2004 1:57 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I think he confused "migrational" with "transitional", but that's simply a guess. Probably best to give the benefit of the doubt.
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Patrick Kelly




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PostPosted: Mon 13 Dec, 2004 9:11 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Nathan Robinson wrote:
I think he confused "migrational" with "transitional", but that's simply a guess. Probably best to give the benefit of the doubt.


I don't really see it as an issue myself, just more of an observation really. Either way it's a very nice piece. Best to concentrate on the work itself than the semantics involved.

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Joel Whitmore




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PostPosted: Tue 14 Dec, 2004 6:38 am    Post subject: Stats         Reply with quote

I really wish at lest some basic stats would be given for the swords. The DSCF00039 looks awesome, but I'd like to know the length and weight.

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