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Robert Muse




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PostPosted: Tue 01 Oct, 2013 5:10 pm    Post subject: New Type A Anglo Saxon Spearhead. and others         Reply with quote

Just arrived my Anglo Saxon Type A from Peter Szabo. It is based on the Grave 69, at Abingdon, Berks.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/100474669@N06/10045841255/

I also got the Danish seax dated 700 to 1000 by the Museum. a creation by Ibor

http://www.flickr.com/photos/100474669@N06/9920073905/

Also from him this spearhead with a sun wheel. I'm not sure of the culture it was based on, but knowing Ibor's work it is probably Norse. It does have a split socket. If anyone recognizes it, please let me know.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/100474669@N06/9920094965/

Robert
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PostPosted: Tue 01 Oct, 2013 5:44 pm    Post subject: Re: New Type A Anglo Saxon Spearhead. and others         Reply with quote

Robert Muse wrote:

I also got the Danish seax dated 700 to 1000 by the Museum. a creation by Ibor

http://www.flickr.com/photos/100474669@N06/9920073905/


How big? How thick? Very barong (I like barongs).

"In addition to being efficient, all pole arms were quite nice to look at." - Cherney Berg, A hideous history of weapons, Collier 1963.
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Tyler Keich




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PostPosted: Tue 01 Oct, 2013 6:19 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Very nice new pieces. I really like the type a.
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Carl W.




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PostPosted: Tue 01 Oct, 2013 6:55 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Robert,

Thank you for sharing! I'm not sure the first or third has been seen before? Please consider posting the photos in this thread so they don't disappear. They are too nice to lose knowledge of. Again, thanks very much.

Carl
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Greg E




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PostPosted: Tue 01 Oct, 2013 8:29 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Very nice pieces. Thanks for sharing.
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Matthew Bunker




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PostPosted: Wed 02 Oct, 2013 12:17 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Lovely angon. I've been very impressed with Peter's work, I might have to have a word.
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David Clark





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PostPosted: Wed 02 Oct, 2013 6:12 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Very handsome spear head and seax. Please tell me you are making a kit to go with these wonderful weapons!
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PostPosted: Wed 02 Oct, 2013 7:32 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Very nice! I particularly like the Seax... So many modern reproduction seaxs focus on broken back style, it is nice to see other styles get reproduced.
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Robert Muse




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PostPosted: Wed 02 Oct, 2013 8:23 am    Post subject: Seax         Reply with quote

Good Morning,
Thanks for the comments. This is a reply from the Museum that has it on display:

Hi Robert, we asked the curator of our Medieval Dept. for information. This is what she said:

It is not a dagger, but a short sword with one sharp side, called sword-knife or ‘sax’. The blade is iron, the handle bone. Length: 43,7 cms and width 4,5 cms. It was dragged from the river Meuse near Heerewaarden in The Netherlands and we date it to the period 750-1000, so Carolingian or Ottonian times. Reference number: e 1957/11.1

Hopefully this is the information you were looking for. With kind regards!
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Tim Lison




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PostPosted: Wed 02 Oct, 2013 9:04 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Wow! Really nice new toys there Robert! I love that seax. It is cool to see something a little off the beaten path like that seax is. Nice choice!
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Robert Muse




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PostPosted: Wed 02 Oct, 2013 10:37 pm    Post subject: angon         Reply with quote

Hello Matthew,

I think that Peter does a very good job of producing in metal what I send photos of. His prices are fair and turn around is on the order of 7 to 10 days! He is also very easy to work with. I would recommend his work.

Robert
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Robert Muse




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PostPosted: Wed 02 Oct, 2013 10:41 pm    Post subject: Seax         Reply with quote

Hi Tim,

Since I have had to thin down my sword collection because of the move, I have concentrated on smaller more portable blades. this seax falls into the later period that I am interested in, It does feel right in the hand and has a great "rustic" atmosphere about it.

I can't wait to see what is next on your list.

Robert
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