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J Helmes
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PostPosted: Sun 16 Mar, 2014 6:10 am    Post subject: Steinvik Inspired Reproduction         Reply with quote

Hello,

I wanted to share a sword I have been working on lately. This is an inspired reproduction on the Steinvik sword. It has been a dream of mine to reproduce this sword since the day I first saw it and I am grateful for the opportunity. The repro varies from the original somewhat as I was given very direct instructions and measurements by my client. The width and length vary slightly from the original as does the lack of silver inlay. The measurment changes have made for a very pleasant feeling sword in balance and weight. The POB is 12 cm from cross and the weight is almost exactly 2 lbs 8 oz. . OAL is 92 cm.




If anyone is interested there are more shots on my facebook work page.

Jeff

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Robin Smith




PostPosted: Sun 16 Mar, 2014 6:20 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I've been watching this on your FB page. I have to say, Jeff, I think this is your best work yet. And that's saying something! Absolutely a piece of art at every level, from the inlays to the overall shape and proportion. Truly a magnificent piece!
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Mark Moore




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PostPosted: Sun 16 Mar, 2014 6:51 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I'm in absolute awe. Outstanding! Big Grin ...................McM
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PostPosted: Sun 16 Mar, 2014 11:53 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Masterpiece.
Outstanding work Jeff.
Powerful vision.
Finely honed skills.
Exquisite sense and awareness.
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Bryan Heff




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PostPosted: Sun 16 Mar, 2014 12:00 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I too saw this on your Facebook page and was and am blown away at ALL the details. The hilt details are astonishing. This is one beautiful sword. Fantastic accomplishment.
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PostPosted: Sun 16 Mar, 2014 12:37 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Absolutely a beautiful creation. I am sure the owner is one happy camper.
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PostPosted: Sun 16 Mar, 2014 1:10 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Holy smoke! That is just plain gorgeous! Really great stuff Jeff!
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PostPosted: Sun 16 Mar, 2014 5:45 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Amazing work Jeff! The rate of your artistic growth is astounding.

The original is my favorite Viking sword, for its size, perfect proportions, and unique decoration. Truly a King's sword! You really need to be confident in your craft to seriously take this one on. I was thinking for quite a while you'd be the guy to do it if I was ever in a position to fund something like this. Interesting to see that two Masters from two different continents decided to take on this sword at about the same time, resulting in two quite different swords.
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Robert Mc
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PostPosted: Mon 17 Mar, 2014 1:03 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Beautifull work again,Jeff.Steinsvik is one of my favourites.
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J Helmes
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PostPosted: Mon 17 Mar, 2014 10:33 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thank you everyone, I really appreciate your comments. I really enjoyed making this sword and I would actually be tempted to revisit this again at some point , the original is such an interesting piece. Perhaps if I ever make a trip to go see it some time.
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Jerry Monaghan




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PostPosted: Tue 18 Mar, 2014 12:35 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Hi Jeff.
This is by far the best Viking sword the one that I would like to have had reproduced but not for an few more years yet as I have an other reproduction in the works.
Congratulations on an fine sword fit for an king

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Jerry Monaghan
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PostPosted: Thu 27 Mar, 2014 4:51 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I have been thinking what to say about this one, I think Peter has summed it up, I agree with him.

Masterfull work.

I particularly love the handle details. you are managing to make pieces that seem to "exist" rather than look to be made.

Quite beautiful

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Jean Thibodeau




PostPosted: Fri 28 Mar, 2014 1:59 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Peter Johnsson wrote:
Masterpiece.
Outstanding work Jeff.
Powerful vision.
Finely honed skills.
Exquisite sense and awareness.


Yup, I can't say it better than Peter. Big Grin Cool

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