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Maciej K.
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PostPosted: Thu 25 Dec, 2014 2:15 pm    Post subject: Custom sword based on type XV ...         Reply with quote

This is the special work made as a gift on very special occasion for one of my customers Happy
The woman wanted to give the unique sword for man who saved her life (true story).
I had only one month for work. the design should be little fantasy...
Actually I don`t like the modern fantasy swords - that why I had to find some compromise with my medieval style Happy
as the base I`ve decided to use Oakeshott type XV and then I was design some decoratives...
the result you may see below... - so, what do you think? (the sword is fully functional of course...)








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PostPosted: Thu 25 Dec, 2014 8:07 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Oh wow! What a beauty. That would look great on the silver screen. Chapeau!
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PostPosted: Thu 25 Dec, 2014 10:40 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Lovely...

Is it hollow ground cross section?
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PostPosted: Fri 26 Dec, 2014 7:59 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Oooo, me gusta...That is beautiful. Subtle, proportionate and deadly.
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Maciej K.
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PostPosted: Fri 26 Dec, 2014 8:28 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

thank you for kind words Happy
Li Fu Xiang - the cross section of the blade is a diamond shape.
and yes, this sword is very good balanced also, very light in handling... deadly tool - like real swords Happy

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PostPosted: Fri 26 Dec, 2014 9:44 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Beautiful! How did you decorate the fittings, is that etching?
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Maciej K.
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PostPosted: Fri 26 Dec, 2014 9:54 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

It is mixed technique - etching, sanding, engraving... depends on details.
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PostPosted: Fri 26 Dec, 2014 10:53 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

That is stunning

I normally do not are for embellishments on the blade or fittings but this is fantastic. It shows your intent of design, Guardian Angel very well. It is all so classy, that is in my opinion hard to pull off with embellishments

Great work!

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Maciej K.
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PostPosted: Fri 26 Dec, 2014 11:43 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thank you David. well, I`m not a fan of decorative swords either Happy
they were the tools of death, symbol of power and independence in my opinion - that why I like simple medieval battle swords types...
but the history shows us many of beautiful decorated swords, daggers, knives, etc with etchings, engravings - more decorative than my sword - but always with perfect style and proportions of practical weapon - and this was the lesson for me when I was designing this one Happy
I appreciate your opinion - thanks again!

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PostPosted: Sat 27 Dec, 2014 11:40 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Yes, it does look perfectly functional and historical in shape and design, the decorations may not be historical, but they are extremely attractive ..... so they would be perfect in some " Alternate History Universe ".

And yes there are period swords that where very highly decorated to the point that we might perceive them as being " too decorated " for our modern eyes.

But bottom line this is a successful blending of a real weapon and fantasy decorations: I can't help liking it. Big Grin Cool

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PostPosted: Sun 28 Dec, 2014 4:02 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Beautiful work Maciej.
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PostPosted: Tue 30 Dec, 2014 9:00 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Really nice. But a decorated blade like that makes me worry about whether the new owner would know the proper way to care for it without damaging the designs. . . .
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