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PostPosted: Thu 15 Jan, 2015 2:22 am    Post subject: Finished Late 15thC longsword from Metmuseum         Reply with quote

My finished late 15th century longsword reconstruction - based on original
from The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York...
Measurements - almost exactly like original sword: L. 48 3/8 in. (122cm); L. of blade, 36 7/8 in. (93.7 cm); Wt. 3 lb. 9 oz. (1600 g), PoB c.9cm ...





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PostPosted: Thu 15 Jan, 2015 2:49 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Wow. I was really hoping to see this word made. It's fantastic.

I've been fascinated with the original on which it's based since the first time I saw it.

I must say that I miss the upper grip section with the exposed metal. I'm unsure if the interpretation of the sword missing its grip section is entirely correct, but it sure is beautiful in both forms.




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PostPosted: Thu 15 Jan, 2015 3:06 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Wonderful! Such a beautiful sword and your conformation seems perfect. This is the kind of sword that makes you wonder why people need 'fantasy'.

I've been wanting to do a more exacting replica myself... I wish I would've known about this..

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PostPosted: Thu 15 Jan, 2015 4:28 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

thank you!
a little comment - upper part of the grip is based on almost exactly the same grip from the other sword from Musee des Invalides http://s397.photobucket.com/user/gcoffman06/m...6.jpg.html - in the right area of picture...
the rest is almost exactly recreated according to original sword.

soon more reconstructions Happy

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This is bad for my keyboard... drooling like a saint bernard on the 4th of october...
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PostPosted: Thu 15 Jan, 2015 8:53 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

here - this is a closer look on the sword which helped me to design and recreate the upper part of grip...


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PostPosted: Thu 15 Jan, 2015 11:27 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Beautifully done. Really clean execution.
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PostPosted: Thu 15 Jan, 2015 1:40 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

.. and here you can see the comparision - detail from original 15thC. sword and my reconstruction..


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PostPosted: Thu 15 Jan, 2015 1:55 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

That simply has to be the BOLDEST cross I've ever seen on a longsword. And the sword as a whole looks both bold and classy!

I'm impressed with your work!

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PostPosted: Thu 15 Jan, 2015 5:12 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Wow, just wow.
I wish I could afford to have something like this commissioned.

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PostPosted: Mon 26 Jan, 2015 5:25 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Hi everyone - I have some news - this sword is now for sale Happy
Let me know if someone is interested please!
sword fully functional - very attractive price I suppose Happy

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PostPosted: Mon 26 Jan, 2015 2:06 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

oh... I forgot something important - the price Happy
I was thinking about $1900 for this replica. an occasion Happy
if you want talk about this - send me a priv message - thanks!

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PostPosted: Wed 28 Jan, 2015 7:13 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

What's the price?
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PostPosted: Wed 28 Jan, 2015 7:29 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Dear Maciej,

Thanks for posting your work here. It seems like you came as 'a bolt out of the blue' not long ago (I hope that English expression makes sense) and now every week you reveal another piece that just keeps getting better.

Really stunning progress!

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Ok, I'll bite. How much is this fine beast?
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PostPosted: Wed 28 Jan, 2015 1:26 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Guys-
The price is listed right up there.

Maciej K. wrote:
oh... I forgot something important - the price Happy
I was thinking about $1900 for this replica. an occasion Happy
if you want talk about this - send me a priv message - thanks!

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Thanks, weird I missed that. We are lucky to have you Nathan!
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PostPosted: Thu 29 Jan, 2015 2:24 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Hi Maciej
That is one nice sword I look forward to your posts here you have an wide variety of styles and I like them all

Regards

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PostPosted: Fri 30 Jan, 2015 1:27 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thank you all for very kind words.
some news - the sword is already SOLD Happy - it was sold yesterday evening.

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I must say that you've done a superb job with this sword! The original piece (Acc. No. 14.25.1196) is actually somewhere near the top of my list of swords to examine in detail next time I'm in the Met, as I missed it the first time. In my opinion, and based on pure aesthetics, it is one of the most outstanding late medieval swords. Considering that it has been known to scholars and sword enthusiasts for so long (Samuel Rush Meyrick bought it in London in 1818), I'm surprised that it hasn't seen much in the way of formal publication in more recent years.
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