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Peter Cowan




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PostPosted: Fri 24 Apr, 2015 8:45 pm    Post subject: Ultuna sword & scabbard         Reply with quote

I just received some pictures of the Ultuna sword from Vince Evans. It is entirely engraved, not cast, with an antler grip and gilded. I believe this to be Vince's best work. Even the fittings on the scabbard are engraved. The Ultuna sword is the second Vendel era sword I have received from Vince and he has done me proud. It is now off to a professional photographer for some pictures. Hope you all enjoy seeing this.


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Peter Cowan




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PostPosted: Fri 24 Apr, 2015 8:54 pm    Post subject: Ultuna sword & scabbard         Reply with quote

I should also add that the blade is a six-bar pattern welded sword. The six bars were forged together then cut lengthwise, so really it is twelve bars plus a steel edge forged on. The original Ultuna sword did not have a blade left, so we decided to go for this incredible forging triumph.
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Jerry Monaghan




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PostPosted: Fri 24 Apr, 2015 11:41 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

HI Peter.
That is one fantastic looking sword congratulations to you and Vince.
Peter you are an very lucky man and I envy you.

Regards

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Peter Cowan




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PostPosted: Sat 25 Apr, 2015 12:19 am    Post subject: ultuna sword & scabbard         Reply with quote

For those who don't know of this sword, it is from Ultuna, Sweden and is from the 7th Cent., the so-called Vendel era. Here are a few pictures of the original.


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Peter Cowan




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PostPosted: Sat 25 Apr, 2015 12:27 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

This one didn't make it the first time, so I will try again.
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PostPosted: Sat 25 Apr, 2015 12:33 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Wonderful work from Vince, as always. Well done Peter.
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PostPosted: Sat 25 Apr, 2015 8:22 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thanks Jerry and Paul for your comments. I agree I am a lucky sod. I owe it all to Mr. Vince Evans, a master swordsmith. Hope to see more comments in the future.
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PostPosted: Sun 26 Apr, 2015 2:41 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Wow. Words fail me. That is completely stunning.
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PostPosted: Wed 29 Apr, 2015 7:11 am    Post subject: Ultuna sword & scabbard         Reply with quote


Speaking of the real sword, it was unearthed from a grave at Ultuna in Uppsala County, Sweden, hence its name.

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PostPosted: Wed 29 Apr, 2015 6:09 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Vince never ceases to amaze.... as always, just when you think he's at the top of his game, he does something even more amazing. Those of us who have been blessed to be caretakers of some of Vince's creations are most fortunate, indeed. And he's a real nice guy, too.
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PostPosted: Thu 30 Apr, 2015 7:01 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Ultuna sword? More like 'Ultimate Sword'.
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