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Rob Miller
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PostPosted: Tue 12 May, 2015 3:51 am    Post subject: The Fetter lane Sword-by Castle Keep,Isle of Skye         Reply with quote

i wanted to share the story of this Sword,it has taken me a year and a half to complete, with the help of Mick Maxen for the exquisite seven bar pattern welded billet.This is my most ambitious work to mark 25 years as a working Swordsmith.
check out the full story and construction shots at;

http://castlekeep.co.uk/pagex.asp?bioid=37568



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PostPosted: Tue 12 May, 2015 5:37 am    Post subject: Fetter Lane Sword         Reply with quote

Truly a stunning piece. Always a pleasure seeing what you come up with.
Bon coeur et bon bras
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PostPosted: Tue 12 May, 2015 6:09 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thank you Jean-Carle,this one pulled out all the stops Wink


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PostPosted: Tue 12 May, 2015 7:08 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Now that is impressive! Do you have any pictures of the sword / scabbard from far enough away as to make them visible in their entirety ?
...and he that hath no sword, let him sell his garment, and buy one. (‭Luke‬ ‭22‬:‭36‬) To be without silver is better than to be without honor. -Norse proverb
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PostPosted: Tue 12 May, 2015 7:19 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

That is an incredible piece of work! I love all the details on the hilt, just stunning. Your work is always incredible and this is something to be especially proud of.
I too would like to see picture of the whole sword Wink
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PostPosted: Tue 12 May, 2015 8:28 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

you got it,also a load more on the website page link.


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PostPosted: Tue 12 May, 2015 10:24 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I'm generally a fan of austere weapons, but this piece of work is astonishing. It should be on display in a public art gallery.
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PostPosted: Tue 12 May, 2015 10:38 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Oh-hoh, that is truly something!
That sword is some quarter century landmark piece, sir!

Congratulations for a superb example of swordsmiths' art!

JT
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PostPosted: Tue 12 May, 2015 10:42 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

J.D. Crawford wrote:
I'm generally a fan of austere weapons, but this piece of work is astonishing. It should be on display in a public art gallery.


I am hoping to contact the British Museum about this Project,as they were good enough to share Hi Res pics of the original piece in their collection.
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PostPosted: Tue 12 May, 2015 11:48 am    Post subject: Truly amazing         Reply with quote

Absolutely beautiful craftmenship it's Truly a Work of Art. Congrats to You And Mic for creating something so beautiful !!!!!!!!

Skoal my friend


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PostPosted: Tue 12 May, 2015 12:03 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Rob Miller wrote:
J.D. Crawford wrote:
I'm generally a fan of austere weapons, but this piece of work is astonishing. It should be on display in a public art gallery.


I am hoping to contact the British Museum about this Project,as they were good enough to share Hi Res pics of the original piece in their collection.


A side-by-side display would be amazing. If you need a petition of public interest, you know where to come!
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PostPosted: Tue 12 May, 2015 12:51 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Truly beautiful. You've taken your work to a whole new level with this one.
"In valor there is hope.".................. Tacitus
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PostPosted: Tue 12 May, 2015 2:45 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Top class Rob,
Well done,
Cool
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PostPosted: Tue 12 May, 2015 3:03 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Surprised Surprised Surprised Surprised Surprised

I have long followed Castle Keep and thought that maybe I might, some day, manage to get a custom-made sgian-dubh for Highland dress wear but this is just jaw-dropping; a truly beautiful piece of the swordsmith's craft and art. The pattern-weld of the blade is equally impressive and perfectly complements the style, detail and artistry of the finished sword and accoutrements.

I think you can safely say that what you have achieved more than meets your stated aim of creating a "masterpiece." It truly deserves to be displayed somewhere prominent and the British Museum sounds about right to me!

Big Grin
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PostPosted: Tue 12 May, 2015 11:17 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Hi Rob
Congratulations on an fine piece that is one real nice replica of the fetter lane sword and one of my all time favorites
You have come an long way from the knights sword that you made for me.

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Jerry Monaghan
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PostPosted: Wed 13 May, 2015 1:40 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thanks for all the comments here,not sure what to tackle next now?
i thinki will need to sell this one first.
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PostPosted: Wed 13 May, 2015 6:08 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

If you are still in the anglo saxon mood, I'd love to see your take on either the Gilling West or Abingdon swords!
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PostPosted: Wed 13 May, 2015 6:41 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Obviously your most achieved work so far Rob ! Very nicely done !
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PostPosted: Wed 13 May, 2015 8:49 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

IMHO:


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If you let it out NOW there'll be none left for battle!
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PostPosted: Thu 14 May, 2015 7:22 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Truly remarkable! What an excellent sword.
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