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Lance Morris




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PostPosted: Mon 18 May, 2015 6:09 pm    Post subject: Ode to my broken sword         Reply with quote

Macurich!!!
Let it be known he was a good sword and had been through a lot

Started as a Viking With inscriptions..Tinker made

Then polished with a hilt change to be a hand and a half medieval sword

He broke then and I had him remade at my first pennsic for a handful of gems to be re born a Viking sword by Scott Wilson at darkwood armoury..

More love..more heavy use and cutting...

He broke after.. a friend of mine re forged the tang and fitted a new better Viking hilt out of bronze..shining in the sun...a scabbard and belt were made..new..ready for battle!

Then he broke with..... her attentions

O Macurich. My brother was still not done ... We was remade to look like a broken sword.. Hilt re done.. Blade re polished handle and scabbard custom done

Like a phoenix he rose for one final time
A scion amongst his peers until
Today... This day he broke

The final death



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A tinker made

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rebirth to a medieval sword

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Darkwood Viking

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custom viking with bronze after the tang was drawn red hot

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made to look like a broken sword after the blade finally went

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handle and new scabbard custom made

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the break.....
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Bob Haynes




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PostPosted: Mon 18 May, 2015 9:01 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Eek! Eeeeyow! I can't help but feel a sympothetic clench in the nardledangers...

But I did enjoy your poem you wrote in eulogy telling its story. May Macurich live on in Sword-Valhalla, the halls of the bladed-brave!
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Lancelot Chan
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PostPosted: Tue 19 May, 2015 1:04 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I would like to see every break of it!

Old good swords in the past would have gone through such reborn many times like yours did.

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David Clark





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PostPosted: Tue 19 May, 2015 6:10 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Don't give up. It can become a broad knife!
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Paul Watson




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PostPosted: Wed 20 May, 2015 3:13 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I will not say do not weep for not all tears are an evil, but do not overmourn for it had a good and full life which is as much as any of us can hope for.
I do not love the bright sword for its sharpness, but that which it protects. (Faramir, The Two Towers)
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Kuo Xie




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PostPosted: Wed 20 May, 2015 7:04 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Years back, I read about about a Renaissance Italian dagger which turned out to be a pattern-welded Viking blade under metallurgical analysis. It had been broken and reshaped so many times but the underlying metal structure was still there. Looks like your sword took a trip through time almost the opposite way. Sorry to hear about a trusty tool breaking but I'm glad that sword gave you years of good service. Maybe you can retire it by framing it up or displaying it in some other way. Thanks for sharing the pics with us.
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Shahril Dzulkifli




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PostPosted: Wed 20 May, 2015 7:40 am    Post subject: Re: Ode to my broken sword         Reply with quote

First a Viking sword, then reborn as a medieval sword after its blade snapped. So that's how the story of the Macurich goes.

“You have power over your mind - not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength”

- Marcus Aurelius
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Lance Morris




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PostPosted: Wed 20 May, 2015 8:53 am    Post subject: re read         Reply with quote

Hello Shahril,
you may want to re read the post
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J. Hargis




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PostPosted: Thu 21 May, 2015 8:40 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Lance,

That's what you get for calling a she a he. Big Grin

'Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.'

Thanks, Jon

A poorly maintained weapon is likely to belong to an unsafe and careless fighter.
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Lance Morris




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PostPosted: Thu 28 May, 2015 3:46 pm    Post subject: Lol         Reply with quote

J

Lol

Happy
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John Hardy




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PostPosted: Thu 28 May, 2015 7:29 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

David Clark wrote:
Don't give up. It can become a broad knife!


Agreed. The broken end of the blade can be ground down into a tang and re-hilted as a knife!

Your poem reminds me of the heirloom axe a family kept and handed down since it came over on the Mayflower. Today it is still all original, except for the handle which was broken and replaced 8 times during its working life, and the head which had to be reforged twice....
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John Hardy




Location: Saskatoon SK Canada
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PostPosted: Thu 28 May, 2015 7:30 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

David Clark wrote:
Don't give up. It can become a broad knife!


Agreed. The broken end of the blade can be ground down into a tang and re-hilted as a knife!

Your poem reminds me of the heirloom axe a family kept and handed down since it came over on the Mayflower. Today it is still all original, except for the handle which was broken and replaced 8 times during its working life, and the head which had to be reforged twice....
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