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PostPosted: Sun 14 Jun, 2015 4:55 am    Post subject: St Georgius sword with scabbard, late 14thC.         Reply with quote

St Georgius sword with scabbard - for sale.
Design and production: Maciej Kopciuch

Sword description:
This sword was designed by me, according to historical sources from years 1370-1400, mostly German.
the sword is one handed weapon, fully functional. The sword can be used with both hands also - just
like we can see on manuscripts, with second hand on the pommel. The sword is not light but well
balanced and very powerfull for cutting. The blade is stiff for strong thrusting also.
It is something between Types XII - XIV and maybe also XVI. The form is based on museum swords,
mostly German, and many manuscripts sources.

Scabbard description:
Scabbrd style I called Type "S" is well known method which we can see in the sources from 11th to
the end of 14th century - very common and practical style of scabbard and belt. The scabbard core
is made with wood, linen cover and calfskin. Leather was colored and antiqued.
It is importand thing that all decorations here are hand carved - even the stamps were first hand carverd in wood.
The colors are also hand painted - just like in medieval art.
But decorated scabbards were not very common - mostly they were using simple, ordinary scabbards - but
we know that some unique weapons had exceptional sheath, mostly highly decorated.
This is one of those - and that was the intention...
St Georgius is the person well known and famous in Middle Ages - we can see him on the shields,
paintings, weapons - as a patron and protector of the knights.
Actually this particular type of belt dissapear at the and of 14thC. but I have decided to use it -
for the contrast and to note that this is battle weapon - not ceremonial Happy

Inspirations:
- illustrations from Belgium, France and German manuscripts, end of 14thC.
- St Georges and the Dragon sculpture in alabaster, c.1400, artist unknown > St George details
- Sforza Triptich by Van Der Veyden, c. 1400 > the dragon "anatomy" is from this painting Happy
- the case / sheath of St Maurice sword from Turin, c. 1430 was inspiration for the main
composition and color style. actually many times unique swords were received special sheath some
later time - like St Maurice and some royal swords.

Inscription:
On the scabbard and the sword fullers we can see inscription - fragment of Psalm 50.
We can find also on other swords fragments of Psalms or invocations.
This text in latin is:
"Cor mundum crea in me, Deus:
et spiritum rectum innova in visceribus meis." ...
which means:
"Create, O God, in me a clean heart
and renew in my chest invincible spirit!"...

Measurements:
Overall length: 980mm
Blade length: 810mm
Blade width (at base): 62mm
Grip lenght: 105mm
Crossguard: 202mm
Weight: 1.65 kilos
COG: 130mm" from cross
COP: 520mm from cross
Blade material: chrom-vanadium spring steel
Hardness: 52HRC

Take a look on some pictures below. I can of course make another if someone wish to see...

Well, it was a big work with this sword for me, really great challange and adventure...
PRICE - SEE BELOW please.
I can discuss the best offer also. Many people asking me for this unique sword Happy

You can see more pictures and more my works here, on Flickr gallery - I invite you to visit Happy
https://www.flickr.com/photos/128379918@N05/












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PostPosted: Sun 14 Jun, 2015 5:16 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

This is simply one of the most appealing work I've seen in years.

The leather work on the scabbard is nothing short of amazing, and the sword is equally beautiful...and the all project is well researched to boot.

To me this is as good as it gets.

Congrats for this and for all the great things to have come out of your shop this past year.

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PostPosted: Sun 14 Jun, 2015 5:23 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Magnificent artistry. Way beyond my means but I'm sure its going to make somebody incredibly happy.
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PostPosted: Sun 14 Jun, 2015 11:51 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

The sword is beautiful, but the scabbard really makes it. Outstanding.
"In valor there is hope.".................. Tacitus
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PostPosted: Sun 14 Jun, 2015 12:21 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thank you - it is very nice to read such reviews after long work with this set Happy
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PostPosted: Sun 14 Jun, 2015 6:11 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

This is stunning... just absolutely spectacular in every way. I would love to add this to my own collection.

Congratulations.

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PostPosted: Sun 14 Jun, 2015 8:55 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Very well done Maciej, I am glad I own a sword by you. This scabbard is incredible and the sword is also.
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PostPosted: Sun 14 Jun, 2015 11:30 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Hi Maciej

This sword and scabbard are fantastic I have never seen one like this they are real works of art.
Once again congratulations and thank you for posting

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PostPosted: Mon 15 Jun, 2015 12:27 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I've been following the process, especially the making of the scabbard. Truly inspiring work.
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PostPosted: Mon 15 Jun, 2015 12:35 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Hi Maciej.great work and really nice sword.Congratulations.
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PostPosted: Mon 15 Jun, 2015 9:38 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Absolutely outstanding! This is sword is perfect. Everything about it is done just right. Amazing. Whoever gets this piece will be a very lucky person....
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PostPosted: Mon 15 Jun, 2015 2:02 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I want to thank you guys for very good opinions about this work.

let me share one more picture where I show my inspirations and historical sources for the scabbard style and decorations - I think it would be intersting for you Happy


... also let me say some more about the sword:
- main source was famous sword from Metmuseum, dated to c.1400.
original sword is heavy, strong sword and someone says it is not war sword - I am not agree. it is indeed decorated sword (even with early etching method) and engravings - but it is type XIV with very simple battle blade form. That was the blade and sword proportions which inspired me to design my sword. (I have made before quite accurate replica of this sword).
Sword from Metmuseum is 1673 g heavy - which is even more than St Georgius. here is description http://www.metmuseum.org/collection/the-colle...arch/23367
The crossguard and pommel in my sword are different - it is irather in central Europe style which was common in 14th c. and still "in use" to the end of this century... The idea was to create sword with the story - special sword. It could be create even before 1350 - but deserved a more dignified scabbard after decades (for example due to participate in some special event or battle...) So, that was the story in my mind when I was started design it...
There is also another sword similar to Metmuseum one - it is from Musee de l`Armee in Paris, which has similar parameters... and some others in England too.
So, I`m very glad that you like my work - hope you will find also some usefull informations here Happy

and about the price for this sword - feel free to make some offer - the price is my proposition - sword is still to take Happy

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PostPosted: Mon 15 Jun, 2015 7:05 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

One question: why no chape on the scabbard?
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PostPosted: Tue 16 Jun, 2015 12:18 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Patrick - well, I think there is a few reasons - there was no rule about this element - no rule that it must be on every scabbard. many swords didn`t have chape - we can see that on manuscripts also. some reenactors use sometimes a leather chape and it works. well, it was the part which could be easly lost or damaged...
also, this sword have decorated scabbard and I have decided simply to not give him the chape.
I was thinking about this and IMO there is no need here for this Happy
but I can make the chape and put it on - this is no problem.

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Thank you, no need to include one. I was just curious as to your reasoning.
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There is an occasion to take this sword for more favorable price now - $3500.
Also - if you feel interested - make your best offer - I will consider seriously.
If someone needs more pictures - I can make and send Happy

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Just wanted to agree with pretty much everything that is already been said about this sword and scabbard....absolutely fantastic work!. Beautiful.
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PostPosted: Fri 19 Jun, 2015 1:46 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

thank you Bryan and once again all of you for very kind words Happy
I am working now on reconstruction of the sword from Wallace Collection, with scabbard...

BTW - St Georgius is still to take Happy

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PostPosted: Wed 24 Jun, 2015 2:38 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

now the price for this sword is only $2500.
special promotion for special sword Happy
I have decided to drop it down just because of some investments I want to make at this time - mostly for the workshop tools for swordmaking Happy so, it can be real occasion - it is ca 60% of the starting price. thanks!

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PostPosted: Mon 29 Jun, 2015 9:09 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I can not change the title after 14 days - but I just want you to know that this sword is already SOLD.
thank you all for your comments, suggestions and valuable opinions. this is always very important to me.

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