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P Ullrich





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PostPosted: Fri 11 Dec, 2015 11:19 am    Post subject: DIY: Moat Sword         Reply with quote

Here is what I've done with an Albion Moat Sale blade. Hope you enjoy!



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Gregory J. Liebau




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PostPosted: Fri 11 Dec, 2015 11:32 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Stunning and subtle. Congratulations on some fine work!

-Gregory
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Michael A. H.




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PostPosted: Fri 11 Dec, 2015 1:46 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

The cross guard and pommel look like they are made of wood - how is the hilt furniture attached to the tang, being wood and all???
Love to know,
Cheers,
Mike

Michael

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P Ullrich





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PostPosted: Fri 11 Dec, 2015 2:03 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thanks guys! Mike, the fittings are wrought iron, browned.
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J. Nicolaysen




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PostPosted: Fri 11 Dec, 2015 5:20 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

That's really nice! Well done.
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Jerry Monaghan




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PostPosted: Fri 11 Dec, 2015 10:02 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Hi P Ullrich.
That re hilted moat blade looks fantastic like the whole package congratulations on an fine job

Regards

Jerry Monaghan
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Scott Kowalski




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PostPosted: Sat 12 Dec, 2015 4:28 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

That is very nicely done indeed. I like the how you did the guard and pommel. They go nicely with the blade. I am also really digging the grip. Did you seal it in anyway or rub something like linseed oil on it?
Chris Landwehr 10/10/49-1/1/09 My Mom
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P Ullrich





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PostPosted: Sat 12 Dec, 2015 8:33 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thanks everyone! Scott, the handle is treated with linseed oil. I repeatedly rub the oil in, let it dry well, then repeat. Do it about once a day, then once a week, for as long as choose. In fact I'm still rubbing some in weekly Big Grin
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Shahril Dzulkifli




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PostPosted: Sun 13 Dec, 2015 4:42 am    Post subject: DIY: Moat Sword         Reply with quote


This Moat sword looks more like a Viking or Migration period sword to me. And by the way, I really appreciate the engraving on its hilt. Wink

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

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Scott Kowalski




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PostPosted: Sun 13 Dec, 2015 7:22 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I believe that is a Type X blade from the Albion Moat Sale Shahril so you would be correct when stating that it looks like a Viking or Migration era blade.

Thank you for the information on how you did the grip P. Once again a great looking project!
I do have one more question. Is the guard folded? As I swear that I can see layers in the cross section.

Chris Landwehr 10/10/49-1/1/09 My Mom
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Thomas R-W




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PostPosted: Sun 13 Dec, 2015 7:38 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

A truly stunning sword really, fantastic work!
~Thorill
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P Ullrich





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PostPosted: Sun 13 Dec, 2015 11:37 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Scott Kowalski wrote:

I do have one more question. Is the guard folded? As I swear that I can see layers in the cross section.


Scott I think that wrought iron typically shows grain and textures based on how it is made. No folding done on my part.
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Julien M




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PostPosted: Sun 13 Dec, 2015 1:18 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Very nice! Did you keep some of the pitting on the blade apparent on purpose to match the "antique" look of the guard and pommel?

I find that most moat blades, even quiet rusted, clean up rather easily back to spotless satin (with some degree of effort and sandpaper of course Happy

Very neat sword.
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P Ullrich





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PostPosted: Sun 13 Dec, 2015 3:02 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Julien M wrote:
Very nice! Did you keep some of the pitting on the blade apparent on purpose to match the "antique" look of the guard and pommel?

I find that most moat blades, even quiet rusted, clean up rather easily back to spotless satin (with some degree of effort and sandpaper of course Happy


Thank Julien. Pitting was too extensive for me to be confident about removing steel without compromising the fuller and other lines. These pics show it a little better, after scrubbing and before.



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David Lewis Smith




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PostPosted: Mon 14 Dec, 2015 4:57 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

That is really beautiful. I love what you did and the fittings are top notch.


Thank you for posting

David L Smith
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Julien M




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PostPosted: Mon 14 Dec, 2015 5:47 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Pictures says it all, never had a moat that corroded before - Nice job on cleaning it up. I think it matches the look of the hilt very well.
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Shahril Dzulkifli




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PostPosted: Tue 22 Dec, 2015 5:19 am    Post subject: DIY: Moat Sword         Reply with quote

I have 1 question regarding this sword:
Has it been tested yet?

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P Ullrich





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PostPosted: Tue 22 Dec, 2015 6:40 am    Post subject: Re: DIY: Moat Sword         Reply with quote

Shahril Dzulkifli wrote:
I have 1 question regarding this sword:
Has it been tested yet?


I've swing it at nothing yet. Still needs sharpening.....
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