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Kristjan Runarsson





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PostPosted: Wed 18 Jan, 2017 11:58 am    Post subject: Maker mark         Reply with quote

I bought this really nice Petersen type L sword last summer from a guy at a festival in Denmark. Does anybody know whose maker mark this is and where on the Internet this smith can be found?


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Ian Hutchison




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PostPosted: Wed 18 Jan, 2017 12:26 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Do you have any pictures of the rest of the sword?
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PostPosted: Wed 18 Jan, 2017 1:36 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

An 'I' -'C', or maybe a 'T'-'C'.....hmmmm......Very interesting. Yes, more photos, please. Big Grin .......McM
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PostPosted: Thu 19 Jan, 2017 4:21 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Was that the Viking festival in Aarhus? I love that!
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Kristjan Runarsson





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PostPosted: Thu 19 Jan, 2017 5:00 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Michael A. H. wrote:
Was that the Viking festival in Aarhus? I love that!
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It was at Moesgaard. The last battle was awesome, even If I was killed after 5 minutes.

Here's the sword. It is Anglo Saxon not Norse and English swords weren't terribly common in my neck of the woods. However, it was the one that had the best balance, which translates into less tennis-elnbow than with the Petersen type X that Paul Binns made for me. That enormous pommel on the type L gives good balance but the one down side of the type L is that sometimes when I chop with it and bend my wrist, the pommel kind of squishes into my forearm. In general I prefer pommels to be higher and less wide and for that reason I prefer Binns's Petersen type X, the Brazil nut pommel on the type X does not have this problem but at the expense of a slightly worse balance.




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Piotr H. Feret
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PostPosted: Fri 20 Jan, 2017 3:14 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Owner of this mark is swordsmith from Poland, Wojciech Szanek and here is his website: http://www.miecz-sword.com/
I have from Wojciech one handed sword, type XVI, based on find from Denmark and it serve me very well.

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PostPosted: Fri 20 Jan, 2017 4:15 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Wow.....some really beautiful swords there. Some of those Viking models are mind-blowing. Wow.........McM
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PostPosted: Wed 25 Jan, 2017 11:14 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Piotr H. Feret wrote:
Owner of this mark is swordsmith from Poland, Wojciech Szanek and here is his website: http://www.miecz-sword.com/
I have from Wojciech one handed sword, type XVI, based on find from Denmark and it serve me very well.


Thanks, I ran a every Google search I could think of, but no cigar. It seems that I have been misspelling 'Wojciech' for three weeks. Big Grin
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Kristjan Runarsson





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PostPosted: Wed 25 Jan, 2017 11:20 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Mark Moore wrote:
Wow.....some really beautiful swords there. Some of those Viking models are mind-blowing. Wow.........McM


Yeah, expensive but worth it, and they look good without being insanely gaudily decorated.
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PostPosted: Wed 25 Jan, 2017 11:37 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

That was my whole point exactly. Sometimes, there's much beauty in simplicity. I'm a bit of a minimalist anyway, and I would pay for the virtues these swords offer. High quality without being a 'show-off'----that's my ticket! Wink Big Grin .....McM
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PostPosted: Thu 26 Jan, 2017 2:18 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Mark Moore wrote:
That was my whole point exactly. Sometimes, there's much beauty in simplicity. I'm a bit of a minimalist anyway, and I would pay for the virtues these swords offer. High quality without being a 'show-off'----that's my ticket! Wink Big Grin .....McM


I am a mimimalist I hate gaudy swords or anything gaudy for that matter. The one fault I can find with my Type L is that the hilt is slightly crooked which means that it never sits quite right in the scabbard (not really an issue but I'm a perfectionist) and the blade is not polished to a mirror sheen. The sword is fairly well balanced but it was also by far the best balanced one he had on offer, probably due to the monster pommel. The rest of the swords he had were a bit front heavy. In a real world sharp sword that would be good because it helps you to do more damage (and gives you a much nicer and more painful tennis elbow) but with these blunt re-enactment swords you want the balance point to be close to the hilt so you have more control and don't hurt people. Having said that, I'm going to ask Wojciech to make me Petersen Type O sword with a whale tooth hilt.




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