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Giddelo Kristian




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PostPosted: Wed 20 Mar, 2019 7:24 am    Post subject: Reproduction off a arming sword         Reply with quote

Weight 1099gr
Blade length 61,5 cm
Total length 78 cm
At the tang 3,6cm

The original is item A461 in the Wallace Collection in London.
The reproduction is made by Klaas Kloosterhuis.

https://goo.gl/images/fSyE41




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Michael P. Smith




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PostPosted: Wed 20 Mar, 2019 2:59 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

WOW! It's so cool to see a replica of that sword, especially with Craig's great thread. It's a sword that defies modern expectations and tastes, but there it is. Well done!

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Dan Howard




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PostPosted: Wed 20 Mar, 2019 5:31 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Elegant and deceptively simple. Nice job.
Author: Bronze Age Military Equipment, Pen and Sword Books
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Giddelo Kristian




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PostPosted: Thu 21 Mar, 2019 2:59 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Nice that you like the piece. Craig's thread prompted me to post it.
You can find some photos from the smithy here; https://www.facebook.com/kristian.giddelo/media_set?set=a.10218087288201996&type=1
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Mikko Kuusirati




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PostPosted: Thu 21 Mar, 2019 7:14 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

It's great to see a reproduction of this item! I've been wanting one ever since Matt Easton and Toby Capwell's video discussing the original, years ago:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HvRixtwGy68

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Ian Hutchison




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PostPosted: Fri 22 Mar, 2019 6:38 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Excellent, love to see some of the plainer weapons recreated.

Do you know how accurate your stats are compared to the original?

'We are told that the pen is mightier than the sword, but I know which of these weapons I would choose.' - Adrian Carton de Wiart
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Giddelo Kristian




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PostPosted: Sat 23 Mar, 2019 1:13 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Ian Hutchison wrote:
Excellent, love to see some of the plainer weapons recreated.

Do you know how accurate your stats are compared to the original?


The museum piece has the following dimensions:
Length: 75.5 cm
Width: 3.1 cm
Weight: 0.93 kg

My sword is heavier, broader and longer.
The museum piece has been sharpened several times. What can be seen at the curve of the blade on the crossguard.
We do not know when this happened.
That is why I have instructed the blacksmith to make the sword as it would have come out of the forge.
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Giddelo Kristian




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PostPosted: Wed 29 May, 2019 8:27 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Made a scabbard for the sword. Hope you like it.


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