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Thomas Jason




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PostPosted: Mon 25 Apr, 2005 1:12 pm    Post subject: "Farbauti" by Jake Powning         Reply with quote

Jake is in the process of finishing up a new sword for me. It's not a historical design, but is based upon a few of the swords from the old Norse sagas as mentioned in the "magical swords" thread.

The sword is dedicated to Odin and has many design elements that reference the Runatal.

Farbauti - "Cruel Striker"













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PostPosted: Mon 25 Apr, 2005 1:32 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Outstanding craftsmanship! If it were only historically plausible..........
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PostPosted: Mon 25 Apr, 2005 1:33 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I like it. I like it a lot.
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PostPosted: Mon 25 Apr, 2005 2:00 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I always get crap about larger handled Viking swords, but no one will give you crap about that masterpiece, thats for sure! Big Grin awesome!
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PostPosted: Mon 25 Apr, 2005 3:23 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Alex Oster wrote:
no one will give you carp about that masterpiece Big Grin awesome!


No, but they may give you halibut or salmon..... Laughing Out Loud Laughing Out Loud Laughing Out Loud Sorry, I saw the spelling error and it struck me funny. Happy

That's one of the coolest things I've seen in a long time! Eek! Cool I like the long grip, and the pattern in the blade is beautiful. What do all those runes on the scabbard say? Happy
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PostPosted: Mon 25 Apr, 2005 3:42 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Gorgeous, just gorgeous.
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PostPosted: Mon 25 Apr, 2005 6:25 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Wow! That is fantastic in every sense of the word. I love seeing new stuff from Jake.
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PostPosted: Mon 25 Apr, 2005 8:35 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

The scabbard has the first two stanzas of the Runatal written in Old Norse using the Elder Futhork.

http://www.powning.com/jake/nordrune/runatal.shtml

More info on Jake's site:

http://www.powning.com/jake/commish/swords.shtml
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PostPosted: Mon 25 Apr, 2005 8:41 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Incredible, an absolutely fantastic work of art.
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PostPosted: Mon 25 Apr, 2005 9:04 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Well, it doesn't always have to be about history Razz And this is a great piece of " Art " Cool
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PostPosted: Mon 25 Apr, 2005 11:28 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Someone is looking for magical swords on this forum. I believe this one is a perfect example, seeing how it's hypnotizing us all... And Jake Powning must have supernatural gifts for being able to create such a masterpiece !

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PostPosted: Tue 26 Apr, 2005 5:08 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Cool Farbauti have not just been found yet Big Grin
its a really nice sword and art, is it type R or Z long Big Grin
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PostPosted: Tue 26 Apr, 2005 5:27 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I see you put the Valknot there too Wink nice addiction to any weapon...That sword is absolutely stunning though, kudos to Jake on putting his expertese to such a fine sword.

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PostPosted: Tue 26 Apr, 2005 6:03 am    Post subject: What beautiful work!         Reply with quote

The detail on that sword is amazing. Jake really is a talented artist and the pieces he puts out show every bit of hsi talent and hard work. Congratulations on the piece Thomas! I like historical swords as well but , a sword does not have to be "historically plausable" to be a beautiful work of art. Knowing Jake, I am certain that this puppy will cut like the devil too.

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PostPosted: Tue 26 Apr, 2005 9:22 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I really like that. It reminds me of a functional version of the swords from "The 13th Warrior." While not historically plausable, I do think that this piece maintains the feature of being practical anf unctional. After all, most other sword types have a long handled version. Farbauti is about as far from historically based as my interests carry me, but for a sword that I think of as fantasy, I like it very much.

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PostPosted: Tue 26 Apr, 2005 10:05 am    Post subject: what's in a name?         Reply with quote

For some reason I always hated the term "fantasy sword" for a sword that was not based on historical examples. I prefer the term ahistorical. Confused Fantasy gives the connotation that the sword is not "real", meaning it doesn't function as a proper sword should. There are swords being made that do not function as sword should. Someone once denoted these as "sword-like objects" . This piece by Jake Powning , I believe, would cut and function exactly like a sword designed for combat. Sure it doesn't fit into neatly into the Oakeshott topology or the Peterson, but it is not fantasy. Happy

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PostPosted: Tue 26 Apr, 2005 10:12 am    Post subject: Re: what's in a name?         Reply with quote

Joel Whitmore wrote:
Fantasy gives the connotation that the sword is not "real", meaning it doesn't function as a proper sword should.

As an alternate point of view, I'll say that I don't get that connotation from the term. Not even a glimpse of it.

It's time for everybody to allow themselves to have another view of that word. Today's market has many, many fantasy designs that are both functional and of quality construction.

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PostPosted: Tue 26 Apr, 2005 11:48 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thomas Jason wrote:
The scabbard has the first two stanzas of the Runatal written in Old Norse using the Elder Futhork.

http://www.powning.com/jake/nordrune/runatal.shtml

More info on Jake's site:

http://www.powning.com/jake/commish/swords.shtml


Thank you. Happy

P.S. I would also agree with the idea that the term 'fantasy" is not necessarily derrogatory. This sword, for example, could be termed a fantasy sword, but I'm sure that it is every bit as functional as any historical sword with similar blade design/construction. Most people (myself included) tend to associate "fantasy" with the monstrocities found in any shopping mall knife shop; however, I agree that this isn't necessarily a fair association. This sword proves that fantasy and function are not mutually exclusive. Happy
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PostPosted: Tue 26 Apr, 2005 1:08 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Incredible design, truly awe-inspiring. I can imaging you are very proud mr. Jason.


As for the fantasy aspect: I have a leafblade by John Lundemo of Odinblades. Maybe not historical, but a sword in every sence of the word.
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PostPosted: Tue 26 Apr, 2005 1:15 pm    Post subject: Fantisies         Reply with quote

Interesting how different people take different associations with the same word. One thing I learned today that fantasy can mean "a coin usually not intended for circulation as currency and often issued by a dubious authority " according to the Merriam-Webster online dictionary. LOL I never knew that one. Wink

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