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Shane Allee
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PostPosted: Wed 08 Feb, 2006 4:08 pm    Post subject: Saber just finished         Reply with quote

My stolen shop gnomes have been hard at work forging this in my basement for me, well maybe it is a chinese made blade. It can be hard to tell sometimes....

I finished mounting this blade back in the middle of December, but had probably the most minor of problems that needed to be fixed. A brass cut-out over the end of the pommel raised a couple millimeters on the points when peened creating snag points. I tried about everything to fix it, but in the end had to break it back down. Ended up changing the guard, shortening the handle a bit, and made a few changes in finish. Overall I feel it was for the best though, I am much happier in the way it looks then it did before.

The blade is a folded Cicada Forge willow leaf saber blade, blackened mild steel fittings, and a dyed hard maple grip. Blade length is 28" and overall it comes in at 33".





More pictures and info can be found here:
http://www.ironagearmoury.com/available_pieces.htm

I need to update other parts of the site with changes as well. Currently I'm working on the spatha, but I ended up going for a later period hilt design with it. My Petersen type H is close to becoming a type K. Mark has started work on the first of the Double fullered series and a La Tene I blade will follow that one. Nothing positive on the La Tene I, but it may be another type of riveted hilt after all.

Shane
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Steve Grisetti




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PostPosted: Wed 08 Feb, 2006 4:19 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

The contemporary form of the saber is not my "cup of tea", but very, very pretty. That blade looks like it would cut with a vengeance!
"...dismount thy tuck, be yare in thy preparation, for thy assailant is quick, skilful, and deadly."
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Alexander Ren




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PostPosted: Wed 08 Feb, 2006 6:39 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Wow! Big Grin Jack Sparrow beware. Happy

My compliments on a very fine sword.

Alex
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Matthew Grzybowski
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PostPosted: Fri 10 Feb, 2006 8:20 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Shane,

Great work! I love the work on the guard and handle in particular. I say that, but actually the whole piece is just very cool!!! Job well done!

Best,

Matt

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Shane Allee
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Thanks guys

Shane
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