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Gabriel vanZ




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PostPosted: Wed 14 Jun, 2006 1:45 pm    Post subject: Odinblades sword of Edward III         Reply with quote

Considering this is my first post here on myArmoury, perhaps I should take some time to introduce myself.
My name is Gabriel and I am a college student from the Netherlands. I am working to obtain my master degree
in history and am a 2nd year medical student as well. I started to collect swords after I read Tolkien's Lord of the
Rings as a twelve year old, and haven't stopped ever since. My main interests lie with roman and late-medieval swords.

That was why I asked John Lundemo to make a sword based on the sword attributed to Edward III, which I think
to be one of the most beautiful swords around. John took the design a step further and added his own subtle modifications to the design. The result is breathtaking. The fittings are high-polished to resemble the gold on the original
and have dual grooves on them (John's touch) that are very pleasing to the eye and are present on the quillons, spacers, pommel and even the chape of the scabbard. Both blade and fittings are flawless and a joy to behold.

For the pommel, a heraldic rose was chosen. I thought this would look better on this sword than the quartered royal arms of England on the original, and is historically plausible as well because it was one of Edward badges. I emailed John a picture of a heraldic rose and he drew and etched it on the sword.

The scabbard was quite a nice piece of art as well, sadly I cannot make any pictures of it now because my digital camera has for some reason stopped functioning, so I have to see to that first. Anyway, the scabbard is wood, covered in a reddish-brown leather that matches the color of the wood on the hilt. The chape is high polished as well, and has the same dual groove motif as the hiltparts have. In all, it's a very attractive piece in itself. On John's site you can see it: www.odinblades.com


The bladelength is about 35''
the hilt about 10''

John, thank you for this wonderful piece of art.
-Gabriel.



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Russ Ellis
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PostPosted: Wed 14 Jun, 2006 2:18 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

A very pretty sword. It's nice to see John sort of moving towards more historically inspired pieces as well. His fantasy stuff is very nice but since I'm most into the historical end of things... Happy If I can ask how is the hilt assembled?
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PostPosted: Wed 14 Jun, 2006 2:23 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

In terms of what can be seen in these photos, I'm very impressed with the fit and finish and tightness of execution. It's quite a nice interpretation/inspiration of the Edward III sword. Very nice.
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PostPosted: Wed 14 Jun, 2006 2:38 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Hi Gabriel
Welcome to this forum.
It's good to have more dedicated Hollanders around here Wink

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PostPosted: Wed 14 Jun, 2006 2:40 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

It is outstanding sword.I like the grip.
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PostPosted: Wed 14 Jun, 2006 4:00 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Nice looking sword.

Would love to see it up close someday.

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PostPosted: Wed 14 Jun, 2006 4:21 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

That's a very attractive sword, Gabriel. I'll look forward to more photos when the camera is working again. I'd love to see it with the scabbard.
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PostPosted: Wed 14 Jun, 2006 4:54 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Hi, Thanks Gabriel. If you would like to see more pictures of the sword and a shot of the scabbard, you can visit my website. Click on Odins head and then click on the swords VII button at bottom of page then click on Edward and scroll down. There is a picture of the scabbard. Feel free to post it here if you like thanks John
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PostPosted: Wed 14 Jun, 2006 5:54 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Very lovely sword! Congratulations, Gabriel. And to John Lundemo - well done!
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David Martin




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PostPosted: Wed 14 Jun, 2006 7:40 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Congratulations on a fine purchase! John has this amazing ability to keep outdoing himself. He's truly a gifted artist.

Oh yes, and welcome to myArmoury!

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PostPosted: Wed 14 Jun, 2006 7:51 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Welcome to the site and this is a good way to make a good impression on a first post by showing us such a fine sword, congratulations. Cool
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PostPosted: Wed 14 Jun, 2006 8:11 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Fine looking sword. Happy Here's a pic of the scabbard from John's site:


Happy

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PostPosted: Wed 14 Jun, 2006 9:33 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I'd seen the pic on John's site and was already impressed, but I'm glad you posted close ups of the pommel and the picture of you holding it. That's gorgeous, and seeing it in your hand, it's a lot bigger than I realized. Beautiful work, John!
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PostPosted: Wed 14 Jun, 2006 11:39 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

A fine, fine looking sword. From these few photos, it looks as though this may be John's finest work yet. I'd be very interested to hear how she handles!
Congratulations on the acquisition of a truly beautiful weapon, and welcome to the forum!
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Gabriel vanZ




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PostPosted: Thu 15 Jun, 2006 5:44 am    Post subject: Thank you         Reply with quote

Thanks everyone for all the kind words and the warm welcome. I hope to make some full length-shots of the sword in full sunlight as soon as my camera is made. Here in the Netherlands we just had a few really sunny days, which would have been perfect for doing some photography, but as bad luck would have it, the day my sword arrived was cloudy and rainy.
I apologize for the bad pictures, I need to work on my skills as a photographer. Happy

If anyone has questions regarding the sword, please feel free to ask.

Gabriel.

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-Homerus, The Odyssee.
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