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Shane Allee
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PostPosted: Wed 12 Jul, 2006 3:09 pm    Post subject: Hand and a Half finished         Reply with quote

Julie and I just finished mounting up this Del Tin hand and a half blade. It has been fun since it has been a bit of a departure from my normal stuff, although you wouldn't realize it since I haven't been doing my normal stuff that much the last few months. A few first with this one that helped make things interesting, first time that I've wedged a guard and hot peened a pommel. The stats and more pictures can be found on my available section.

http://www.ironagearmoury.com/available_pieces.htm





Julie is moving on to work on a rondel with a raised mid rib and then a pompeii gladius with a re-enforced point. I'll be starting on a double fullered La Tene III blade and then a La Tene I blade with a raised mid rib. Well there will be that Vimose II spatha that will finally be done before too much else gets started.

Shane
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James A. Vargscarr




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PostPosted: Wed 12 Jul, 2006 4:06 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Nice work - I particularly like the grip.
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PostPosted: Wed 12 Jul, 2006 4:08 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Grip is very different and interesting.

What inspired it?

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Steve Grisetti




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PostPosted: Wed 12 Jul, 2006 4:13 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I like the blackened fittings and the grip. Did you sharpen the DT blade? Or does it have the factory blunt edge?
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Shane Allee
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PostPosted: Wed 12 Jul, 2006 4:30 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thanks guys

The grip was inspired by Record's XVIIIa.3 on page 188. We just wanted that look, but stuck to a wider "V" and a bit more simple. Julie carved the grip and then we put wire along the transition to make it stand out more when we put the leather over it.

I did put an edge on it, but it isn't extremely sharp right now. Figured I would wait before I sharpened it any more to see how sharp someone might want it.

Shane
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PostPosted: Wed 12 Jul, 2006 5:59 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Sweet work Shane...really like it. Goin back to the early period stuff next?

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Shane Allee
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PostPosted: Thu 13 Jul, 2006 7:17 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thanks Kenton,

I have a couple Viking age pieces that I will be working on at some point sooner than later I hope. Other than that, yeah I am ready to get back to the celtic ironage weapons.

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Matthew Grzybowski
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PostPosted: Wed 19 Jul, 2006 6:40 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Shane,

Beautiful work. Great job on the wrapping.

Best,

Matt

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