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John Lundemo
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PostPosted: Mon 02 Oct, 2006 8:45 am    Post subject: Odin zweihander         Reply with quote

Hi There are a few pictures of a new Odin zweihander over at SFI. I regret I cannot post them here myself, but if you guys were to check it and maybe post em here I would appreciate your comments. I took the idea for this one from some pictures provided by a few members of myArmoury and they are greatly appreciated. Happy
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PostPosted: Mon 02 Oct, 2006 9:25 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Here are the images. Beautiful work John I love the way the blade just seems to flow.


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PostPosted: Mon 02 Oct, 2006 9:27 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

That's an interesting take on that style of weapon John. I like the work on the ricasso especially.
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PostPosted: Mon 02 Oct, 2006 11:08 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

i wish i'd gotten a chance to handel the finished piece, so sweet.
rock on man
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PostPosted: Mon 02 Oct, 2006 6:23 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Very graceful beast, if you ask me. I like the fleur-de-lys details on the guard coupled with the green grip...
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PostPosted: Mon 02 Oct, 2006 6:31 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

whats the website for this?
Thanks
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PostPosted: Mon 02 Oct, 2006 6:40 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Christopher Finneman wrote:
whats the website for this?
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If you click on this button at the bottom of John's post () it'll take you to his website. Odinblades is also listed on our links page.

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PostPosted: Mon 02 Oct, 2006 6:41 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Wow! Very impressive work, John. I like the ricasso and the shape of & cutouts in the cross.
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PostPosted: Mon 02 Oct, 2006 7:15 pm    Post subject: Re: Odin zweihander{John}         Reply with quote

Thanks for getting these pix posted for me as I forgot.
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PostPosted: Mon 02 Oct, 2006 8:52 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

just to let you know, the sword is based off a historical design odin-ised with some detail on the recasso.
the disk shape on the blade comes from the original.
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PostPosted: Tue 03 Oct, 2006 2:37 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I really like the hilt.The best zweihander I've ever seen.
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PostPosted: Tue 03 Oct, 2006 5:37 am    Post subject: Any stats on this beauty?         Reply with quote

What an wonderfully done sowrd of this type. IS the handle wood or leather covered? Any stats on this beastie?

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PostPosted: Tue 03 Oct, 2006 8:29 am    Post subject: Re: Any stats on this beauty?         Reply with quote

Joel Whitmore wrote:
What an wonderfully done sowrd of this type. IS the handle wood or leather covered? Any stats on this beastie?

Joel
Hi The grips are woodcore with leather cord and thin leather wrap. Here's a few stats:
67" total length
48"blade
13" guard
6.125"balance
7lbs I had a lower weight here on my scale in the shop, closer to 6 1/2 depends on where you balance sword on the scale.
3/8th" thick at shoulder. This allows for a high raised ridge and diamond cross section with no apple seed for cutting. It is also quite alot stiffer than some of the other zweihander I made. Lots of distal taper too. The tang gets some taper too. The guard and blade as Sean said are based on historical samples. I got them from some members here and I am greatful. Thanks
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PostPosted: Tue 03 Oct, 2006 10:51 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

John,

I really enjoy weapons that are made with a bit of artistic flair without compromising function. Your work is some of the best I've seen in this regard. This sword has many historical elements yet enough creative license to make it uniquely yours. Very nice.
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PostPosted: Tue 03 Oct, 2006 9:02 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

It's awesome to see a Zweihander that's decorative without being impractical and long without being heavy or unbalanced--I'd love to see how it handled.
How long does the fuller run along the blade, since it's in shadow in the image?
-Wilhelm
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PostPosted: Tue 03 Oct, 2006 10:07 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

William Knight wrote:
It's awesome to see a Zweihander that's decorative without being impractical and long without being heavy or unbalanced--I'd love to see how it handled.
How long does the fuller run along the blade, since it's in shadow in the image?
-Wilhelm
Thanks folks. The fuller tapers to a point about 3" or less from tip, if I remember correctly.
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PostPosted: Thu 05 Oct, 2006 5:17 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Sean Belair wrote:
i wish i'd gotten a chance to handel the finished piece, so sweet.
rock on man
Yeah Sean I think you woulda liked the end result. No matter, you can help me make the next one;)
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PostPosted: Thu 05 Oct, 2006 5:28 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Patrick Kelly wrote:
John,

I really enjoy weapons that are made with a bit of artistic flair without compromising function. Your work is some of the best I've seen in this regard. This sword has many historical elements yet enough creative license to make it uniquely yours. Very nice.
Well thanks. I tried to make it more historical than artistic, due to the many examples I had pictures of for help. Somehow it just ended up alittle Odinized again. The customer had actually asked for one like the first Scott Brandt one, but with a flamberge blade, I talked him into this;) I could do a flamberge I think but would not even care to try that.
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PostPosted: Sat 07 Oct, 2006 9:17 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

i had the pictures i took sent to me. it will give you an idea what went into the cross guard.
sorry they only go so far but school called me back before completion



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PostPosted: Sat 07 Oct, 2006 11:44 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Sean,

Very cool "in progress" pics! Having absolutely no fabricating skills, I find it fascinating to see the process by which people create things.
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