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PostPosted: Fri 02 Feb, 2007 10:28 am    Post subject: Castle Keep,Celtic swords collection         Reply with quote

just finished a job for a Hotel near Cambridge,a set of Celtic weaponry from Bronze age to Culloden,pic attached.i have posted further on the Castle Keep Forum,along with specs.its been an interesting project for me,giving a slight twist to some established examples.


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PostPosted: Fri 02 Feb, 2007 10:53 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Now that shows some diversity of work! Nice job Rob, I'm going to head on over to your site and check out some more pictures...
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PostPosted: Fri 02 Feb, 2007 11:15 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Gorgeous. Wonderful work, i really like the basket hilt and the dirk.
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PostPosted: Fri 02 Feb, 2007 1:06 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Rob,

It's great to see these completed, very nice all the way around. I'm looking forward to doing business with you down the road.
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PostPosted: Sat 03 Feb, 2007 1:20 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Great new work, Rob! Do you intend to make any or all of the new models available for order?
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PostPosted: Sat 03 Feb, 2007 8:18 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Hi Steve,Patrick.
thank you for your comments,it has really been an eye opener for me,there is something quite special about the Early styles,and wierd to see how it all comes full circle from the leaf blade to the dirk,which echoes the familair grip so well.
Steve,
I shall be making the Leaf and the Anthropomorphic sword part of my line i think,if there is interest.I know that they are a little off the traditional in parts,but i hope not as much as to not be a credible interpretation.
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PostPosted: Wed 07 Feb, 2007 2:18 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

some sized down pics of some of the work.


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PostPosted: Wed 07 Feb, 2007 4:44 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thanks for the added photos, Rob. I especially like the double fullered blade on the anthro hilt. The style and your craftsmanship on the hilt also look beautiful (though I'm not sure how historically accurate it is?).
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PostPosted: Thu 08 Feb, 2007 1:56 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

thanks steve,i was trying to base the design around the La Tene material that was available to me,its a nice blade i think.


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PostPosted: Thu 08 Feb, 2007 4:52 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Is the anthromorphic hilt cast in a single piece and then fitted over the tang, or was there some other way you did it?
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PostPosted: Thu 08 Feb, 2007 8:57 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

i cast that with a ceramic core,the tang is peened over at the top.
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PostPosted: Thu 08 Feb, 2007 11:34 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Great work as always mate,
Cool to see pics of the newer stuff here,
Dont be a stranger to this area of the forum,more so as you work through stuff, Cool
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PostPosted: Thu 08 Feb, 2007 3:34 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Rob Miller wrote:
thanks steve,i was trying to base the design around the La Tene material that was available to me,its a nice blade i think.

I think that your hilt is crisper and more (?) stylish (?) than the historical examples that I have seen, including those in the illustration that you provided. I happen to like it very much.

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PostPosted: Sat 10 Feb, 2007 5:20 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thanks Steve,and Lee,
I like to try and get a clean aesthetic on the interpretative pieces that i make,this means looking at existing styles and trying to project a 'what if' element into the mix,for instance the Leaf has very typical carving on the pommel top,whereas the guard is not typical,but not too far off i think.there are quite a few 'oddities' in the Historical sword that would take quite a leap of the imagination to get to.
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PostPosted: Sun 01 Apr, 2007 2:29 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

the new owner picks up the set this weekend,so i took a couple more shots of the leafblade before it goes.


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PostPosted: Sun 01 Apr, 2007 2:40 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Rob Miller wrote:
the new owner picks up the set this weekend,so i took a couple more shots of the leafblade before it goes.



I LOVE THAT LEAF BLADE! Don't suppose you'd consider a similar project??? Big Grin

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PostPosted: Sun 01 Apr, 2007 7:51 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Really great looking work: On all of the swords shown in this Topic. Cool
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PostPosted: Mon 02 Apr, 2007 12:20 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

J.G. Grubbs wrote:
Rob Miller wrote:
the new owner picks up the set this weekend,so i took a couple more shots of the leafblade before it goes.



I LOVE THAT LEAF BLADE! Don't suppose you'd consider a similar project??? Big Grin


absolutely James,I will be making a page up for that as soon as i can convince my Webmaster to get on the job.until then PM me for an idea on price.
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