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Sean Belair
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PostPosted: Tue 03 Apr, 2007 3:48 pm    Post subject: type XIV odin-belair         Reply with quote

Introducing the first of hopefully many Lundemo-Belair. The sword is for a school project and will be the first sword I helped create. The sword is an Oakeshott type XIV. I based the design on several different swords of that type to create a sword that was archeologically accurate, while still being original. I left the tip a little wider than you usually see on the blade type, it is a nod To Oakeshott’s little type XIV “Moonbrand”.
The fuller is hand ground by John. The hand ground fuller gives the sword a more accurate look than the super clean parallel lines of a milling machine. The cross was hand forged by John to give it the elegant curve.

The stats are as follows
Total length: 36 ½
Blade length: a hair under 30
Blade width at base: 3
Balance point: 4 ½
Sweet spot (COP): about 20-22
Weight: 3 pounds 2 ounces

I want to thank John for all the work he put into this sword and for fixing all my mistakes.



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Mike Arledge




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PostPosted: Tue 03 Apr, 2007 4:24 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I would like this sword better if it was posted in the marketplace as opposed to the markers place Happy

Excellent work Sean!

Mike J Arledge

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Joe Loder




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PostPosted: Wed 04 Apr, 2007 7:46 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Verrrry nice work! I love the lines of the sword. The type XIV is one of my favorites.
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John Lundemo
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PostPosted: Wed 04 Apr, 2007 8:01 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Just so you folks know, the pommel was keyed onto tang and was peened. I mostly do everything this way now. Sean was also wanting historical accuracy for this piece. Good luck at school Sean, hope you get an A for the project.
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Joel Whitmore




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PostPosted: Wed 04 Apr, 2007 6:19 pm    Post subject: Beautiful work John!         Reply with quote

Although the length of the blade is not great, the width is beefy. This one must be a super cutter. The lines are very pleasing and overall fit and finish are top notch. Great work John. I still have my two-hander in mind and will be getting with you this summer.


Joel
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Hugo Voisine




PostPosted: Wed 04 Apr, 2007 6:28 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Hey, nice sword Sean and John. I would like to see more type XIV like this one. A multi-fullered one would be great. Wink

Is it possible to know what is the text engraved in the fuller ?

« Que dites-vous ?... C'est inutile ?... Je le sais !
Mais on ne se bat pas dans l'espoir du succès !
Oh ! non, c'est bien plus beau lorsque c'est inutile ! »
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Sean Belair
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PostPosted: Thu 05 Apr, 2007 7:26 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Hugo Voisine wrote:
Is it possible to know what is the text engraved in the fuller ?


The first inscription is In Nomine Domini and the second is my family motto

Certavi Et Vici “I have fought and conquered"

and there are little Maltese crosses separating each word
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