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Stephane Rabier




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PostPosted: Sat 09 Apr, 2011 12:21 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Hi,
such a big box for a Döner Kebab Razz
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A. Gallo





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PostPosted: Sat 09 Apr, 2011 7:06 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

aw c'mon
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PostPosted: Sat 09 Apr, 2011 8:09 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

... thankfully, I've had experience with this type of content before. I lifted the cocoon from its
container, once again examining it end to end. This was not the moment to make a mistake.
There was no room for errors or bumbling. Clearly there was more than just bubble-wrap to deal
with here. Like a safe-cracker I deftly sought the combination of seams and folds which would
take me to the next level ...

With time to spare, I was rewarded. From its womb of bubble-wrap I removed the item, which
was once more protected -- this time by a placenta of shrink-wrap. Setting the item down as one
might a new-born, gently and with awe, I rubbed my hands together to face the next stage ...

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A.V. Dolan




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PostPosted: Sat 09 Apr, 2011 8:42 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

My friend, you are a big tease.
Vincit qui se vincit
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PostPosted: Sat 09 Apr, 2011 10:20 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Can't wait for you to get that distracting object in the foreground out of the way so that we can see the bottom of the box. Wink Razz Laughing Out Loud
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Matthew G.M. Korenkiewicz




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PostPosted: Sat 09 Apr, 2011 12:09 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Hmmm ...

I can guess why my post was moved from the Historical Forum to the Off-Topic Forum.
But allow me to remind whoever moved the post that with a lil internet-elbow grease one
would discover that the title of this thread -- The Mehmet -- can be associated with
the historical information the good Mr. Bedrosov provided :

Quote:
Bearing in mind the name of the thread ("The Mehmet"), I assume Matthew will
show us his new Sultan Mehmet's Fatih (The Conqueror) kilij.


Of course, if whoever feels this thread belongs where it is now, then so be it.

Also ...

I did most directly announce my package was from John Lundemo Of Odinblades.
So it is pretty safe to assume that the item within is not a lamp or fishing rod, though John
might be able to make both with equal excellence for all I know.

And ...

If one is even remotely familiar with a few of my past threads, all of my sharp and pointy
possessions are historically inspired. Completely accurate ? maybe not.

Lastly ...

I do hope my fellow forumites don't mind exercising at least a fraction of the patience
anyone familiar with ordering a custom-anything must certainly show while waiting to
see this product of John Lundemo's craftsmanship. I thought I would do something a
bit different, not that maybe someone didn't do this before. And some of you are having
as much fun as I. Thankyou. I don't think you'll be disappointed with what's to come ...
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PostPosted: Sat 09 Apr, 2011 12:33 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Matthew,
So far, this thread is about a box, packing materials, and a few sword-related words. It has surprisingly little content given the number of posts.

Threads related to, but not about, weapons go in Off-Topic. If there is a change to the content of the thread that makes it on-topic, meaning that it actually shows a weapon and generates actual discussion, I'm sure it can be moved back if that's warranted. Commentary about the moving, off-topic in and of itself, can then be removed. Further, any comments about moderating policies should be sent directly to a moderator.

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John Coris




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PostPosted: Sat 09 Apr, 2011 1:26 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thanks Chad, this might stop this torture.... Laughing Out Loud

Dear Matthew,
despite the fact that
a) (as a Greek and descending from Constantinople myself) Mehmet Fatih is not one of my favourite historical figures,
b) your ingenious presentation has stirred my (and everyone else's) anticipation to the extreme
c) I envy you from the depths of my soul for having one of John's work
d) the sword is hardly discernable (yet)

please accept my best congratulations for what seems to be a great sword!!!

Always excel and stay superior of others. (Homer - Iliad)
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PostPosted: Sat 09 Apr, 2011 3:46 pm    Post subject: A box??         Reply with quote

Is this thread about a box ? No, but it does seem as if the process of revealing the content of the box is getting to some of us. I just thought it was good fun, so I participated in the same spirit.... I didn't think it would end up '' bumping and grinding'' the thread into another category!
Bon coeur et bon bras
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A. Gallo





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PostPosted: Sat 09 Apr, 2011 10:28 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Does Odin really shrink-wrap their swords, or did he put saran wrap on it himself just to stall for another day?

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Matthew G.M. Korenkiewicz




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PostPosted: Sun 10 Apr, 2011 6:43 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

A. Gallo wrote:
Does Odin really shrink-wrap their swords, or did he put saran wrap on it himself
just to stall for another day?


My item did indeed come shrink-wrapped. Perhaps others who've received work from John
Lundemo Of Odinblades
can confirm that their items also came this way. When I thought
about it a bit more, shrink-wrapping the item, or just snuggly wrapping it in saran-wrap if you
will, and then wrapping it in bubble-wrap, would definitely keep it from shifting around in its
box.
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Thom R.




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PostPosted: Sun 10 Apr, 2011 1:59 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I appreciate the "fun" aspect of this thread (if this stuff isn't fun then what is it?) but at this juncture, with photos of your sword (kilij?) posted elsewhere on the internet already, I don't see the point of continuing along this line........

it is a very nice sword, you sure do like your big sabers! tr
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PostPosted: Mon 11 Apr, 2011 1:53 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thom R. wrote:
I appreciate the "fun" aspect of this thread (if this stuff isn't fun then what is it?) but at this juncture, with photos of your sword (kilij?) posted elsewhere on the internet already, I don't see the point of continuing along this line........

it is a very nice sword, you sure do like your big sabers! tr


Sort of agree that it gave us the chance to make a nice parody of typologies and all that fun stuff, but the art of telling a good joke includes knowing when delaying giving the punch line has crossed the line into losing your audience's attention, and they may not laugh if they have already left the comedy club and asked for their money back .....

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Matthew G.M. Korenkiewicz




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PostPosted: Mon 11 Apr, 2011 10:31 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Well, gentlemen, you're both right. But I have no problem with John Lundemo Of Odinblades
wowwing people with his work. He certainly did that to me ... That said, I'll still toss this
last shot here, completely let the cat out of the bag as it were ...



As well as add the inspirations for my commission ...

The Original Sword Of Mehmet :



As well as a link to another Gentlemen who's work needs no introduction ...

http://www.myArmoury.com/talk/viewtopic.php?p=77847


Later ...
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John Lundemo
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PostPosted: Tue 12 Apr, 2011 12:53 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Well Matthew the cat is not entirely let out of any bag yet in this thread. Were you to unsheath the sword and show the blade in a pic then yeah. By the way the box is a type 3-D Thanks John
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Joel Chesser




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PostPosted: Tue 12 Apr, 2011 2:01 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Matthew, I'm incredibly interested to see more shots of the sword and hear it's stats and your impressions when you have the time.
..." The person who dosen't have a sword should sell his coat and buy one."

- Luke 22:36
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Karl Knisley




PostPosted: Tue 12 Apr, 2011 3:47 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Matthew
That`s one awesome sword! Can you post the specs?

regards
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A. Gallo





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PostPosted: Tue 12 Apr, 2011 11:11 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Maybe we never get the final pics to scold our lack of patience

While curved blades aren't my thing, the color scheme on the hilt is really beautiful...even from this distance
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Matthew G.M. Korenkiewicz




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PostPosted: Wed 13 Apr, 2011 7:17 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I appreciate the encouragement, gentlemen ...

The specs of The Mehmet by John Lundemo of Odinblades :

Total Length : 45 inches
Blade Length : 35 Inches
Blade Width At The Hilt : 1 3/4 inches
Length Of Backedge : 12 inches

The Wood grip : bubinga
Full tang construction with four very aesthetically pleasing pegs ( I forget what
John called them ... )

We settled on these specs for the commission to try and keep costs reasonable,
and I used my Albion Duke as a guide-line. Of course the scabbard is not historical,
also to keep costs reasonable, but I have ALWAYS liked the Odinblade-style scabbards
John makes.

I believe John posted the sword a shade under 3 pounds in weight. If I did my
conversions correctly, the original Sword Of Mehmet's overall length is 49 inches
with a blade length of 41 inches. The sword by Vince Evans is 54 inches in total
length with a blade length of 41 3/4 inches.



Words can't express how much I think of what John did with the cross, pegs in the
grip, pommel, and the flow of the grip into the pommel. We did talk briefly about the need
for some counter-balance to such a big blade, and I was all in with John's reccomendation;
even if it challenged historical accuracy.



My personal favorite pic :

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PostPosted: Wed 13 Apr, 2011 8:54 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

That my friend is one incredible work of art. It may not be as ornate as the original,but the attention to detail is so obviously apparent, it reveals a sword that has been executed to perfection. Had I been John Lundemo, I would not have let you have it in order to keep it for myself for inspiration.
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