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Matthew Stagmer
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PostPosted: Fri 21 Jun, 2019 4:45 pm    Post subject: Mosaic Damascus Gladius         Reply with quote

For your consideration I present to you my main creation for Blade Show 2019.



The Gladius has always been the sword which called out to me among others. There is an ineffable sense of dignity and honorable fatigue about this sword, the sort of melancholy which a tired soldier feels right before he climbs the last hill on his way home from a long campaign. This piece is especially precious to me as it is my first gladius executed in mosaic pattern damascus. It is the end of a whole journey as a craftsman, and the beginning of a whole other.

Materials: Mosaic Damascus of 15N20/1095 and 80crv, Granidillo Wood, Karelian Birch, silver, and bronze.

There are several videos of me creating this sword on my new youtube channel if you wish I can link you to them. I am offering this sword for sale here before anywhere else as I would prefer for a personal monumental piece as this to go to someone that truly understands it.

I am asking $5,850 .

Matthew Stagmer
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Matthew Stagmer
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PostPosted: Sun 07 Jul, 2019 5:26 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Sold to a dealer. Thanks for looking!
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Not sure about others, but though I have learned a little here about blade making over time I suspect any comment could not remotely do justice to your work on this. Less diplomatically... wow! Thank you for sharing this.
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PostPosted: Fri 16 Aug, 2019 8:23 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Carl W. wrote:
Not sure about others, but though I have learned a little here about blade making over time I suspect any comment could not remotely do justice to your work on this. Less diplomatically... wow! Thank you for sharing this.


Plenty acceptable ! I never had any interest in mosaic damascus until i discovered a trove of roman blades that were mosaics. It took my mind quite a while to except that the Romans were making blades of that nature. Once I got passed that the doors opened and my mind ran wild. Mind you even now as I am writing this I have less than a year making mosaics.

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PostPosted: Sat 17 Aug, 2019 8:51 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Looks great.

I'm sure you are familar with the Daryl Meier stuff and the George Bush bowie. A fun discussion.
http://www.swordforum.com/vb4/showthread.php?...-the-steel

http://www.meiersteel.com/

Late Roman shows a lot of Celtic influence in the blade making.
https://www.tf.uni-kiel.de/matwis/amat/iss/kap_b/backbone/rb_2_3.html

The mosaic stuff is tricky.

Cheers
GC
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PostPosted: Sat 17 Aug, 2019 10:28 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I sit here stunned and amazed. That is probably THE most beautiful blade I have EVER seen. Eek! ......McM
''Life is like a box of chocolates...'' --- F. Gump
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PostPosted: Sat 07 Sep, 2019 12:04 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Mark Moore wrote:
I sit here stunned and amazed. That is probably THE most beautiful blade I have EVER seen. Eek! ......McM


Thank you very much! Sometimes I look at the pictures and cant believe that I made it.

Matthew Stagmer
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Matthew Stagmer
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PostPosted: Sat 07 Sep, 2019 12:05 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Glen A Cleeton wrote:
Looks great.

I'm sure you are familar with the Daryl Meier stuff and the George Bush bowie. A fun discussion.
http://www.swordforum.com/vb4/showthread.php?...-the-steel

http://www.meiersteel.com/

Late Roman shows a lot of Celtic influence in the blade making.
https://www.tf.uni-kiel.de/matwis/amat/iss/kap_b/backbone/rb_2_3.html

The mosaic stuff is tricky.

Cheers
GC


Yes of course! On both counts I am familiar. Daryl as a master and has been for many ages!

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