Master Patrick Barta
Posted 22 August 2011 - 08:19 AM
That man has god-like powers. What amazes me is not only how he can produce individual pieces like this, but how MANY pieces in so many different styles and historical periods.
Browsing his website just blows your mind. The guy must never sleep.
"It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; because there is not effort without error and shortcomings; but who does actually strive to do the deed; who knows the great enthusiasm, the great devotion, who spends himself in a worthy cause, who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement and who at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly." -- Theodore Roosevelt
Posted 22 August 2011 - 04:03 PM
Posted 22 August 2011 - 04:28 PM
The sword was made for National museum of Slovakia in Bratislava. The sword was found in Turcianske Blatnice in Slovakia but ist most probably of Norse origin. Original is in museum in Budapest (history...)
Brass parts are inlayed 1,5 mm deep and deeply engraved.
Posted 22 August 2011 - 04:52 PM
And I'm very proud to own your magnificent "Merowingian Saex" you made for me, with a blade forged by Patrick.
One more time: "Congratulations and thanks, Sirs"!
Edited by Jacques Delfosse, 22 August 2011 - 04:52 PM.
Posted 22 August 2011 - 05:24 PM
Allow me to quote Dave and Doug!
Barta is indeed among the gods...
Thanks for the pictures, Petr.
Posted 13 October 2011 - 03:22 PM
i will come to the photog section more often from now on methinks.....
truly astonishing work
Posted 14 October 2011 - 02:17 AM
I look at his work and think I could do that....... about maybe the pattern welding.........the rest of his work shows a holistic fullness that you can really only achieve with his level of productivity and skill..... virtuosity for sure
In five or ten years time there will be a few more people who will be getting there ..... But ......Patric Barta will be 5 or ten years further along his own path by then .
Posted 14 October 2011 - 06:05 PM
“Then something Tookish woke up inside him, and he wished to go and see the great mountains, and hear the pine-trees and the waterfalls, and explore the caves, and wear a sword instead of a walking-stick.”
Posted 15 October 2011 - 05:38 PM
guys its work in progress! :-)
He is near the top of my hate list of folk who are more skilled than I am...
....its a long list..I try not to think about it....
Edited by Richard Furrer, 15 October 2011 - 05:38 PM.
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