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#1 Petr Florianek

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Posted 22 August 2011 - 05:24 AM

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#2 richard sexstone

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Posted 22 August 2011 - 06:51 AM

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Thanks for posting this Petr

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#3 Dave Stephens

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Posted 22 August 2011 - 08:19 AM

Good lord!

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.

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#4 Doug Lester

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Posted 22 August 2011 - 04:03 PM

:o :o :o

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Posted 22 August 2011 - 04:23 PM

Yep! Barta is from an other planet:o

#6 Petr Florianek

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Posted 22 August 2011 - 04:28 PM

we were discussing this sword today and i must say thats even more amazing when you know his point of wiew. he is truly amazing.
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.

#7 Petr Florianek

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Posted 22 August 2011 - 04:30 PM

maybe you would like to see another famous sword - this time from Ireland
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Posted 22 August 2011 - 04:52 PM

It's very nice to see the wonderful work of Patrick Barta!
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.


#9 Alan Longmire

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Posted 22 August 2011 - 05:24 PM

I somehow missed this this morning (catastrophic hard drive crash at work)...

Allow me to quote Dave and Doug! :ph34r: :blink: :ph34r: :blink: :ph34r: :blink:


Barta is indeed among the gods...

Thanks for the pictures, Petr. B)

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Posted 13 October 2011 - 03:22 PM

Petr, imageslike that should come with a warning!

i will come to the photog section more often from now on methinks.....

truly astonishing work
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Posted 13 October 2011 - 05:46 PM

So true Josh! I opened this post and was blown across the room and knocked hard against the wall, where I lay stunned for several moments, before crawling back the computer. man! incredible! bravo Patric!:blink:

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Posted 13 October 2011 - 08:38 PM

I have been admiring this sword for several days now. To say that man has tallent is an understatement. I hope I can meet him someday.

Edited by J. Helmes, 13 October 2011 - 08:40 PM.


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Posted 14 October 2011 - 02:17 AM

I would second that wish.
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 .
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Posted 14 October 2011 - 07:15 AM

Incredible ! stunning.
And the whole website is flooded with marvelous swords...
I'm weeping..... That's it.

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Posted 14 October 2011 - 05:47 PM

Petr, try and convince him to join the forum.

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Posted 14 October 2011 - 06:05 PM

You should. That would be great...He's so impressive.

“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.”

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#17 Petr Florianek

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Posted 14 October 2011 - 06:16 PM

guys its work in progress! :-)

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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...
Darly Meier
Don Fogg
Vince Evans
Hank Knickmeyer
Patrick Barta
Howard Clark
Jeff Pringle
Jake Powning
Kevin Cashen
Mick Maxen
Owen Bush

....its a long list..I try not to think about it....

Ric

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#19 Petr Florianek

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Posted 15 October 2011 - 05:43 PM

my list is so much longer! :lol:

#20 Jacques Delfosse

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Posted 16 October 2011 - 04:17 AM

And the mine.... :wacko:




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