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peter fontenla

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  1. Impressive, what a good display of skills, I loved it!!!!! thanks for sharing
  2. Beatiful work!!!! thanks for sharing!!! best regars,
  3. But what beautiful things!!!, thanks for sharing Emiliano!!!! how I want to be there!!! a hug
  4. Beautiful and didactic work, thanks for sharing!
  5. I love your work, thanks for sharing, incredibly detailed, I can't wait to see such a beautiful sword finished!
  6. Muy hermosa Emiliano! gracias por mostrar! un gran abrazo
  7. beautiful work, can't wait to see the finished sword !!!
  8. Thank you very much for so much valuable information !!!!!
  9. Hi Brian, how are you? From my humble experience and listening to the most experienced, I think that 6 mm is fine for the thickness of the blade in the fort, although I like it better with 5 mm, and then once You have the shape of the blade ready, you have to handle the distal taper taking into account more the distribution of masses, leaving the strong third almost untouched and quickly lowering towards the tip. Another important issue is the remaining thickness of material between the two fullers, which in your graph looks quite thick, you should lower it until it is at least 1 mm or less. To take as much weight off the blade as possible, I use a modified gauge. I also send you an image that helped me plan the distal tuning. They are measurements of an original sword.
  10. Beautiful project Rob, congratulations.! "!! What a good quality of forge, immaculate bevels. I think you can calmly do the heat treatment in your forge by taking the blade back and forth in the Japanese way Merry Christmas
  11. Hello fellow forum members! How are you, I want to share this Viking sword as a Christmas gift, or rather yule !! We present the Warg, inspired by a sword from the late Viking age, discovered during the summer of 2011 in the town Norwegian from Langeid. Like the original sword, the Warg has a Petersen Æ type guard in the style of those found in Ål and Buskerud, Norway or Suontaka in Finland. One of the most interesting features is the extremely short and historically correct grip. The hilt only supports three fingers, so the little finger partially rides on the pommel and the forefinger and thumb prey on the guard, this apparently impractical feature of the short grip, however, was very ergonomic and versatile, providing advantageous options to who knew how to wield it. Regarding the art applied to the sword, we consulted Jonas Lau Markussen, with the intention of approaching a hypothetically feasible ornamentation. Chronologically the tomb of the Langeid sword is located in the year 1030, a time that coincides with the late Mammen or early Ringerike styles. The silver spirals embedded in the original sword are a clear clue to this. Examples of inspiration for the bronze sheath and end piece art are the Cammin and Bamberg chests. The Vang runestone No. 84 (Oppland province, Norway), gave us the theme around which the sword was developed (wolves of Norse mythology) and the Ringerike style of the inlays with silver threads of the cross and the pommel and the “warg” wolf embedded in 24 carat gold in the hollow of the blade. The blade is forged in 1090 and 15N20 random damask, 80 centimeters long and 54 millimeters wide at the base. The fittings are forged in iron. The pommel is inlaid with silver, runes and a mask of Odin, as well as the guard has two wolves facing each other armed with shields and swords howling at a mask of Odin, which has one of its eyes inlaid in 24 karat gold. The short hilt is made of wood wrapped in sterling silver wire, just like Langeid's sword. The scabbard is made of wood wrapped in chiseled leather with a loop for transport made of deer guampa. Total length: 91 centimeters Blade length: 80 centimeters Blade width at base: 54 millimeters Weight: 1150 grams The photographs were taken by a friend who knows about the subject! I hope you like it, Merry Christmas to everyone
  12. incredible work and very well documented! Thank you very much for sharing!
  13. Hello Joshua! thanks for your words, but I know your work !! and they are very beautiful !!
  14. Hello Rob!, It is the most common way, there I leave you a link of my armory where it is seen step by step. http://myarmoury.com/talk/viewtopic.6361.html, thanks for looking, regards
  15. . Hello how are you! I haven't posted any work for a long time, but we finished several commissions during the time of the pandemic. little by little I will upload material to share! Medusa is a typical one-handed sword from the early Renaissance, with a type XV blade of the Oakeshott classification, very popular in the middle and late fourteenth century, its use reaching the fifteenth century. Its guard has spatulate beds, openwork with a Gothic trefoil, an ornamental shape composed of the outline of three superimposed rings, very popular at the time, used in Gothic tracery, heraldry, illustrations, etc. as Christian symbolism. The pommel is chiseled with Medusa on one side and a memento mori on the other. The grip is completed with a leather "chappe" or rain cover. The blade is forged from 1070 carbon steel. The scabbard is made of wood wrapped in chiseled leather with Renaissance ornamentation related to the Medusa theme. The interior of the pod is lined in fabric. Total length of the sword 94 centimeters Blade length: 75 centimeters Blade width at base: 6 centimeters Balance point: 9 cm from the cross Percussion node: 45 centimeters from the cross Weight: 1,100 grams I hope you like it, best regards
  16. Ohh !!!Sorry! now I understand!! Of course! Is right!!! Thank you very much for the clarification!!!
  17. Thank you very much for the answers, I am very pleased that you liked it, excuse my poor English. Screws may seem anachronistic, but this rapier sword is an interpretation of the late first or second quarter of the 17th century, they are more elaborate mugs and generally carry screws. They are not well appreciated in the photos, but they are handmade and chiseled, as they were used back then. I am attaching a couple of original photos from which we have been inspired. thank you very much again for your words, kind regards
  18. Hello everyone !!! I hope they are well and are taking care of these difficult times. I want to show you this 17th century Spanish style rapier with an iron cup garnish, decorated with a mixed technique, engraved with pneumatic airgraver and opus interrasile (openwork work) with foliar motifs. It has a thin and straight blade, forged style, made of 5160 steel, two-sided, with two edges throughout. Wooden scabbard lined in black velvet with curb and brass tip. Total weight 900 grs Blade length 100 centimeters from the cup. 6.5mm at the fort and drops to 3m at the tip. the total length 117 Centimeters Balance point seven centimeters from the cup. it feels light and fast in the hand. hope you like!!!! best regards
  19. If this is simple as it is complex !!!!!, you have accustomed us to see that the incredible is easy to do, thank you very much for showing !!!!!
  20. Hi Joshua! , made by an Indian craftsman named Enrique Gufran, https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100010625770191 this is your facebook profile
  21. Oh Charles !, sorry for my bad English !!! I meant that it is made of wood, first lined in cotton thread, then lined in leather, and finally wrapped in silver wire. I made a mistake with the translator!
  22. Hi all! I hope you are well, here I bring you the second part of a work that began with Gib Frid, a sword that we showed earlier and that served as a school sword to perform Dark Sister. Dark Sister is a famous Valyrian steel longsword, one of two ancestral swords of House Targaryen. Not having Valyrian steel, we forged the blade in 400 layer of 5160 and 15n20 in an Oakeshott type XVIIIc designed geometrically as its sister Gib Frid in proportion of 4/1 blade / hilt. Configured with the usual taper distal for this swords. The grip is made of leather lined with leather, finished in silver wires and topped by a fishtail pommel with floral ornament chiseled with silver inlays. The scabbard is made of wood covered in leather embellishing with chiselled Italian Renaissance garnish, made according to techniques of the time. The total weight is 1,400 grams. Total length: 123.5 cm Blade Length: 93 cm Balance point: 14 cm from the cross Percussion point: 66 cm from the cross Blade width on the defense: 5 cm Note: The fishtail pommel has a slight clockwise rotation of a few degrees product of the deviation when riveting the spike on the pommel. The photos are taken by a photographer friend. I hope you like it as much as we like it. thanks for watching
  23. beautiful work !!!, thank you very much for showing
  24. Thank you very much for the comments, they are very encouraging, the truth is that I owe much to the large amount of material shown in a selfless way, best regards, Peter
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