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Nils Anderssen

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  1. Thanks a lot Peter and Bruce! Emiliano: There is this wikipedia article that explains the whole process and the swords role during the war. I tried to translate it with google translate and it worked kind of and I guess you will be able to understand most of it http://no.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snartemosverdet Yea a version with a pattern welded blade is something I would very much like to do. Just hope to come across someone who is willing to pay for it all. Here is by the way an xray image of the blade where you can see the pattern in the blade. It has not been published before to my know
  2. Wow, thanks for the kind words everyone! I have admired a lot of you guys work for years, so it means a lot Mark Green: As far as I know this is not possible with the replicator. For once it cannot print wax (but you can always create wax models from plastic models), but the biggest problem is the level of detail. I guess i should have taken a picture with something to show the scale, but I forgot Jesper: Yes the blade has a distal taper. It is slightly below 5 mm at the base and right above 2. It is also concave. The blade is still a bit hefty since there is no fuller, but then again it i
  3. A couple of months ago I was approached by the National Museum here in Norway and they asked me if I could make a sword for an upcoming exhibition. After talking with them I managed to persuade them that the sword is going to be exhibited in such way that people can pick it up and swing it somewhat around (much like the Albion sword in the Cluny exhibition a couple of years back). This of course got me exited. Form AND function The sword they wanted was a fairly famous 6th century sword from Snartemo here in Norway and with a very detailed hilt. You might know it: For more pictures
  4. Thanks Wes and Peter Peter, I had planed to talk to you about your experiences with the sword you made for Albion. That hilt is a mountain to climb and it would have been interesting to hear someone elses experience with it. Well, if our roads cross sometime in the future, I would like to do that.
  5. It is just nice to give something back to all of you guys The work people from this forum (and other similar ones) have always been very inspiring for me, and since I cannot share that much fine craftsmanship, wel... then I share this
  6. Thanks a lot for the kind words The sword was found in a womans grave in Suontaka, Finland together with another sword.. Here are some pictures of the original: And more can be found here: http://www.vikverir.no/ressurser/usages_mythes_symboles/?dir=&page=14 The company I used was http://www.shapeways.com/ and they are fairly cheap. The prints I did was in some kind of plastic so the casting company had to make a silicon mold of that and then cast the wax. Yesterday they announced that you can now print in meltable wax, so that is exiting Alan Longmire
  7. Hi This is a project I finished late last year and brought it with me to Owens forge in last month. After showing it around I thought of maybe do a thread on how I made it. The sword is a blunt re-enactment sword heavily inspired by a sword from Suontaka, Finland, but with some of my own touches and a hollow hilt. A couple of years ago a friend of mine approached me asking if I could make a sword from this finding, and my initial reply was a blunt, but polite "no". Everyone who has seen the original know the amount of detail on the hilt and my wax carving skills are not up to that task,
  8. It hast just been to long since last update... but here it is You can as usual find the page here: http://www.vikverir.no/ressurser.html Highlights are: * Extremely high resolution pictures of 9 swords. Some of them as large as 30 000 x 5 000 pixels and almost 60 mb. They are composited together by multiple shots and have a huge amount of detail. * Pictures from the now closed Illerup Ådal exhibition in Moesgård, Denmark. * A couple of new and interesting articles, books and links * Almost 500 new pictures added. Hope you like it
  9. There are actually several examples of bronze/brass hilts from the viking age that is clearly casted. One example can be seen below... and it also looks like a really bad cast http://www.vikverir.no/ressurser/trondheim_viking_no/photos/IMG_2847.JPG If you want it hollow, you can either make a wax model around a core of the same material as the rest of your mold and then lost wax it (with a connection between the core and the mold). I have seen this on a couple of later pommels (13-1400)... where they have left the core inside the pommel You could also make a mold to cast a wax
  10. Hi! Thanks for the kind words! It is a lot of work putting it together so it is so it is nice to know that they can be used to something useful I am not an experienced craftsman, so it is god to contribute in another way. I have just updated the gallery with 1300 pictures from different museums in Paris. Among those is the sword exhibition at Cluny (some 800 pictures). As usual they can be found here. Hope you like them All the best, Nils
  11. That was a really nice knife I have visited this museum a couple of times and have always been fascinated by the shapes of those ships.... all those nice functional curves. So it is so cool to see those shapes used in a completely different setting, but still work. Amazing craftsmanship
  12. Hi! Yes it is a flint striker and it is about 8 cm long. The other ones on the site have approximately the same size. In this picture, at the bottom left on some glass there is one. That is dated to about 800 and is from a grave with a man and woman. The upper one in this picture is from the 9th century. The second one is "Iron Age/Middel Age and the third one is from the 10 century. The one on the table is dated "The Viking Age". This one is from the 10th century found in a male grave. They are all found in southern Norway. It is cool to see that the design has n
  13. Hi, That is a really nice seax. Made me giggle like a school girl Can't wait to see it finished. Our culture is almost troll free... Troll Hunger trailer A really cool Norwegian movie which looks like it is in UK cinemas now...
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