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Blade is forged from W-2 and selectively hardened and polished to show hamon. The blade is 16.25" and 22.25" overall.

Carved ebony handle with bronze fittings and forged copper habaki.

 

I posted a gallery Long Saex

 

Thanks for all the inspiration.

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Don,

 

That is too cool. I love the fittings shaped to look like braided leather. Was that carved or cast?

 

The needle point of the blade is just wicked looking too. Very distinct.

 

Beautiful work! It's nice to see something from our host.

 

Merry Christmas.

 

--Dave

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I saw the title

clicked the button

 

and had to cry out loud some real .... well, not quotable words.

 

This is so darn cool. I am very happy to get to see something new from you - and it´s especially nice to see the master gets inspiration from his followers :)

 

Thanks for showing Don. It´s so wicked it seems cute again...

 

Breathless.

 

Mat

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Don, nice hybrid interpertation of the saex. I've been doing the carved Leather-look hilts for a while now, but I originaly got the idea from you and Murad from way back in the Kemal days. It's cool to see you reprising that style you set years ago.

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Love the blending of ethnic styles. Comes out working brilliantly together. Like I've said before, I love how this forum feeds itself with ideas and inspiration.

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:ph34r::ph34r::ph34r:

 

Yowza! :blink:

 

You said you were working on one, but I wasn't expecting this!

 

That's pretty darned impressive, Don. Not, of course, that we'd expect anyting less than total awesomeness from you. :lol:

 

I think you achieved the perfect blend of cultural influences with this, and I bet it'll cut like nobody's business. B)

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I'm curious, How'd you keep it from curving in the quench? Did you pre-form it downwards before quenching?

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hi don,

 

a real masterpiece!

you drove the ´seax´-theme to the max!

 

respectfully

 

gerhard

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Thanks everyone.

 

JD, it curved down, but I liked the swoop of it.

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Don - really great mixture of styles. habaki on seax...

 

I thought I saw the point curve down a bit - i had the same problem with the long (and comparatively child-like) one I made. I thought it was my imagination due to my own bad luck.

 

It is nice to see you post something here so we can see it. Your work has inspired all of us, and this community has been the thing that keeps me going in my quest to learn this craft.

 

thanks for hosting, and thanks for posting.

 

kc

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respect....

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Ouch! It sure looks dangerous.

Beautiful piece and great carvings and patina.

 

And I just keep going back to look at the carvings and the forming of the habaki.

Edited by Jesus Hernandez

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Hey, I haven't seen anything of yours for a while. Great to see the master at work again! Like everybody else said...

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I think everyone has said it so thanks Don.

 

Bob

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I'm going to lose my eyes if I keep staring at the sun.

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Beautiful blend of coltures in this piece. Thanks for sharing Don.

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Great work, Very artistic.

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Oh so pretty!

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