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Anglo Saxon Inspired Seax


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Mandy and I have finally goten ourseves moved in and settled down, so I could get around to finishing up some work. Here is an anglo saxon inspired seax that I made. The blade is wrought iron and leaf spring. The fittings are copper and bronze, and the handle is antler and african blackwood. The antler is carved with a gripping beast motif from the staffordshire find. I'll post more pics when I get the sheath finnished.

 

Cheers Jeff

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That is cool .

The blade is nice but the handle is wonderfull .Especialy the carving .

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Jeff - I agree with Dave, nice blade and really, really nice handle. I just love to see the carving that you and others can do to compliment the bladework.

 

nice,

 

Kevin

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Thanks for the kind words guys!

 

Dave the spacer is twisted wire. I wrapped it around a copper disk and hard soldered it on. I dont know the name of the brand but it's some kind of copper silver tin mix I think. It came out a lovely bronzish colour.

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It makes me so happy to see you back to work Jeff, maybe sometime in march or april i'll swing.

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Beautiful, very well done.

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Thanks again guys.

 

 

jake- I dont have a pic of the wire joint right now i'll see if i can get one up next time i'm in town. The joint is fairly clean I just made sure the faces sat snug and the solder took care of the rest.

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Like Owen, I find my eyes drawn to the grip. Nice work! I like the way you used twisted wire. The effect can sometimes be difficult to loin in with the overall of the shape, but you created a happy marriage of form here!

Curious to learn more about that alloy.

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