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Finally finished.

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I like it Ben

How much does it weigh .

I think that the whole package is really pretty cool , do you have a sheath planned ?

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I think it looks great! I hope that the buyer commissions a sheath from you, it would make a crazy set.

 

Now maybe you can get back to the German Messer :D

 

Hogan Baker

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Ben, you've gone up a level! I salute you, sir! B)

 

The pierce and pass-through at the pommel is insane, and I mean that in the best possible way. ;) Great job on the fishtail scroll too, I bet that was a right bugger to polish!

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Thanks for the kind words.

 

Here is a picture of it in hand so you can get an idea of it's size (I am about 7' 10' ;) )

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Did yo made whole guard from one piece or metal.

No. the guard is actually three pieces welded together.

 

 

How much does it weigh .

I think that the whole package is really pretty cool , do you have a sheath planned ?

It weights 1lb 12oz. or 800g.

I haven't planned a scabbard but I have plenty of ideas, but that will be up to the buyer.

 

 

Great job on the fishtail scroll too, I bet that was a right bugger to polish!

TRUE THAT :wacko:

 

 

What kind of metal is the top hard guard with all the metal engraving?

 

The rivets are brass and the guard is steel.

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That's a fantastic looking sword. I think that most people don't know that it doesn't have to have a full basket hilt to be a cutless, not to mention that it is not necessarily a naval (as opposed to navel :lol: ) weapon. I never pictured one with a thumb ring, though it does make sense with a sword weighed more towards a slashing weapon.

 

Doug Lester (glad I looked up the spelling :blink: )

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Ben - I have liked everything I have seen of yours, but this is definitely a jump in skill. The carving in both wood and steel are great. Did you use power carving tools for the steel, or did you just tap away with engravers?

 

I am truly impressed. I am beginning on the ground floor with learning to carve, and I am just beginning to appreciate the skill and time it took to make this.

 

salute!

 

kc

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Ben.

What they have all said...smile.gif it is fun to watch leaps of improvement... I like your photos showing different views...and the one in hand to show it's relation... too often we only see a side view of work and don't get a complete picture...

you are doing an equally good job of presenting yourself... smile.gif

dick

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Thanks for all the good feedback.

 

(and I am actually 5' 11" or 180cm)

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Ben-

 

That cutlass and a couple of pistols would be just the thing when coming alongside after a long chase to capture a heavily laden galleon. I can just see the plate and Doubloons now.....

 

Beautiful work!

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