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J. Helmes
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Here is a pic of what ive been up too lately. I couldnt wait to share any longer. The carving on the pommel still needs work and the whole assembly is just sitting there. The handle and scabbard are currently being carved. You cant see in this pic but all of the handle parts are covered in inlayed copper.

 

Cheers Jeff

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Dude! That is a teaser!

 

Looks awesome so far. Can't wait to see more.

 

-Dave

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oh my! that looks as if it will really rock. I am quite impressed, and can't wait to see more. (just like you probably can't wait to see it all together, yourself).

kc

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“Years ago I recognized my kinship with all living things, and I made up my mind that I was not one bit better than the meanest on the earth. I said then and I say now, that while there is a lower class, I am in it; while there is a criminal element, I am of it; while there is a soul in prison, I am not free.” E. V. Debs

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You suck, tantalizing us like that. It looks good in sepia, lets see it in color!

Greg

Catch the wind in mainsails high,

Race the dark and stormy skies.

Land ahoy! To port we ride,

And there we drink our hearts to nigh.

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DOH, double post. Must have hit 'submit' twice.

Sorry.

Greg

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Catch the wind in mainsails high,

Race the dark and stormy skies.

Land ahoy! To port we ride,

And there we drink our hearts to nigh.

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You suck, tantalizing us like that. It looks good in sepia, lets see it in color!

Greg

I agree you suck for doing this to us. More man! we need more!

Practice random acts of Viking

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Jeff!

That looks very very good!

I write this very quickly as I sit in a hotel lobby in Reykjavik, Island.

Yesterday I saw some of the swords on disply in the national museum here.

Your sword would not be alien in that company.

 

Great work!

Can´t wait to see how it turns out when finished.

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Hooooraaaa!! That is outstanding. Actually it's beyond outstanding. It makes one want to grab a shield and form up in a shield wall and kick some hind parts. Where's my maille burney and helmet? :)

 

Doug Lester

HELP...I'm a twenty year old trapped in the body of an old man!!!

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Thanks for the compliments guys. Sorry to take so long to respond ,I was away this weekend.

 

Peter- that may be one of the finest compliments I've ever gotten on my work, and i'm jealous to not be in Reykjavik right now.

 

Jared- the fuller was ground in on an 8 inch wheel.

 

 

Sorry about the colour . here are some other shots. and some specs too. The sword was inspired by an eighth century blade and is 31 inches long perhapse slightly less than 4mm thick tapering to jut over 2 near the tip. the blade is made from very old leadspring from buggies that may be shear. The steel was very clean but there were a few fine inclusions . the core is wrought and buggy and the hilt is wrought. The copper carving in isnt fully carved yet and I might yet replace it. The twisted wire is just sitting there. This sword will be for sale upon completion let me know if you may be interested.

 

cheers Jeff.

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OOOOOOOO wonderful!!!!

Let not the swords of good and free men be reforged into plowshares, but may they rest in a place of honor; ready, well oiled and God willing unused. For if the price of peace becomes licking the boots of tyrants, then "To Arms!" I say, and may the fortunes of war smile upon patriots

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Damn! That is too cool. Love the carved handle, inlay and twisted wire elements of the pommel.

 

Very, very well done sir.

 

Dave.

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"It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; because there is not effort without error and shortcomings; but who does actually strive to do the deed; who knows the great enthusiasm, the great devotion, who spends himself in a worthy cause, who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement and who at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly." -- Theodore Roosevelt

http://stephensforge.com

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