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Master Patrick Barta

Petr Florianek

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Good lord!


That man has god-like powers. What amazes me is not only how he can produce individual pieces like this, but how MANY pieces in so many different styles and historical periods.


Browsing his website just blows your mind. The guy must never sleep.




"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


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we were discussing this sword today and i must say thats even more amazing when you know his point of wiew. he is truly amazing.

The sword was made for National museum of Slovakia in Bratislava. The sword was found in Turcianske Blatnice in Slovakia but ist most probably of Norse origin. Original is in museum in Budapest (history...)


Brass parts are inlayed 1,5 mm deep and deeply engraved.

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It's very nice to see the wonderful work of Patrick Barta!

And I'm very proud to own your magnificent "Merowingian Saex" you made for me, with a blade forged by Patrick.


One more time: "Congratulations and thanks, Sirs"!

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I would second that wish.

I look at his work and think I could do that....... about maybe the pattern welding.........the rest of his work shows a holistic fullness that you can really only achieve with his level of productivity and skill..... virtuosity for sure

In five or ten years time there will be a few more people who will be getting there ..... But ......Patric Barta will be 5 or ten years further along his own path by then .

forging soul in to steel



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You should. That would be great...He's so impressive.

“Then something Tookish woke up inside him, and he wished to go and see the great mountains, and hear the pine-trees and the waterfalls, and explore the caves, and wear a sword instead of a walking-stick.”

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guys its work in progress! :-)


He is near the top of my hate list of folk who are more skilled than I am...

Darly Meier

Don Fogg

Vince Evans

Hank Knickmeyer

Patrick Barta

Howard Clark

Jeff Pringle

Jake Powning

Kevin Cashen

Mick Maxen

Owen Bush


....its a long list..I try not to think about it....



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Richard Furrer

Door County Forgeworks

Sturgeon Bay, WI

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Petr, thanks for posting those lovely pics of Patricks work ( and also thanks for that info you sent to Dave Huggins )


One day I may be skilled enough to sweep up Mr Barta's workshop!


After seeing these pics I had to be alone, with Kleenex!


Does the man ever dissapoint?





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