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Wroughty Longsword

Matt Stagmer

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Here is another custom that I finished earlier this year. It is a custom XVIa with a massivly distal tapered 35" sharp blade. The handle is carved desert ironwood with silver knott work fittings. The guard and pommel are forged wrought iron. The pommel was made from the same bar as the guard. 3 pieces were forge welded together to form the pommel. This is another one of my personal custom pieces. The customer wanted a XVIa with a celtic twist. This is what I came up with.










The blade is long enough to be a hand and halve, but it was so light that we went with a shorter grip. It is a fast moving long sword with a thrusting tip.





If you would like to see some WIP photos please see our facebook album here : http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.312698122078154.92528.121228181225150&type=3


For more pictures of the completed sword please visit our website here: http://www.imakeswords.com/kelticlongsword.htm


Thanks for looking. Comments and questions welcome as always.

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BTW I should add that I am humbled by the carving skills on this forum. I am not a carver...yet. Just doing a little dremmeling to add some detail at this point.

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Looks great. The wrought harmonizes nicely with the vibe of the carving.

Check out Walter's instructional videos:

Forging Japanese Style Blades

Making Hamons

Japanese Sword Mounting


Making Japanese Sword Fittings

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Very nice! Love the carved spacers.




"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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