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Hollow ground forged L6 blade, steel fittings, wood core cord and leather wrapped grip. 30" blade 38" overall. felt lined woodcore scabbard with leather wrap and steel fittings.

 

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Matthew, this is just one kick-... sword.

I really like the shape and the pommel. The leather looks like it would have been challenging, too.

 

just another good sword from a working swordsmith.

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Pretty sweet sword Matthew(or do you prefer Matt? I do) I like the design in the leather work on the sheath.

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I so dig the underlays that you do with the leather. They just bump everything up to the next level. :)

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Nice! I like what you did at the base of the blade (there's got to be a real name for it...)

Looks awesome! Coop did a great job of capturing the sword.

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Yaaaaaaa, that turned out exactly as it should have. Spectacular work Matt. I love the blade shape quite a bit.

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Wow that speaks for itself..Awsome quality work!

Edited by Rob Toneguzzo

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detail shot of my new stamped mark, this is the first sword I have used this on.

 

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I like the stamp! Did you make your own stamp, or have it made?

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Thanks guys I updated my mark last may or so, it is made from 1/4" round O1 set into a turned handle. they are not all that hard to make for doing a hot stamp, it is cold stamps that are a pain in the back side. my other touch mark I still use on some work, and on Viking stuff I am still using runes form my initials but I felt for medieval-ish work I needed something more appropriate I have found I like it a lot for my knives also.

 

Josh- this guy feels great in the hand just enough blade presence that is will cut well but balanced so that it will track for the thrust.my customer sent me a message a day or two after pick up telling me he had named it and how effortlessly he became used to the it in practice. Skeirminder (Scare-myn-der) is the name he chose for the sword.

\MP

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Great work as always!

 

Also, love the new maker's mark Matt! Proud to have one of your blades with the rune version... but now I guess I can aspire to owning something with all three versions!

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Nice work, Matt. Love the leatherwork.

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Absolutely beautiful!

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