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Mick Maxen

Fetter Lane Sword

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This sword is a collaboration between myself and Rob Miller. I supplied the sword billet and Rob did all the rest.

The blade has a 7 bar core with each bar having 14 layers and an edge bar of approx 1340.

 

Photos courtesy of Rob Miller

 

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For the full story and more photos, see here http://www.castlekeep.co.uk/pagex.asp?bioid=37568

 

Mick.

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Absolutely stunning piece. The sort of craftsmanship that could turn me into a thief.

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Mick,

 

Holy crap! This is an amazing re-creation. I have always loved the original pommel. I've had a photo of it framed in my den for many years.

 

For those unfamiliar with the original piece, here's a photo from the British Museum's site.

 

Thanks for sharing this, Mick!

 

Dave

 

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Good... God... on... a... pogo... stick... :o

 

Ah-mazing

 

-Gabriel

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Holy shit. What an amazing piece. Seriously at a loss for words.

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This is absolutely absurd, seeing work like this makes my fervor for the craft increase more and more, fantastic collaboration, Mick!

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Very well done. (Trying to see if there's niello in there...) ;)

 

Edit- link needs to have more pictures of the blade and pattern...

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That is amazing work on all fronts! I don't think I could fit my gorilla paw in the grip, though! :D What is the approximate dimension between guard and pommel?

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Absolutely stunning!

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Wow! I am in awe. It's... magnificent!

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Whoa... I love it! Excellent imagination involved, given there was only a pommel to work from.

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Yikes!

 

Yes, please, more close-ups of the blade...

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That's incredible. Thanks for sharing. Show us some more pictures of the scabbard, too :-)

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Now that is something you don't see every day. Mesmerizing!

 

Thank you for sharing!

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that is inspirational! way to go. Yes, it would be great to see more of that one, really of any piece. The blade is a good place to start. That is the sort of work that we all wish to study.

 

great job!

kc

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Thanks for all the kind words about this piece, I've passed them onto Rob as well

The grip is typical of the era and is just under 3 1/2", the blade is 31 1/2". Overall the length is 38"

 

Mick.

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Absolutely stunning!!!!

Thanks for sharing such a beauty!!

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I think this is a great piece, really good work. I would love to see better pictures of the blade pattern.

Great Job Mick and Rob.

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Wonderful !!!!!

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I don't have any photos of the scabbard fittings but here is another blade photo,

 

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In case you missed it, there is a link in my first post to Rob's site with more photos of the blade including a cross section and a lay out of the centre bars

 

Mick.

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