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Type XV sword


Matthew Parkinson

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I spent last week at tannery pond forge in NH for Peter Johnsons sword class this is the result.

A type XV sword designed based on Peters theory of geometric proportions. the blade is 1075 the fittings are 1045 the blade is 29"

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Looks mighty nice! The pommel is a very pleasing type.

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that does look sweet. The pommel is a great touch. subtle.

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NICE ! B)

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Gorgeous work Matt! I bet that was a great class.

 

If you don't mind me asking, how does Peter's geometric design philosophy feel compared to how you have designed your swords in the past?

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Gorgeous work Matt! I bet that was a great class.

 

If you don't mind me asking, how does Peter's geometric design philosophy feel compared to how you have designed your swords in the past?

There is a great deal more constraint in the design process, in a lot of way this makes things easier, the parameters are set and I just need to fill in the blanks. the geometry its self is nice and something I need to learn more about, using proportion and nothing but a compass and straight edge to design is fun.

This method is not one that works with everything, (peter is very clear on that as well ) it really only applies to (please correct me if i am wrong Peter) 13th-16th swords and even then from a fairly narrow geographic area.

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Wow, i am not a sword guy and that one really speaks to me! Nothing but quality work!!! bow.gif

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