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Here is something a bit different, I have been working on this piece for a long time.
Blade 476 layer 1084 and 15 N20 steel, 73.5 cm from guard
Guard forged from 364 layer W pattern mild and 15N20 steel.
Total length 93 cm.
Hilt Sambar stag 19.5 cm inc. guard
Point of balance 12 cm from guard
Weight 1kg
Total weight of Sterling silver approx. 250 gm
Amethyst (enhanced) 67.3 ct 28.5x 21.63 mm, see attachment.
Scabbard 3.5 mm leather with Sterling silver fittings.

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Richard van Dijk
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Wow!  I'm mesmerized by the habaki/blade collar.  (I'm not sure what to call it)

 

It is very different than you usual posts, but still quite obviously your style and hand.

 

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Beautiful Richard. Elvenesque

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Oh........WOW!!!!
That is just stunning, elegant, beautiful!

One question, the guard, never heard of a mild steel and 15N20 combo before, what is the reason/motivation/effect of this? (except that it looks sweet as the rest!)

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Beautiful work Richard. First thought as I started looking was “Legolas will be jealous” :ph34r:

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Nos, qui libertate donati sumus, nes cimus quid constet.

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that is a great piece. The silver (and the texture) set it off very well. Yataghan meets Orc slayer. I love it. 

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