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Ommerschans giant ceremonial bronze dirk reproduction


Jeroen Zuiderwijk

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The is the 4th and last of the reproductions of the giant ceremonial bronze age dirk from Ommerschands reproductions. I cast this one nearly 3 years ago, but it's been held back by many things taking more priority in life. Now this is finished and delivered, I'm free to do whatever I want again ;) So starting new projects, or finishing shelf warmers that have been waiting for up to and over 10 years. 

 

Note: these giant dirks were never intended to be hilted or sharpened. 6 of these type were found in spread the Netherlands, France and UK. They all have the exact same alloy including impurities, indicating they were all cast from the same ingot. The story of these things things is weird enough that it's a great recipe for a movie :) 

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Jeroen Zuiderwijk

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36 minutes ago, Alan Longmire said:

Awesome.  My favorite story about thise is the guy who found one by literally tripping over it while walking his dog.

I've found a fossil whale vertebra this way, but imagine pulling that out of the ground :)

 

And not to forget that one was used as doorstop by a farmer for many years ;) 

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Fantastic bronze work! a real accomplishment to cast and finish one of these monster blades.

 

I went to the exhibition with all six of these swords together and it was a magical display, I honestly think these are my favorite historical objects.

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Out of curiosity: what is the scale on these..?  I'm not familiar and You guys are making them sound ginormous...:ph34r:

 

*edit: It's absolutely Gorgeous by-the-way!

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They are26 to 27 inches / 680-720 mm long and weigh about 5 lbs. / 2.4 Kg.  BIG. 

 

This is the one found when the guy tripped over it: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oxborough_Dirk

 

And this is the one I suspect Jeroen used to dimension his versions: https://www.europeanblades.com/a-----550000-bronze-sword/

 

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