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Matthew Parkinson

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This one was sitting around Half finished for several years. I first made it as a sample piece for a western sword class i was teaching at NESM figuring on finishing it out for one of the shows that year.. well I didn't do any shows and got over whelmed with commissions and it sat. A customer saw is wanted it so it got finished out! 

blade is 350ish layer random pattern 15n20 /1080 the fittings are a lower layer pattern weld (30 ish layers) the pommel and nut are set with Lapus in silver. 

It felt really nice in the hand around 2LB total weight 30" blade 36" overall. 

MP

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Nice one Matthew.
Like the shape/silhouette and nice blend of patterned steel.

Gary LT

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Some things need to wait a bit to each full potential. Nice job.

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Matt ,

after the discussion on commissions in one of the other threads  maybe you have hit on something …… Making what you want but not putting the real time into finishing it ….. at that point you have a better idea of what to ask for a price and the customer has a much better vision of what they are commissioning to be finished….. but that also means lots of time invested in unpaid speculation….. 

 

Besides that this is a nice piece….. 

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On 5/24/2023 at 9:11 AM, Dick Sexstone said:

Matt ,

after the discussion on commissions in one of the other threads  maybe you have hit on something …… Making what you want but not putting the real time into finishing it ….. at that point you have a better idea of what to ask for a price and the customer has a much better vision of what they are commissioning to be finished….. but that also means lots of time invested in unpaid speculation….. 

 

Besides that this is a nice piece….. 

most of the recently finished old work was made for something. this one was originally for a class i was teaching , then I was going to finish it for a show that never happened with covid..  but it worked in this case!

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