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Viikinkimiekka III by jarkko1 Viikinkimiekka III by jarkko1
Viikinkiaikaisen miekan jäljennös jonka valmistin opinnäytetyökseni Pohjois-Karjalan ammattiopistossa, tuotteen suunnittelun ja valmistuksen koulutusohjelmassa. Valmistuskuvia löytyy täältä [link]


This viking age sword I made as my thesis work in North Karelia vocational college crafts and design.

It is type I sword, in typology of petersen. Many swords of this type have been discovered from finland. Those are dated between 775-1000AD.

Blade is pattern welded. There is two pattern welded rods in the middle and solid carbon steel edges. Blade is forged to the shape, fuller is also forged. Blade is also hardened and it is sharp. Cross and pommel are made from iron, covered with copper and silver wire inlays.

Grip is wooden, covered with leather wire. Scabbard is also wooden, covered with leather. Strap bridge is made from oak.

Blade lenght is 82cm, and overall lenght 98cm. Weight is about 1,4 kg.

Some making of pictures are here [link]
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:iconradhomez:
RadHomez Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2015
thats a really nice blade, talented craftmanship yo!
Very awesome.. quite speechless
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jarkko1 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2015   Artisan Crafter
Thanks!
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ArthurC Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014
Morks! Tällain kaksi vuotta metalliartesaani alaa opiskelleena, ja vain pari damaskoitua puukkoterää takana, mielenkiinnosta kyselen että miten tarkalleen saat noin selkeän rajan damaskoidun keskustan ja mono-teräksisen ulkoterän välille? Kuvettelisin että se todennäköisesti onnistuu helpoiten vain hiomalla tuo "veriura", eikä niinkään takomalla. Vai kuinka?

Inspiroivaa nähdä itseäni muutama vuosi nuoremman henkilön noin viimeisen päälle viimeisteltyä jälkeä. Awesome stuff bro!
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jarkko1 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014   Artisan Crafter
Minulla on ollut tapana tehdä veriurat takomalla. Veriuran takomisessa joutuu saumatkin senverran koetukselle että jos ne sen kestävät, kestävät ne varmasti käytössäkin. Damaskoinnin reunan saa kulkemaan siististi veriurassa kun joko suojaa teräreunat hapotuksen ajaksi, tai hapottaa koko terän ja hioo teräreunoja vielä vähän karkeammin jos damaskointi jossain vaeltelee reunan puolelle.
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TheCarrotCognac Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Student General Artist
Words fail to convey how beautiful this sword is. And inlays. So smooth reflection from hilt. Then there is scabbard. Just.. whoa..

When I'm dead I'm happy if I get a sword even half as beautiful in my grave!
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jarkko1 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014   Artisan Crafter
Kiitoksia vain.
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sylamorase Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014
I hope that one day I can make pieces as beautiful as this.
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OcioProduction Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
incredible!!
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Wolfencourt Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is frelling awesome! I am from Norway, but i also enjoy old finnish history. I hold the Kalevala
mythology very high in regard :)
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jarkko1 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013   Artisan Crafter
Thanks!
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Akresik Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013
My my, now that is one absolutely freaking awesome sword I see here, and the scabbard too... I'm no swordsmith, but I'm planning to make a scabbard and all your scabbards are beautiful.. Could you point me to some resource on how to make the ornaments you do? Thanks in advance and once again - amazing work :-)
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jarkko1 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013   Artisan Crafter
I mainly use two ways to make ornaments. To thick leather (2mm or more), I draw (or press) patterns heavily with knitting needle. Leather must be wet to do so. Few different sized knitting needles are only tools I normally use. That method I mainly use into knife sheaths. For sword sheats, that have entirely wooden inside, I use thinner leather (about 1,5 mm) and I place leather wires or straps between wood and leather to make pattern. Wet leather covering is then sewed onto it, and lastly ornaments are made clearer by pressing the leather with knitting needle or other such tool.
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Akresik Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013
Thanks a bunch, I'll try that :-)
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Dirman Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013
Really hansome one :).
Tell me, were you using only hammers doing cross and pommel?
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jarkko1 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013   Artisan Crafter
They are first shaped by forging, and then finished by grinding and filing. Unfinished handle parts can be seen in making of pictures [link]
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Dirman Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013
Thanks :)
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psypop Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
As I look through your gallery I am most impressed! Forging historically correct Viking weapons and tools...this sword is stunning, especially the pommel and cross guard-I mean copper and silver wire inlay-absolutely gorgeous! Wow!
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jarkko1 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013   Artisan Crafter
Thank you. That inlay turned out really well.
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Reiam Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013   General Artist
Really great work! Great Mokume!
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jarkko1 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013   Artisan Crafter
It is not mokume. As description says " Cross and pommel are made from iron, covered with copper and silver wire inlays. " Thats the way how it was made in viking age europe.
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Reiam Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013   General Artist
Thanks! Should have read the info :stupidme: ...
Still great work ;)
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AxmxZ Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is so.... I can't even....

Do you make any of that stuff for sale? I would love a traditional-looking puukko!!
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jarkko1 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012   Artisan Crafter
That one is my favorite work.

Actually I can sell almost any of them. If you are more interested about some pieces, sent me note or email :)
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AxmxZ Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yey!
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JIGD Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012
Amazing!
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jarkko1 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012   Artisan Crafter
thanks
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Dark-Lioncourt Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Professional
oh my, I've seen many swords I loved, but this one is just... like the most wonderful ever! I want something like this, I HAVE to own something like this! :D
And you are just a friend of metal, so it give everithing it has to you. You're an artist :)
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jarkko1 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012   Artisan Crafter
Thank you :) heh, sometimes metal seems to be my friend, but sometimes it hates me :D
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Dark-Lioncourt Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012  Professional
Every love has its ruffs ;)
My, I'm still stunned by that sword, it's perfect...
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TheWonderChimp Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Can I ask how many years it took to get this good? (-the pattern wielding looks fantastically tricky to master). It must be a great feeling to know that you have made something that people will treasure long after you have gone...
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jarkko1 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012   Artisan Crafter
I have been doing this actively about four years. At least I hope that those products are treasured :D
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MGee-AD Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012
...you just find me speechless, my friend... . . .
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jarkko1 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012   Artisan Crafter
I think that its good piece then ;)
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MGee-AD Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012
More than that...!
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Skuldier Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012
This is so incredible... Beautiful work!
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jarkko1 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012   Artisan Crafter
Thank you
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the-Loony Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Student General Artist
amazingly beautiful blade!
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jarkko1 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012   Artisan Crafter
Thanks
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MagnusEdvarsson Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
I have no words to describe what I'm seeing D=
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jarkko1 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012   Artisan Crafter
heh, thanks
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Gwendech Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012
It's very impressive... (I haven't words to express my feeling about your work ! )

You forge beautiful swords and knifes, you play drums, you listening black metal... Are you the son of Odin ? ;)
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jarkko1 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012   Artisan Crafter
Haha!.. thank you :D rather son of Perkele, also called Ukko, ancient finnish god of thunder ;) Later christianisation turned name Perkele into "satan".
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Gwendech Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012
Ah that's true, I read The Kalevala, and I forget Ukko ! =) (Probably in the next storm I perish by a lightning ! )
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jarkko1 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012   Artisan Crafter
Heh, hope not. Maybe you should make some offering ;)
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SifuLeon Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sword buff here: This is an incredable work of art, I love pattern welded blades.
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jarkko1 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012   Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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Garrett-Jax Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012
Well shades of 'Sutton Hoo' very nicely done, you definitely are worth a watch.
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jarkko1 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012   Artisan Crafter
Thank you :)
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NobleKnives Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Wow!!!! Very Clean patternwelding there i love it
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jarkko1 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012   Artisan Crafter
Thanks!
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