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viikinkimiekka V by jarkko1 viikinkimiekka V by jarkko1
Damaskoitu "viikinkimiekka". Tämä ei ole millintarkka jäljennös mistään tietystä kappaleesta, mutta malliltaan se jäljittelee eräitä merovingiajan lopun/viikinkiajan taitteen miekkoja.

Pattern welded "viking sword". As model for this one I used some finnish swords from late vendel era / very beginning of viking age. These swords still have some similarities to vendel swords, like handle parts casted from bronze and shape of the pommel. In these swords guards are one piece, unlike those of vendel swords, but in some cases they are shaped so that they remind those three part guards of vendel swords. One good example of these swords can be seen here [link]

Blade is pattern welded and it is forged to the shape. Fuller is also forged. Handle parts are casted from bronze, and they are hollow like the original ones. Hollow is filled with gybsum and adhesive. Grip and strap bridge are made from salix caprea wood. Sheath is wooden, covered with leather. Inside there is woolen lining.

Lenght of the sword is 93 cm, blade lenght is 76 cm. Weight is 1320g .
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theblindsage Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013
Beautiful work....
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jarkko1 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013   Artisan Crafter
thanks
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Johnblount Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This Is A Really Nice Piece...
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jarkko1 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013   Artisan Crafter
thanks
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acne27 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013
You do very good work. I am writing a fantasy book and would like to use some of your designs in said book if you would allow me. If this is agreeable to you (or not) please contact me at my email address ach271@yahoo.com.
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kojakhan Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013
I look at this picture every once in a while, and it never ceases to stun me how beautiful of a craft this sword is. I hope to one day create a weapon that comes close to rivaling the beauty of this piece
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jarkko1 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013   Artisan Crafter
Thank you for the praise
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FromWitheredNights Featured By Owner May 15, 2013
Looks really heavy and hard to handle :D
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jarkko1 Featured By Owner May 16, 2013   Artisan Crafter
Actually its not any heavier that viking age swords normally are. I think that it handles pretty nicely.
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FromWitheredNights Featured By Owner May 15, 2013
This.... Wow. o.o
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