Mardi Meshejian

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Mardi Meshejian

Post by IMan » Fri Jun 03, 2005 3:35 pm

I was wandering around on the net today and I cam across this Broadsword by Mardi Meshejian.

Blade Length: 22"
Total Length: 37"
Blade Thickness: 0.35"
Blade Width: 4.2"
Blade: 100 layer Damascus forged from 1095 and 4130 carbon steels
Bolster: Anodized titanium
Handle: Ebony and pink ivory with copper and forklift chain spacers

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To me this is some amazing work, and if I had the kind of money that was being asked I would pick this up in an instant!

Does anyone know anything about this guy?
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Post by darksun_uk » Fri Jun 03, 2005 3:45 pm

nice in sense, but way over the top in another, personally i think its waste of some nice steel **shrug**

its more in the mold of custom knife pieces that are done for the sake of it rather than trying to make the cosmetic details highlight the functional nature of the sword in question whether its a historical pattern or a modern functional variation.

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Angelus

Post by Angelus » Fri Jun 03, 2005 3:52 pm

I think it looks disgusting personally 345445454

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Post by Banzai Joe » Fri Jun 03, 2005 3:59 pm

took me 2 mins to figure out which end was which! Its ridiculously ugly. Looks like a prop from a 'B' movie horror pic.

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Post by Satori » Fri Jun 03, 2005 4:09 pm

Yeah.............that's really nasty

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Post by IMan » Fri Jun 03, 2005 4:25 pm

Well, I think that it is certainly a unique piece. What I really liked was the variety and detail of the Damascus patterns that are used.

I will say that the overall design is a little OTT, but it is a piece that shows the ability of the smith to shape and mould Damascus steel.

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Post by Barry the Time Sprout » Fri Jun 03, 2005 5:20 pm

darksun_uk wrote:nice in sense, but way over the top in another, personally i think its waste of some nice steel **shrug**
i agree, damascus steel has its own beauty, no need to grind it into shapes like that. normal/folded carbon steel would have looked better for that piece.

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Post by Kamui » Fri Jun 03, 2005 6:45 pm

Angelus wrote:I think it looks disgusting personally 345445454
Same here!

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Post by Blackbird » Fri Jun 03, 2005 7:53 pm

Hmmm, it erm interesting but I'm not even sure I would class it as a blade more of an art piece.

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Post by Simoriax » Fri Jun 03, 2005 8:07 pm

Blackbird wrote:Hmmm, it erm interesting but I'm not even sure I would class it as a blade more of an art piece.
aye, i agree with her.

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Post by Killua » Sat Jun 04, 2005 1:49 am

Damn, to me that looks awful. I don't see any aesthetic qualities in it at all. I'm sure it's practical though...

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Post by DeadlySIN » Sat Jun 04, 2005 2:02 am

the gaurd looks out of place but overall its nice. (my opinion)

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Post by Master Dragoon » Sun Jun 05, 2005 7:41 pm

well i think that looks pretty damn cool

Angelus

Post by Angelus » Sun Jun 05, 2005 7:42 pm

How much is being charged for that monstrosity?

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Post by wabhimself » Sun Jun 05, 2005 9:03 pm

that m'sir, is butt ugly. l don't like the looks of it at all, doesent tick me clock at all, looks as if it would brake if it wasnt so clunky.... well thats me had my rant :D

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