my two custom pattern welded seax (big pics)

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my two custom pattern welded seax (big pics)

Post by darksun_uk » Thu Nov 04, 2004 9:42 pm

got these two wonderfull pieces the other day the longer of the 2 is a 9th century style herring bone pattern seax with elm handle and antler ferulle and cap.

the other is a hogs back style 6th century piece which is constructed from 4 welded strips of metal in the following configuration

back(top) of blade is wrought iron
next 3 strips are pattern welded 11 rod twisted bars
then a hard (en45) cutting edge is forge welded on last

a total of 4 welds all of which are perfectly formed
cast bronze guard and pommel with a siler tir rune incised into the wrought iron strip on the blade and an odal rune carved into the pommel on one side the handle material is english elm.both seax are sharp.


a few pics
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seax were worn edge up suspended from belts in sheaths an example of this carry style is in this pic:-
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these pictures only begin to give an idea of the quality of these pieces truly they are works of art and 100% historically accurate in there construction and design etc i am very proud indeed to own such quality items.

kind regards

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Post by NenMaster » Thu Nov 04, 2004 9:56 pm

very nice, i like pattern welded swords. i wonder what a katana would look like with something like that. :) wishful thinking.

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Post by Gorilla Warfairy » Thu Nov 04, 2004 9:57 pm

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truly beautiful pieces darksun. :-D They must have set you back a fair bit.

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Post by Blackbird » Thu Nov 04, 2004 10:02 pm

Beautifull, I ove my scrammy but those are really fantastic pieces.

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Post by Satori » Fri Nov 05, 2004 6:33 pm

Beautiful man :cool:

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Post by Bowman » Sat Nov 06, 2004 4:05 am

The patterns on those pieces are a work of art and i could only wish to have something like that in my collection. Who knows im still young and intend to have a few custom pieces in my collection in the future.

Perhaps you can answer a question for me though, were pattern welds on large blades in the past prone to breakages like ive heard about some of the pattern welded viking swords? Or was this purely down to lower quality irons and steels in the past and poor heat treatments?.

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Post by Big Lazy » Sat Nov 06, 2004 1:00 pm

superb mate. Hmm I feel the urge for a sramasax I really do

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Post by Blackbird » Sun Nov 07, 2004 8:57 pm

Thats coz their beaaauuutiful. :wink:

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Post by darksun_uk » Mon Nov 08, 2004 9:12 am

Bowman wrote:The patterns on those pieces are a work of art and i could only wish to have something like that in my collection.
thankyou, i am very proud of them.
Bowman wrote:
Perhaps you can answer a question for me though, were pattern welds on large blades in the past prone to breakages like ive heard about some of the pattern welded viking swords? Or was this purely down to lower quality irons and steels in the past and poor heat treatments?.
its all down to the metal used, but more importantly the skill of the smith when doing the forge welding.

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Post by ibnsaladin » Mon Nov 08, 2004 8:10 pm

Absolutly superb :-D
Where they made by a local smith, darksun?
By collecting these peices, your doing your bit to keep the skills alive.
So good all around 8)

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Post by Loebas » Mon Nov 08, 2004 9:16 pm

Very nice Darksun, very nice indeed!

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Post by Mumtazb » Sun Nov 21, 2004 11:31 am

Excellent ! I like these 2 pieces..congratulations .who is the smith ?

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Post by Kamui » Sun Nov 21, 2004 12:21 pm

Very nice DS!!
Gorgeous folds!! :lick: :wink:

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Post by Hanzo hatori » Sun Nov 21, 2004 3:26 pm

i am likeing this a lot ds

the paterns look waaaaaay kool

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