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Primal/tactical quasi-Celtic short sword

Posted: Sat Mar 02, 2013 1:13 am
by Storm Crow
This was an experiement. I've been wanting to make a double-edged blade inspired by Celtic La Tene swords for a while (whether that is evident in the final product or not). I had a customer approach me about a sword blade, so I forged this out as a test piece to see how I would do forging a double-edged blade. I think I see some Chinese influence as well, but it's mostly my style turned toward doing a double-edged short sword. Seeing how this one turned out, I can now see about forging a longer blade.

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The overall length is 19 3/4" and the blade, including the choils, is 13 1/5". The steel is 5160 and the handle is toxic green and black paracord impregnated with Minwax Wood Hardener, with a three-strand Turk's head knot. Both edges shave hair.

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The sheath is Kydex with two MOLLE locks.

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Re: Primal/tactical quasi-Celtic short sword

Posted: Sat Mar 02, 2013 2:29 am
by Dawgboy
WOW!

Re: Primal/tactical quasi-Celtic short sword

Posted: Sat Mar 02, 2013 2:35 am
by NorrisUnleashed
Very nice.

Re: Primal/tactical quasi-Celtic short sword

Posted: Sat Mar 02, 2013 2:46 am
by BattleVersion
Me Gusta!

Re: Primal/tactical quasi-Celtic short sword

Posted: Sat Mar 02, 2013 3:04 am
by Fortitudine
WOW. I can haz sword?

Re: Primal/tactical quasi-Celtic short sword

Posted: Sat Mar 02, 2013 4:23 am
by the_alias
Damnit Storm Crow, I was just walking to work thinking "Hmm if I save up maybe Storm Crow could make me a Seax or a sword"

:clap:

Re: Primal/tactical quasi-Celtic short sword

Posted: Sat Mar 02, 2013 6:31 am
by jaowens76
Stormcrow, could you shoot me a quote for this ones near twin. Maybe a touch longer blade say an inch or so.
Except for the handle makes me think of a gladius or xyphos which is exactly what I have wanted for a very long time. Well done.

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Re: Primal/tactical quasi-Celtic short sword

Posted: Sat Mar 02, 2013 10:01 am
by Turtlewolf
Damn, now that (although short) is a Zombie killing blade!
That certainly makes me smile.

Re: Primal/tactical quasi-Celtic short sword

Posted: Sat Mar 02, 2013 10:14 am
by charadeur
:clap: My vote is yes. It also has a Roman look I like as well.

Re: Primal/tactical quasi-Celtic short sword

Posted: Sat Mar 02, 2013 11:58 am
by Halfapint
It looks a lot like a Roman gladius to me which I like very much! Another sweet piece of work!

Re: Primal/tactical quasi-Celtic short sword

Posted: Sat Mar 02, 2013 2:32 pm
by Storm Crow
Thank y'all!

Any Roman influence is unintentional. :)

The next one is going to be even more interesting. You see, it's a collaboration... :D

Re: Primal/tactical quasi-Celtic short sword

Posted: Sat Mar 02, 2013 5:34 pm
by -Jason-
Reminds me of a scaled down Viking sword. Also makes me want one, bad. Nice work!

Re: Primal/tactical quasi-Celtic short sword

Posted: Sat Mar 02, 2013 9:25 pm
by Sworbeyegib
That is impressive!

Re: Primal/tactical quasi-Celtic short sword

Posted: Sat Mar 02, 2013 10:12 pm
by rustyboy
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Re: Primal/tactical quasi-Celtic short sword

Posted: Sat Mar 02, 2013 10:47 pm
by rikinwyoming
wow, kick ass as always!!

Re: Primal/tactical quasi-Celtic short sword

Posted: Sat Mar 02, 2013 11:40 pm
by Storm Crow
Thak y'all!
rustyboy wrote:Image
Why you gotta get all brony up in my grill, yo?

Re: Primal/tactical quasi-Celtic short sword

Posted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 12:15 am
by azrael99
HOLY CR**

that look GORGEOUS.

seriously, one of you best in a while...............with a leather scabbard it would be the ultimate wasteland sword.

Re: Primal/tactical quasi-Celtic short sword

Posted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 6:54 am
by Ad'lan
I can see the Celtic/Gallic influence in the handle, but the sword looks just pure roman.

Re: Primal/tactical quasi-Celtic short sword

Posted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 8:16 am
by jaowens76
Ad'lan wrote:I can see the Celtic/Gallic influence in the handle, but the sword looks just pure roman.
Pure Roman mustache titties.

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Re: Primal/tactical quasi-Celtic short sword

Posted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 9:29 am
by Paladin1
Nice blade!

Re: Primal/tactical quasi-Celtic short sword

Posted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 9:57 am
by Browning 35
To me the blade looks Celtic, but the handle looks Japanese. The reason why it probably looks Roman to most people is because as far as short swords go the Gladius is what most have seen in movies. It was the most popular double edged short sword of its time, so it's what people immediately compare it to.

I'm guessing that the reason the handle looks Japanese to me is because of the wrap with the diamond pattern with light contrasting with dark. Usually the Celts used leather, wood or metal for the handle.

Still a good looking short sword.

Re: Primal/tactical quasi-Celtic short sword

Posted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 1:03 pm
by ancient_serpent
Bad Ass. Do Want.

Re: Primal/tactical quasi-Celtic short sword

Posted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 1:07 pm
by Rev
My coworkers were greatly impressed.

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Re: Primal/tactical quasi-Celtic short sword

Posted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 5:21 pm
by freenarative
I have only one thing to say here; I WANT, how much, where when. GIMME! how do I order? Please can I get one.
OK I know this is more than one thing but I WANT ONE!