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    New bronze sword sale page by Neil Burridge

    Neil has expanded his swords sale page, and now includes no less then 4 different types: the classic Ewart Park, the Nau II, a bronze hilted antenna sword and the Hallstatt period Gundlingen type sword. I'm very interested in the Gundlingen sword, of which a number have been found in my country as well.

    Before I forget, the page can be found here:
    http://www.bronze-age-craft.com/swords_for_sale.htm
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    Cool!
    I really must get round to finishing my Ewart Park.. after I've finished my pollaxe and rondel dagger that is..

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    I love the HallStatt, but I really wish Neil offered fully assembled hilts, as one thing that I'm not good at is putting small components together...

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    Me too; I wish he'd offer fully completed swords that don't require finishing and hilting at all.
    DIY is not my strong point you see, I can't even fix my own bloody bicycle tire.

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    In that case, wait for the Witham antenna hilted sword. It's a bronze hilted sword, so I expect it will be sold complete.

    B.t.w. for tips finishing the Ewart Park sword and making the wooden parts, check my page on this here:
    http://1500bc.com/bronzeage/bronzes/...ord_4_eng.html

    I'm still convinced that this is something anyone with two left hands like me can do with very little practice. The only tricky bit is the hole in the pommel. If you can get around that, the rest is just a lot of cutting to get a rough shape, then using the file and you'll be surprized at how neat the finish will be.

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    I really am going to get one of these in the near future - I love the Bronze Leaf!
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    The HallStatt in the photo has a green patina... I'm guessing this would cost extra?

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    Originally posted by Ty N.
    The HallStatt in the photo has a green patina... I'm guessing this would cost extra?
    That's a photo of the original. He hadn't made a cast yet at that time. I've just got an email that he his new mould is finished and that he has cast succesfully with it. I'll be buying one of his Hallstat swords, so when it arrives, I'll post pictures and a review.

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    *Sigh* Another sword I need to buy.
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    Would anyone have a photo they could post of the original Witham antennae-hilted sword (on which Neil will base his reconstruction)? I am aware of a couple of different styles of antennae sword, one typically Central European, the other Hispanic (and typically later, I believe)-- I've no idea what the Witham sword looks like, though. Also, would anyone know which museum it might be housed in?

    Thanks,

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    Last edited by David Mc; 01-14-2006 at 01:48 PM.

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    Smile

    Can we make this thread a sticky? I usually have to go digging around for it...

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    Originally posted by Ty N.
    Can we make this thread a sticky? I usually have to go digging around for it...
    Sure. [Stick] Done

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    Just to keep you guys updated on the market of bronze swords, Neil has recently added a few new additions to his site. First is an urnfield sword with bronze hilt (based on this particular sword). Second is a Mindelheim type sword, which will soon be available!

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    So now you know why they didn't wear trousers in the bronze age

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    Excellent stuff!
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    An update on Neil's sword sale page: Neil now has the Limehouse, Mycenaean type G, khopesh, small spearhead and arrowheads available on his site! Also note that I've updated the link in the first post of this thread.

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    That's not fair! Now I need to get more swords! *groan* Oh well...
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    I'm going to get the Eward Park "budget" version and completely finish it up myself on my next check.

    I don't know why, maybe the color, maybe the size, maybe the shape, maybe the history behind it, but i'm really fascinated in bronze swords, finally i can afford one.
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    Here a Hallstatt sword with hilt (made by me):



    Hilt and pommel of hazlenut, hiltplates glued with birchtar and riveted with bronze. The pommel is hideglued to the hilt and fixed hot on the tang:



    There┤s a thin bone disc under the bronze phalera, works like an anchor.

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    New type G?

    When I enquired, he said he was doing a new, lighter Mycenaean type G. I plan to build one in the next month...

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    All new bronze sword site from Neil Burridge

    Neil just published his new bronze sword site:

    www.bronze-age-swords.com

    Check it out, it's got fantastic new photos!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeroen Zuiderwijk View Post
    Neil just published his new bronze sword site:

    www.bronze-age-swords.com

    Check it out, it's got fantastic new photos!
    Wow, i really like the menu that pops out from the side, that's really cool. Much better photos too.

    The Hallstatt is definitely on my list.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Loatman View Post
    Wow, i really like the menu that pops out from the side, that's really cool. Much better photos too.

    The Hallstatt is definitely on my list.
    Yes. One of the best websites I've seen in a long time.
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    Nice, I'm a student of archaeology and I must say that Neil have certainly done his homework.

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