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    Here some more pics. One in the museum.

    Here some more pics.

    One in the museum.
  2. Bronze Sword in Situ at Must Farm, Whittlesey England

    Found this link with a picture of one of the Bronze Swords from the Whittlesey excavation.

    The image came from:
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    Gladius Found in Jerusalem

    Hey all...

    Here is something that may be of interest...

    http://www.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/meast/08/08/israel.artifacts/index.html?iphoneemail
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    Hi Timothy... And welcome to the forum. The...

    Hi Timothy...

    And welcome to the forum. The Dan Stele is an important discovery since this thread began. I glad you brought it up again. I have attached some images of the stele. The first...
  5. Viking Sword and Knife Found near Woodstown Ireland

    Hey all...

    Ran across this the other day:

    http://www.waterfordcity.ie/n25bypass/viking.htm

    and wanted to post it here in case you haven't seen it.

    Nice to see swords in situ and a...
  6. Hey Hugh... Congrats on a fine looking sword! ...

    Hey Hugh...

    Congrats on a fine looking sword! It am guessing it is based on the Abingdon find.

    I have some stats on the River Witham sword... I believe that Mac posted them from some info he...
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    Sticky: Hi all... Off and on, I have been trying to...

    Hi all...

    Off and on, I have been trying to redo the charts incorporating the helpful feedback. I have been working on the classification chart in particular. I kept the Wheeler blade shape/tip...
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    Hey Thomas... To my eye it doesn't look like...

    Hey Thomas...

    To my eye it doesn't look like chevrons, but twisted in the same direction. Both bars tilted toward the tip on the near side and the fainter far side tilting back away from the tip....
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    Like Jay, I haven't purchased any Albion mark...

    Like Jay, I haven't purchased any Albion mark swords. However, in considering their cost I had these thoughts:

    Pre-Production
    1. Time, expertise, connections, expense in obtaining access into...
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    Sticky: Yeah... It looks like the Illerup Adal knives...

    Yeah...

    It looks like the Illerup Adal knives in the seax length range. Like you say it has the qualities of a seax, just not quite as sturdy as most seax are. And it definitely has a Roman look...
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    Sticky: Hey Jeroen... Thanks for the long reply... I...

    Hey Jeroen...

    Thanks for the long reply... I was hoping you would give me your opinion.

    This is all good stuff! I will definitely use it to improve the charts.

    I had seen Schmits...
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    Sticky: Hi GH... Thanks. Your right about the...

    Hi GH...

    Thanks.

    Your right about the widening of the blade from base to tip on the Type IV Honeylane. I have been trying to find a way of incorporating this into the description. I am...
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    Sticky: Charts: Seax

    Merry Christmas to all...

    I have seen several threads dealing with seax classification with lots of good information. So over the last year I have been trying to make a chart dealing with some of...
  14. Here are a couple more... ks

    Here are a couple more...

    ks
  15. Hi Ville... Welcome to the forum... I am...

    Hi Ville...

    Welcome to the forum...

    I am not sure about brass wire. I know silver wire was used and maybe bronze or some copper alloy. Brass dates back to the Roman times so it is possilbe...
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    Hey Thomas... Glad I could help. ks

    Hey Thomas...

    Glad I could help.

    ks
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    Hi Christopher... Here are some pictures of...

    Hi Christopher...

    Here are some pictures of really long bronze age swords. As long as some medieval long swords. As Jeroen said, these very long bronze swords are very rare. I have even read...
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    Here are some pictures of the Tut daggers and a...

    Here are some pictures of the Tut daggers and a montage of daggers from Mithras sculptures.
    The top dagger with the open mouth and tongue sticking out looks like a fanciful Renaissance form. On...
  19. Thread: Leafies!

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    Hi Aidan... Thanks! This thread has more...

    Hi Aidan...

    Thanks!

    This thread has more info on the gladius.

    http://forums.swordforum.com/showthread.php?t=96115&highlight=gladius

    ks
  20. Thread: Leafies!

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    Hi Eric... Both the bronze dirk (or dagger)...

    Hi Eric...

    Both the bronze dirk (or dagger) and the Ewart Park, that is being work hardened are from Bronze Age Foundry. You can see Dave Chapman's work on his website here:
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  21. Thread: Leafies!

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    Here are three of my bronze leafies (none...

    Here are three of my bronze leafies (none finished yet). An Ewart Part from Bronze Age Foundry and a Limehouse and Mindelheim from Neil Burridge... And a Roman that I just finished.

    ks
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    Hi Kevin... Thanks for taking the time to...

    Hi Kevin...

    Thanks for taking the time to share this experience with us. I have often dreamed of making a blade from scratch. Maybe some day...

    I wanted to ask if it would be possible to get...
  23. Hi Richard... I don't know the answer. I have...

    Hi Richard...

    I don't know the answer. I have not seen evidence of such a compound grip on a Viking or Saxon sword, though they did exist in the celtic swords of the Roman Iron Age.

    My take on...
  24. It is a difficult thing. I have excavated Bronze...

    It is a difficult thing. I have excavated Bronze Age inhumation finds in Israel. It was very exciting to be a part of the discovery… to think of all that was being learned. I remember thinking...
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    Richard... Wow!!! It's coming together very...

    Richard...

    Wow!!!

    It's coming together very nicely.

    Thanks for the pics from above and side. It shows the beauty of the design that we very rarely see in photos from books.

    You are...
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