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    Brug Hild - Nordic Short Sword

    Hey everyone!...

    Been wwaayy to long since I posted somthing here!...

    I really took my time and worked slow on this one. I think I started late January of this year.
    But it turned out worth it and I'm happier than I thought I would be with the end result.
















    Brug Hild is a slight variation of a Petersen type H Nordic Viking sword.
    I lightly etched the blade to make it darker, though you can’t really see it well in the photos. The inspiration for the wood burning patterns came from historic Nordic maze and key tile patterns that follow similar geometric shapes. As well as this amazing smith, Bogdan Popov. I love his work!

    One of the things that I am most happy about in this piece is its harmonics. It has a really crisp cold clear ring when struck or tapped against anything solid.

    here are the stats:

    Steel type: 1085
    Crossbar and pommel: low carbon steel
    Wood type: maple

    OAL: 26”
    Blade length: 20”
    Blade width: 1 ¾”




    But let me know what you think!!


    This piece will also be available for sale on our site:
    maddwarfworkshop.com/Swords/BrugHild


    Thanks for looking!

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    Very beautiful sword.

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    Nice work as always
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    Nor that I will be ashamed
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    And I will take the joys thereof
    And the consequences reap.

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    I don't post often, but I had to "emerge from the shadows" to say that is absolutely gorgeous! Everything works perfectly together, great theme, just beautiful in every way, great job!

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    OH, you guys keep out doing your selves

    I cant wait!!!!!

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    An amazing piece
    "We shine, not burn"
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    Thanks guys!

    I am just now putting the finishing touches on another sword, my first fully pattern welded sword, and should have it done in a week or two.

    Ive documented the step by step process of it as well and am making a video showing the process. So I will post those here on the forum when I'm done.


    Thanks again for the kind words!

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    Damn David, you outdo yourself everytime, excellent work.
    I dunno. Iron is sort-of the Paris Hilton of metals, and carbon, nickel, chromium silicon, etc. are a bunch of good looking guys she just met at a party. - Al Massey

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    Beautiful; but could you add the weight to the stats?
    Thomas Powers
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    David, you guys are true to your own style and skills, that is what i like in your creations, they all are honest and true, which in turn makes them beautiful.

    Great job and keep it up!

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    Hey guys!

    Thanks so much for all the kind words.

    I finally got around to weighing this thing accurately...
    Looks like the sword alone weighs 2.1 lbs.
    Which does seem a bit on the hefty side for a short sword, but everyone I ask who has held it and swung it around says they honestly think it feels evenly balanced and the right amount of hefty weight gives each movement controllable strength.

    We are working on learning how to make our swords lighter and more accurately balanced than before.
    The pattern welded sword I am working on now is my largest sword I have ever forged but its also my lightest!

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    That sounds VERY exciting David!

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    That is really beautiful!

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    Wow, another great piece, keep em coming! Btw, you guys should post these in the general forum for more people to see

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Fields View Post
    Wow, another great piece, keep em coming! Btw, you guys should post these in the general forum for more people to see

    Thanks so much Chris! That means a lot, your work is awesome!

    Really am I allowed to do that?? I wasn’t sure if I had to be a "registered manufacturer" on here or something first or else I might get in trouble for advertising of sorts..

    Know if it’s cool anyway??

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    Wow, I gotta say, I've watched you guys' skills mature along the way, but I must have missed a few steps in the past little while... That is downright awesome! For overall fit and finish, that piece puts you guys right up there with some very big names (in these parts) in my opinion!

    Keep up the fantastic work!

    Will S.

    And yes, as far as I know, if you are just showcasing your wares, but not blatantly offering to take orders through the website, you can post on the general forum. Others have done it before. What I've seen the Mod's frown on and get a little persnickity about (and rightly so) is the guys who post things like "Taking orders now for this awesome Nordic Short Sword! pm us now to reserve your copy for only $499!"
    Last edited by Will S.; 10-27-2008 at 10:10 PM.
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    *Bump*

    This piece is still available for sale, and now with a low sale price!

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    NICE!!!! To bad its so short, it would be more awesome as a full length sword
    Go ahead, mock me! But it wasnt he who was laughing at me... it was GOD!!! *Dies Irae!*

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    *bump...

    Even lower price:
    $700 flat!

    To order, check out its available page at:
    http://maddwarfworkshop.com/Swords/Brug%20Hild.htm

    And if interested email me at: MADdwarfWorkshop@hotmail.com

    Thanks!

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    Sometimes I hate I have to buy swordmaking supplies and not swords! I would pick this one up for sure!
    I dunno. Iron is sort-of the Paris Hilton of metals, and carbon, nickel, chromium silicon, etc. are a bunch of good looking guys she just met at a party. - Al Massey

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sam Salvati View Post
    Sometimes I hate I have to buy swordmaking supplies and not swords! I would pick this one up for sure!


    Haha what are you talkin about Sam!!!???

    You could so make a sword just as good as this if not 10 times better!
    You know its true


    Are you going to get a webpage up online soon to sell your work and make some cash?

    If you need any help with getting a page set up let me know man!

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    I really like the artwork on the scabbard and grip. It's simple but profound. It speaks to me.

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