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    Odinblade Custom Warderesque Two-Handed Saber

    When I came to the decision of getting a custom blade made, being a longtime katana guy whom has just begun learning all of what the European systems have to offer, I wanted a sword to reflect both of these. Ideally, I wanted a blade I could switch and transition to either as needed, something very East meets West. Being a Saber nut made things easier
    Now I know this certainly isnt any new concept, but as I scouted around I absolutely fell in love with John's Warder Design. I approached him with my idea of a Warder style sword with an S- guard habaki ringguards and a jian style pommel with the idea to let John have free reign- and boy did the Odin not disappoint! [ many pardons for my lousy photography skills]

    Specs:
    Length: 48"
    Blade Length: 37"
    Guard Width: 8"
    Grip: 8 1'2"
    Weight: 2 ilbs
    Blade + Scabbard Weight: 4.2 ilbs
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    John told me that it was meant for cutting, and I tested this baby, and it made short work of milk cartons and tatami with equal prejudice.

    Unfortunately I cant seem to get a decent shot of the goregous scabbard John made for me, but will try again.

    I VERY satisfied!
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    Very nice sword. I like the combination of all the different elements. Definitely gives me something to look forward to with my own euro-tana (that a word?).

    Any chance of getting a full body pic of the sword out of the scabbard? Seeing the details is nice, but I'd love to see this sword in its entirety.

    Congratz on a great custom. And compliments to John for making it so well.

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    Wow, those are some intricate etches! Is the pyramid symbol on the pommel particularly meaningful, or am I trying to read too much into it? I'd like to see the other end of the blade as well. Does it have a katana-like kissaki?

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    Quote Originally Posted by R. Lassen View Post
    Wow, those are some intricate etches! Is the pyramid symbol on the pommel particularly meaningful, or am I trying to read too much into it? I'd like to see the other end of the blade as well. Does it have a katana-like kissaki?
    That's a good question about the pommel. It means there's no place like home and you better not f^@$ with mine Actually I made this film a while back and never got to use it and decided it would go well on this large saber. The blade is 5160H in a differential through heat treat for performance. Thanks so much for posting. I will add some pictures friday that I took of this sword. I also am posting four other swords Due to my step son coming over and doing for me while my wife hangs out with his kidsThere's this one and a couple Lassen pics plus another broadsword with etchings on pomel and blade, and a Ringare spinoff (which I named Silvia) and a Falcata. So maybe friday you guys will hang out and look see
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    Quote Originally Posted by John Lundemo View Post
    That's a good question about the pommel. It means there's no place like home and you better not f^@$ with mine Actually I made this film a while back and never got to use it and decided it would go well on this large saber. The blade is 5160H in a differential through heat treat for performance. Thanks so much for posting. I will add some pictures friday that I took of this sword. I also am posting four other swords Due to my step son coming over and doing for me while my wife hangs out with his kidsThere's this one and a couple Lassen pics plus another broadsword with etchings on pomel and blade, and a Ringare spinoff (which I named Silvia) and a Falcata. So maybe friday you guys will hang out and look see
    Thanks John, I tried my damnest to get a full shot but I think my digital camera has some focus issues with wide shots. Can't wait to see the other photos!

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    Quote Originally Posted by R. Lassen View Post
    Wow, those are some intricate etches! Is the pyramid symbol on the pommel particularly meaningful, or am I trying to read too much into it? I'd like to see the other end of the blade as well. Does it have a katana-like kissaki?
    Indeed it does, similar to an O-kissaki.

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    Looks really nice. Any chance of getting to see a picture of the whole sword out of the scabbard?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anders Backlund View Post
    Looks really nice. Any chance of getting to see a picture of the whole sword out of the scabbard?
    I'm gonna put one in this thread in an hour or so that I took before I shipped.
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    Here is a few more pics of the "Odin Guardian". Enjoy
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    If I get to get this in my new website it will be known as "The Guardian" as Warder is now being used by VA
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    Holt crap...that's awesome. John, I can't say that I've ever seen a sword you've made that I wouldn't be proud to own. Congrats on the bad-ass new blade, John M.

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    Ooooh, that's nice. Really nice.

    Also, blade lenght 37", 48" over-all? That thing is huge! It looks smaller on the pictures. o.O
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