Danny's Tarwar

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A lovely sword. Congrats! Hope you have a great display set up for it.

It's hard to believe that there used to be people able to use swords that imposing effectively in a battle for an extended period. I get tired just thinking about a sword over 3 lbs., not to mention the damage that gravity, inattention, and a sharp edge can cause on one's pink body when exhaustion sets in.

There still are such capable people; including yourself. The trick is not to try and swing it around like a tennis pro but let the weight work for you instead.
 
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Nice! I love it when a plan comes together. I bet this one took at least 6 months to come to fruition!

:applouse:
I became obsessed with this Austrian makers' work about two years ago, so it has been much longer than 6 months. At one point, I even became an acquaintance of Peter Johnsson at Albion, who shares my love for this particular smith.
 
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Really nice piece of craftsmanship and design - i like the antique blades i have seen from Austria - i have 3 large (10 and 12 inch edge) axes from Austria made in the early 19 or late 18 hundreds and they are sweet -

was a great idea to have your take on it - i am glad you were able to find someone to make it for you -- especially after wanting it for so long Danny - good for you ! :thumbup:
 
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I tried to stick as close to the museum tracing as possible (Thank you Jeffrey Forgeng at Higgins Armory!)
But I don't expect or ask for NASA-perfect copies from HI.
 

MagenDavid

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You need some brigands and highwaymen to test your new blade now. Also, Danny, thank you. Thank you for the sense of style you add to this forum.
 
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