Oh yes ! The GGK Purna Darnal's Works Appreciation Society !
Just hope we are not overworking him too much...
I understand what you are saying but on the contrary I think we are providing him with a ton of attention and business that he may not have had before. It's a double-edged sword so to speak.
I agree, I think he is really happy indeed, even if a bit tired. I was just noting how much custom projects we were giving him lately. And yes, he is totally a sword-nerd as us too. He really likes searching for new designs and trying new things and takes great pride in his craft (as he should).
I have all the confidence in the world that he can fabricate a terrific blade. The fittings and the scabbard is what I am waiting for.
I gave him lots of info & pictures for the hilt, pommel and guard, I'm interested in how he does with that as well, he assured me with what I gave him he would have no problems. We shall see, I don't think i've been excited for a sword this much in a long time.
Post by lebleuchevalier on Dec 20, 2020 2:47:57 GMT
In fairness, the skills needed to make authentic hilt parts for these is not much. I think the proportions are more important. He had the right measurements. The grip length was short, which is correct, because you want your hand locked in place.
Post by lebleuchevalier on Dec 22, 2020 19:09:34 GMT
He did an excellent, excellent job for a first attempt at a gladius. The point could be more acute and the hilt could be a bit slimmer, but these are minor criticisms and they are aesthetic choices. This looks really good. I really must know how it handles ASAP.
I love the handle so much ! There is something with the wood grain and spirals (?) that is just so...
The quality of the wood work is top notch. It also appears to be one solid piece, which is even more remarkable. You can give me the same tools and this thing would be a mess, but Purna has real talent.
Post by Eric Bergeron on Dec 22, 2020 19:29:52 GMT
Yes it is confirmed that it is indeed one solid piece of wood carved to appear as 3 separate pieces, yes it looks amazing for his first attempt at a gladius, I do agree the tip I wish was little longer but that is my fault for that it looked longer in the drawings then i wanted so I had him change it but it needed to be about half an inch longer and I think it would be typical size.
treeslicer: Well, shoot! It was worth a try.
Apr 12, 2021 2:40:29 GMT
christain: I gottaneedtawannahave (my wife's talk, NOT mine) a nice set of plate gauntlets, but they don't give those things away. I finally got a pair of sabatons (foot armor) and had to send the company a blank check and a sample of DNA.
Apr 12, 2021 0:42:06 GMT
christain: treeslicer---I don't have a 'nihonto', unless you count a great-sword, dagger, and a shield. Oh....and three sets of armor...maille, darkened plate, and polished plate. Matter of fact, I'll be getting more armor real soon.
Apr 12, 2021 0:31:25 GMT
christain: Djinnja----What do you need to complete your armour? Ask me---I may just have it and be willing to sell.
Apr 12, 2021 0:23:45 GMT
treeslicer: It's not senility. Your nihonto are infested with fox spirits. Send me your swords, and I'll take care of it for you.
Apr 9, 2021 7:28:16 GMT
christain: Disappearing swords? This would be a game-changer for sure.
Apr 8, 2021 22:29:12 GMT
christain: I'm getting old and senile. I found two empty sword scabbards in my 'dressing room'. I say to myself---"Where the heck are they?" I looked under the bed. Nope. I looked in every room in the house. Nope. Went back to my room and there they were.
Apr 8, 2021 22:17:12 GMT
Brother Nathaniel: Markus, I would love to see your thoughts on "Custer's Revenge". Over.
Apr 8, 2021 17:23:34 GMT
bruntson: Beef and Bourbon, say no more. I'm heading over.
Apr 7, 2021 19:27:41 GMT
christain: Inject the bourbon with a meat syringe and get to smokin'. (The ham, that is. )....McM
Apr 6, 2021 20:03:13 GMT
christain: Or maybe a big ol' brisket on the smoker with my special bourbon/garlic/onion injection., Put about a half cup of your favorite bourbon in a jar, chop and smash the garlic,slice the onion. Lid the jar and refrigerate for a day or two.
Apr 6, 2021 19:50:29 GMT
christain: Sounds great. May do that for July 4th. I never met a ham I didn't like!
Apr 6, 2021 19:17:58 GMT
christain: Happy Easter to you and yours also, Brother Nat. I had the Easter Bunny hide an egg in your yard with the SBG logo on it. If you find it, it contains a gift certificate from KOA for $10,000. Happy hunting!
Apr 4, 2021 22:03:22 GMT
christain: Does it really matter? I'll be eating ham for a week, then use the bone to throw into a pot of beans. That, and a big skillet full of cornbread....happy man here.
Apr 4, 2021 21:57:16 GMT
christain: My wife has a huge ham cooked up, along with potato salad, baked beans, and yeast rolls...along with a strawberry cake and a buttermilk pie. Buttermilk pie may sound gross to some, but don't knock it 'till you try it.
Apr 4, 2021 20:10:39 GMT
christain: Happy Easter, everyone. I hope you are all safe with family and friends. Hope everyone has a good meal and maybe a few drinks. Great weather to be outside here in E.Texas, so an outdoor meal would be great.
Apr 4, 2021 20:05:59 GMT
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