Definitely THE most intricate yet practical piece made by Purna so far, and I have seen A LOT of his work, including two pieces I designed, and one Brother Nathaniel sent me. Everything seems to indicate that this sword handle like a dream, while having just the right amount of ornament. Well done, both the Levin Lance as the designer, and Purna Darnal as the craftsman!
Since I am one of the lucky few who watched this piece evolve from design to finished piece, I will reflect on the following:
1. I am grateful you provided a side by side comparison of Tod's 1:1 replica of the museum piece. This shows you took the museum piece and used it as a template to design an entirely original piece. If you stripped away all the layers and embellishments, the lore and the anachronisms, the original museum piece is there, albeit with some slightly different proportions. This is historic fantasy at it's absolute best. Let the dullards enjoy their 1:1 replicas. I want to see my fantasies come to life!
2. Purna is so talented at bringing your dreams (and nightmares) to life. He's basically your psychoanalyst at this point. He ought to charge by the hour.
3. The grip work is fantastic, but the brass work is phenomenal. Find me someone in this industry who can work with brass better than Purna, because you can't.
4. Our man Purna is really evolving. I think this is proof that with some guidance and experience, he can definitely fabricate replicas of historic European swords. The ONLY thing holding him back from making perfect 1:1 replicas is access to museums.
5. This piece fits within your lore so perfectly. It has everything: history, art, gothic romance, horror, religion, you name it.
I stand by what I said, this is most likely my favorite piece you've done to date. It's not everyday you take a masterpiece and create it's equal! Personally, I love the broader dimensions. Suits my style a little more. I can't wait to see your next project!
JonSchwertFechter: Well I guess it says something when you spend most of your waning Birthday Hours browsing on sword sites..ha;) a good B-day finish for me it is!
Feb 21, 2024 4:21:46 GMT
sanniticus: Hi everyone, I posted a photo of the pommel of a medieval sword, does anyone have any news?
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errolkavan369: Hi,just to say my first sword was the Accolade sword of the Knights Templar by Windlass,sorry to say all of the silver plate wore off the pommel and Crossgaurd just out of warranty,this sword was for display only,fortunately it didn't put me off collecting
Feb 2, 2024 12:54:52 GMT
waxbytes: ... and the hand is still attached to the arm ...etc.
Feb 2, 2024 9:35:09 GMT
AndiTheBarvarian: As long as the fingers are still attached to the hand!
Jan 24, 2024 18:18:01 GMT
gavanzae: mrstabby, Scars on the fingers are acceptable, lol
Jan 24, 2024 14:16:03 GMT
mrstabby: What about scars on fingers?
Jan 23, 2024 21:31:57 GMT
gavanzae: Stay Safe, Stay Sharp, And Remember, Scars On The Back Are A Swordsman's Greatest Shame!
Jan 23, 2024 16:44:11 GMT
Owlski: Happy 2024. Hope this year goes well for you all reading this~
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mattamathics: Hello everyone! Happy new year! I have updated my listing for the Arms and Armor dane axe with pics that i listed back in June of 2023. let me know if anybody is interested. thank you and best regards to all !
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