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Hunting Hanger
We don't often get to do later period pieces. This is a European hunting hanger that would not look out of place with a nobleman and his hound. It's a one-off and at the time of posting still available!

Grip: Antler
Steel: 5160H
Sheath: Leather with ring-tailed lizard insert
Price: $1,950
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Differentially Hardened Saber
Here's a fantasy East Asian-styled saber, featuring a beautiful differentially hardened blade, simple steel fittings, and thin leather cord wrap. The blade is coated in clay before heating and quenching is water, which results in both the curvature of the sword and a hardened edge/softer spine. This creates the beautiful hamon line on the sword.

Overall Length: 36.25 inches
Blade Length: 27.25 inches
Weight: 2 lbs 3.8 oz

We have two of these available at USD$1,600 each.
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The Westerner
The Westerner is an elegant yet brutal take on the classic American bowie knife. At 19.25 inches long total with a 13.75 inch differentially hardened blade, it's a big knife with a lot of thrusting and cutting ability. The look is finished with simple pattern-welded Damascus fittings and a stabilized Buckeye grip.

This too is a one of a kind piece that's still in stock for USD$1,700.
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The Conquest
Behold the Conquest, an Oakeshott Type XIIa-inspired longsword with our own signature take on the ring guard. Rather than two separate rings on either side of the cross piece, our ring guard is a single large ring split by the cross to form two halves. Unlike some ring guards out there, our entire guard is cut from a solid piece of steel for maximum strength.

Overall Length: 46.5 inches
Blade Length: 36 inches
Weight: 3 lbs 5 oz
POB: 4.75 inches from guard

Also available for purchase and asking USD$1650
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The Ambassador
STILL AVAILABLE

The Ambassador is a historical fantasy Euro-style saber. Everything steel on this piece, from the blade to the fittings, is random pattern Damascus. The Damascus steel for the blade actually came from our good friend and Forged in Fire champion Matt Parkinson at Dragon's Breath Forge.

The goal was to create a sword with a regal, understated look but still be fully practical and deadly. After all, an ambassador needs to act and dress well but always have his or her claws sharpened.

Overall Length: 43.25"
Blade Length: 32"
Weight: 3 lbs 1 oz

The Ambassador is one of a kind and still for sale. We are asking USD$2,750.
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Now announcing the very limited edition Longship Armoury Silvia project!

For those of you that don't remember the original Silvia circa 2010, here's a reminder:

Silvia by LongshipArmoury

Part of the reason we started Longship Armoury was to bring some of John's most recognizable designs to market at lower-than-custom prices. The Morrigan and the Verrimus were the first steps towards that goal, being derivatives of their original inspirations. With the Silvia, we wanted to bring a design even closer to the original. The fittings will be darkened bronze rather than pattern-welded damascus, but it will be very much like the Silvia that people remember.

The Silvia will be a Longship Armoury "Legends Line" sword. As previously discussed, the Legends Line is a slightly higher priced tier than our standard fare but with much more exclusivity. That means outside of the in-house prototype and the review prototype, there will only be 20 of this sword made. After that, the design will be retired, and even custom Silvia requests will be declined. We are hoping to finish the prototype and get a review out late May and start taking pre-orders at that point.

Pricing and what you get:  
Pre-orders will be $1,600, with half down to secure a spot and half upon completion. Pre-orders have the choice of the standard tip or a clip point, fuller or no fuller, color of the leather wrap, and option of the original etching design (+$600). Pre-orders also come with a free Longship Armoury t-shirt.

Once we close the pre-order period, the remaining swords will simply be made to whatever John feels like doing and be sold at $1850 without the etching.

All Silvia orders, pre-order or not, will receive an 18"x24" poster of Rhea wielding the Silvia as pictured above, which will have the numbering of your Silvia and act as your certificate of authenticity.

Production Time:
Two months for the entire project. Stuff happens and the deadline might get pushed back a week or two, but with castings and standardized models/materials, we have scheduled the entire project to be executed within two months of closing pre-orders. How? We'll be waterjetting all the blanks and have molds made for the fittings in advance so that we'll be ready to go as soon as pre-orders close.

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State of Longship

We've had a tough 2012. Production was lower than expected, costs increased, and damage from the fire and Hurricane Sandy set us back quite a bit. You'll also notice on our website (longshiparmoury.com) that the price of the Landlord went up ten dollars, the Shenlong went up to $850, and shipping is the contiguous US is now $40. The other swords ought to go up as well, but we are refusing to do so, taking a loss on them, and probably introducing even more models later this year at the same price point.

What are we doing about it? We'll be seeing more "Legends Line" runs if the Silvia works out. We've had people tell us that 100 pieces is not limited edition. We've had others say they'd gladly pay more for more unique designs or more niche swords. The "Legends Line" is our answer, and profits made from Legends Line runs will go towards subsidizing the loss from our standard lineup so that it can continue. Why? Because we formed this company in part to change the industry, give easier access to high end swords, and preserve history and the arts. This is our commitment to the community, and we're sticking to it.

In other news, custom pieces (Odinblades territory) will be folded into our "Odin Line." These also include one-offs not ordered by anyone specific. Since our focus will be the Legends Line, the Odin Line orders will be highly limited. There will probably be no more than 10 next year and will continue to drop down.

Makers' Line

The final line in Longship that we are proud to announce is the "Makers' Line." We will be teaming up with promising smiths/artisans to sell their wares to a larger market under our banner. Our goal is to provide the funding needed for these smiths to continue doing what they love while growing their personal brand name. We already have one person lined up for the Makers' Line. Any smiths/artisans interested can shoot a line to swords@longshiparmoury.com

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John Lundemo
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United States
Welcome to Odinblades, where you will find a series of swords and knives unlike any other. From the Guardian with its etched blade, double-ring guard and leather-wrapped woodcore handle to the mighty 72-inch Zweihander, each blade is forged in house to bring your dreams to life in steel.

When you look at an Odin, you’re guaranteed to find:

* A blade forged for stage combat and full contact use or cutting
* All hand made parts with unparalleled options for customization
* 5160 alloy or any other spring or tool steel of choice
* And, most importantly, a truly unique piece of art.

Some of the swords pictured on the website are unique designs by customers and cannot be exactly duplicated. Please call and we can talk about a custom sword project for you.

John D. Lundemo
Odinblades
“And then there was steel…”

E-mail: swords@longshiparmoury.com
Phone: (845) 355-2968

Personal Quote: "And then there was steel..."

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mecha44 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2017  Student Writer
what type of sword is silvia
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LongshipArmoury Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2017  Professional Artisan Crafter
It's a two-handed fantasy saber. It doesn't quite have any historical precedent.
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Dragon-fang2 Featured By Owner May 19, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Quick Question, how much are your blades on average? also, would you make one without a sharpened edge, for reenactment/sparring?
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LongshipArmoury Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2016  Professional Artisan Crafter
Hard to say, really. Customs typically start around $1,500 and go as high as you can dream depending on the level of embellishments. We can certified do and have done blunt swords for sparring and reenactment.
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MHodges Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2015
Absolutely exquisite work.
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Asadstrangelittleman Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
You've made some beautiful swords.  excuse me while I fave a bunch of them.
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darklord86 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014
You are amazing..... I'm definitely watching you!
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Choaru Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014  Student Digital Artist
When I get the money and a job o- o i'm gonna buy a custom sword. 
Your work is just e.p.i.c!!
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edozebaoth Featured By Owner May 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Daedric sword of Skyrim could challenge you. Anyway, your works is AWESOME
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SonOfZeus1200 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014
Wow a true weapons forger. I cannot help but show how truly impressed I am with your work and talent. It would be an honor to add one of your blades to my small collection. However I don't believe I have the money for a high quality, customized blade. So my question is: Do you have anything that you created in the past and have not yet sold?   
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