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Heron Saber by LongshipArmoury Heron Saber by LongshipArmoury
Sorry for the blurry photo. Low light in the shop thanks to all the snow lately and all. Hard to tell because of the image quality, but the little heron on the grip is 3D and cast in bronze. The bronze inset diamond piece on the scabbard also has a heron etched onto it. There's also a heron etched on the blade, but the pictures of the blade were all too blurry to use. Really need to save up some cash for a huge light box or something
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Durnaur387 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013
By the light... what I wouldn't give for something like this.
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KaapstadMK Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013
Something along the lines of how I've always imagined Tam's sword. Beautiful.
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ChaosAurion Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013
Perfectly nailed the Wheel of Time sword look, just as I imagined, except i always thought the herons were etched on the blade too, but this still is glorious.
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IsleintheSkye Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Student Writer
That's exactly what I thought! Not sure if it was the original intent though? So cool!
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jomak222 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013
P.S. Did you take any of the specs of the sword before you shipped it to the customer, and, if so, could you post them please? :)
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:iconlongshiparmoury:
LongshipArmoury Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Didn't take any specs, unfortunately. Was a pretty big guy though.
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jomak222 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013
I like how the pommel is sort of like the dragon's fang! ;) Just how I imagined it in the book! I think this is your best "warder" sword yet! One question: Is the blade double edged near the tip like your fishtail warder, as it seems, from looking at the other pictures that you posted, that there is a central ridge (with a diamond-shaped cross section near the guard) rather than the spine of most single edged blades?
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:iconlongshiparmoury:
LongshipArmoury Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
No sharpened false edge on the blade. Also doesn't really have a ridge. That's more of a trick of the lighting. It's a full convex grind.
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fixinman Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
We weiil wwait for new pictures of the blade. It really sounds like it is worth it.
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LongshipArmoury Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Unfortunately, the customer already has the sword, so we'd have to see if he takes any pictures to share. Here's a picture of the sword before the heron was etched on the blade. Basically complete though besides that: [link]
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:iconfixinman:
fixinman Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I feel an irrepressible need to play in your workshop. :eager: :happybounce:
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:iconlongshiparmoury:
LongshipArmoury Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
If only insurance wasn't so expensive in the US, I could open an interactive sword museum! XD
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:iconfixinman:
fixinman Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
However as a Canadian we have healthcare, plus we don't sue people for not stopping us from doing something stupid.
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LongshipArmoury Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Ah, if only that were true here stateside. Cost of business is just so high thanks to insurance on top of taxes :(
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ice2215 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013
Is it just me, or is the picture kind of blurry?

Great sword though.
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LongshipArmoury Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Yeah, it's pretty blurry. Heavy snow lately meant that we were stuck taking photos in the forge with low light before we shipped it to the customer.
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ice2215 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013
Ah, that explains it.
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angusman219 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
If all you need is better pictures, a white sheet and some sort of stand or blocks to hold up the subjects is real easy to do.
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:iconlongshiparmoury:
LongshipArmoury Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Normally not much of an issue since we take the photos outdoors, but with all the snow lately, we've been stuck taking photos in the forge. Not much lighting or space to use in there. Probably should get better lighting in there but the electrical setup is pretty much full up with machinery already.
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IllEatYourself Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome! I can't wait to see the blade! I'd totally buy this if I had the money, by the way. XD
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Ismarus Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Wow, it's lovely!
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BlackRoseArmoury Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
impressive work, as always =)
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captain0marauding Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013
Very nice work, sir! It's beautiful.
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kintexu2 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Student Artist
You can make a simple impromptu lightbox with some white paper or matboard from a hobby store and table lamps. Would greatly help pictures and its cheap.
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LongshipArmoury Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Mostly just have to figure out where I'd set it up. Fairly cramped in the shop with few outlets, and those materials do tend to be a bit too flammable to be sitting around the forge ^^;
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Astalo Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Was that sword theme taken from the Wheel of Time books? I remember that main character used some kind of heron sword.
I like that dark look very much.
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LongshipArmoury Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Aye, the customer's order was inspired by the heron-mark swords from the books. Tried to go for a more classy, subdued look than the typical fantasy look other renditions seem to take though.
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BrowncoatMando Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist
It's got plenty of class.
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yzkethrag Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice. :3
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AlanSteenhouwer Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013
To bad about the blade. I can't really tell what type of sword it's supposed to be.
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LongshipArmoury Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Here's a photo of it before the blade was fully polished and etched: [link]
Pretty broad saber without fullers.
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AlanSteenhouwer Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013
I'll say. If it wasn't so broad, I'd say it was katana, but as I said the blade is too broad.
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BergischerHammer Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013
Looks great :)
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