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Khopesh 2 by LongshipArmoury Khopesh 2 by LongshipArmoury
Here's another Khopesh for you all to check out
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:icontylernm:
TylerNM Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
One of my favorite weapons. Very nice!
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darklord86 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014
Great job!
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flametalon10 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013
a beautiful weapon :) may I ask how much one would cost?
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:iconlongshiparmoury:
LongshipArmoury Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Our custom khopesh typically run between $2,200 and $2,500.
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JohnnyNorthrain Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013
Very nice to see this in steel. I might have to purchase one. Can it be mounted as a bayonet? heh.
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:iconlongshiparmoury:
LongshipArmoury Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Haha, that might not work so well.
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sam914630 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I WANT ONE
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:iconkuaji:
kuaji Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013
cool.
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SaberTheFallenAngel Featured By Owner May 17, 2013
It kinda reminds me of the swords the Dothraki from Game of Thrones use. Just me?
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:iconjay-ultica:
jay-ultica Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013
have you thought about makeing one outa bonze for authentisity?
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:iconlongshiparmoury:
LongshipArmoury Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Bronze really isn't our thing. Also, we tend to make swords for people who are going to use them, and bronze just isn't as good as steel for that.
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:iconjay-ultica:
jay-ultica Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013
oh i see still itd be awsome to see a true khopesh
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Imperius-Rex Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This must have been a real challenge to make. :nod:
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S17s17 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013
I love Khopesh--such a fun design, not to mention effective! I always feel like I would want the cutting edge to be inside the curve, though...
But really, wonderful work!
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IllEatYourself Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome! There is actually another sword I drew that can be found in my gallery. I imagined it to have a bronze/gold color, and I did base it on this design but made a few little tweaks. Oddly enough, the design I had based it on had been one of a more sickle-like shape, so it had a much larger curve, but that combined with my intention to design a blade that served similar functions as Sly Cooper's Staff caused me to design my sword, nicknamed "Rasword" (Ra's Sword), with a sharper shape to the corners. You'll see what I mean if you go look at it. I honestly would be overjoyed if you actually made it and gave it the color I intended (although the way I imagined it, the metal itself was that color, so you'd have to stain the metal or something instead of just painting it). I'd be overjoyed if you made any of the swords in my gallery for that matter. XD
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LongshipArmoury Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
That Rasword looks a little like an older blade I did years ago that I think I ended up calling the Zipper or something. Unfortunately, since this is now my full time job, don't really get to do requests or blades for fun anymore. Pretty much stuck making paid commissions 24/7 :/
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:iconmyworld1:
MyWorld1 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That is so awesome! my dad got me a khopesh for Christmas.. that thing is huge;P
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marz2012 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013
WHERE THIS IS FROM?
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Senor-lamuerte22 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It surely looks nice when made of steel. I have a little question about it, was the curved part of the sword, the only sharp area? And was it used by both chariots and infantry?
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LongshipArmoury Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Usually only the curved section was sharp. Some were found to be blunted, although whether they were used as bludgeoning weapons or purely ceremonial is unknown.

Mainly infantry, I believe. Sometimes depicted from chariot. May have been more symbolic though. Seems at least from what's been dug up that a lot of khopeshes weren't intended to be actually used.
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Senor-lamuerte22 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!
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Nidhoeggr2 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012
What purpose does that form serve Does ist put more force into the strike ?
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:iconlongshiparmoury:
LongshipArmoury Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Feels that way in balance. Probably helped back when it was made of bronze and used by the ancient Egyptians. I'd imagine the high blade presence feel made it very effective from chariot.
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BrowncoatMando Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Hobbyist
Never actually seen one of these "in the flesh" looks like you've got the skills to do it, this could not have been easy to make.
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LongshipArmoury Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Was a pain to make. This was the second one I had to make for the customer. UPS or USPS lost the first one :(
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hail-the-oblivious Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:| how can they lose such beautiful work?
perhaps you should consider getting a transport insurance or something like that. Some delivery services offer that, it's a bit expensive but considering the work you've put in sucha sword I think it'll pay off.
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:iconlongshiparmoury:
LongshipArmoury Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Aye, we typically put insurance on packages, and they do give you some money back after fighting tooth and nail for it, but in the end, it's still lost, you know? :(
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hail-the-oblivious Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh... awe. Yeah I get what you mean, eventually money cannot replace the work and love you put into it. :/
Let's just hope your kopesh is in a safe place (or perhaps even hands) at least where it doesnt rot away :P
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wolf-of-rome Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'd love to buy one of these. I need me a 'Gyptian sword! The Khopesh looks so cool. How much? Ballpark range.
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LongshipArmoury Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Not really doing any commissions at the moment while I work on getting the Longship Armoury semi-custom line going, but it'd probably have to be somewhere around 1k. The blade profile takes a long time.
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wolf-of-rome Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'll keep an eye out for you. If you start doing commissions again and assuming I have any money whatsoever we'll see what we can do.
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Pesto-Posta Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011
... gim'me gim'me gim'me!!! :eager: :meow:
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Angelus-insania Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011
how much did this cost
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:iconlongshiparmoury:
LongshipArmoury Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Material costs flux all the time, so the cost varies per sword.

I prefer to keep costs between the commissioner and me for that reason. If you'd like a quote, you can always shoot me an e-mail at odinblades@aol.com
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yiroshi Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011
Your craft is outstanding, If my Grandfather was still alive he would probably commission you often for his collection
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:iconwazuka:
wazuka Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011
Awesome weapon,great job.
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DerGrundel Featured By Owner May 12, 2011
absolutely beautiful work! Man the Khopesh is a beautiful design.
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:iconbrombear:
brombear Featured By Owner May 12, 2011
I can only imagine how that would feel in the hand....8O
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:iconmacrican:
MacRican Featured By Owner May 20, 2011
it felt -really- good in the hand to be honest. I know the owner of this piece and he let me hold it for a bit and the balance and feel are just perfect. John is truly a master of his trade.
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AngelicAdonis Featured By Owner May 12, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome work! :D
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:iconpheenix42:
Pheenix42 Featured By Owner May 12, 2011
Wow, about as old-school a pattern as it gets for an edged weapon! Nice job!
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Isentosamballerer Featured By Owner May 11, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
I guess you know that the originals were made out of bronze?
I would like to see one like that one day. ^_^

Nonetheless, beautiful work as always.
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:iconlongshiparmoury:
LongshipArmoury Featured By Owner May 13, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Yep. Meant for the customer's stage combat though, so bronze wouldn't work too well for him ;)
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tarorae Featured By Owner May 11, 2011  Professional General Artist
I really like the hilt on this one!
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Raazorfiend Featured By Owner May 11, 2011
did you make this?
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:iconlongshiparmoury:
LongshipArmoury Featured By Owner May 11, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Yep, made it as a commissioned piece for a customer.
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Raazorfiend Featured By Owner May 11, 2011
generally very cool swords m8
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:iconmentalrift:
mentalrift Featured By Owner May 11, 2011
I have lain with women that would stop the breath in most mens chest. But, even they struggle to compare with the beauty of this blade. ;)
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VideoGamesSW Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
That was beautiful, and spoken truth.
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:iconmentalrift:
mentalrift Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011
*bows*
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