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Leaf Blade by LongshipArmoury Leaf Blade by LongshipArmoury
Here's a fantasy leaf blade with etchings, a Roman style hilt, and a habaki.
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Given 2012-09-24
Leaf Blade by *LongshipArmoury is a fantastic sword with a minimalistic and functional design, beautifully finished with a lovely etching. This is definitely not a toy! ( Suggested by xlntwtch and Featured by Talty )
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saurophionix Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015
I wish I can have two leaf blades as duel weapons.
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Dynasty-Dawn Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2014  Student Writer
Wow, beautiful!
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darklord86 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014
I think this one of my favorite blades of yours!
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JWright-3D-Graphics Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013  Student General Artist
very nice 
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Bramblestar15 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013
That looks really cool. Almost looks like a long roman gladius.
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elesgood123 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013
Cool
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lollipoplit Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013
hi! Could you tell me what metal you used for the blade? I'm making decorative sword for my brother's birthday but I'm still not sure which metal would be easiest to use? :/ Also, how did you shape it? Sorry if this annoys you! ITS FREAKIN BEAUTIFUL THOUUUGGGHHHHHH
I WAAANNTTTT
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LongshipArmoury Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Most of our swords are made out of 5160H. If you're just making a decorative sword, you probably don't need to use carbon steel for it, since you wouldn't have any need to heat treat for use. Just get a piece of aluminum and make it out of that.
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lollipoplit Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013
Thank you! Sorry, one more question, how would you advise I shape it, if I do indeed end up using aluminum, as the grinder would become clogged with the particles?
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LongshipArmoury Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Should be fine with a large enough grinder with a closed motor. Change the belt if it's not fresh enough. Maybe set up a dust collector or a big bucket of water to collect any particles. If you have a really steady hand and few tools, I suppose you could try an angle grinder.
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Alex-Michael Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
This is the exact sword I've been having dreams of. I've wanted that type of leaf blade, with that type of hilt, and it is freaking impossible to find. Wish i could buy one.
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ShadXTH Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
i would love to have that as a new sword *o* that looks so awesome!!!
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DeuxExDardanelo Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That sword is AWESOMENESS
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xlntwtch Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012   Writer
Your art is featured for the month of October on my profile page. Thought you'd like to know. :heart:
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LongshipArmoury Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks!
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xlntwtch Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012   Writer
You're welcome!
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ToaDJacara Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012
Cool sword :)
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Tsukiyomi98Tenshi Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
this is amazing craftsmanship
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Sakkeru Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Student General Artist
My god, that's a beautiful sword. When I'm older, I definitely want to get into sword making.
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Boriak Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012
A nice spatha indeed.
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ShadowRaven2006 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
A very good looking blade. How does it handle? I would worry the balance would be awkward with such a long blade on the roman style hilt.
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LongshipArmoury Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Strong distal taper keeps it properly balanced :)
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ShadowRaven2006 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
ah, very cool
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NakuraXchann Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very pretty. ^^
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tthe13th Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
that blade right there is sexy!!!!!!! XD
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LadyShar Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Student General Artist
I would one day truly love to get a blade from you. If ever the funds allow it.
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CanadianDesperado Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
That is a gorgeous blade.
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NonieR Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012
Beautiful work!

I've always been curious; are there benefits to a hilt without a crossguard of some kind, or is it just a matter of historical reproduction/flavor?
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LongshipArmoury Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
A lot of sword systems/martial arts don't really require the use of a guard in combat, so they aren't 100% necessary. Removing it could theoretically prevent any snagging or such, but nowadays, when you don't have to worry about that, a lot of it is just taste
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Spilled-Sunlight Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Student General Artist
Nice!
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keyanadrake Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Professional Writer
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Omes299 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I want it!
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Vanguard3000 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful piece!
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remnants-of-life Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012   Digital Artist
hehe... swoooooord. swords are cool. hehehe...
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EdGarcia Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012
Fantasy blade but still looks credible.
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doradanis Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012
DO WANT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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yumisy111 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
woahh cool~ O:
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Artcanist Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Professional General Artist
Where is the balance on this blade? The small grip compared to the long blade makes it look like it would be difficult to actually use. It looks pretty, though. No doubt about it. :)
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LongshipArmoury Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Balance was only around like 3 ish inches from the guard. There's a lot of distal taper in the blade, which keeps the balance back. It was very lively and I think under 2.5 lbs
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MDAWG909 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012
MUSTHAVE#!!!
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Bluesplendont Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012
Whoa man. That is cool
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superwaffle350 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012
I REALLY like the look of this! It's like you combined the best of a Celtic/Gaulish longsword with a Roman Spatha. Well done!
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EmiliaKyuchi Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012
This is excellent :)
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pearl-whisper Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful! Love it. ;D
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calgarc Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Professional Artist
i love the roman styling to it :D
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ShockWaveX2 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012
Very beautiful sword.
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designer356 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012
I would use it in any fantasy move. :love:
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Thunderbird330 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
...Did you create this awesome sword, or just the photo? Not to diss you or anything if it's the latter. It's still really cool.
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LongshipArmoury Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Made the sword. Definitely not a photographer XD
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Thunderbird330 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
OH wow...I gotta commend you on that. :D
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