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Sword of Peru by LongshipArmoury Sword of Peru by LongshipArmoury
Sword of Peru Leafblade
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rkasparek Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015  New member Hobbyist General Artist
Nice! DO you have any closeups of the etching??
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matloch1 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014
the romans wished they had something like that! excellent work!
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Valhallia Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014
Stunning work! :clap:
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FilipePVasconcelos Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice.
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Efryd Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing
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kanumbra Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013   Writer
LOVE!
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:iconshuigi:
Shuigi Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013
i'm peruvian, that sword it's not from Peru
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:iconlongshiparmoury:
LongshipArmoury Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
The name doesn't refer to the country Peru. It refers to the name of a sword in a fiction book.
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oceancold Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2015
What fiction book may I ask?
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:iconcyborg15:
cyborg15 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Student
I would cherish this blade forever.
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kojakhan Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013
Breathtakingly beautiful , truly one of a kind
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Tearahk Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That is a very beautiful blade. I would love to own one of these. :D
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Katrina20Lin10 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I love the detailed design on the sword!
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Y-O-D-H Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I feel like a kid in a candy store.
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IllEatYourself Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Interesting name, and I don't know why you called it a Leagblade (I don't recall any swords having such a name, especially since this came across as a gladius when I first saw it), but I love it.
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draskaruneray Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Student Artist
i thinkit is simeler to a central african salampasu sword not a gladius
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IllEatYourself Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Don't know why I said Leagblade instead of Leafblade. I don't usually make such mistakes. XD Still, knowing what a gladius looks like, this looks VERY similar.
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CanadianDesperado Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Gladius' are actually originally modeled after spanish leafblades, if my history is correct.
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IllEatYourself Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I probably wouldn't have known about that.
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psypop Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013
This does resemble a"mainz" style gladius which has a wasp waist which were later replaced by straight blades because they were easier to make-but the mainz continued to be carried by Roman soldiers and were cherished heirlooms passed on. This would have been the envy of any Roman soldier-most likely an officer would have loved to have this one. An impressive piece of work.
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CanadianDesperado Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I would love to have a "mainz" gladius.
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IllEatYourself Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That it is. And that explains a lot.
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:iconlongshiparmoury:
LongshipArmoury Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
The leafblade pretty much just refers to that waisted blade shape. Sort of modern nomenclature but it's stuck in the sword community.
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IllEatYourself Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Waisted blade shape? Not sure I get what you mean.
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LongshipArmoury Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
That sort of hourglass shape of the blade, where it tapers in at the middle.
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LuEnRoOl3 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
great sword it's so beatiful
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JWright-3D-Graphics Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Student General Artist
beautiful peace of metal work, the engravings on the blade must have taken ages to get right, and the imprinted leather is a nice touch
great bit of work!!
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Izanagis Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't understand. The shape of the blade is that of a Gladius, and the design of the carvings in the blade is european. Could you please show us some historical references?
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LongshipArmoury Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
The actual sword is based on a sword from Atienza, Spain, dating from the fourth century BC. Kind of an early Iberian/Celt precursor to the gladius type of look. The "Sword of Peru" doesn't refer to the country. It's just a reference to the "Attila the Hun" book trilogy that references that whoever found the "Sword of Peru" would rule the world.
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traceurspectro Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
i didnt know in my country we had this kind of swords lol, awesome..
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Smeggma Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012
Do you do the leather work too?
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:iconlongshiparmoury:
LongshipArmoury Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Yep, the leather work was also done by me.
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Cyborg229 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011
This is an awesome sword. I just love the engraving and the shape of the blade is cool too. i really want to start smithing?forging but i first have to set up a rather basic workplace.
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ShadowmanRyu Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2011
Jake Powning sword.
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LongshipArmoury Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Nope, was done by me from an Atrim blank way back in 2004. Documented here: [link]
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GreyWalker7 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011
No matter where I look when I click on a beautiful sword... It is always made by you.
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Random223 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Want to dual wield 2 of these:)
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TatharTiwele Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2011
thats really amazing... kinda reminds me of Sting, the sword Bilbo gives to Frodo in LotR. awesome detail though. I want one xD
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KaonnaMcAvoy Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2010
I'm usually not one for such fancy work on the blade, but thats pretty. Love the scabbard too.
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arvin2009 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2010
This is one of the most beautiful swords I've seen!! What acid did you use for the etching?
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insomnical Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
I adore the etching in this blade...
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BLOODSTORME Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
WOW ... Love this one. I'm especially drawn to the etching and the bronze work. A very nice piece that anyone would be proud to own.
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TheDreamSmiths Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010
Amazingly well made...
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Holymain Featured By Owner May 15, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It is beautiful sword :love:
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Suzuka-no-yugure Featured By Owner May 2, 2010
very lovely ^_^

i really like it
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