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The sword Gramgaldur by windsormagistus The sword Gramgaldur by windsormagistus
my final masterpiece and my thesis for my artisanship, the gramgaldur,

lenght 144 cm or 56 inches,
weight 3,2 Kg or 7 lb

forged and tempered damascus blade made with 4 different tool grade steel sheets mixed with mild iron sheets (124 layers)

scabbard: birchwood with goats leather coating and cast bronze fittings

handgrip carved from 3 pieces of moose antler, separated with bronze fittings.

100% handmade

made with inspiration derived from the legendary Gram, the sword of sigurd fafnesbane, the heir of the völsungs.

yes I know vikings did not use two handed swords, there have been findings of few long bastard swords or two handed swords in from the northern europe made in the viking era and cultural region, allthough it is debated wether they were actually made by vikings or brought to the north from somewhere else and then re-decorated by their owners with nordic styles
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The sword Gramgaldur by ~windsormagistus
The suggester said: "Gramgaldur is an incredible example of the swordsmithing art. "
( Suggested by dcason and Featured by cakecrumbs )
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Taranko Featured By Owner 2 days ago
It's nice, but the hilt is too long for my taste
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:iconwindsormagistus:
windsormagistus Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Professional Artisan Crafter
well it is a two-hander so it is supposed to be long for more leverage
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Taranko Featured By Owner 2 days ago
yeah, not my style, but it looks great
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Polardarkness Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Just stunning, with beautiful details (even on the blade). Also, the handgrip looks amazing I wish I could do that with wood;A; 
Anyway, keep it up!
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:iconwindsormagistus:
windsormagistus Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
thank you :) if your hands are healthy and you can acquire some tools then you can do that with wood ;)
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:iconpolardarkness:
Polardarkness Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
In fact, I make wood sculptures. However, I have the feeling that something like that with wood will be much more...dull
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:iconwindsormagistus:
windsormagistus Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
yeah well bone and bronze are prettier than wood ofcourse... but you can get some moose and giraffe bone online, allthough they are a lot harder material to work on
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ShardsOfIdentity Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014
...Magnificent.
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:iconwindsormagistus:
windsormagistus Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
thanks :)
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Nemesis-Eris Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014
It's so beautiful... *.*
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