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surmanisku by windsormagistus surmanisku by windsormagistus
a long-standing swrod project started in 2006 (and its still not finished ) the blade is hand forged from a leaf-spring of an old horsewagon. the handle is carved from a piece of moose-antler and the scabbard is wood with leather coating and iron parts...

"surmanisku" is finnish and stands for "killing-blow"
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:iconbigmac22:
bigmac22 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
do you sell work like this?
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:iconwindsormagistus:
windsormagistus Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
sometimes yeah, but I'm a bit too busy to take comissions at the moment
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bigmac22 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
i was just curious. i'm looking at getting into this kind of work myself, and was wondering what kind of prices you sell for.
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windsormagistus Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
well it depends on the quality of the item, you'll have to count up the time it takes to make the item, materials and how difficult it is to make the item in question. something like the gramgaldur took me 2 months of arduous work, and I would not sell something equal to it less than 6000 euros
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bigmac22 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
i see what you mean. thats awesome. i really like your work. i'd buy from you except i'm more into learning how to make the items rather than just possessing one. 
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windsormagistus Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
well thanks
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James-Silverwolf Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014  Hobbyist
Wow.  I love this sword. You've done an amazing job.
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:iconwindsormagistus:
windsormagistus Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
thanks :)
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Khorppi Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
Hyvältä näyttää :) Itte oon tuumaillu kans tuota lehtijousta raaka-aineeksi, tosin kuorma-auton semmosta. Lähtökohta on vaan hiukka hankalan kaareva.. pitäs oikasta jotenkin.
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windsormagistus Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
no kiitos :) kuorma-auton jousi on vaan aika järeetä tavaraa, melkein vaatii konevasaran työstämiseen... mutta kyllähän se kuumana suoristuu :)
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Shieldpaw Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2011
Impressive! How solid is it, though?
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windsormagistus Featured By Owner May 1, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
thanks :) it is as solid as it can be, it has been heat-treated with traditional methods to a spring-like state, just like real swords, so you would do fine with this sword on an ancient battlefield
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Shieldpaw Featured By Owner May 1, 2011
Well done! How did you learn to do this?
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windsormagistus Featured By Owner May 2, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
mostly by asking A LOT of questions from the local blacksmiths and other ppl who knew about these technigues, and by reading a couple of books from this trade, but it also takes some practise and a lot of trial and error :)
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Shieldpaw Featured By Owner May 2, 2011
Have to keep that in mind. Trial-and-error is pretty much how I make anything! Thank you!
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windsormagistus Featured By Owner May 3, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
you're welcome
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boogerscat1 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011
It looks really nice. Since this is still I WIP, I can just imagine what the finished product will look like. You've done a really nice piece!
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