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SOLD: Patrick Barta pattern welded type XI sword

PostPosted: 17 Aug 2016 21:42
by jdfletcher24
FOR SALE

Replica of the Rovaniemi sword from the Helsinki University collection, c.1050-1100 onwards.
Oakeshott type XI with brazil nut pommel and stylised beasts heads cross guard.
Featured in Oakeshott's Sword in the Age of Chivalry and on p.59 of Records of the Medieval Sword.

I bought this recently but find that I don't really have a gap in my collection for it to fill and already have a Barta sword - so offer it back up for sale.

Condition is pretty much as new from Pat bar some trivial wear to one side of the pommel from rubbing on clothing or maille. Sharp pattern welded blade has a nice live figure, iron hilt with same and beautiful cross. Blade with iron inscriptions, +GICELINMEFECIT+ and +INNOMINEDOMINI+ accentuated with punched dots. Comes with scabbard and integral belt.

Patrick's work is second to none and, as far as I know, remains one of the only ways to obtain a sword from a smith who starts by making his own bloom and working iron and steel from scratch to create as close to an original sword as possible.

More photographs and details of the inlay, etc are here http://myarmoury.com/talk/viewtopic.php?t=23176&highlight=barta

I am offering this up more or less for what I paid without the shipping, duty & VAT costs to get it over from the states; which is less than Pat's new price and without a 5 year wait.

£1250 plus postage to UK or Euro.
Paypal gift payment an option.

Re: FOR SALE: Patrick Barta pattern welded type XI sword

PostPosted: 17 Aug 2016 21:45
by jdfletcher24
Beasts heads...

Re: FOR SALE: Patrick Barta pattern welded type XI sword

PostPosted: 18 Aug 2016 18:10
by Lidsman
Fantastic sword and very interesting för me as a Swede. You live in the States right? What would you expect that the shipping cost would be to Sweden?

Re: FOR SALE: Patrick Barta pattern welded type XI sword

PostPosted: 20 Aug 2016 11:33
by jdfletcher24
Hi Ulf.
PM sent. Postage is from Scotland.
JF

Re: FOR SALE: Patrick Barta pattern welded type XI sword

PostPosted: 20 Aug 2016 11:46
by jdfletcher24
UK postage:

£13 for 48 hours tracked service.
+ £37.50 for insurance upto £1000 value.

Collection from somewhere in Scotland is an option.

Re: FOR SALE: Patrick Barta pattern welded type XI sword

PostPosted: 25 Aug 2016 21:51
by jdfletcher24
Accepting that postage is quite steep...
I will pay postage within UK with the insurance upto £1000 value.
Will offer the same to European buyers using a 5+ day tracked service and same insurance.

Re: FOR SALE: Patrick Barta pattern welded type XI sword

PostPosted: 26 Aug 2016 22:28
by jdfletcher24
Specs and the original

Overall length 1116mm. (43.9 in.)
Blade length 855mm. (33.66 in.)
Blade width 49mm. (1.9 in.)
Point of balance 130mm before the guard. (5.1 in.)
Weight 1200g. (2.64 lbs.)

Re: FOR SALE: Patrick Barta pattern welded type XI sword

PostPosted: 29 Aug 2016 21:53
by jdfletcher24
PRICE DROP

£1000 posted in the UK, 48 hrs tracked service with £1000 insurance.

Perhaps £1000 within Europe and I'll pay half the postage using a 5 day service and with £1000 insurance.

Re: FOR SALE: Patrick Barta pattern welded type XI sword

PostPosted: 14 Sep 2016 21:31
by jdfletcher24
£850 posted in the UK

£875 posted in Europe

Re: SOLD: Patrick Barta pattern welded type XI sword

PostPosted: 26 Sep 2016 23:43
by jdfletcher24
SOLD pending completion of payment

Re: SOLD: Patrick Barta pattern welded type XI sword

PostPosted: 28 Sep 2016 11:02
by Lidsman
I glad for your sake Jonathan.