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John Lundemo of Odinblades rocks!

PostPosted: 12 Apr 2006 16:54
by admin
As we've seen he's just made the beautiful Pertinax for Ty - he has made a whole load of other beauties as well.

I guess Gordon might like this:
http://www.odinblades.com/Pages/VenetianSabre.html

PostPosted: 12 Apr 2006 16:57
by admin

PostPosted: 12 Apr 2006 16:58
by admin
This is firmly lodged right up my alley:
http://www.odinblades.com/Pages/St.Catherine.html

Re: John Lundemo of Odinblades rocks!

PostPosted: 12 Apr 2006 16:59
by Corporal Carrot
admin wrote:As we've seen he's just made the beautiful Pertinax for Ty - he has made a whole load of other beauties as well.

I guess Gordon might like this:
http://www.odinblades.com/Pages/VenetianSabre.html


Does it have a hamon, or is it a trick of the light?

I just love this one.

Image

Nobody makes fantasy swords like John.

Re: John Lundemo of Odinblades rocks!

PostPosted: 12 Apr 2006 17:08
by scholadays
admin wrote:I guess Gordon might like this:
http://www.odinblades.com/Pages/VenetianSabre.html


Nah.

S'all wrong.

PostPosted: 12 Apr 2006 19:57
by Angel S.
admin wrote:This is firmly lodged right up my alley:
http://www.odinblades.com/Pages/St.Catherine.html


That's the one I like as well, very nice. I wonder how much it is though.

PostPosted: 12 Apr 2006 20:13
by Angel S.

PostPosted: 12 Apr 2006 20:14
by Monster Zero
John makes nice blades.

PostPosted: 12 Apr 2006 20:41
by Ty N.
The Venetian Sabre has a genuine hamon, as John created the differentially hardened blade before a hilt design had been selected.

With regard to the Sword of St. Catherine, I believe it is John's portfolio sword, meaning that he owns it, and it was never for sale. John is an aficionado of Joan of Arc, so that was a very personal piece...

PostPosted: 12 Apr 2006 22:09
by J Marwood
admin wrote:Here's what James wants!:

http://www.odinblades.com/Pages/TacticalGladius.html


Hellooooooooo baby!

That is just my sort of thing. I think a mail is in order....

PostPosted: 13 Apr 2006 02:14
by admin
I guessed right then? :)

PostPosted: 13 Apr 2006 08:35
by J Marwood
Oh aye :)

PostPosted: 13 Apr 2006 10:41
by caous
admin wrote:Here's what James wants!:

http://www.odinblades.com/Pages/TacticalGladius.html


Why would you put "Defender of the Faith" on a gladius? What faith would that be?
Apollonism?

PostPosted: 13 Apr 2006 11:04
by Paul
caous wrote:
admin wrote:Here's what James wants!:

http://www.odinblades.com/Pages/TacticalGladius.html


Why would you put "Defender of the Faith" on a gladius? What faith would that be?
Apollonism?


It's a modern re-interpretation of the Roman gladius, made for someone in the US armed forces prior to being deployed to Iraq. IIRC he intended to carry the sword as a personal defence weapon.

PostPosted: 13 Apr 2006 12:45
by admin
LOL :lol: :lol: :lol:
I was going to say 'Only in America'... but then I realised that he'll probably fit right in to the Middle East! :?
Pretty sword though.

My great-uncle was a Sergeant-Major in the Royal Engineers in WWII, fighting the Japanese in the jungles of Bhurma. He told me he saw loads of Japanese Officers' swords lying around but he was too busy carrying useful things and staying alove to bother collecting swords. :)

PostPosted: 13 Apr 2006 12:52
by J Marwood
He'd prolly be better off with his beretta & ka-bar...

PostPosted: 13 Apr 2006 13:16
by Paul
Well, the Dutch got great use out of their cutlasses (klewang) in the jungles of Indonesia right up to the Indonesian independence. They had a technique which permitted switching very fast between rifle and klewang.

A short sword does seem like a good thing to have when there is zero visibility, as a rifle mounted bayonet is too long and cumbersome.

In Iraq, the situation is a bit different...