Ballinderry Sword Reconstruction

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Re: Ballinderry Sword Reconstruction

Postby Eleazar on Fri Mar 09, 2012 5:17 pm

Hi,

beautiful work. Stefan. How are you satisfied after three years of useing?

I do Sword from Ballindery too.

Look here:
http://www.sword-elgur.com/katalog/ball ... cat=3&pn=6
http://www.sword-elgur.com/elgur/files/imgs_items/0/16
http://www.sword-elgur.com/elgur/files/imgs_items/0/50
http://www.sword-elgur.com/elgur/files/imgs_items/0/53

This replica is fit for fencing too. The blade is clear, without writeing... :|
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Re: Ballinderry Sword Reconstruction

Postby Cathal on Fri Mar 09, 2012 6:39 pm

Hi Michal,

I'm still more than happy with the sword. In the meantime it got some minor scratches and sings of use. But it's still in surprisingly good condition if I look back to the last three completely rainy and even snowy seasons of use. Well, I've to admit that i use for most of the combat things my longseax.... 8-)
Thr horn made hilt was the best investation I ever made: it's anti-skidding at any weather and temperature conditions... didn't expect this in such extent.

Take care!
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Re: Ballinderry Sword Reconstruction

Postby Billy on Sun Mar 11, 2012 1:42 am

Isn't the Ballinderry where they found the sword in central Ireland, not northern Ireland?

Beautiful reconstruction, well done.
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Re: Ballinderry Sword Reconstruction

Postby Swifty on Sun Mar 11, 2012 2:50 am

It goes without saying that Billy is correct about the sword's provenance being in the centre of Ireland - Co Westmeath - his question mark being but a polite punctuation of his modesty. Not too long ago another well known Irish re-enactor who shall remain nameless tried to convince me that the Ballinderry in question was in Co Waterford...

Anyhow my advice would be... having basic facts like this wrong does nothing to inspire confidence in the product - on the other hand knowing your product like the back of your hand builds confidence = good business.
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Re: Ballinderry Sword Reconstruction

Postby Eleazar on Sun Mar 11, 2012 8:30 am

Hi Billy,

You are right. It's my fault. Thank you very much for feedback and nice worlds. I have corrected it.
Actually We work on new costruction of the swords. This replica is about 4-5 years old.

Here some pictures of newone Image

Hi Swifty,
I don't want anybody persuade about anything. I would like only contribute ;) If you have some feedback for me/us how to be better, will be glad.
PS: your last sentance is for me small practice of translation :) Thank you very much for your worlds.
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Re: Ballinderry Sword Reconstruction

Postby Swifty on Mon Mar 12, 2012 12:06 am

No bother Eleazar - and fair play changing the reference on the site quickly - that will do your business no harm.

As for your upgraded version - your drawings look excellent and that's a nice pair of calipers so I'm very much looking forward to the sword - will you be paying as much attention to the blade dimensions as you are to the hilt furniture may I ask or will you be mounting it with a standard re-enactment blade?

All the best/Swifty
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Re: Ballinderry Sword Reconstruction

Postby barry on Thu Mar 15, 2012 11:35 pm

Hi all
Eleazar on your upgraded version of the sword are you going to put the inscriptions on the upper and under side of the guard.
All the best.

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Re: Ballinderry Sword Reconstruction

Postby Eleazar on Fri Mar 16, 2012 5:05 pm

Hi Barry,

if you mean engrave floral motive, so yes. With writing "+ULFBERHT+" is it not so ease and price going rapid up. Definitly for now no. If anybody is interest in replica with the inscriptions, we can do it. No problem (send us email please) ;) Is it answer you want, Barry? :P

Hi Swifty,

I am so sorry, but I cannot translate this part of sentence("will you be paying as much attention to the blade dimensions as you are to the hilt furniture may I ask or will you be mounting it with a standard re-enactment blade"). Please could you try to explaint it another way. Thank you very much.

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Re: Ballinderry Sword Reconstruction

Postby brendan on Fri Mar 16, 2012 11:27 pm

I think Swifty is complimenting the quality of construction of the hilt. He then asks what type of blade you will use. Will it be a 'typical' reenactment blade OR will the blade be based on the original.
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Re: Ballinderry Sword Reconstruction

Postby Eleazar on Sun Mar 18, 2012 7:39 pm

Thank you very much. You are very kind.

For this I must ask our boss of swordmakers. Give mi the moment please...

Eleazar
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