MIRABILE Ko Wakizashi PAIR

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  1. JParanee

    JParanee Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 23, 2006
    A matched pair for a Clint of David’s

    from David



    I forged three different blades, to get these two that really matched up pretty close.

    The steel is W2.
    Blade length is about 13 3/4”
    OAL is 26”
    9” Tsuka is carbon fiber over Alaska yellow cedar. Carbon fiber ito.
    Copper habaki and seppa, wrought iron tsuba.
    Saya is carbon fiber over Alaska yellow cedar.
    Ancient walrus ivory kojiri and kashira.
    These are wrapped non traditionally as there is a right and left hand sword. This can be seen in the location of menuki, and the kurigata on the saya.


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    the weight is 1 pound 13 ounces and the other is 1 pound 13.5 ounces they are as close as can be possible
     
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  2. Matthew Gregory

    Matthew Gregory Chief Executive in charge of Entertainment

    Jan 12, 2005
    Effing awesome.


    David’s work is a source of endless inspiration.
     
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  3. john april

    john april KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Feb 27, 2006
    big score ! :thumbsup:
     
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  4. The Zieg

    The Zieg Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 31, 2002
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  5. Dusty One

    Dusty One Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 12, 2004
    Great attention to detail...Very Nicely done !
     
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  6. Dawkind

    Dawkind Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Apr 3, 2000
    I saw a video of David weighing those...incredible and World Class. :cool:
     
  7. Lorien

    Lorien KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Dec 5, 2005
    cool as hell!
     
  8. Mecha

    Mecha Titanium Bladesmith Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Dec 27, 2013
    I got to see these bad boys before they were finished. Light, thin, extremely sharp, and the photos don't do them justice. Another thing: David's handles are really nice. Big and fat, perfect grip. As M. Gregory said, endlessly inspiring.
     
  9. PaulDiStefano

    PaulDiStefano

    555
    Nov 14, 2016
    Crazy cool pieces. Always love to see David’s work
     
  10. Josh Rider

    Josh Rider Stuff maker Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Sep 2, 2014
    So awesome!
     
  11. Mike157

    Mike157 Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 29, 2006
    Amazing pieces from David, as always! Mike
     
  12. Mongo

    Mongo

    Nov 5, 2001
    These. Are. Amazing.
     
  13. betzner

    betzner CenCal Coast Platinum Member

    Jan 23, 2007
    Absolutely a gorgeous pair there!
     
  14. JParanee

    JParanee Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 23, 2006
    David has really reached a very impressive level with his swords

    remember this is the guy that also won his episode of forged in fire with a crusader sword :)

    in my preferred genre of swords which lends itself to the Japanese style his take on the blades is imho exceptional

    like I said these are not mine but I did just commission a very exciting piece from David ....... this might be my last sword commission so it’s gonna be something very special ......... much more to come
     

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