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Justin H. Núñez




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PostPosted: Wed 26 Aug, 2009 11:44 am    Post subject: New Jake Powning Anthropmorphic Celtic Sword         Reply with quote

Anyone seen the new sword by Jake yet?

i just got an email from him with a link to it. It is simply amazing!

Here is the link:

http://www.powning.com/jake/commish/northbritanthro09.shtml

I probably didn't link it right, but its the address to it anyway.

Read the reconstruction process notes in the link right above the price.

I could go on and on, but let his own words speak to the Celtic soul in all of us.

"Nothing in fencing is really difficult, it just takes work." - Aldo Nadi
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Eric Sherwin




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PostPosted: Wed 26 Aug, 2009 12:11 pm    Post subject: New Jake Powning Anthropomorphic Celtic Sword         Reply with quote

Absolutely stunning! His work just keeps getting better and better.
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Roger Hooper




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PostPosted: Wed 26 Aug, 2009 1:12 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Man oh man --- In the dictionary a picture of that sword should accompany the definition of Heirloom.

I've seen some anthropomorphic hilts, but none like that one. Its just a beautiful piece of functional art. Too bad it can't go back to the Celtic Iron Age where it would really get its due.
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PostPosted: Wed 26 Aug, 2009 4:50 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I've never heard of Jake Powning before today. The last time I remember being so awe-struck was when I was introduced to Patrick Bárta's work... And I don't doubt that the next time I feel so inspired will probably be quite some time in the future!

Magnificent. Not just this piece, but his entire catalog of previous work. Just magnificent.

-Gregory


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Bryan W.




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PostPosted: Wed 26 Aug, 2009 7:57 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Stunning. Makes me wish he took commissions still.
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Jeremiah Swanger




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PostPosted: Thu 27 Aug, 2009 12:34 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Roger Hooper wrote:
Man oh man --- In the dictionary a picture of that sword should accompany the definition of Heirloom.

I've seen some anthropomorphic hilts, but none like that one. Its just a beautiful piece of functional art. Too bad it can't go back to the Celtic Iron Age where it would really get its due.


Indeed, I have yet to see the man do a single thing that was less than heirloom quality.

He seems to have the Celtic Anthropomorphic stuff down pat. There was also a cool-looking Viking sword on his website.

I'd LOVE to see what he could do with Migration-era Germanic and Frankish patterns...

"Rhaegar fought nobly.
Rhaegar fought valiantly.
Rhaegar fought honorably.
And Rhaegar died."

- G.R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire
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Bennison N




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PostPosted: Thu 27 Aug, 2009 4:17 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

He really loves his Celtic forms, so I'd love to see what his Iberian Falcata would look like.
"Never give a sword to a man who can't dance" - Confucius

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Benjamin H. Abbott




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PostPosted: Thu 27 Aug, 2009 3:33 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Wow. Those are easily some of the prettiest swords I've ever seen.
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PostPosted: Thu 27 Aug, 2009 4:00 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I'm not a fan of Celtic swords, but all the same I find it physically impossible to not like everything Jake Powning produces.
The sword is an ode to the strife of mankind.

"This doesn't look easy... but I bet it is!"
-Homer Simpson.
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Julien M




PostPosted: Fri 28 Aug, 2009 5:51 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I'm running out of superlatives when it comes to jake's swords...and most have been applied to his work anyway so I won't bother here Happy

I like the fact that Jake is going for documented interpretations of museum originals. Studying originals (alongside P Johnson who's well known for his meticulous approach in that department) can only mean that he'll produce even better work in the future if such feat is possible Happy

Cheers,

J
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