The making of traditional handmade sword fittings

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Ming Style Fittings?

Post by Scott M. Rodell » Sun Apr 17, 2011 8:42 am

Charles, I was wondering if you ever did anything in a Ming Style? Or other period style besides QIng?

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Post by charles wu » Sun Apr 17, 2011 11:57 am

Sorry, a little later here, for more photos you may try to contact Tony.

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Re: Ming Style Fittings?

Post by charles wu » Sun Apr 17, 2011 12:01 pm

Scott M. Rodell wrote:Charles, I was wondering if you ever did anything in a Ming Style? Or other period style besides QIng?

Yes,Scott. some custom one. anything more?
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Re: The making of traditional handmade sword fittings

Post by Aidan O'Brien » Sun Apr 17, 2011 6:22 pm

Oh my god, complete, those fittings look amazing. Excellent and amazing work Charles.

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Re: Ming Style Fittings?

Post by jonpalombi » Sun May 08, 2011 8:39 am

charles wu wrote:
Scott M. Rodell wrote:Charles, I was wondering if you ever did anything in a Ming Style? Or other period style besides QIng?

Yes,Scott. some custom one. anything more?

Hi Charles,

Again, your artistry is by far the most beautiful and skillful I have see in over a century. Not that I've been around that long (...hehehe). But you know what I mean? Your artwork has an antiquated look to it and seems almost timeless. The details in the intricate designs are magnificent! I bow to your adherence to traditional methods and historical subject matter. Bravissimo!

Is it possible for you to post some pictures of the Ming Dynasty fitting you have previously done? Your Qing Dynasty era fittings are brilliant and we'd love to see something from the Ming Dynasty period. Most of us would be thrilled to see more examples of your outstanding workmanship! Please? :wink:

Ciao, Jon
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Re: The making of traditional handmade sword fittings

Post by charles wu » Thu May 12, 2011 8:07 am

Ciao,

Thanks a lot.
And sorry that, i can not post the custom project, it is private, in case they give me the release on this, Like the custom jian project of Tony Mosen.

I promise here, if i have a custom ming jian in the future, i will request he or she to release the photos posting on the internet.

Hi Charles,

Again, your artistry is by far the most beautiful and skillful I have see in over a century. Not that I've been around that long (...hehehe). But you know what I mean? Your artwork has an antiquated look to it and seems almost timeless. The details in the intricate designs are magnificent! I bow to your adherence to traditional methods and historical subject matter. Bravissimo!

Is it possible for you to post some pictures of the Ming Dynasty fitting you have previously done? Your Qing Dynasty era fittings are brilliant and we'd love to see something from the Ming Dynasty period. Most of us would be thrilled to see more examples of your outstanding workmanship! Please? :wink:

Ciao, Jon[/quote]
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Post by Scott M. Rodell » Mon May 16, 2011 3:03 pm

Charles, do you also work in other metals, or just brass?

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Metals used for Handmade sword fittings?

Post by Scott M. Rodell » Mon May 16, 2011 3:04 pm

Charles, do you also work in other metals, or just brass?

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Re: Metals used for Handmade sword fittings?

Post by charles wu » Thu May 19, 2011 8:54 am

Scott M. Rodell wrote:Charles, do you also work in other metals, or just brass?
Most of them are the brass and silver, iron or steel or gold only when the custom's request and budget. not preper to do. Thanks.
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Re: The making of traditional handmade sword fittings

Post by lastgodslayer » Fri May 20, 2011 4:57 pm

Mr. Mosen, can you please post pictures of the sword when it is completely finished?

Wu, I love seeing your work. I know I'll be seeing a lot more of it for sure. Keep it up!
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Re: The making of traditional handmade sword fittings

Post by Tony Mosen » Tue May 31, 2011 9:18 pm

Hello there'

Yes i am currently making the grip and documenting photos as i go to show everyone my process who might be interested. Graham Cave will be doing the wrap.

After the grip assembly is complete i will continue to document photos of my style of making the scabbard and the finishing touches. The fittings will be off to the local electro platers at some stage for a lick of gold, so i will provide as much info as i can about that.

Hang about though its going to take a little time for me to finish the job.

Cheers..

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Re: The making of traditional handmade sword fittings

Post by jonpalombi » Thu Jun 02, 2011 8:43 pm

Excellent.

We are all looking forward to it, Tony. Good things are worth waiting for. 8)

Later mate, Jon
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Re: The making of traditional handmade sword fittings

Post by charles wu » Tue Jun 03, 2014 9:12 pm

Hi Tony,

Time is passing. how is everything.

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