SOLD: Patrick Barta pattern welded sword

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Jonathan Fletcher
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SOLD: Patrick Barta pattern welded sword

Postby Jonathan Fletcher » Wed Aug 10, 2016 5:29 pm

FOR SALE

Replica of the Rovaniemi sword from the Helsinki University collection, c.1050-1100 onwards.
Oakeshott type XI.
Featured in Oakeshott's Sword in the Age of Chivalry and on p.59 of Records of the Medieval Sword.

I bought this recently from the states but find I don't really have a gap in my collection for it to fill and already have a Barta sword - so offer it up for sale.

Condition is unused, as new from Pat bar some trivial wear to one side of the pommel from rubbing on clothing or maille. Sharp pattern welded blade has a nice live figure, iron hilt with same and beautiful cross. Blade with iron inscriptions, +GICELINMEFECIT+ and +INNOMINEDOMINI+. Comes with scabbard and integral belt.

Patrick's work is second to none and, as far as I know, remains one of the only ways to obtain a sword from a smith who starts by making his own bloom and working iron and steel from scratch to create as close to an original sword as possible.

More photographs and details of the inlay, etc are here http://myarmoury.com/talk/viewtopic.php ... ight=barta

I am offering this up, more or less for what I paid without the shipping, duty & VAT which is similar to Pat's new price without a 5 year wait.

£1250 plus postage.
Paypal gift an option
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Re: FOR SALE: Patrick Barta pattern welded sword

Postby Jonathan Fletcher » Wed Aug 10, 2016 5:34 pm

P.S. Any marks seen in the photo's on the blade or hilt are either figure in the forging and welding or wax. There is no corrosion.
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Re: FOR SALE: Patrick Barta pattern welded sword

Postby Mark Griffin » Thu Aug 11, 2016 11:16 pm

Truly stunning.


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Re: FOR SALE: Patrick Barta pattern welded sword

Postby Jonathan Fletcher » Fri Aug 12, 2016 8:29 am

Pat has captured the stylised beast's heads at the ends of the cross beautifully. These give the sword a slightly pagan touch, despite the latin Christian inscription. It's as if the smith, or the buyer, hadn't quite let go of the old ways completely.



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Re: FOR SALE: Patrick Barta pattern welded sword

Postby Jonathan Fletcher » Sat Aug 20, 2016 11:48 am

UK postage prices:

£13 for 48 hours tracked service.
+ £37.50 for insurance upto £1000 value.

Collection from somewhere in Scotland is an option.



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Re: FOR SALE: Patrick Barta pattern welded sword

Postby Jonathan Fletcher » Wed Aug 24, 2016 9:26 am

Ok, I accept this is steep and will pay UK postage.
i.e Sword & scabbard £1250 posted in the UK, 48 hrs tracked service.
I will cover postage with insurance to £1000 in the UK or within Europe using a 5 day tracked service with the same insurance cover.



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Re: FOR SALE: Patrick Barta pattern welded sword

Postby Jonathan Fletcher » Mon Aug 29, 2016 9:31 am

£1000 posted UK with insurance to same amount.



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Re: FOR SALE: Patrick Barta pattern welded sword

Postby Jonathan Fletcher » Wed Sep 14, 2016 9:27 pm

£850 posted. I have too many swords.



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Re: FOR SALE: Patrick Barta pattern welded sword

Postby Mark Griffin » Thu Sep 15, 2016 4:15 pm

silly question but.... sharp yes?


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Re: FOR SALE: Patrick Barta pattern welded sword

Postby Mark Griffin » Thu Sep 15, 2016 7:51 pm

can you send pics of the scabbard over?


http://www.griffinhistorical.com. A delicious decadent historical trifle. Thick performance jelly topped with lashings of imaginative creamy custard. You may also get a soggy event management sponge finger but it won't cost you hundreds and thousands.

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Re: FOR SALE: Patrick Barta pattern welded sword

Postby Jonathan Fletcher » Thu Sep 15, 2016 11:18 pm

Scabbard...
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Re: FOR SALE: Patrick Barta pattern welded sword

Postby Jonathan Fletcher » Mon Sep 26, 2016 11:42 pm

Sold pending completion of payment




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