Jake Powning

Jake is a professional swordsmith, artist, and writer who explores the strange place where traditional culture and the land meet.

On Digging & Treasure

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I’ve been working on layers of projects, drawing, designing, writing proposals, figuring out steel and leather. Part of what I’m doing has involved looking back, examining the hoarded images I have and evaluating my career as a swordsmith. I found this picture of Peter Johnsson and me tracing and measuring …

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Elegant Beast

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Several years ago Peter and Owen and I went to the Wallace Collection In Central London to trace and measure swords. Here are a few pictures of one of the swords that has really stuck with me. It’s a huge two-handed sword which weighs almost seven pounds, heavy for a …

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