Only in Dark the Light

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“Only in silence the word, only in dark the light, only in dying life: bright the hawk’s flight on the empty sky.” -Ursula K. LeGuin This is a bronze sword I made for the upcoming exhibition, “The Sword- Form and Thought” at the Deutsches Klingenmuseum in Solingen Germany. It is …

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Tveirhrafnr — Two Ravens

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Tveirhrafnr – 2010 This is a dirk I made in 2010 depicting the ravens Huginn and Muninn from Norse myth sitting at the base of the world tree. OAL – 13″ Blade – 8 1/2″ Hilt – 4 1/2″ The blade is forged from 600 layer 1075/8670m steel, the fittings …

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The Gate of Apsu

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A dagger is like a distillation of a sword, a sword-seed, and therefore perfect for a wizard. Perhaps the world is not as it seems. The forces that hold things together may be uncertain, not as we imagine them. The fourth dimension, ancient time, might be filled with secrets— secrets …

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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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Arctic Fire 2013

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    The sun flares red across the landing strip, casting its long fingers down above mountains as I board my midnight flight leaving Anchorage, Alaska. On the 25th of May I arrived in the same airport in late afternoon. I had slept through much of the flight and woke …

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Dwine – Broadseax

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Dwine – intransigent verb \ˈdwīn\ : to waste or pine away: languish – Merriam-Webster Dictionary   Between the words in old sagas, between the rhyme and meter, I sense a presence—the words not said, the gods not named. I imagine these characters, the unspoken ones. One of them is called …

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