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The making of a “Knight’s Best Friend”, a medieval sword in progress: captured in the smithy during the process of forging a medieval sword. Used the light from fire in the furnace and lights provided in the smithy.

Here you can see the Blade with the Fuller — A groove or trough in the center of the blade shaft extending from the hilt down through part or the entirety of the blade. The fuller was employed to lighten the blade and also to add strength and resiliency in much the way an H-girder performs. Makers’ marks of a medieval sword could be found in this area as well as decorative incised designs.

Hammer Las & Smeed Techniek, Kampen the Netherlands
Equipment: Eyes, hands, mind, soul, Canon Eos 30D
Camera on tripod without flash.

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  • Steven  Agius
    Steven Agiusalmost 2 years ago

    Excellent comp Annet hope you purchased one for a momento.

  • Steven thank you so much!

    – patjila

  • Gilberte
    Gilbertealmost 2 years ago

    Hi Annet..very goog capture of a unique craft .I guess not many make medieval swords nowadays.

  • Hi Gilberte thank you so much! I was so happy to be allowed to capture the forging and creating. I guess there aren’t many sword smiths left over these days…gladly there are youngsters who wanted to learn the craft still :)

    – patjila

  • Robin Brown
    Robin Brownalmost 2 years ago

    Blade Runner!
    Superb capture Princess :o) xx

  • Ha ha he was indeed Robin :) Thankful for being able to capture it all :) xx

    – patjila

  • Valerie Anne Kelly
    Valerie Anne K...almost 2 years ago

  • Thank you lots Val hope you are doing fine! xx

    – patjila

    JUSTARTalmost 2 years ago

    great shot

  • a great thank you Syl!

    – patjila

  • Dawn B Davies-McIninch
    Dawn B Davies-...almost 2 years ago

    Magnificent image!

  • Thank you Dawn I tried to “paint” with the light there was at that moment (with sweat dripping in my eyes actually he he)

    – patjila

  • Dawn B Davies-McIninch
    Dawn B Davies-...almost 2 years ago

    lol yes it can get quite hot in watching these wonderful swords be made, great fun though hehe dawnx

  • indeed but it’s no problem I would love to do it again :))

    – patjila

  • Sandra Moore
    Sandra Moorealmost 2 years ago

    most excellent capture, really love this one!

  • Thank you so much Sandra it was a great experience and loved to capture it all :)

    – patjila

  • Colin Metcalf
    Colin Metcalfalmost 2 years ago

    Superb. It would be very much at home in my Arthurian forest.

  • For sure it would be Colin thank you lots for the compliment!

    – patjila

  • Guendalyn
    Guendalynalmost 2 years ago


  • Thank you so much guen for your appreciation!

    – patjila

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