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Concept of long sword. To keep weigth low I didnt make any extra feature, just basic profile with engraving on it. 

Work has been made in 3ds max + vray as rendering engine. Model itself isnt too complicated to get job done in one session.  Completed in Photoshop.  


So what do you think. Do you like it or not? tnx for comments if any. bye.
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Absolutely magnificent, there's no possible way I can ignore such beautiful piece. The details are attached wonderfully onto to this sword that I wish I had it as my own. It looks strikingly dangerous yet can wield very nicely. Sharp edges is what every sword must have and you definitely have that down, the effect you created to make it seem as you have carved in designs simply caught my attention. Had me thinking about a bone handle of some sort. I have to say you're an amazing artist, keep it up! Would love to see lots more, really inspiring!
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Among most, this one is great in many ways.

Being simple in it's shape and silhouette, it still looks both good and sturdy, which is great.

With such designs, this blade won't render problems to it's owner, won't be a problem to care about, won't be a problem to handle and will allow greater field of appliance, thanks to double hilt.
Cross guard is always a good decision if one is not aiming at playing ninja, generally good hilt is easy and comfortable to hold, blade itself is easy to clean and sharpen - plus, these shapes allow decorations without reducing weapon's properties and still adding a bit of charm and personalisation to it's forms and visuals.
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Sketcher11235 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
I love the simplicity and practical design of the sword. This one of the best swords I've come across. Worthy for a king.
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peterku Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2017
tnx you mate. it was quickjob had no time to finish it properly but this one became one of my favourite too. 
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:iconnewmagna:
newmagna Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2015
Very nice! I specially like the historical accuracy, coupled with a fantasy touch, and the overall fancyness.
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:iconpeterku:
peterku Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2015
tnx mate. It was speedjob. Now I regret I didnt finish it. it is my favourite too.
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lasaucisse Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2015
nice mod and render
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LucianoMolloDesigns Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2015  Student Digital Artist
nice sword!
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peterku Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2015
tnx,.
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Pa-draig Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
Good job! Well done
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:iconpeterku:
peterku Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2015
tnx you.
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kotadog88 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
that's a nice sword~
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peterku Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2015
tnx
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kotadog88 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
yep
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ArcticWolf125 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2015
Hmmmm All in all from what i can tell, its a beautiful, and possibly functional peice of art. The blade is a good length for a longsword, its not to thick and its hilt looks balanced along with the crossguard being functional. Make it out of high carbon steel with a full tang and a good edge on it, And it would be a wonderful weapon.
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peterku Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2015
tnx you mate. to hit right proportions is my biggest problem all the time. 
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ArcticWolf125 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2015
Its a common problem. But no worries you did well on this piece
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Samijabrothers Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2015
Beautifully done! Is a joy to eyes.
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peterku Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2015
tnx you.
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Samijabrothers Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2015
Thank you Great Sir peterku, for greating such marvelous looking blade! Was a joy to see.
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samclaymore Featured By Owner Edited Mar 2, 2015
Great fantasy Great Sword, lol. I love Claymores. I should have gotten one this tax season, but women and money (shrugs)

From a fantasy aspect. I like the dragons eye pommel. I can see the LotR influence in the handle. The lower lower hand rest has nice detail to it. The hilt is amazing. The sword ricasso has a nice shape coming up from the handle, but the ricasso wrap should be squared. The blade is very good, but the tip is a little to spear tipped.The tip up version looks more natural at the point.

From a more historical stand point. The pommel should be rounded off with metal, and a peened tang. You could keep the stone but it still needs a peened tang. The lower hand rest would look better IMHO. With a more silver-ish metal and a little less detail. It's too busy. The upper hand rest ridges should be less predominant. The hilt is still amazing, even if not accurate. Though the quillions should be thickened up. The ricasso still has a great shape coming up from the guard. (Remove the wrap period. Leather/fabric would only cause moisture to stick around the blade.) I think you should extend it to the top of where the wrap ends. Square it off and leave it metal grey. Leave the blade be and shorten the tip only. (You could add a thin fuller. Might look cool done right.) This is all just My humble opinion. And don't get me wrong, I really like your version. Except the ricasso wrap.
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peterku Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2015
Hi. txn you. as I wrote earlier to other comments. it is too profesional language. I am not skilled with sword, just 3d designing. have to translate all those names of sword's parts you mentioned in your comment first. Will have to check it later and take some advices from your comments. it is always good to have someone skilled giving help. This saved me from doing same mistakes all the time. 
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samclaymore Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2015
It's fine, I don't know about the language barrier. Basically I said as a fantasy piece, I like it.

And as a historical piece it is OK. and just suggested some changes.

Over all your work is nice. Even your other pieces=-)
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Wingnut55 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2015
very convincing work. it looks less machined than some of your blades, and the weight and balance looks realistic.
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peterku Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2015
tnx you. yes it is true. less mechanical more traditional. 
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Yupechka Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I thought this was a photograph at first - simply amazing. My son and I love swords and neither of us can stop looking at this. I would want to purchase for my collection were it real.  =^-^=
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peterku Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2015
I chase realism in 3d rendering so it is nice when I got someone confused in first look. :)
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Yupechka Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
It is truly amazing work - and love your gallery, especially the swords. You have a lot of talent. 
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NianLauri Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2015
Finally someone who knows that the handle of a sword has to be oval not round so you can get a grip on it better. Even through I don't agree on that stone or what ever at the pummel because of the counter weight it's a very beautiful design nonetheless. Great job.  
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peterku Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2015
tnx you. that ball at the end -) I supposed to make there a red rubin but had no time to finish it right so i just left there that ball. 
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Insane-Randomness Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Looks a bit like the Claymore I bought at the local ren fest.
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peterku Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2015
:)
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Ambaryerno Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2015
Swords WOULD be simple and light. A longsword would only weigh in between 2.5-3.5lbs, MAYBE as high as 4 depending on the length (my own sword is ~53in overall, with a 40in blade, and weighs in right at 3lbs).

This is a good design; elegant, but still very functional. I would give the blade more of a taper towards the tip, rather than parallel edges, as that would help lighten it and bring the COB back closer to the guard for improved handling. The blade could also be further lightened either with a fuller or by making the blade a hollow diamond cross section.
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peterku Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2015
Lol mate. tnx you but  that is too profesional language for me. I am amateur in swords. Make some design in 3D but I held real one once or twice in my life ;). But will keep your advices in the future if I try to make some fully  realistic design. 
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Ambaryerno Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2015
Fuller = Shallow groove running the length of the blade on both flats, which lightened the blade without sacrificing strength.
Hollow Diamond = Start with the diamond-shaped cross section of the blade and, rather than four straight sides, you have them curve slightly inwards, instead.
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peterku Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2015
tnx.
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Skyrider-1 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
:)  I don't know much about swords, but I would probably choose simpler and less weight over ornate any time. 
I thought this was a photo at first.  You did a great job designing this.
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peterku Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2015
tnx you mate. 
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BetatestPete Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2015
I consider it an odd thing to call a weapon beautiful given the over all purpose of it...I suppose that I must consider myself odd now,eh?;) (Wink)
That hilt and handle are just gorgeous.La la la la 
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peterku Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2015
tnx you mate. 
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heavenzreign Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2015
my name is William and i would buy one. Love it.
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peterku Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2015
ok :)
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Vampire737 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow, as always your renders and models are super realistic.
if i may ask thought how to you make those patterns, like the one on the pommel/handle ? is it a texture? from where did you get ? 
i hope am not intruding here....  
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peterku Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2015
tnx you. I created in photoshop from several tribes/pattern downloaded from internet. Then I used it on the surface of sword parts. Vray engine has that feature use it like that. And same feature also zbrush have it. In zbrush, instead of manually make complex ornament work you just apply texture all over the body and zbrush make the rest. 
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Vampire737 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you very much for your help ! and the fact that you composed the pattern yourself makes it even more awesome :)
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Paul8464 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2015  Professional Artist
As a knifemaker I am always interested in design by those unconstrained by the technical aspects of fabricating a real one. I am interested in what material your design uses for the end of the hilt and the hand placement forward of the guard.
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peterku Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2015
Hi. tnx you. those area with engravings - for example bootn part of grip. It could be classic steel or if you preffer light weight then it could be wooden grip with thin steel plate with engravings wrapped around. I saw this technology of making plates with engraving by traditional technique on youtute.
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Paul8464 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2015  Professional Artist
Nice, very well done.
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john-reilly Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Nice looking sword, I like the glass pommel stone, and I think it has a very good design. Not sure about the grip looks a bit chunky.
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peterku Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2015
I know about that grip. and proportions also could be better. no time to repair it. 
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john-reilly Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
I'm the same Peterku, once a model is done I'm onto the next project and use what I've learnt on that.

 
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ProfBathrobe Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2015  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Looks like it could have come straight out of Warframe.
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