Greetings from Storvreta, Sweden

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Greetings from Storvreta, Sweden

Postby Peter J » Sat Jul 04, 2015 5:08 pm

Hello,

And thank you for accepting me as a member of this excellent forum!

My name is Peter Johnsson and I am working as a sword smith just outside Uppsala, Sweden.
The basis of my work is the study of the traditional European sword. Based on hands on documentation of originals in museums and collections around europe, I try to emulate the work of the medieval masters.

Occasionally I venture outside the boundaries of historical styles and types, making pieces that are intended to be blades of a more time-less nature.

When approaching the sword in this manner it is possible to combine materials and use techniques that are outside the historical context. A lifelong fascination with asian, and perhaps most of all Japanese craft traditions inspires me to attempt some cross cultural experiments: this is a path that is very new to me and I am much looking forward to drinking from the font of knowledge and inspiration of this forum.

If you are interested to see some examples of my work and the research I do on the craft of the european medieval sword, please visit: http://www.peterjohnsson.com

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Re: Greetings from Storvreta, Sweden

Postby Mac » Sat Jul 04, 2015 8:00 pm

Lovely work , Mr. Peter J

I'll look forward to your contributions to the forum. :biggrin:
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Re: Greetings from Storvreta, Sweden

Postby Christoph K » Sun Jul 05, 2015 8:14 am

Welcome aboard Peter :-)
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Re: Greetings from Storvreta, Sweden

Postby Ford » Sun Jul 05, 2015 11:04 am

We're greatly honoured to have you join us, Peter.

I had the pleasure of watching your most excellent presentation (the video) on the mysteries of sword design with a group of ABS bladesmiths in New Hampshire last year. Impressive and inspiring stuff, thank you. :clap:
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Re: Greetings from Storvreta, Sweden

Postby Sage » Sat Jul 11, 2015 7:51 pm

Welcome Peter :sunny: That's some fine work!
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Re: Greetings from Storvreta, Sweden

Postby Peter J » Sat Jul 11, 2015 8:11 pm

Thank you all :-)

I am looking forward to take part in the exchange on the forums, although the metalworking techniques I mostly use are very basic compared to much of the fantastic work that is shown here.

If there should be any questions regarding the European sword however, I would be happy to contribute in any way I can :-)
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Re: Greetings from Storvreta, Sweden

Postby Steve » Sun Jul 12, 2015 6:32 pm

Peter J wrote:although the metalworking techniques I mostly use are very basic compared to much of the fantastic work that is shown here.


I would say you've elevated "basic" to a very high standard - beautiful work.
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