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Curt Cummins




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PostPosted: Fri 01 Jun, 2007 6:40 pm    Post subject: Darksword Armoury         Reply with quote

I am new to sword collecting and am interested in a sword advertised by Darksword Armory. I can't find any reviews of their products. Can anyone recommend them?
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PostPosted: Fri 01 Jun, 2007 6:58 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I've heard good stuff about them. They produce rapiers don't they?

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PostPosted: Fri 01 Jun, 2007 7:03 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

M. Eversberg II wrote:
I've heard good stuff about them. They produce rapiers don't they?

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There is Darkwood, who makes nice rapiers, and there's Darksword. Big difference. Happy

Darksword has been discussed before:

http://www.myArmoury.com/talk/viewtopic.php?t=7229
http://www.myArmoury.com/talk/viewtopic.php?t=6966
http://www.myArmoury.com/talk/viewtopic.php?t=8016
http://www.myArmoury.com/talk/viewtopic.php?t=2839
http://www.myArmoury.com/talk/viewtopic.php?t=2300

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PostPosted: Fri 01 Jun, 2007 7:16 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Well, that seems to answer that question. Thanks for the input. I have recently started a class in German longsword fencing and am looking for a reasonably priced sword, say $200.00 to $ 450.00. I like the looks of the MRL 15th Century longsword, but I am open to suggestions. I'm looking for a live blade to practice at home on my pell.
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PostPosted: Fri 01 Jun, 2007 7:37 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Sorry about that Chad.


Curt, MRL is not known for quality. In that range, Albion has a good sword in their "Maestro" line.

http://www.albion-swords.com/swords/albion/sw...aestro.htm

The first two are exactly what you're after.

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PostPosted: Sat 02 Jun, 2007 6:40 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

M. Eversberg II wrote:
Sorry about that Chad.


Curt, MRL is not known for quality. In that range, Albion has a good sword in their "Maestro" line.

http://www.albion-swords.com/swords/albion/sw...aestro.htm

The first two are exactly what you're after.

M.


MRL's quality has improved quite markedly in the last few years. They are probably the best option in the sub $300 range. If you can spend up to $450, though, go with the Albion. Happy

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PostPosted: Sat 02 Jun, 2007 6:49 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thanks for the help. I'm looking at Arms and Armor Fechtbuch and Fechterspiel swords as well. One can never go wrong spending a little more to get the best.
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PostPosted: Sat 02 Jun, 2007 11:42 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Curt Cummins wrote:
Thanks for the help. I'm looking at Arms and Armor Fechtbuch and Fechterspiel swords as well. One can never go wrong spending a little more to get the best.


Yep. Happy I look back on my early purchases and wonder if I wouldn't have been better off saving a little more to get better stuff, while using the time to learn more about the whole hobby. Of course, the market was very different 10 years ago when I started collecting: no Atrim or Albion, the internet hadn't yet brought together the many individual smiths out there, etc. Happy

By the way: I know nothing about them, but MRL just introduced a line of blunts. I wonder what effect they'll have on the market.

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PostPosted: Sun 03 Jun, 2007 1:29 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

My one handed blunt is by Hanwei manufacturers. It's fairly nice.

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