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William Goodwin




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PostPosted: Thu 06 Sep, 2007 5:54 am    Post subject: Week-end camera / eye candy         Reply with quote

had the camera out over the week-end and just did some update shots of the functional repros. in my
collection.

Just for craps & giggles...........


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Matt Doernhoefer




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PostPosted: Thu 06 Sep, 2007 7:21 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

If I may ask, are those sharps? If so, where did you get them and how much did they cost (roughly)? I was looking at possibly getting a sharp rapier to mount next to my Duke on the wall.
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PostPosted: Thu 06 Sep, 2007 8:05 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Hi Matt,

Yes they are all sharp! Some very sharp.

1st is my Armour Class Mortuary (review can be found in the "Review section")

2nd - CAS / Hanwei Mortuary sharp version(reviewed)

3rd - MRL Scotiish back-sword ( reviewed) ( a dis-continued model)

4th - MRL Schiavona type 2 ( reviewed) antiqued by me - dis-continued as well.

5th CAS / Hanwei Cromwell Drogheda Mortuary.

Bill

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J. Pav




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PostPosted: Thu 06 Sep, 2007 8:28 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Very nice antiqueing job on the Schiavona.

As much as I like mine, I couldn't stand the balance from the small pommel, coupled with no way to finger the ricasso.
Had no choice but to take her apart, and it now awaits rehilting.
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PostPosted: Thu 06 Sep, 2007 9:45 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Ah, I'm jealous. The Armour Class Mortuary looks especially nice, and is one of the two Armour Class swords on my growing wish list (the other being his schiavona). Incidentally, does anyone happen to know for sure how that blue-green coloring on both the Armour Class Mortuary and Schiavona hilts is achieved? I think it adds some character...

At any rate, thanks for the nice pics! Happy

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PostPosted: Thu 06 Sep, 2007 9:48 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

J. Erb wrote:
Ah, I'm jealous. The Armour Class Mortuary looks especially nice, and is one of the two Armour Class swords on my growing wish list (the other being his schiavona). Incidentally, does anyone happen to know for sure how that blue-green coloring on both the Armour Class Mortuary and Schiavona hilts is achieved? I think it adds some character...

At any rate, thanks for the nice pics! Happy


I believe it's Shark or Ray skin on the ArmourClass hilts.

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PostPosted: Thu 06 Sep, 2007 10:11 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Martin Wilkinson wrote:
J. Erb wrote:
Ah, I'm jealous. The Armour Class Mortuary looks especially nice, and is one of the two Armour Class swords on my growing wish list (the other being his schiavona). Incidentally, does anyone happen to know for sure how that blue-green coloring on both the Armour Class Mortuary and Schiavona hilts is achieved? I think it adds some character...

At any rate, thanks for the nice pics! Happy


I believe it's Shark or Ray skin on the ArmourClass hilts.


I'm pretty sure he's talking about the hilt-blueing.

Blueing is controlled oxidation(rusting) to change the look of the steel and even protect against active rust.
This can be achieved through the application of heat, or through exposure to certain chemical solutions.

WalMart carries Birchwood-Casey Gun-Blue in the sporting-goods department. It's better to pour it into a bucket, dunk the entire piece to be blued(remove the guard from the sword first, if the guard is what you're blueing), rub with the finest available scotch-brite pad, and continue till you have a nice, dark, uniform finish.
If you can't remove the piece, it CAN be applied with a cotton ball or something, rubbed into the steel and polished. Unless done carefully, and with patience, this will look a tad blotchy.
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PostPosted: Thu 06 Sep, 2007 10:31 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

You're probably right.

Just realised i forgot the important bit in my last post...

Bill, i'm envious of your collection. It's simply gorgeous.

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PostPosted: Thu 06 Sep, 2007 10:54 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

The blueing on the Armour Class Mort. is done by heat treatment.

The antique finish on the Schiavona hilt used the Birchwood Casey gun blue chemical....came out more brownish than blue. You can see a few spots where it actually blued. Blade was etched by salt & vinegar method.

Thanks for the grand coments BTW.


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PostPosted: Thu 06 Sep, 2007 11:04 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

What the heck.....here's a quick shot of my vintage pieces.


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PostPosted: Thu 06 Sep, 2007 2:40 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thanks for the information. I suspected it was some sort of heat-treatment blueing, but I wasn't certain. Like I said, I think it adds some nice flair to the Mortuary and Schiavona.

I'm still jealous, you know. Wink I prefer the later single-handed swords with more complex hilts, so I find your collection simply fascinating. Again, thanks for the picture -- though if we ask nicely, could we get some close-ups of the vintage swords? Big Grin

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PostPosted: Thu 06 Sep, 2007 6:08 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

William Goodwin wrote:
What the heck.....here's a quick shot of my vintage pieces.


Oooo! Now those are REALLY nice, Bill!

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PostPosted: Thu 06 Sep, 2007 6:48 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Sure.....the only close up of the vintage group from this shooting........and I guess a listing to go with it...

1) P1897 British infantry officer - George V cypher - maker marked Thresher Glenny 152 Strand London
2) P1821 British Heavy cavalry - no makers marks - service issue .
3) P1822 British Royal Artillery - George V cypher - maker marked Fenton Bros. LTD Sheffield
4) Model 1902 US Army dress sabre - maker marked Francis Bannerman - New York
5) Model 1902 US Army sabre - maker marked - William C. Rowland - Phila.
6) 1861 Austrian infantry sabre - no maker mark
7) Italian Infantry officer sabre - maker marked F. Horster - Solingen -late 1800"s

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PostPosted: Thu 06 Sep, 2007 7:08 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Bill,

Great photos of a very impressive collection. As nice as the schiavona looks in the photo, I can vouch that the finish is even more impressive in person. You really did a great job on both the hilt and blade.

When did you add the 1861 Austrian? I don't believe I've been properly introduced, yet Wink

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PostPosted: Fri 07 Sep, 2007 3:16 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Chris,

Have had the 1861 for some time now...thought for sure you'd seen it. I'll have it
at the Medieval faire at the end of the month...so introductions can be made then Happy


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