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Considering all of this week's latest additions, please rate the quality of our efforts.
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Nathan Robinson
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PostPosted: Mon 30 Jun, 2008 12:00 am    Post subject: June 30: myArmoury.com news and updates         Reply with quote

Today's update:


Albion Armorers Chieftain Sword

A hands-on review by Steve Maly


Albion Armorers Gallowglass Sword

A hands-on review by Greg Griggs


Tod's Stuff Scottish Dirk with Buffalo Horn Grip

A hands-on review by Chad Arnow


Mad Piper Snouted Ribbon Basket-hilt

A hands-on review by Henrik Bjoern Boegh


Todís Stuff Scottish Dirk with Buffalo Horn Grip

Added to Chad's collection


Albion Chieftain Sword

Added to Steve's collection


Vince Evans Diamond Basket-hilt

Added to Steve's collection


Vince Evans Early
Scottish Dirk
Added to Steve's collection


E.B. Erickson Silver-inlaid Basket-hilt

Added to Nathan's collection

As always, you can see our Complete History of Updates listed right from our home page.
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Jean Thibodeau




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PostPosted: Mon 30 Jun, 2008 1:35 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Writing this at 4:30 a.m. my time so I can't do everyone justice detailing my reaction to each review or piece added to their collection but I can say that all the pieces presented are breathtakingly beautiful and the pics and reviews very well done.

Nice surprise to see all of these at once and a bit overwhelming. Big Grin Cool

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PostPosted: Mon 30 Jun, 2008 4:30 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Excellent reviews, the real meat of what I come to myArmoury for Happy I like the Scottish theme! I have to admit I am not a huge fan of broadswords, but the E.B. Erickson Silver-inlaid Basket-hilt in Nathan's collection is amazing.
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PostPosted: Mon 30 Jun, 2008 9:40 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Very nice reviews all around a nicely chosen theme! My thanks to all the writers who contributed!
My only suggestion for improvement concerns Steve Maly's Chieftain review...
Hic jacet Malcoumbus MacDuffie de Collonsay does not in fact translate as "where lie the tombs of the MacDuffie/MacFie Clans," but rather simply as "Here lies Malcolm MacDuffie of Collonsay." It's a minor point, but one I thought worth correcting.
Keep up the good work everyone!
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PostPosted: Mon 30 Jun, 2008 2:52 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Excellent articles and reviews! Nothing quite like seeing Albion AND Vince Evans pieces being discussed. I always enjoy gawking over Mr. Evans' pieces, especially his basket-hilts. Keep up the great work!
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PostPosted: Mon 30 Jun, 2008 5:25 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I stop at myArmoury several times during the day when I'm online, and always
look to the right of my screen for news and reviews. Quality pics and first-hand
information. Excellent job as always.

But when are one of you guys gonna' get a Polish Hussar Saber to review ?
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PostPosted: Mon 30 Jun, 2008 5:47 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Matthew G.M. Korenkiewicz wrote:
I stop at myArmoury several times during the day when I'm online, and always
look to the right of my screen for news and reviews. Quality pics and first-hand
information. Excellent job as always.

But when are one of you guys gonna' get a Polish Hussar Saber to review ?


Perhaps someone who owns one will review it for us. Happy The majority of our reviews come from the collections of the reviewers. We need collectors with those kind of items to volunteer to write a review.

I know I've said this a few times, but we'd love to have reviews of every kind of weapon and armour. But we can only publish what people submit to us. If no one submits a review of a particular item, it follows that we can't publish it. Happy We can only publish reviews of items we have access to.

Any volunteers? Happy

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PostPosted: Tue 01 Jul, 2008 5:16 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

C.L. Miller wrote:
Very nice reviews all around a nicely chosen theme! My thanks to all the writers who contributed!
My only suggestion for improvement concerns Steve Maly's Chieftain review...
Hic jacet Malcoumbus MacDuffie de Collonsay does not in fact translate as "where lie the tombs of the MacDuffie/MacFie Clans," but rather simply as "Here lies Malcolm MacDuffie of Collonsay." It's a minor point, but one I thought worth correcting.
Keep up the good work everyone!


Thanks for the catch in punctuation! It should actually read: "Hic jacet Malcoumbus MacDuffie de Collonsay", where lie the tombs of the MacDuffie/MacFie Clans--as a description of the location rather than a direct translation. The editorial placement of a parenthesis and quotation marks certainly changes the meaning! Wink

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C.L. Miller




PostPosted: Tue 01 Jul, 2008 9:27 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Steve Maly wrote:

Thanks for the catch in punctuation! It should actually read: "Hic jacet Malcoumbus MacDuffie de Collonsay", where lie the tombs of the MacDuffie/MacFie Clans--as a description of the location rather than a direct translation. The editorial placement of a parenthesis and quotation marks certainly changes the meaning! Wink


Ah, that makes perfect sense! Good work on the review - Your introduction concerning the usage of the word "claymore" especially helpful and illuminating. Thanks!
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PostPosted: Mon 07 Jul, 2008 5:38 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

This update group is a momentous one for us. First, we welcome 3 new reviewers in Steve, Greg, and Henrik. Thanks, guys! Steve's collection gallery is online on our Collection page, but this is his first published review.

Also, this group pushes us above 200 published reviews. Happy I know our publishing pace has slowed more recently, but we've published an average of 40 a year since the site started nearly 5 years ago. And we're not done. Happy We have more in the works and are always looking for even more.

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PostPosted: Sat 26 Jul, 2008 5:09 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I must say that dirk of yours is really something, Chad.
It's good to see that the two lovely pieces by Evans and Eljay has found such good homes. The pictures are excellent.
Too bad I wasn't able to take better photos myself. I tried taking them outdoor in winter and I just couldn't get the proper light when I had a decent background. But I think Nathans editing helped a lot.

Cheers,
Henrik

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Chad Arnow
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PostPosted: Sat 26 Jul, 2008 5:27 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Henrik Bjoern Boegh wrote:
I must say that dirk of yours is really something, Chad.
It's good to see that the two lovely pieces by Evans and Eljay has found such good homes. The pictures are excellent.
Too bad I wasn't able to take better photos myself. I tried taking them outdoor in winter and I just couldn't get the proper light when I had a decent background. But I think Nathans editing helped a lot.

Cheers,
Henrik


Henrik,
Thanks! I like that dirk a lot. It's big, but so is the original it's based on.

For pictures, I shoot indoors exclusively. I use 3 500-watt halogen lights, bouncing off a somewhat low white ceiling. I use a sheet of vinyl I bought at a fabric store for less than $20. It's been great for me.

I've tried shooting outdoors, but cloud cover can ruin shots and wind can blow your background around. Too much hassle. Happy

Thanks for your review. I've always been interested in Donnie's work.

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