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Lee Watts




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PostPosted: Sun 16 May, 2004 1:39 pm    Post subject: my castle keep type XII sword pic         Reply with quote

Some pictures of my newest type XII sword from castlekeep swords in the isle of skye in bonnie scotland.
its going to be intresting to compare with the albion knight sword as soon as i get it



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PostPosted: Sun 16 May, 2004 9:37 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Looks pretty in the picture at least.
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PostPosted: Sun 16 May, 2004 11:55 pm    Post subject: Congrat's Lee,         Reply with quote

Cool
Hows it handle?
Looks pretty sweet,
Big Grin
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Lee Watts




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PostPosted: Mon 17 May, 2004 9:21 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

i haven't had much of a chance to have a go at cutting with it yet, buts its very well balanced and doesn't feel as blade heavy as some type XII i have handled
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PostPosted: Mon 17 May, 2004 10:28 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

You can find a review of my copy of that sword here:

http://www.myArmoury.com/review_ck_xii.html

It would be interesting to see how the two compare.

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PostPosted: Mon 17 May, 2004 12:14 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Lee, Cool
Hey Russ,
Had'nt forgot your reveiw ,
it was more a case of different people sort of thing,
I do like the look of the sword,it was actually this specific model that had me pestering Rob first time around,
but in 01/02 he was pretty backed up for quite some time,so by 03 i was keener on the irish ringhilt,
But there's always another time Big Grin
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PostPosted: Mon 17 May, 2004 12:59 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Absolutely! Lee W. may very well have a different take on things, some things on his might be different (I personally want to know what he thinks of the handle wrap) Sorry, I sure didn't mean to hint that my review was the end all and be all on the subject because it is NOT. Happy
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PostPosted: Mon 17 May, 2004 1:04 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

hey russ regarding the wire on the grip mine worked loose exactly like yours, maybe its something to do with the scorching hot weather we had in the UK.Anyway im still dead chuffed with the sword
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PostPosted: Mon 17 May, 2004 1:08 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Lee O'Hagan wrote:
Lee, Cool
Hey Russ,
Had'nt forgot your reveiw ,
it was more a case of different people sort of thing,
I do like the look of the sword,it was actually this specific model that had me pestering Rob first time around,
but in 01/02 he was pretty backed up for quite some time,so by 03 i was keener on the irish ringhilt,
But there's always another time Big Grin


if you are still after a castle keep sword give him a call he did mine in less than 6 weeks. so maybe he isnt that busy at the moment.
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PostPosted: Mon 17 May, 2004 3:08 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Lee Watts wrote:
Lee O'Hagan wrote:
Lee, Cool
Hey Russ,
Had'nt forgot your reveiw ,
it was more a case of different people sort of thing,
I do like the look of the sword,it was actually this specific model that had me pestering Rob first time around,
but in 01/02 he was pretty backed up for quite some time,so by 03 i was keener on the irish ringhilt,
But there's always another time Big Grin


if you are still after a castle keep sword give him a call he did mine in less than 6 weeks. so maybe he isnt that busy at the moment.



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PostPosted: Tue 18 May, 2004 7:05 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Hmmm I think I'm going to talk to Rob a bit and see if I can talk him into wrapping those things a bit tighter, either that or he needs to be using some stabalized wood or something. You are right though, his swords are REALLY nice. I've got the type XII and a baskethilt as well and they are both outstanding pieces of work. I'm about to get something else from him that should prove to be VERY interesting.
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PostPosted: Tue 18 May, 2004 8:21 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Hi Lee,
Yep as we speak i've been finalising details with Rob,
Or should i say pestering Laughing Out Loud ,
pretty untraditional so i'm just awaiting to see if he's keen,if not it'll be plan B,
My sword pictured underneath by Rob,
Any excuse Wink
Hey Russ,
Alway's good speaking with you,nope i knew what you meant,all hand made so plenty of room for differences,
Any clues as to what you have arriving or cloak and dagger till receipt Big Grin
Also your gonna have to make some free time for the promised basket review or mail it this way and i'll review it and send it back some time next centu,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, Laughing Out Loud
Hi M,
Confusing myself most of the time Big Grin



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PostPosted: Tue 18 May, 2004 8:48 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I think it's okay with Rob if I mention it. If not he can beat me up later. Happy He's sending me a couple of his "they are NOT ranger swords" for finishing before forwarding them to their owners. I'm very excited not the least because they won't be in the traditional colors. Also they will give me the chance to try out some new very neat things on the scabbards themselves.
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PostPosted: Tue 18 May, 2004 8:49 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Drat, forgot to ask, how was the wrap on your Irish sword?
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PostPosted: Tue 18 May, 2004 10:04 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Verrry nice. He does good work!

I have a request for a claymore in there, somewhere... he's a busy guy, but I'm patient Happy

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PostPosted: Tue 18 May, 2004 10:57 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Very cool I would love to see one of those beasts... hmmm Happy
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PostPosted: Tue 18 May, 2004 2:00 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Russ Ellis wrote:
I think it's okay with Rob if I mention it. If not he can beat me up later. Happy He's sending me a couple of his "they are NOT ranger swords" for finishing before forwarding them to their owners. I'm very excited not the least because they won't be in the traditional colors. Also they will give me the chance to try out some new very neat things on the scabbards themselves.


hey russ you know the ranger sword you were talking about is it one of the ones in his makeing of videos on his site?
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PostPosted: Wed 19 May, 2004 6:32 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

That's the rumor... Happy But they really aren't ranger swords...
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PostPosted: Wed 19 May, 2004 7:58 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Just came from checking Rob's news page and lo and behold two rather sweet looking rangeresque swords,
etched blades,different colours,
very cool,
Russ,
The ringhilt handle is ebony with a silver wire running through,slightly recessed for a flush fit,
pretty solid and nicely done,the ends of the wire returned into the inner portion of the handle,all slightly recessed to prevent any snagging on takedown,on close inspection,i think i would have to literally depick the wire to remove it,
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PostPosted: Wed 19 May, 2004 11:37 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

WOw what a pair of gorgeous longswords.that rob is one tallented guy.
shame i havent got the money for one.
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