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J.D. Crawford




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PostPosted: Fri 08 May, 2009 12:14 pm    Post subject: Showing an 'ordinary' collection         Reply with quote

This post might have something to do with being home sick, with nothing better to do than avoid filling out tax forms:

I suspect that many of us are somewhat awed and intimidated by the incredible high-end / custom collections (and enviable photography skills) that one often sees on myArmoury. Perhaps to inspire other ordinary mortals to show their collections, here are the functional swords in my current collection of arms and armor. Nothing too fancy, but I love most of 'em just the same!

Anyone else wanna try?
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PostPosted: Fri 08 May, 2009 12:18 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Nice!! Count me in as somebody who absolutely loves to see photos like this.

Thank you for sharing.

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PostPosted: Fri 08 May, 2009 12:33 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Sure...I'll play.....it's Friday afternoon....still at work...have put in close to 60 hrs this week....need a little break....

Top 6 favorites of my repros. (sorry for the grainy photo)....




cheers,

Bill

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J.D. Crawford




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PostPosted: Fri 08 May, 2009 12:40 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thanks Nathan! Happy
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Gavin Kisebach




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PostPosted: Fri 08 May, 2009 4:21 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I'll throw some of my collection in. We budget collectors have to learn not to be so shy I suppose. Sometimes I'll see a relatively "cheap" weapon and get notsalgic because I had owned it when I started collecting.


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C. Gadda





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PostPosted: Fri 08 May, 2009 9:19 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Gavin Kisebach wrote:
I'll throw some of my collection in. We budget collectors have to learn not to be so shy I suppose. Sometimes I'll see a relatively "cheap" weapon and get notsalgic because I had owned it when I started collecting.


"Budget collection"? Happy I admire your budget, given that an Albion Valkyrja was priced at $1300+ a pop (when you could still get them of course)!

Very nice, well selected Viking Age presentation!
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PostPosted: Fri 08 May, 2009 11:35 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

OK the Valkyrja does stand out, but there's not another thing in there that cost me more than $120. It's nice to have an excellent anchor like an Albion, then fill out the rest of the collection with pieces that are nice but not wallet busters.

[edit] the spear is a particular favorite of mine, it cost me less than $30!

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Jo Thomas




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PostPosted: Sat 09 May, 2009 4:24 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I officially started my collection on Wednesday when my first training sword arrived by parcelforce. And just to prove how ignorant I am, I didn't realise it was a "proper" Hutton until my instructor started offering to buy it on Wednesday evening!

I'm thinking of calling it "Alfie". Is it ok to name swords? Laughing Out Loud



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PostPosted: Sat 09 May, 2009 2:46 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

It's perfectly alright to name your sword, though not everyone does. I'm glad to see you got off to a good start.
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Emmet J. McGauran




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PostPosted: Sat 09 May, 2009 2:54 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

My collection of 'good' swords is rather small and relatively cheap at the moment. It's also very ecclectic - I don't particularly collect pieces that are from a certain period, part of the world, or are historicaly accurate. All I insist on is that they can do the job they were designed for and look visually appealing to me personally.

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J.D. Crawford




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PostPosted: Sat 09 May, 2009 3:49 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Ahhh, nothing like that first sword Jo.

What I like to see is how each grouping seems to have it's own personality; it's own message. Keep 'em coming!
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PostPosted: Sat 09 May, 2009 5:20 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Nice display Emmet! You know a couple of those swords look strangely familiar... Wink Big Grin
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Quinn W.




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PostPosted: Sun 10 May, 2009 4:49 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

These are some nice shots, and are probably a well needed boost to my cheap ego.
Hey, Emmet, do you have any specs on the second furthest from the right? Where you got it, how much it cost, its length? I kind of like the look of it, and it looks well made, as well.

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Jim Adelsen
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PostPosted: Sun 10 May, 2009 8:09 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Very nice collection.

Gavin Kisebach wrote:
I'll throw some of my collection in. We budget collectors have to learn not to be so shy I suppose. Sometimes I'll see a relatively "cheap" weapon and get notsalgic because I had owned it when I started collecting.

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M. Eversberg II




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PostPosted: Mon 11 May, 2009 1:01 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Emmet J. McGauran wrote:
My collection of 'good' swords is rather small and relatively cheap at the moment. It's also very ecclectic - I don't particularly collect pieces that are from a certain period, part of the world, or are historicaly accurate. All I insist on is that they can do the job they were designed for and look visually appealing to me personally.



What's the one that's second from the right? Seems really familiar, but I can't place my finger on it.

M.

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Luka Borscak




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PostPosted: Mon 11 May, 2009 4:25 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I'm quite sure it's Hanwei William Marshall.
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Emmet J. McGauran




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PostPosted: Mon 11 May, 2009 9:49 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

It is indeed the Hanwei Sir William Marshall, bought here from my forum friend David Sutton. Historically speaking it has nothing to do with William Marshall but is a very nice medieval sword nonetheless.

Details of the sword (including the more expensive Damascus version which is also available):

http://www.medieval-weaponry.co.uk/acatalog/s...sword.html
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PostPosted: Sat 16 May, 2009 5:23 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I have to second Nathans statement, like to see others´ collections too. So keep ´em coming.

Here is mine.



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M. Eversberg II




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PostPosted: Sat 16 May, 2009 8:47 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Very nice; I see a few Albions there too.

I'm interested in that blunted messer; where did you find that?

M.

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Karl Knisley




PostPosted: Sat 16 May, 2009 1:33 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Hello
My collection allways seems to be changeing.Here`s what I have now.
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