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Michael Pearce
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PostPosted: Fri 24 Jul, 2009 7:27 am    Post subject: 'Irish' Bastardsword         Reply with quote

http://www.tinkerswords.com/2009025Glam1.jpg
http://www.tinkerswords.com/2009025FL1.jpg
Oakeshott Type: XIIa
Overall Length: 43-1/4 inches
Blade Length: 32-1/2 inches
Blade width @ Base: 1-3/4 inches
Blade Width 3 inches from point: 13/16 inch
Blade Thickness @ Base: .212 inch
Blade Thickness 2 inches from Point: .80 inch
Hilt Overall Length: 11-1/4 inches
Length of Handle: 8 inches
Guard Type: 12
Pommel Type: unclassified type
Center of Gravity: 3-1/2 inches from guard
Location of Blade Node (measured from Guard): 21 inches
Primary Hilt Node: approx. 1/2 inch from cross on handle
Weight: 2lbs 6 oz
Bastardsword inspired by Irish swords of the 15th C. Blade is 5160 spring steel hardened to HRc52-53, excepting the tang and shoulder of the blade which are selectively drawn to HRc 45-48. Furniture is Mild Steel, handle is sandwhiched hardwood wrapped in linen cord and covered with a dark purple leather. The tang is heat-blued where it passes through the open center of the ring-pommel. The sword is provided with a leather scabbard that is reinforced at the throat and chape with additional leather. Scabbard is presently not dyed but may be dyed brown or black at the customer's request.
With it's light overall weight and close COG this sword is a lively handler but still tracks in the cut and thrusts well!

Michael 'Tinker' Pearce
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Then one night, as my car was going backwards through a cornfield at 90mph, I had an epiphany...
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Brian K.
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PostPosted: Fri 24 Jul, 2009 7:34 am    Post subject: Re: 'Irish' Bastardsword         Reply with quote

Absolutely! That's a stunning sword. One that I wouldn't mind having for myself.
Brian Kunz
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M. Eversberg II




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PostPosted: Fri 24 Jul, 2009 11:47 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

It's never boring with you, Tinker. That's one nifty sword.

M.

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Josh Maxwell




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PostPosted: Fri 24 Jul, 2009 12:29 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Very nice, sir. At 2 lbs 6 oz I can only imagine the handling qualities of the sword.
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Dan MacDonald




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PostPosted: Sun 26 Jul, 2009 11:24 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I sure do like that one Michael. when might it be available?
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Roger Hooper




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PostPosted: Sun 26 Jul, 2009 11:35 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Dan MacDonald wrote:
I sure do like that one Michael. when might it be available?


It has already sold. If you want to buy one of Tinker's one-off swords, this is the place to go - http://www.tinkerswords.com/Page%203.html

Sometimes they hang around for awhile, but this one went pretty fast.
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Jean Thibodeau




PostPosted: Mon 27 Jul, 2009 3:42 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Roger Hooper wrote:
Dan MacDonald wrote:
I sure do like that one Michael. when might it be available?


It has already sold. If you want to buy one of Tinker's one-off swords, this is the place to go - http://www.tinkerswords.com/Page%203.html

Sometimes they hang around for awhile, but this one went pretty fast.


Which is probably a relief as a bunch of others took their time to sell.

I was one of the lucky ones who bought one of these, a type XVII , and it's really nice to have my first Tinker sword.

I go to his site every day to check on what is available for immediate delivery or one can get onto his e-mail " mailing list " : Mailinglist@tinkerswords.com

I haven't signed up on the mailing list myself, but them I check in on the site often enough. Wink Laughing Out Loud Though I might be missing the occasional sword I might like that people on the mailing list get a chance at a little sooner. Wink Question

Nice sword, not a type I usually go for, but then again I only wanted a Type XVII when I saw the one made by Tinker.

P.S. Oh, delivery was quick after I sent in my payment. Cool

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Dan MacDonald




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PostPosted: Wed 29 Jul, 2009 11:26 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thanks Roger and Jean, apparently his best stuff goes fast. But I'll keep a close eye on that site for sure.



...Dan
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Jean Thibodeau




PostPosted: Wed 29 Jul, 2009 11:35 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Dan MacDonald wrote:
Thanks Roger and Jean, apparently his best stuff goes fast. But I'll keep a close eye on that site for sure.



...Dan


Usually fast, but the last batch of 3 or 4 swords seemed to have been stuck in a " TIMEWARP " of not selling quickly ! And not because they lacked appeal but like some sort of " economic " doldrum of buyers not having ready cash .... seems to come in waves of rapid selling and not selling periodic stagnation. Confused

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doldrums

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Roger Hooper




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PostPosted: Sat 01 Aug, 2009 1:31 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

For those interested, this sword has surfaced in the Classifieds - 7-31-09

http://www.myArmoury.com/talk/viewtopic.php?t=17212
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