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Etienne Hamel




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PostPosted: Sun 27 Sep, 2009 3:24 pm    Post subject: time to choose         Reply with quote

hi all i would like to know something... what would you do if you were in a situation where you must choose between two swords?

two swords that you want equally but you can only take one. (my situation is a katana or one of my design very hard to choose because i want the two equally...) Mad

i really need your opinion about this i'm a little desperate Laughing Out Loud
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Maurizio D'Angelo




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PostPosted: Sun 27 Sep, 2009 4:02 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Interest rates are low.
I think, to take out a mortgage. Laughing Out Loud
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Etienne Hamel




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PostPosted: Sun 27 Sep, 2009 4:05 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

what do you mean by that?

i forgot to say that my design is a viking sword with leaf shaped blade and 4 lobbed pommel
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Anders Backlund




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PostPosted: Sun 27 Sep, 2009 4:50 pm    Post subject: Re: time to choose         Reply with quote

Well, we can't very well make up your mind for you. You simply have to decide which one you want the most and save the other one for next time.

That said, a custom leaf-bladed viking sword sounds a lot more interesting then "a katana." You know, from this perspective.

Also, when all else fails: coin flip.

The sword is an ode to the strife of mankind.

"This doesn't look easy... but I bet it is!"
-Homer Simpson.
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Maurizio D'Angelo




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PostPosted: Sun 27 Sep, 2009 5:20 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Etienne Hamel wrote:
what do you mean by that?

i forgot to say that my design is a viking sword with leaf shaped blade and 4 lobbed pommel


I was joking, Etienne
I thought that this way you could buy 2 swords, immediately. Happy
I like more viking sword, but...
Mau
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Myles Mulkey





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PostPosted: Sun 27 Sep, 2009 5:52 pm    Post subject: Re: time to choose         Reply with quote

Etienne Hamel wrote:
hi all i would like to know something... what would you do if you were in a situation where you must choose between two swords?

two swords that you want equally but you can only take one. (my situation is a katana or one of my design very hard to choose because i want the two equally...) Mad

i really need your opinion about this i'm a little desperate Laughing Out Loud

I would definitely choose the sword of my own design over a standard katana. Having a custom makes it feel more important somehow...
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PostPosted: Sun 27 Sep, 2009 5:56 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I would prefer something unique and of my own design.
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Etienne Hamel




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PostPosted: Sun 27 Sep, 2009 6:24 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

i hear all of you but will it be the same if your own design become a production piece?
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Nathan Gilleland





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PostPosted: Sun 27 Sep, 2009 6:32 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I would be thrilled if something that I designed became a production piece. I would probably end up telling people, "yeah, that sword you just bought? I designed it. Mine isn't even serial numbered... Yeah... I'm just that cool." Cool Laughing Out Loud

If I had to choose between a custom and "a katana" I would most likely choose the custom.

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Bennison N




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PostPosted: Sun 27 Sep, 2009 6:52 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

A leaf-bladed viking with a 4-lobed pommel?

Or a Katana?

I like Katana, but if I had this choice I would DEFINITELY get the custom Viking. It sounds like a really cool one...

"Never give a sword to a man who can't dance" - Confucius

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Etienne Hamel




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PostPosted: Sun 27 Sep, 2009 6:54 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

thank you all that really help me as i'm new to selling design i'm really grateful...

i just can't sell the skin of a bear without killing it though Laughing Out Loud (still not approved by the company but i hope it will.)

here's the pommel i drawed at breakfast:



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Addison C. de Lisle




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PostPosted: Sun 27 Sep, 2009 8:14 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

How about we compromise and make a leaf-blade Viking katana? Laughing Out Loud

On a more serious note I would probably go with the custom piece, just out of preference. I would rather have something I designed and know I want rather than a generic sword.

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JE Sarge
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PostPosted: Sun 27 Sep, 2009 9:54 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

As for myself, I would choose the sword that was best in tune with my personal training. If I had choose one sword, I would pick an Oakeshott Type XVb because that is the weapon I have trained most with during my Italian Longsword studies. I am not sure if this approach would work for you or not.

However, you could always flip a coin as well... Big Grin

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M. Eversberg II




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PostPosted: Sun 27 Sep, 2009 11:13 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Assign each sword to the side of a coin.

Flip coin.

If pleased with the result, get it. If not, get the other one.

M.

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Anders Backlund




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PostPosted: Mon 28 Sep, 2009 8:25 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

M. Eversberg II wrote:
Assign each sword to the side of a coin.

Flip coin.

If pleased with the result, get it. If not, get the other one.


Pretty much. If you still hesitate after letting chance decide, you probably already know what you want the most.

The sword is an ode to the strife of mankind.

"This doesn't look easy... but I bet it is!"
-Homer Simpson.
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Mike Capanelli




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PostPosted: Mon 28 Sep, 2009 8:42 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Really before you can make a call on it, or I can even give advice, we have to ask a few questions. First off, what's your main area of interest? To just say "I like sword" is pretty broad and really doesn't help you. If your more attracted to Japanese style swords and that's your main area of interest then leaning toward a Kat is a natural choice. If your more of a Dark Ages man then the Viking is the better choice. Also what's the intended use of this piece? Is it just for decoration or are you planning on learning to cut? Are you going to formally train in some sort of sword art? For myself I've always been attracted to the Late Medieval/ Early Renaissance period so the Viking sword, or the Katana for that matter, wouldn't work at all. This preference and the fact that I do train in WMA effects my buying choices. While I like Viking age and migration swords I'd most likely go for a XVa or b before one of those. I've also had plenty of chances to buy some nice Kat's, and have cut with a few, but I really can't justify the purchase as it's just not something that really holds my interest as much as the aforementioned sword types. See what I'm getting at? I think you may need to ask yourself a lot more questions and do some reading before plopping down a wad of cash on something you may very well lose interest in as your knowledge is increased and tastes change. Or hell man you could just flip a coin Laughing Out Loud Well that's my two cents, don't spend it all in one place. Good luck on your impending purchase.
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Etienne Hamel




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PostPosted: Thu 29 Oct, 2009 5:45 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

The sword is approved by Darksword armory and will be made in the next production don't know when but it's will be big (not the sword but the overall look and the durability if they didn't change it too much...) Laughing Out Loud
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Ken Speed





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PostPosted: Thu 29 Oct, 2009 7:41 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Wow Etienne,

If I had someone making a sword I designed I know I'd want one of those rather than a katana!
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Etienne Hamel




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PostPosted: Fri 30 Oct, 2009 5:40 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

thanks Ken, by the way i made up my mind 2 weeks ago while reading the crystal shard (forgotten realms) from R.A. Salvatore Big Grin wulfgar is the man!!! Laughing Out Loud
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