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James Cunniffe




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PostPosted: Sat 05 Jun, 2010 8:32 pm    Post subject: New Sword project         Reply with quote

So where do I start I am sure this sword I am putting together does not fall in any Oakeshott class.So here is what i have and what i mixed and matched , First I bought a pommel from the Albion mote same that is on the the Poitierts sword ,then a bare blade from KOA a Hanwei Tinker single hand,while I was at KOA I asked if they had any damaged or broken sword i could get a guard off which they did ,a Viliant Bristol guard.So after a bit of doctoring I put all three together and here is what i came up with .Please let me know what you all think before i put a grip on it ,Thanks, JC.


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JE Sarge
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PostPosted: Sat 05 Jun, 2010 9:49 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Looks good thus far! Keep us posted on your progress! Happy
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PostPosted: Sun 06 Jun, 2010 8:22 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Since the guard is stainless and the pommel is not, they won't age the same. Don't know if that's an issue for you or not. Happy
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Jared Smith




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PostPosted: Sun 06 Jun, 2010 8:38 am    Post subject: Re: New Sword project         Reply with quote

James Cunniffe wrote:
Please let me know what you all think before i put a grip on it ,Thanks, JC.


For me there is a wide range of material and geometric possibilities that I consider "historically plausible." I like the looks of what you have so far. If it were me, I would just continue with it based on gut instinct and value compared to costs invested. I look forward to seeing your finished experiment!

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James Cunniffe




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PostPosted: Sat 26 Jun, 2010 5:00 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thanks Guys I like how it looks so far, I put a grip on it a few days ago I wanted to give it an old worn leather look .


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Mikko Kuusirati




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PostPosted: Sun 27 Jun, 2010 6:15 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I like it! Nice proportions. The grip looks somewhat thin for a one-hander, to me... but then, I seem to have a preference for beefier grips in general, despite my very average-sized hands. Happy
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