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Thomas A. Leigh




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PostPosted: Thu 07 Oct, 2010 1:11 am    Post subject: A quick question about Del Tin tangs         Reply with quote

Just wondering if anyone knows if Del Tin is still making their swords with those extremely soft welded on tangs.
I've been considering buying another Del Tin, & the only thing holding me back is my past experience with their tangs.
It's been at least 10 years since my last Del Tin & I was wondering if anything had changed.
Any up to date information would be very helpful.
Thanks
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PostPosted: Thu 07 Oct, 2010 5:15 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Hello and welcome to myArmoury. Happy From what I understand, not all of their swords use the welded-on the tang. That's not new. Happy

Since it varies model by model, it might be a good idea to email Fulvio Del Tin directly. You can also PM him, as he's a member here.

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PostPosted: Thu 07 Oct, 2010 7:43 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I would echo Chad's recommendation. I have asked Fulvio questions as well, and he has been responsive in the past. Also, I use an Albion customized 5140 for training and have nothing but good things to say about that model. It's a sturdy sword and has mixed it up very well with other weapons. Cool

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Luka Borscak




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PostPosted: Thu 07 Oct, 2010 9:10 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

My 2142 and 2130 are VERY durable swords and have no welded on parts...
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PostPosted: Thu 07 Oct, 2010 9:18 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I bought a 5152 about 2 years ago and dis-assembled it. It has a welded on tang, with the weld about 2/3rd's of the way up towards the pommel. I believe I showed a picture of it here at mA. It is a very solid weld, I would not call it "soft", I detect no abnormal vibration at that spot and for the most part I am not worried about it. But the quality of welds can vary. TR
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PostPosted: Mon 11 Oct, 2010 2:58 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I guess I'll chime in to say that Del Tin has been very responsive and candid when I've emailed them.
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Thomas A. Leigh




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PostPosted: Fri 15 Oct, 2010 6:30 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I just wanted to give a very late thank you to all who gave such good suggestions.
Between work (dealing with increased business during the World Equestrian Games) & being sick as a dog, I hadn't gotten around to replying.
Anyway, thanks again.
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