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William Goodwin




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PostPosted: Thu 19 Aug, 2004 10:25 am    Post subject: MY Armour Class Mortuary arrived today !         Reply with quote

My son called me here at work to inform me that my Armour Class Mortuary had FINALLY came.
The little turd opened it and denied me the pleasure of doing so! 'Ol well, just 3 1/2 more hrs. 'til I can
wrap me hands around it and look in awe. Much more to follow....................

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PostPosted: Thu 19 Aug, 2004 12:06 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Congrats, William !

I look forward to hearing all about it ! ( your son is just a chip off the old block, so forgive him ;-)

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PostPosted: Thu 19 Aug, 2004 12:19 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Congrats Bill.

Pics ASAP!

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William Goodwin




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PostPosted: Thu 19 Aug, 2004 12:26 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thanks Patrick & Mac. And yes, the son is a "chip off the old block"....hey, wait a minute I'm not that old! He said that he was already draggin' out the cutting and gathering milk jugs Big Grin

Anyway, aye, pics and a possible review is for certain.


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Kenneth Enroth




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PostPosted: Thu 19 Aug, 2004 2:05 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Congrats to your new sword William.
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William Goodwin




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PostPosted: Thu 19 Aug, 2004 5:34 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Ok, finally made it home to play with the new sharpy.
First impression was very surprised at the weight & balance. Very quick, very agile. In fact, side by side, hand in hand, it feels lighter than my Paul Chen Mortuary, but I know that the balance has a little to do with the feel. Fit is wonderful, everything good and tight. Shark-skin grip is really nice, not as rough to the feel as others I've handled. Finish..well there are a few spots where the blueing on the hilt is a bit rough, but to me, that's just a character trait.
All in all, I couldn't be happier with this sword. Haven't cut with it yet, (had to come home a mow the yard first) ,but I did get a whole roll of film shot. Will post pics tomorrow, just as soon as I can get them back.


BTW, thanks Kenneth!


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PostPosted: Fri 20 Aug, 2004 12:03 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Glad you like it. It is a very agile sword, lacking only a bit in the finish (rough spots) - a soldier's sword rather than a officer's. It makes up the rough finish with its excellent balance.
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PostPosted: Fri 20 Aug, 2004 2:38 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

sounds great! i wish you a lot of fun with your new sharpy!
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PostPosted: Fri 20 Aug, 2004 7:31 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Congrats William,
Sweet sword chap.
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PostPosted: Fri 20 Aug, 2004 7:32 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thanks Jessica!

Markus, still like the looks of yours being as it was the inspiration to mine.

Ok here are some preliminary pics....

Long view.....



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PostPosted: Fri 20 Aug, 2004 7:33 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Shot #2


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PostPosted: Fri 20 Aug, 2004 7:34 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Hilt shot #1


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Hilt shot #2


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Hilt shot #3


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PostPosted: Fri 20 Aug, 2004 7:39 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Comparison pic of Armour Class & Paul Chen Mort's


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PostPosted: Fri 20 Aug, 2004 7:42 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Lastly, while I have your attention, as a promise & plug for friend/bladesmith Will of Knivesbywill,
a Templar Stiletto made by him given to my wife as an early Christmas gift.



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PostPosted: Fri 20 Aug, 2004 8:15 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Hey, that's great! So...um...what are you going to do with the PC Mortuary? Probably just practically give it away to somebody who really wants one of these, right? RIGHT?

Seriously, although I've been looking for a used MRL 15th c. piece (Arbedo? Towton?) to fill the big gap in my collection, I've wanted on of those PC Mortuary Hilts since they were introduced. Send me a PM if you decide to sell it. The hilt isn't nickel plated or stainless steel, is it?

-Sean

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PostPosted: Fri 20 Aug, 2004 9:22 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Congrats on an awesome looking sword!
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PostPosted: Fri 20 Aug, 2004 12:48 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thanks Sean & W. Patrick for the kind words....

Sean sending ya' a PM, but it's probably not what you want to hear.
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PostPosted: Fri 20 Aug, 2004 12:51 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I'm curious to hear your thoughts regarding the sharpening and edge geometry of the sword when you compare it to, say, the Albion swords you saw at Atlanta. Let us know how it cuts, too.
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