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Nathan Robinson
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PostPosted: Sun 12 Sep, 2004 5:11 pm    Post subject: Sep 13: myArmoury.com news and updates         Reply with quote

Today's update:


The Instant Antique

A featured article by Sean A. Flynt


Arms & Armor English Loop-hilt Smallsword

A hands-on review by Stephen Fisher


Albion's Next Generation Duke Sword

A hands-on review by Chad Arnow


As always, you can see our Complete History of Updates listed right from our home page.

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PostPosted: Mon 13 Sep, 2004 5:48 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Just a quick thanks to Sean Flynt, Nathan and myArmoury for another great article. Yet, another plus
for what is already,IMO, the best resource for arms& armour enthusiasts of all levels of interest.


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PostPosted: Tue 14 Sep, 2004 11:12 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

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I'd like to thank the Academy and all the little people...
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I promise not to go a-rieving and I SWEAR I won't antique this one!


Is it just me or did you ...??? Eek! Big Grin

Ah, the incurable tinkerers Laughing Out Loud

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PostPosted: Wed 15 Sep, 2004 8:58 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Oh, I did, I did! Can y'all ever forgive me? I knew somebody would mention this but here's my excuse....I asked ElJay for some additional info about the weapon and, without a word from me, he encouraged me to experiment with antiquing the piece. So, with it's daddy's approval, I figured it was OK. Plus, something about the post-production black finish started to react with the brazing of the pommel to create a white crusty substance. So I felt the finish had to come off anyway. I just rubbed the hilt with steel wool and initially got bright steel highlights over black recessed areas and the finish was a dead ringer for the classic "black & white" armours of the era. Went ahead and cleaned it all off, though, and I'm pleased with the result (as is ElJay, by the way!) I still haven't gone a-rievin', though. Love the piece. It might have been an unusual blade choice ca. 1560, but not out of the question.
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PostPosted: Thu 16 Sep, 2004 3:32 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I'm eager to see any projects completed or any plans to start projects using the techniques described in Sean's article
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PostPosted: Thu 16 Sep, 2004 5:49 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Nathan Robinson wrote:
I'm eager to see any projects completed or any plans to start projects using the techniques described in Sean's article


Agreed! I love to see people's home projects. It's inspiring, for one, and it's great to see the usual production swords in a new light.
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PostPosted: Fri 17 Sep, 2004 3:45 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thinking Sean has seen this but, here's a brass swept hilt I did a month or so back.

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