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Alex Oster




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PostPosted: Mon 01 Nov, 2004 1:16 pm    Post subject: Wanted: MRL Bastard Sword #1-685 (real old model)         Reply with quote

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I am looking for an old MRL sword made probably... oh, 1993-95, maybe...(?)

Its a combination of a deltin 2160 pommel and grip with a deltin 5156 hilt and blade.

I found this sword attractive, and would love to track one down. If anyone knows where one might be found or would like to part with theirs let me know! Big Grin

And if anyone here remembers any of its charectoristics as far as handling, fit, and finish I would love to hear from you.

I have a picture torn from their catalog I have been saving for quite some time. Blush can post if it would help...

I just scanned that pic if it helps. see below



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Still looking...

Anyone know anyone who could piece it together?

Maybe some one who sells deltins?

The pen is mightier than the sword, especially since it can get past security and be stabbed it into a jugular.
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Why not email Fulvio and see if he can help you? He's a real nice guy and very appreciative of his customers.

I have a feeling Albion bought the last of those blades but you can try.

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I guess I was under the impression that you couldn't go direct...

I'll give him an e-mail and see what happens... can't hurt any...
thx

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Well, I've got a Windlass version, but it isn't in good condition. I bought it in 1999, the second sword I ever bought. I think MRL may also have called it the Bosworth Sword. I used it as a stage combat sword and put a few nicks on the blade. The hilt also loosened up a bit, and has an annoying tick-tack, back and forth. Its a rather heavy sword, not really well-balanced. The best you can say about it is that it isn't as bad a sword as it could have been.

I recommend that you get the ADT5156 from Albion. I have one of those as well. Same blade and guard type, but different grip and pommel. It is a much superior sword to the MRL rip-off version. In 1992-1995 I bet they were selling a version actually made by Del Tin. My 1999 version was made by Windlass Steelcrafts and has a big Made in India on the blade.

Edit - I just reread your original post and realize my response wasn't helpful to you at all. Sorry.
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Thats OK Happy

I just sent off a few e-mails so we'll see what I can find...

The pen is mightier than the sword, especially since it can get past security and be stabbed it into a jugular.
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PostPosted: Fri 04 Feb, 2005 10:35 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

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Alex Oster wrote:
Thats OK Happy

I just sent off a few e-mails so we'll see what I can find...


Sorry to tell you TWO of these recently were sold on eBay, and within a month of each other, and for low prices. I will see if I still have these in my watch list and then PM you the auction if you'd like to contact the buyers in case they aren't happy with their purchases.

How can there be a perfect sword when PEOPLE come in all shapes and sizes too?
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Still looking, but would be happy with any of the hilt components also.
Especialy the gaurd.

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Alex, just for information: what you have the picture of is the original Del Tin model 5156, not a Windlass hybrid. The pommel (and grip?) was changed later, and the model number stayed the same. It was, in fact, the first real sword I ever bought, more than 10 years ago.

I still have it. Albion sharpened it for me about 5 years back, and the first time I cut with it the welded tang fell apart and the handle split. Albion then welded on a better tang, and Jason did a new handle for me; it still has the original pommel -- 'faceted plum', I think you might call it. The blade is still sharp, but somewhat rusty. I use it to 'prune' trees in my yard!

I'll reiterate the notion that you might not really want one, even if you could find an original one. For the mid 90s it was very exciting, but this is really a sub-par sword with the current state of the market.
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PostPosted: Thu 23 Mar, 2006 5:36 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

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Alex Oster wrote:
Still looking, but would be happy with any of the hilt components also.
Especialy the gaurd.


Just noticed your most recent post. You're welcome to mine, if you want to tear it down and cannibalize the hilt, if nothing else. It'd just take enough $ to cover shipping and my time boxing it up and going down to the UPS shop. Send me a PM if you're interested!
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