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Sonny Suttles
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PostPosted: Sat 17 Mar, 2012 8:01 am    Post subject: New Finish on our fittings         Reply with quote

We've made a changed to the way we now do the finish on the fittings. Trying to move away from a "modern" look we have decided on this "Aged Antiqued" look for a more old world feel. This also leaves crisper details on the lines and decorative elements of Christian Fletcher's original designs.
I have posted several photos on our Facebook page of a few of the Signature swords with the new finish. Please check them out here:
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Valiant-Armoury...5759496056

Here is the Bristol as a sample.


There is also a pic of a custom wrapped Green Paracord AT307 that I think turned out well.


Thanks for looking.

Sonny

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Jean Thibodeau




PostPosted: Sat 17 Mar, 2012 5:34 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Yes I think the new finish is a good choice or option as over polishing, unless done perfectly, will tend to round out some of the crispness of line and details like file work.
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Robert Muse




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PostPosted: Sat 17 Mar, 2012 9:25 pm    Post subject: Finish         Reply with quote

Hi Sonny,

I much prefer your new finsih. To my eye, it give a more period finsih. Good Job!

Robert
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Ralph Grinly





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PostPosted: Sat 17 Mar, 2012 10:24 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Yes, new finish seems more in keeping with what a sword should look like, I think. Bright, shiny finishes just don't seem...?correct ? ' for a sword. Blades yes..fittings get handled, soon dull up.
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F. Portman




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PostPosted: Sun 18 Mar, 2012 10:22 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Looks great, and very well-suited to the overall aesthetic of the designs. Well done!
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Daniel Wallace




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PostPosted: Mon 19 Mar, 2012 2:36 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

i like it - it gives a nice contract from the bight steel of the blade.
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