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Chuck D.




Location: NW FL
Joined: 22 Feb 2014

Posts: 39

PostPosted: Sat 22 Feb, 2014 8:04 am    Post subject: Hello and intro         Reply with quote

Hi there,
My name is Chuck and I'm glad to have joined this forum. I live in the FL panhandle and I have had a lifelong interest in swords and martial arts, however it is only recently that I have finally made efforts to acquire my first Western blades and begin training in HEMA. I have started to read the source material and have found an instructor, I look forward to learning more about blades and the martial ways of my ancestors.

My first post was actually a WTB ad, as I'm looking for an AT1433 war sword. For anyone replying to that ad, I have been a trusted member of *bay for over 10 years and my primary hobby, traditional archery, has had me active on the archery forums and well known (handle nineworlds9). I am also personally acquainted with Jason Vail, author and authority on historical European dagger combat, he's father to one of my best friends.
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Joel Chesser




Location: Oklahoma
Joined: 23 Oct 2003

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PostPosted: Sat 22 Feb, 2014 1:22 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Welcome to myArmoury! Do you have a specific area or period of interest?
..." The person who dosen't have a sword should sell his coat and buy one."

- Luke 22:36
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Chuck D.




Location: NW FL
Joined: 22 Feb 2014

Posts: 39

PostPosted: Sat 22 Feb, 2014 8:02 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Joel Chesser wrote:
Welcome to myArmoury! Do you have a specific area or period of interest?


Thank you. Yes my favorite eras are the Viking age as well as the Middle Ages. I have an appreciation for other periods, but I kind of lose interest once past the Renaissance. I will be learning the longsword and perhaps sword and buckler. My first European sword which I recently acquired is a smith-forged type XVIIIc longsword. It is a piece of functional art, I was fortunate to find a sword by a one-man operation made with heart and soul. I will likely acquire a few more blades, but my main desire is to bond with one well and learn to use it well by studying HEMA with instruction/guidance.
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Luka Borscak




Location: Croatia
Joined: 11 Jun 2007
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PostPosted: Sun 23 Feb, 2014 4:16 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Welcome to myArmoury Chuck! I guess I'm not the only one who wants to see that XVIIIc... Wink
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William Swiger




Location: Reston, VA
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PostPosted: Sun 23 Feb, 2014 7:51 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Welcome to the forum Chuck.

Swords can be a funny thing. I started out with Katana and then branched out to the Viking swords. I also got interested in the Middle Age swords and some Renaissance swords. As of late, the saber bug has bitten me.

As time goes on, I have developed an appreciation of most swords in general.

Non Timebo Mala
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Chuck D.




Location: NW FL
Joined: 22 Feb 2014

Posts: 39

PostPosted: Sun 23 Feb, 2014 11:24 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thanks guys. I'll post pics of my new blade tonight.
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Lance Morris




Location: NYC
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PostPosted: Mon 24 Feb, 2014 2:41 pm    Post subject: welcome         Reply with quote

Hello Chuck,

Glad to have you with us
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Jonathan Blair




Location: Hanover, PA
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PostPosted: Mon 24 Feb, 2014 4:49 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Wes tu hal! Welcome to myArmoury
"Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword." - The Lord Jesus Christ, from The Gospel According to Saint Matthew, chapter x, verse 34, Authorized Version of 1611
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Chuck D.




Location: NW FL
Joined: 22 Feb 2014

Posts: 39

PostPosted: Mon 24 Feb, 2014 8:02 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Here you go. Hand forged by a smith named Jeremy Eichelberger. All natural materials, even down to the plant based pigments used to dye the leather. 42.5" overall, 33" blade.



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Chuck D.




Location: NW FL
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PostPosted: Mon 24 Feb, 2014 8:10 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote




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Chuck D.




Location: NW FL
Joined: 22 Feb 2014

Posts: 39

PostPosted: Mon 24 Feb, 2014 8:22 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

The blade is differentially tempered 1075. It has a nice amount of flex, but is 'no whelp' in the words of its maker. It is considered a 'civilian' longsword...meant for unarmored duels and self defense, though I bet it would do fine in a war. It seems to have nice balance to me and feels like it has a powerful cut. The blade taper is gradual and very pleasing to the eye, the first third of the blade is blunt for half-swording. The base of the blade is 2 3/8" wide. It is a fine weapon and more than I could hope for in a first European sword.
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Mark Moore




Location: East backwoods-assed Texas
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PostPosted: Tue 25 Feb, 2014 1:04 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Wow, Chuck...........You blew in on a fine wind! That's a great first sword! Welcome to the Armoury.....But be warned....You're here to stay now! Laughing Out Loud Laughing Out Loud Once you get into this whole 'sword-thing'....you're hooked! We'll be our happiest to help you in any way possible! Big Grin Thanks for joining and sharing your beautiful blade!........McM
''Life is like a box of chocolates...'' --- F. Gump
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Luka Borscak




Location: Croatia
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PostPosted: Tue 25 Feb, 2014 1:09 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Looks like a good sword! Nice proportions!
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