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Thomas McDonald
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PostPosted: Mon 24 Jan, 2005 12:52 pm    Post subject: The Las Vegas Custom Knife & Antique Arms Show 2005         Reply with quote

So far I know of the following myArmoury members .....

Mac
Steve Han
Ben Sweet
Vince & Grace Evans
Mike Sigman
Harlan Hastings

If anyone else is coming please let me know as it's always great meeting new faces !

Hope to see ya there, Mac

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PostPosted: Mon 24 Jan, 2005 1:00 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

God, I only wish Cry

Vegas is so much fun and combined with this show it should be no less than amazing.

Have a blast guys!

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PostPosted: Mon 24 Jan, 2005 2:43 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I can't wait. See you there Mac. I will be there Thursday. Big Grin
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PostPosted: Mon 24 Jan, 2005 3:21 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Michael Sigman wrote:
I can't wait. See you there Mac. I will be there Thursday. Big Grin


Hi Mike

I'm looking forward to seeing you guys again, as well as all the cool stuff you'll be bringing ;-)

It should be alot of fun .... see ya soon ! Mac

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PostPosted: Mon 24 Jan, 2005 3:50 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Oh Mac! We've loaded Mike down with quite a number of goodies. Have fun!!!
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Stephen S. Han




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PostPosted: Mon 24 Jan, 2005 4:30 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Mac,

Has the snow let up yet? Getting down to T minus 4 days...well, for me anyway.
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PostPosted: Mon 24 Jan, 2005 4:41 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Weather report: 5 Day Forecast from Yahoo.com


Showers expected on Wednesday.

Partly Cloudy Thursday and Friday with expected highs of 61 and lows of 40.

Mac, pack your tanktops and shorts. Me, I'll be toasty in Polartec parka with mittens on.
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PostPosted: Mon 24 Jan, 2005 5:16 pm    Post subject: Vegas here I come!         Reply with quote

I'll be there. Up on business on Thursday, will go by the show Friday and then fly home that late afternoon.

Should be awesome!

See you there.
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PostPosted: Mon 24 Jan, 2005 5:51 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Stephen S. Han wrote:
Mac,
Has the snow let up yet? Getting down to T minus 4 days...well, for me anyway.


Hi Steve

Here is the Yahoo forcast for my area ..... I knew I wouldn't be able to relax ! Mac


Tonight: Partly to mostly cloudy. A few flurries or snow showers possible. Low 13F. Winds W at 5 to 10 mph.

Tomorrow: Sunny skies. Cold. High around 25F. Winds NW at 10 to 20 mph.

Tomorrow night: Clear to partly cloudy in the evening with more clouds for later at night. Low 8F. Winds NNW at 5 to 10 mph.

Wednesday: A brisk wind. Intermittent snow or scattered snow showers becoming steadier and heavier late. Cold. High 24F. Winds NE at 20 to 30 mph. Chance of snow 80%. 1 to 2 inches of snow expected.

Thursday: Partly cloudy. Highs in the mid teens and lows -6 to -10F.

Friday: Mainly sunny. Highs in the mid teens and lows in the low single digits.

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PostPosted: Mon 24 Jan, 2005 7:17 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

492.32 miles Eek! Leaving here now at 0300 Thurs morning driving across the State of Kommiefornia so far the roads and the Tehachapi Pass look good, but never know!...it should be about an 7.5 hr drive but I have some infrared photography I want to do out in the mojave Desert along the way so could take me a bit longer this time to get there...Might have some rain come in tonight but right now it is about 58f with earlier being 68f cold stuff! Laughing Out Loud See you guys at the show Fri

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PostPosted: Wed 26 Jan, 2005 7:46 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Well it is now 1938hrs Kommifornia time I am off to bed for a quick nap before Oh!300hrs arrives...looking good so far on the weather but never know with Mother N Eek! 60 degrees is looking kinda cold gotta go dig out my fleece lined parka

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PostPosted: Thu 27 Jan, 2005 12:28 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Michael Sigman wrote:
I can't wait. See you there Mac. I will be there Thursday. Big Grin


I hope you guys have a good show.

Good luck on the sales.

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PostPosted: Mon 31 Jan, 2005 6:18 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Just got home a few mins ago....1025 miles round trip driving and 7.5 hrs to get home...It was great meeting Mac, and the guys from Albion, Mike and Harlan and Tinker with Larry from Bladeart.com, seeing Vince and Grace Evans along with Dan Pfanensteil and his wife, Barry Dawson and relatives, so many more to list but right now it is time to go relax, unpack the goods and download a few pics...Hey Mac you have a double dog dare for next year, me and you in the front seat!
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PostPosted: Mon 31 Jan, 2005 8:42 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Looking forward to some photos!!
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PostPosted: Tue 01 Feb, 2005 6:37 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Was great to see you there, Tom! And Steve and mike and everyone. Hard work doing a show like that, but as pay-off I get to see you guys again before Blade. It was a good time, saw some great stuff from Albion and Vince (well, duh!) Also a surprise- a new maker of modern/tactical stuff that genuinely 'gets it,' Brian Little (sic?) I'll be testing his new Bainitic 5160 tactical Wakizashi by the end of the month. Looks like the REAL DEAL, but we'll find out! Anyway, it was great seeing you all!
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PostPosted: Tue 01 Feb, 2005 8:31 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

The show was a blast ..... I'm still recovering from a case of A&A overload !
Just way too much to take in ..... Vegas is truly incredible ( the shows as well as the city ) !

It was wonderful seeing old friends Vince & Grace ( many thanks for everything you guys) , Michael 'Tinker' Pearce ( nice work, Michael ), Harlan & Mike (watch them switch-blades fellas ;-) , and finally getting to meet Ben Sweet & his wife(thanks for everything, Ben .... and I'll think about that dare ;-), Tom Bassier ( thanks again Tom for bringing your wonderful pieces to show us ! Over the top or not that Howard Clark was simply amazing, as were your Vince swords! ) , Rob Miller of Lion Gate, Pat Tougher of Scottish Sword & Shield (thanks for the basket-hilt high fellas :-)

Also great seeing Lynn Dawson and her dad Barry (Congratulations again, Lynn), Dan Pfanensteil & his wife (Dan makes some really incredible katana & tanto), Daniel Watson of Angel Sword (excellent baskethilt, Daniel ! ), Sally & Richard Rogers, and just so many of the other talented folks I got to talk with ..... thank you all !

The only bummer was that I missed seeing my old pal Steve Han ..... hopefully we can hookup at the Atlanta show !


What happens in Vegas doesn't always stay in Vegas , Mac

Photos: The Mandalay Bay, Harlan & Mac, Albion Vikings, Ben Sweet & Mac, Mac & Tinker, Vince & Grace Evans, Mac & Tom Bassier, and Mac with Albions own Mike Sigman !



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PostPosted: Tue 01 Feb, 2005 8:33 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Tue 01 Feb, 2005 9:34 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Ben looks Trey sexy in that Death Dealer helm. Big Grin
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PostPosted: Tue 01 Feb, 2005 9:55 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Patrick Kelly wrote:
Ben looks Trey sexy in that Death Dealer helm. Big Grin


Yup, and you should see 'em in his BMW rocketship ..... you'd have a field day writing speeding tickets on this boy, Patrick ;-)



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PostPosted: Tue 01 Feb, 2005 10:39 am    Post subject: Angel Sword         Reply with quote

I stopped by Angel Swords table, along with Vince, and we had a nice chat with owner Daniel Watson !
Daniel was very gracious and let us play with anything we wished !
We focused in on a very nice baskethilt he'd made, that featured a hilt that was cast from an original John Simpson II , of Glasgow !
The piece felt very nice in hand, with a blade that was light & lively !
One unusual aspect was how the blade was seated to a block instead of directly to the main guard !

This one had a price tag of 8k .

Mac



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