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Ant Mercer




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PostPosted: Fri 02 Oct, 2015 5:24 am    Post subject: Show us your In-hand Pictures Thread?         Reply with quote

Hi All,

I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve taken delivery of a long-awaited sword, and have been surprised (not necessarily negatively) by its proportions upon unboxing.

Reading Patrick’s post about his new acquisition ( http://www.myArmoury.com/talk/viewtopic.php?t...mp;start=0) made me think: wouldn't it be good to have a thread made up solely of in-hand photos? We occasionally see these kinds of pictures when reading a hands-on review (mostly, it seems, by Patrick!), but they’re definitely not par for the course. YouTube and Google can also be helpful, but not as helpful as I would like…

Would it be worthwhile having such a thread? I will take some pics of my own pieces over the weekend, but please feel free to post/ re-post any pics you might have in the interim.

(apologies if this kind of thread already exists, by the way, but I couldn't find anything!)

Cheers,

Ant
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J. Helm




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PostPosted: Fri 02 Oct, 2015 11:44 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

It would be more helpful to me if people included their height. I've PMed certain Youtubers to ask that question because seeing the relative proportions on camera doesn't help as much if I don't know the difference in height compared to myself.
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Patrick Kelly




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PostPosted: Fri 02 Oct, 2015 2:49 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Since I'm somewhat the instigator in this I guess I'll get the ball rolling. I've started including in hand photos because I do find them helpful in judging a sword's proportions. I'm about 6' 0".

Albion Principe

Arms & Armor Italian Three Ring Rapier with longer the standard blade, 42" I believe.

Valiant Armoury Actium

Albion Maximilian

Oakeshott's Type XIV by Mateuz Solowski

Axe of Peterson's Type M, by Eric Mchugh

Oakeshott's Type X, by Peter Johnsson

"In valor there is hope.".................. Tacitus
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Eric S




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PostPosted: Fri 02 Oct, 2015 3:56 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Patrick Kelly wrote:
Since I'm somewhat the instigator in this I guess I'll get the ball rolling. I've started including in hand photos because I do find them helpful in judging a sword's proportions. I'm about 6' 0".

Patrick, very impressive, you should be wearing armor as well!!!
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J.D. Crawford




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PostPosted: Fri 02 Oct, 2015 5:57 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I guess I'm a bit too camera shy for the PK full frontal, but here are a few pics that I dug up. The first is a Jeff Helmes 13th century German sword, and the 2nd is a custom A&A XVI, or XVIa. Both have a 35" Blade. I'm 6'

By the way, the background for the 2nd one is the pioneer munitions depot we live in. A fitting place to store swords.



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Patrick Kelly




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PostPosted: Fri 02 Oct, 2015 11:36 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Eric S wrote:
Patrick Kelly wrote:
Since I'm somewhat the instigator in this I guess I'll get the ball rolling. I've started including in hand photos because I do find them helpful in judging a sword's proportions. I'm about 6' 0".

Patrick, very impressive, you should be wearing armor as well!!!


I'm afraid I only have one of those.

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Patrick Kelly




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PostPosted: Fri 02 Oct, 2015 11:38 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

J.D. Crawford wrote:
I guess I'm a bit too camera shy for the PK full frontal.


If I can put my ugly mug out there in cyberspace, everyone else can embrace the process. Big Grin

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Victor R.




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PostPosted: Sat 03 Oct, 2015 11:44 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Not quite as serious as PK's shots, but here I am in my "Bring on the zombies!" pose from a "Walking Dead" themed Halloween a few years ago. In hand are two Albion messers: The Knecht, and The Soldat. I'm only 5'6", and crouching, so... In my "Slayer Bar" set-up at the office, the Knecht was hung and titled "The Slayer", with the Soldat hung below and captioned "Slayer's Little Friend". Wink

Of course, the Beretta wasn't tucked into the vest at the office...



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Ray Harrington




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Jimi Edmonds




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PostPosted: Sat 03 Oct, 2015 9:30 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Here's an Albion Sempach (116.21cm, blade 88.9cm, 1.36kgs). Yea side on pic but oh well.


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Ant Mercer




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PostPosted: Mon 05 Oct, 2015 8:27 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Wow - gone for a couple of days, and look what a response I get! Thanks everyone - these are awesome.

You're right Patrick - you were the main impetus behind this thread: thanks very much for re-posting your pics.

Here are mine.

For scale, I'm 5'10" on a good day

Albion Viceroy:



Armourclass Early Basket Hilt:



Hanwei Lowlander:



Castle Keep custom:

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Harry Marinakis




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Reproduction Tlingit dagger


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Tomek Kowmal Ciupinski
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PostPosted: Tue 06 Oct, 2015 12:05 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Hello
Patrick beautiful collections. Victor cool picture.
All beautiful.
And this is my beloved.
Hussar saber sword, on the battlefields of the sixteenth - eighteenth century.
Length 97 cm - 38.2 inch





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