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Russ Ellis
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PostPosted: Mon 07 Feb, 2005 8:04 am    Post subject: Drat did it again!         Reply with quote

I let that Tritonia on ebay get away!!! Grrr. There have been three swords I really regretted not purchasing. One was a Hrisoulas swiss bastard about 5 years ago, it went on ebay for 700 bucks. Another was a A&A Henry V last year at SFI for 300 dollars. Now a Tritonia for 800 bucks. Rackin FRACK IT!!!!!
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PostPosted: Mon 07 Feb, 2005 9:35 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Hi Russ

I think of all the Albion pieces I handled at the Vegas show the Tritonia was the one that appealed to me most, at least in terms of its potential destructive power ! Visually (or perhaps ethnically ;-) I liked the Caithness !

I got a real sense of the damage that this piece could do, once it gets up to speed, and it calls to one to cut something !
I've no idea how this one performs but it certainly would have been my first choice, to try , given the pieces there !

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PostPosted: Mon 07 Feb, 2005 10:37 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Oh sure Mac rub it in...
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PostPosted: Mon 07 Feb, 2005 10:49 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Russ Ellis wrote:
Oh sure Mac rub it in...


Well thanks for not pointing out my spelling mistake ;-)

- ethical is a tad off from ethnically ! Mac

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PostPosted: Mon 07 Feb, 2005 11:07 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thomas McDonald wrote:


Well thanks for not pointing out my spelling mistake ;-)

- ethical is a tad off from ethnically ! Mac


Ha, I'd read it before the edit, and didn't think it was a mistake! (as in, it would be the morally incorrect thing for you not to prefer the Caithness! Big Grin )
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PostPosted: Mon 07 Feb, 2005 1:17 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Bill Grandy wrote:
Thomas McDonald wrote:


Well thanks for not pointing out my spelling mistake ;-)

- ethical is a tad off from ethnically ! Mac


Ha, I'd read it before the edit, and didn't think it was a mistake! (as in, it would be the morally incorrect thing for you not to prefer the Caithness! Big Grin )


Ditto that... Happy

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PostPosted: Mon 07 Feb, 2005 2:49 pm    Post subject: Re: Drat did it again!         Reply with quote

Russ Ellis wrote:
I let that Tritonia on ebay get away!!!


ditto that...

I also had my eye on it, but got distracted...


"poo"

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: Mon 07 Feb, 2005 5:15 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

i spent some quality time with one last year.

real simple: the thing is a beast. . .

. . . and is an awesome cutter when put to proper use - with a couple hundred pounds of horse behind it.

i absolutely love the hilt and the only thing keeping me from blowing my allowance on one is that i really have no use for a horseman's sword. . . i really don't. . . really. . .

. . . now if i could just twist Peter's arm into making me one with a similar hilt built on a type X or type XII blade. . .
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PostPosted: Tue 08 Feb, 2005 7:48 am    Post subject: Re: Drat did it again!         Reply with quote

Alex Oster wrote:
Russ Ellis wrote:
I let that Tritonia on ebay get away!!!


ditto that...

I also had my eye on it, but got distracted...


"poo"


Don't I know it, figured I would either a) get in under the wire Sunday or b) let the auction run out and then make a lower offer. Drat drat and double drat! Happy

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PostPosted: Tue 08 Feb, 2005 2:00 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Hey Russ, if you're still interested, I spotted a Tritonia for sale over in the SFI classifieds.
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PostPosted: Tue 08 Feb, 2005 2:34 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thanks Roger, just noticed that one myself and made him an offer... we will see...
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PostPosted: Wed 09 Feb, 2005 12:26 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Russ,
I know what you mean when you say that you pasted up a sword that you regret not purchasing. I can think of three in the past year that I regret not moving on- a Patrick Barta Damascus Viking sword on Ebay (I lost it to David Wilson by a matter of minutes), the Castle Keep Baskethilt that you had up for sale, and an Erik Stevenson pappenhiemer that was owned by the late Don Nelson and Bill Grandy was able to get about an hour before I saw it up for sale. That is why I couldn't let the Tritonia get away (I decided to snatch it up last minute off of Ebay) as I have wanted that sword since I first saw it.

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PostPosted: Wed 09 Feb, 2005 6:08 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Hey James, yeah I noticed you were the lucky guy. Congratulations! I think you got a decent deal on what appears to be an outstanding sword. You will have to let us know what you think when you actually have it in hand. At least I can live vicariously right? Happy
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PostPosted: Thu 10 Feb, 2005 5:46 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Got it. Turns out living vicariously won't be necessary... Happy
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PostPosted: Thu 10 Feb, 2005 5:51 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Russ Ellis wrote:
Got it. Turns out living vicariously won't be necessary... Happy


Congratulations, Russ !

Glad you reeled this one in .... be sure to let us hear all about it ! -- Mac

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PostPosted: Thu 10 Feb, 2005 3:47 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Russ Ellis wrote:
Got it. Turns out living vicariously won't be necessary... Happy


Congratulations, Russ! I had an offer in, but yours was clearly better. But, as fate would have it, Nathan R just put his A&A GBS up for sale today, and your success cleared the way for me to purchase the GBS, instead. I guess that's serendipity.

So, now you have (or soon will have) at least two of the Museum Line. What about the others?
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PostPosted: Thu 10 Feb, 2005 8:19 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Congrats on the purchases Steve and Russ. It sounds like in the end, we all won out! Happy
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PostPosted: Fri 11 Feb, 2005 5:55 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Absolutely James, all's well that ends well for everyone as it turns out! Happy Steve, congratulations to you as well! A GBS was the very first Euro sword that I ever bought and it is STILL one of my favorites. Nathan wasn't kidding when he said that it's one of the top production swords made. I know you will be very pleased with it.
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PostPosted: Wed 16 Feb, 2005 10:16 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I just received my Tritonia and it is beuatiful. I am so excited! Happy Happy
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PostPosted: Thu 17 Feb, 2005 11:32 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Russ, sometime Iím going to have to find out where you live and stop by for a visit.
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