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Matt Easton




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PostPosted: Fri 27 Jan, 2017 4:59 am    Post subject: Review of Tod's Stuff 16th century bastard sword         Reply with quote

Hopefully some people here may be interested in this review:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6oA6jSoLSg8

The original sword is in the Wallace Collection, but I do not have the stats of the original unfortunately and it does not seem to be photographed on their website archive.

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PostPosted: Fri 27 Jan, 2017 6:08 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Haha, just saw it just before reading your post!

Actually, the A479 is on the Wallace Collection website with pictures. There is a few stats and a description as well.
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Matt Easton




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PostPosted: Fri 27 Jan, 2017 6:23 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Ah excellent, I couldn't see it there before. Thanks.
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PostPosted: Fri 27 Jan, 2017 7:19 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Great review Matt!
Being the proud owner of it's twin, I can only agree on all accounts (won't go into details as I've done a mini review on Tod thread on this forum). Great to have the opinion of an Hema instructor on its handling too!
We had the opportunity to document the sword, and Tod got very much drawn to it right away (as we all were to be fair) and he clearly wanted to have a go at these. That's the best starting point for a commission you can hope for really and though it took a few years in the making it was totally worth it. Extensive documentation and Tod's uncanny ability to somehow memorize and reproduce the feel of the sword in hand really makes this sword quite special as it lands so very close to the original.
And yes - a touch of vinegar and some steel wool rubbing and it's not hard to imagine this sword to be convincing in a museum display (won't do that on mine though Happy).
Really great to see the scabbard up close and in motion - it's a masterpiece in itself and I have much work to do to remotely match that...
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J
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PostPosted: Fri 27 Jan, 2017 9:43 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thank you for making this video! It's really great to see the sword in hand and hear your thoughts about it.


Let me add a few bits of additional information.

Details and photos of the original sword on which this replica is based can be found here: https://goo.gl/alNtgt

Details about the making of this replica can be found here: http://myArmoury.com/talk/viewtopic.php?t=34061

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PostPosted: Fri 27 Jan, 2017 1:18 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

When you were giving the measurements, I wish that you had included blade thickness and distal taper.

That is a really beautiful sword
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J. Nicolaysen




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PostPosted: Fri 27 Jan, 2017 5:25 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Great video review. Thanks for this one and all your others. The sound quality of this one is much better than others, much appreciated. Of course I'm jealous of you and Julien for having such nice swords.
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PostPosted: Sat 28 Jan, 2017 3:02 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thanks Matt for making this video and for being so kind.

Thanks also to Julien and Nathan for sponsoring the project and making it happen - these are swords I am very proud of.

Julien, you have a patience and tenacity and married to an 'eye' that means that you will deliver a great scabbard, just don't keep us waiting too long.

Nathan - its on the way....

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