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Nathan Robinson
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PostPosted: Mon 28 Feb, 2005 12:59 am    Post subject: Feb 28: myArmoury.com news and updates         Reply with quote

Today's update:


Spotlight:
Oakeshott Type XIII Swords
An article by Chad Arnow


Phoenix Metal Creations Bastard Sword

A hands-on review by Bill Grandy

As always, you can see our Complete History of Updates listed right from our home page.

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PostPosted: Mon 28 Feb, 2005 8:05 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I love Type XIII's! This is a wonderful update Nathan. I particularly would be interested in seeing Albion make a reproduction of the type XIII you have labeled as "Type XIII.2" A gaddhjalt style hilt with a type XIII blade - awesome.
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PostPosted: Mon 28 Feb, 2005 8:25 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

while the AT1421 is defined as Type XIIIb. (from the article)

That is from the defunct All Saints site, which also defines the AT1421 as a XIIIa. With its 7 inch grip, the one thing it is
not is a XIIIb. With its 7 inch grip, it is either a long-hilted XIII or a shortish XIIIa.

I've got an AT1421. It's a good sword. I'd like to see more XIII (not a or b) designs on the market
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PostPosted: Mon 28 Feb, 2005 8:31 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Roger Hooper wrote:
while the AT1421 is defined as Type XIIIb. (from the article)

That is from the defunct All Saints site, which also defines the AT1421 as a XIIIa. With its 7 inch grip, the one thing it is
not is a XIIIb. With its 7 inch grip, it is either a long-hilted XIII or a shortish XIIIa.


I think that this is a typo more than anything else. Nathan and the crew will fix it. Good catch.

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PostPosted: Mon 28 Feb, 2005 8:44 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Roger Hooper wrote:
while the AT1421 is defined as Type XIIIb. (from the article)

That is from the defunct All Saints site, which also defines the AT1421 as a XIIIa. With its 7 inch grip, the one thing it is
not is a XIIIb. With its 7 inch grip, it is either a long-hilted XIII or a shortish XIIIa.


Roger,
The info is from All Saints, where it was defined (by them) as a XIIIb. The "models" page, which I used for the list, still shows it as a XIIIb (http://www.allsaintsblades.com/Models.htm), though the sword's page says XIIIa.

It's not a typo so much as relying on manufacturer/retailer info. Happy

I suppose we should fix it. Thanks, Roger. Cool

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PostPosted: Mon 28 Feb, 2005 9:19 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Sorry folks, I guess I was unclear. I meant to say that the All Saints site incorrectly defines the AT1421 as both a XIIIa and a XIIIb.
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PostPosted: Mon 28 Feb, 2005 9:25 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Roger Hooper wrote:
Sorry folks, I guess I was unclear. I meant to say that the All Saints site incorrectly defines the AT1421 as both a XIIIa and a XIIIb.


Nothing to be sorry for at all, Roger. Thanks for catching it. Above all, we want to get it right.

I usually use the All Saints models page for those lists. I just need to check more carefully, I guess. Happy

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PostPosted: Mon 28 Feb, 2005 12:27 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

A slightly off-topic musing inspired by the Phoenix bastard sword:

Both Erik S. and E.B. Erikson do this magnificient work as a hobby! That just slays me. Here I am, just fixing to start thinking about how I might possibly try to begin some basic cutlery, and they casually create masterieces in their spare time, manipulating steel like some artists manipulate clay. I'd love to know what kind of tools they use (not only what is most convenient or ideal, but what will serve a hobbyist). Where do they get their materials? Do they use metal lathes? Do they have formal machine-shop education? Do they own their machines or rent shop time? Do they have forges, anvils, etc.? It's all a big mystery to me, but I'd love to learn how to do some of the basic cutler's work. I'm going to look into taking a metal arts course locally, but I'd love to hear these Master Hobbyists discuss hobby-specific skills, either in a forum thread or in an article.

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PostPosted: Mon 28 Feb, 2005 1:21 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Great update, I love the Type III, more specifficaly the subtype IIIa. I'm sucker for big slashing swords. Cool
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PostPosted: Mon 28 Feb, 2005 1:58 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I absolutely love of the spotlights on the different sword types, it really helps a lot. Thankyou to everyone who as done them and keep up the awsome work. Big Grin
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PostPosted: Tue 08 Mar, 2005 10:42 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Joel Chesser wrote:
I absolutely love of the spotlights on the different sword types, it really helps a lot.

Thank you so much for this feedback. I happen to agree with you, as I think these are quickly becoming one of the best sources of reference on the subject available. I love 'em, which is why I keep pushing so hard on the team to attack these subjects Happy

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Everyone,
Thanks, as always, for the kind words and feedback in general. The spotlights are fun to write, and I find myself referring to them often as I'm researching new purchases/reviews. I'm glad folks enjoy reading them as much as I enjoy writing the ones I've done. I'll bet the others who've written spotlights would agree. Happy

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PostPosted: Thu 10 Mar, 2005 10:01 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I'm pretty excited abour our Oakeshott Spotlights in particular. We're near to completing the series, and when we're done I think we'll have the best Oakeshott resource on the web.
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PostPosted: Sun 13 Mar, 2005 11:41 pm    Post subject: Re: Feb 28: myArmoury.com news and updates         Reply with quote

Nathan Robinson wrote:
Today's update:


Spotlight:
Oakeshott Type XIII Swords
An article by Chad Arnow


Phoenix Metal Creations Bastard Sword

A hands-on review by Bill Grandy

As always, you can see our Complete History of Updates listed right from our home page.


Bill's review of the bastard was, as usual, insightful and well-written.

But what really caught my attention was the article on Type XIII's-- arguably one of my favorite classes of swords.

Very well done!

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