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John Gage
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PostPosted: Wed 30 Mar, 2005 5:02 pm    Post subject: Royal Dirk         Reply with quote

Hello everyone,


I just completed my first personal Albion project and i thought i would share and get your input. Kevin Iseli is making a scabbard for it at the moment, which i cant wait to see the final product. Im sure it will be smokin hot as Kevs work never ceases to amaze me.
Here is the link http://www.albion-swords.com/inhouse/gage.htm


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John
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PostPosted: Wed 30 Mar, 2005 5:08 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Moved to the makers forum, because even though this is a personal project of yours, you're an industry pro working for Albion and you'll be selling this piece.

Industry pros are welcome to all the exposure they want on this forum.

Cheers, man!

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PostPosted: Wed 30 Mar, 2005 5:11 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I saw this today John. In fact, I had a nice discussion on the phone with Mike concerning it! I was just going to post it up but you beat me to it.

I'm pretty impressed by your work man! I immediately stopped everything and gazed wantingly at the photos for a few minutes. Big Grin

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PostPosted: Wed 30 Mar, 2005 6:39 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Very nice, Gage. I am most definitely not a fan of the ballock dagger, but I really like the proportions of this piece.

One little critique/question, though. Was there any reason you decided to terminate the fuller just before it enters the hilt rather than just letting it continue out of sight? This detail just threw the piece a little off for me in the "historical sense" of my mind's eye. . . I may be wrong.

And I love the ruby. It doesn't work for me aesthetically, but it is a very bold statement that I don't see done very often; etching, engraving, gold/silver plating and inlay, sure, but you just don't see too many gemstones brought to the table.
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PostPosted: Wed 30 Mar, 2005 6:41 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

John-

One word comes to mind...

Covet.

Looks REALLY sweet, man!

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PostPosted: Wed 30 Mar, 2005 8:01 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

looks really awsome. nice work.
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PostPosted: Wed 30 Mar, 2005 8:06 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Hi Patrick,

Mike had said you had called about 20 minutes after Howy put it up. I am very happy that you like it. Happy


Hi Aaron,

Thanx, i m glad you like it. Happy

Kevin and i are planning many more collaborations for the future. Its awesome to be able to work with such a talent as Kevin and the Albion crew.

Thanx for the replies fellas,

Regards,

John


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PostPosted: Wed 13 Apr, 2005 7:38 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Some pictures of Kevin's scabbard for this is up guys. I just wanted to update you...


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PostPosted: Wed 13 Apr, 2005 7:54 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

The suite is awesome. If only... Damn, I'm tempted to put a hold on this!

John's Dirk itself is incredible. Kevin's certainly rounded out the package with an equally impressive scabbard.

Not today, Mike... WTF?! but if it hangs around TOO long...

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PostPosted: Wed 13 Apr, 2005 5:57 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Sigh, that is one beautiful set. The only improvement that could be made is for it to be hanging on my wall. Unfortunately, that isn't going to happen what with all the other sharp and pointies I've acquired over the last while. Still there's always the lotto. I'm not greedy mind you. Just a small win would be nice. Wink
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PostPosted: Fri 10 Jun, 2005 7:43 pm    Post subject: Sale price         Reply with quote

Hi guys,

I just would like to let everyone know i am lowering the price on the royal dirk to $1,300. I will finally be moving my wife and stepson to New Glarus at the end of the month and will be needing the cash. The website doesnt reflect this yet but it will most likely monday. Thanx.

Take care,
John
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PostPosted: Sat 11 Jun, 2005 5:22 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Fine looking work there john,kevins scabbard looks great too,
but if i'm honest,i really like the hell bowie and the sceptered mace Cool
i think the albion team need to lock you away with jody for a couple of collaberative pieces, Cool
Good luck on the move and safe journey,i'l be checking in on your page more often i think, Big Grin
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PostPosted: Sat 11 Jun, 2005 5:41 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Hi Lee,

I would love to collaborate with Jody, could be a possibility someday. I am currently working on a matching scabbard for the Hell Bowie (like the grip) and an all pattern weld and ebony gamblers dagger Kev rightly named the fifth ace. As far as the move goes my wife is in New York (where im from) so ill fly out in a couple weeks, see my family for a visit, pack all of her stuff in a Uhaul truck and bring her back here for some culture shock Happy. (culture shock in a good way though Big Grin ).

Thanx man,
John
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PostPosted: Sat 11 Jun, 2005 1:44 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Good luck on the move John. Being familiar with long seperations I know it's great when everyone's back together.
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PostPosted: Sat 11 Jun, 2005 5:18 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

on the scabbard: wow.

on the move: great to hear you're getting your family back! See, getting time for personal projects IS a sure sign of becoming "settled in" Happy
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PostPosted: Sat 11 Jun, 2005 6:33 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thanx Patrick,

I am not looking forward to the drive but i am looking forward to finally being with my wife its been about 11 months now that we have been apart with maybe a half dozen short visits in between. So all will be good soon. Here is a pic of just the dirk.

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John
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PostPosted: Wed 15 Jun, 2005 6:45 pm    Post subject: Dirk         Reply with quote

Very sweet!
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