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Shane Allee
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PostPosted: Fri 10 Mar, 2006 10:52 am    Post subject: Del Tin bare blades at Atlanta Cutlery         Reply with quote

Recently noticed that Atlanta Cutlery has a few Del Tin bare blades available. These are listed under Italian blades on their website. Might be a good chance for those looking for a DIY type of project.



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PostPosted: Fri 10 Mar, 2006 11:03 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Those CK55 blades obviously are leftovers from the days when MRL sold Del Tin swords, or a combo of DT blade and MRL hilt. They must have been sitting on those shelves for 10 to 15 years.
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PostPosted: Fri 10 Mar, 2006 11:22 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Ahh, man....I'd take a few of those! The Type XVIII hand-and-a-half and Scottish blade look wonderful. Not today, though. Sigh.
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PostPosted: Fri 10 Mar, 2006 11:42 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

So would I. If I can scrounge up the money for them.
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PostPosted: Fri 10 Mar, 2006 11:50 am    Post subject: Re: Del Tin bare blades at Atlanta Cutlery         Reply with quote

Shane Allee wrote:
Recently noticed that Atlanta Cutlery has a few Del Tin bare blades available. These are listed under Italian blades on their website. Might be a good chance for those looking for a DIY type of project.



http://www.atlantacutlery.com/

Shane


Thanks Shane for giving us the heads up on this! I needed some blades pretty bad....Thanks again Exclamation

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PostPosted: Fri 10 Mar, 2006 9:17 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

These has definitly been sitting on the shelf for some time. I picked up a XVIII and falcion blade to mess around with. Sounds like my wife has plans to take on one or both of them as projects. Although I might be somewhat tempted to mount the falcion on a short polearm.

Wow Ben you really cleaned up on them...*G*

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PostPosted: Sun 12 Mar, 2006 5:41 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Oh well... I paid $140 for a blade at Albion's Moat Sale that I could have bought for $90 at Atlanta Cutlery. *sigh*
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PostPosted: Sun 12 Mar, 2006 10:41 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Call me weird, but I think that Cutlass blade would look stunning on an Eljay Ribbon hilt.
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PostPosted: Sun 12 Mar, 2006 2:41 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thomas Hoogendam wrote:
Call me weird, but I think that Cutlass blade would look stunning on an Eljay Ribbon hilt.

I almost bought one for that very purpose but refrained from spending the money.

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PostPosted: Sun 12 Mar, 2006 4:51 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thomas Hoogendam wrote:
Call me weird, but I think that Cutlass blade would look stunning on an Eljay Ribbon hilt.


I have an o.s Albion Agincourt bare blade for my Eljay Ribbon hilt.... The Scottish and Cutlass blades where bought for this reason...will have to see how they look!

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PostPosted: Sun 12 Mar, 2006 8:12 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thanks for the heads up....just picked up a couple blades...I couldn't buy just one. Cool

This is my kind of DYI project!
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PostPosted: Mon 13 Mar, 2006 9:49 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

These are very tempting. Although a few of those tangs make me a little weary.
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PostPosted: Mon 13 Mar, 2006 12:26 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Bill Grandy wrote:
These are very tempting. Although a few of those tangs make me a little weary.


I was thinking the same thing... Eek! I've developed the impression (from this very site) that the only welded tangs worth having are those by Lutel. Are you guys that are buying these blades going to be using them for display purposes, or are some of you going to sharpen them up and use them? Happy
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PostPosted: Mon 13 Mar, 2006 3:51 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

G. Scott H. wrote:

I was thinking the same thing... Eek! I've developed the impression (from this very site) that the only welded tangs worth having are those by Lutel. Are you guys that are buying these blades going to be using them for display purposes, or are some of you going to sharpen them up and use them? Happy


Properly done welds aren't necessarily bad. Del Tin has been welding extensions on tangs for years, and I haven't heard of many failures (though I have heard of a few). If they are typical Del Tin welds, they will likely be fine, as the vast majority of DT tangs are.

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PostPosted: Mon 13 Mar, 2006 4:10 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Interesting to note that some of the welded on pieces are long (almost the whole tang), while others are fairly short sections. I wonder if this indicates different times of production or if they vary according to the hilt/blade style of a given sword? Happy
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PostPosted: Mon 13 Mar, 2006 5:57 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Well, I may have to jump on this as well. I don't know where to find the hilt components anymore, but one of the blades has been on my list for 10 years or more. Recreating the whole sword will be another matter though. Then again, having to wait untill next month will most likly see my pick sold out. Blush
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PostPosted: Thu 16 Mar, 2006 2:24 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Just wanted to give a bit of an update. I got my two blades today and I'm happy with them. Neither the falcion or the hand and a half blade had the welded rod tang extension. Not that I was overly worried if they did, the del tin gladius blade we have has the rod and it isn't a problem for it. The falcion is a solid tang with no welds, does have a welded extension though. The weld isn't the prettiest, but it looks solid enough. I'll probably test it good if it does turn out that I'll even be using that much of the tang. There is a chance it might be getting a short single hand hilt anyway.

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