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Matthew Grzybowski
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PostPosted: Tue 04 Apr, 2006 6:33 pm    Post subject: New Machete from OlliN!         Reply with quote

OlliN Sword Design is proud to offer the premiere piece of our Zombie Defense Collection, Riley's Defense.



The specs for this piece are...

Weight: 1lb 5oz
Over All Length: 25 1/2"
Blade Length: 20"
Width of Blade at Hilt: 1 3/4"
Point of Balance: 6"
Thickness of Blade: 1/8"

Blade: 1075 Steel
Grip: Bocote/Maple

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PostPosted: Wed 05 Apr, 2006 12:33 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I'm not sure that the zombies will appreciate the very nice wood grain on the handle.....
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PostPosted: Wed 05 Apr, 2006 5:04 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Tim Lison wrote:
I'm not sure that the zombies will appreciate the very nice wood grain on the handle.....


HA! You're probably right about that. Thanks! We got a great piece of bocote for this piece. It really turned out great.

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PostPosted: Wed 05 Apr, 2006 4:04 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Great stuff! This is the most brutal machete I have ever seen; and it's fantastic to see a high end take on a tool that tends to be stamped out of sheet metal. From the stats it sounds like it'll feel pretty energetic in the hand - good for hacking up the undead till the cows come home...and the zombies go after them instead.
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PostPosted: Wed 05 Apr, 2006 9:04 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Good job on your first project Matt, Keep up the good work.

Shane
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PostPosted: Thu 06 Apr, 2006 7:25 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

James A. Vargscarr wrote:
Great stuff! This is the most brutal machete I have ever seen; and it's fantastic to see a high end take on a tool that tends to be stamped out of sheet metal. From the stats it sounds like it'll feel pretty energetic in the hand - good for hacking up the undead till the cows come home...and the zombies go after them instead.


Thanks, James! We had a lot of fun working on this piece. We spent a lot of time looking at different machete designs and trying to improve upon it. Which is tough when you consider how long the machete has been around. And even then, the basic design has remained relatively unchanged. I think we nudged the concept some with this piece, yet still remained faithful to the original design.

As I mentioned on the OlliN site on our News page, we've got another pattern in the works for the ZDC line. I'm really excited to show that one off to. We broke out of the more traditional blade pattern on that one. VERY different and VERY fun!

Thanks for the kind words.

Matt

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PostPosted: Thu 06 Apr, 2006 7:32 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Shane Allee wrote:
Good job on your first project Matt, Keep up the good work.

Shane


Thank you very much! I don't think I've listed anywhere that this was my first opus. And it was from start to finish. Though I had LOTS of great help and guidance from Mark along the way. BIG thank you to Mark! You rock! I can't believe on how much I learned on this project. And after starting to work on the next piece for the ZDC, I can see how much faster it is going this time around, which is really exciting!!!

Thanks again, Shane!


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PostPosted: Thu 06 Apr, 2006 11:06 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Congratulaions on your first piece, Matt! I saw the additional photos on the Ollin website, and I love the subtle variation in the dual layered grip. Looking forward to the next one! Cool


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PostPosted: Wed 12 Apr, 2006 5:14 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

James A. Vargscarr wrote:
Congratulaions on your first piece, Matt! I saw the additional photos on the Ollin website, and I love the subtle variation in the dual layered grip. Looking forward to the next one! Cool


I had a great time making this one. I made some great progress on the next piece. I should be posting some pics of the new piece shortly here. Thanks again!

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Man, zombies are like pigeons, every time you think you've got the problem under control, they come back! WTF?! Laughing Out Loud Without doubt, that is the most beautiful machete I've ever seen (never thought I'd refer to a machete as "beautiful"..).
Nice work! Happy
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PostPosted: Thu 20 Apr, 2006 6:00 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

G. Scott H. wrote:
Man, zombies are like pigeons, every time you think you've got the problem under control, they come back! WTF?! Laughing Out Loud Without doubt, that is the most beautiful machete I've ever seen (never thought I'd refer to a machete as "beautiful"..).
Nice work! Happy


Thanks, Scott! I love you're comment about zombies being like pigeons. That's awesome! I going to have to use that on our site if that's ok?

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PostPosted: Thu 20 Apr, 2006 10:43 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Matthew Grzybowski wrote:
G. Scott H. wrote:
Man, zombies are like pigeons, every time you think you've got the problem under control, they come back! WTF?! Laughing Out Loud Without doubt, that is the most beautiful machete I've ever seen (never thought I'd refer to a machete as "beautiful"..).
Nice work! Happy


Thanks, Scott! I love you're comment about zombies being like pigeons. That's awesome! I going to have to use that on our site if that's ok?

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Matt
Please, go right ahead. Big Grin I've been having serious pigeon problems at my house recently, so the analogy wasn't too difficult to come up with. Laughing Out Loud Cool Happy
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