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PostPosted: Fri 23 Jun, 2006 1:12 pm    Post subject: And the award for Best Sword, Atlanta 2006, goes to ......         Reply with quote

...... Mr. Vince Evans, for his incredible silver inlaid & engraved Stirling baskethilt !

(was there ever any doubt ;-) Congratulations, Vince & Grace !

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PostPosted: Fri 23 Jun, 2006 1:23 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

An excellent choice.
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PostPosted: Fri 23 Jun, 2006 2:18 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I'm not a baskethilt fan but who couldn't love that piece of art....


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PostPosted: Fri 23 Jun, 2006 2:23 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

And who didn't see this one coming?

That's two in a row for Vince now isn't it? If you had a chance to see the Yataghan three years ago, and the Chinese Goodquill sabre four years ago, you'd agree that it should've been four in a row.
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PostPosted: Fri 23 Jun, 2006 2:58 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Congratulations to Vince and Grace. Outstanding work!
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PostPosted: Fri 23 Jun, 2006 4:41 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I would have been quite disturbed if this piece had not won!

Stephen, I whole-heartedly agree about three years ago. I did not see the one four years ago, unfortunately, but I'm sure it was quite impressive as well.

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PostPosted: Fri 23 Jun, 2006 5:19 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Nathan Robinson wrote:
I would have been quite disturbed if this piece had not won!

Stephen, I whole-heartedly agree about three years ago. I did not see the one four years ago, unfortunately, but I'm sure it was quite impressive as well.


Indeed. I remember that show quite fondly, as I managed score the pirate cutlass off Vince's table. But man! That yataghan was great. I asked Vince about it and he told me who already had dibs on that one, so I had to regretfully look at other pieces.

I am also stunned at the number of hours it took to complete the baskethilt, though perhaps I shouldn't be. Don't know what Vince charged for that sword, but we can be sure it was severely underpriced, as all his creations are.
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PostPosted: Fri 23 Jun, 2006 7:37 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Now that's really impressive... Wink

Is there some other pictures of this sword on the net ? I would really like to see the sword in its entirety.
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PostPosted: Fri 23 Jun, 2006 7:40 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Hugo Voisine wrote:
Now that's really impressive... Wink

Is there some other pictures of this sword on the net ? I would really like to see the sword in its entirety.


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PostPosted: Fri 23 Jun, 2006 8:06 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Really beautifull work, basket and blade.
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PostPosted: Sat 24 Jun, 2006 10:03 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thanks Nathan. Happy
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PostPosted: Sat 24 Jun, 2006 11:58 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Oh My God is that Baskethilt "Gorgeous" Exclamation Wow! What a Masterpiece!

Thanks MAC for yet another stunning photograph.


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PostPosted: Sun 25 Jun, 2006 10:35 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Incredible as always! The carved "dirk" grip is an interesting detail rather than the usual rayskin. Well executed and as impressive as their work has always been. It's almost enough to make me want to start collecting "teastrainers"! Wink

Vince and Grace, congrats on the accomplishment! Thanks for the pics Mac!

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