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PostPosted: Fri 24 Nov, 2006 7:02 pm    Post subject: The Beginning of a Series         Reply with quote

I've started developing a small line of swords, all limited production, that will be peened rather than threaded. The time period'll likely be between 1180 and 1320........

No less than 12 models, no more than 20, and likely just 20 pieces per model produced........

The first one is a XII, and the photo is how it looks just off the machine. I thought it might be fun to follow something like this "thru the system".....



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PostPosted: Fri 24 Nov, 2006 7:06 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I've moved this from the "off-topic talk" forum. Please make sure all annoucements, marketing, promotional, and sales-related topics are kept in the "Makers" forum. Thank you.

On a completely different note, I'd like to say that I love seeing the in-progress photos of this stuff so that we, the non-sword making public, can have a glimpse into the process.

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PostPosted: Fri 24 Nov, 2006 11:51 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Nathan Robinson wrote:
On a completely different note, I'd like to say that I love seeing the in-progress photos of this stuff so that we, the non-sword making public, can have a glimpse into the process.


I agree so. At first I wouldn't even realize that was a half-grinded sword blank from CNC.... surprised me!

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PostPosted: Sat 25 Nov, 2006 12:00 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

This is good news. I can't wait to see the line of swords. Please do post more of these in progress shots too, it's fascinating to those of us who don't see it regularly!
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On a completely different note, I'd like to say that I love seeing the in-progress photos of this stuff so that we, the non-sword making public, can have a glimpse into the process.


I agree. I'm gonna show people these shots next time someone mention the "Conan the Barbarian" opening scene... Wink

I assume this new limited line will contain warswords mostly ?
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PostPosted: Sat 25 Nov, 2006 9:37 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Gus.... question on the fittings............. will they be the same as your threaded line?
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PostPosted: Sat 25 Nov, 2006 1:01 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Lancelot Chan wrote:
Nathan Robinson wrote:
On a completely different note, I'd like to say that I love seeing the in-progress photos of this stuff so that we, the non-sword making public, can have a glimpse into the process.


I agree so. At first I wouldn't even realize that was a half-grinded sword blank from CNC.... surprised me!


HI Lance

The terminology is "machined". This is the process that Del Tin, Albion, and AT use....... Albion and AT in house......

There's differences in technique, but the contouring and basic profile is established this way.

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On a completely different note, I'd like to say that I love seeing the in-progress photos of this stuff so that we, the non-sword making public, can have a glimpse into the process.


I agree. I'm gonna show people these shots next time someone mention the "Conan the Barbarian" opening scene... Wink

I assume this new limited line will contain warswords mostly ?


Hi Hugo

I don't think so......... Right now I have 8 "for sure" models, and only three are warswords. Most are arming swords.... a type X, two Type Xa's, a XII, a XIV. There's a XIIIa monster { 4lbs, 37 inch blade, still real lively} a XIII, and a tweener {multi-fuller}......

There's another XIIIa that's a firm maybe, and another XII, another XIV, a XVI, and maybe a XVIa......

And if I decide that a XV and XVa fall into this range, might have one each of those.........

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There's a XIIIa monster { 4lbs, 37 inch blade, still real lively}


Yum-yum. Big Grin

Would these be based on your existing models, or would they be given new serial number ?
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Hugo Voisine wrote:
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There's a XIIIa monster { 4lbs, 37 inch blade, still real lively}


Yum-yum. Big Grin

Would these be based on your existing models, or would they be given new serial number ?


Hi Hugo

Some of them....... some of them are all new.........

And, these won't have any serial numbers, just names, sorry......

Peened, leather over cord handles, apple seed edges...... a bit different than the previous AT stuff, consequently names instead of numbers.......

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PostPosted: Sun 26 Nov, 2006 4:53 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Hey Gus, will there be any change in the blade finish of this line?
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David Stokes wrote:
Gus.... question on the fittings............. will they be the same as your threaded line?


Hi Dave

I wouldn't plan on them cross fitting....... The tangs will be different, as these are going to be permanently assembled. So guards, pommels, and handles for these will not fit the threaded series......

Aesthetically? Well, I will be making new guard and pommels for this series..... Depends on a lot of stuff if I want to go thru the trouble of doing the same aesthetic features for the threaded series...... But yes, some stuff you're used to seeing will pop up here........

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A photo of the sword after heat treat, and with the fuller semi-finished. The blade bevels have been "touched" with the grinder, but its just to establish things.

This piece will be the first of the "London Guard", a name taken from the days I worked with Josh Hemingway, and in honor of having worked with him........

This series, is going to be like the "Tactical" lineup I'm doing, in that I will not be taking preorders. Only sell what's in stock..... though I am considering a waiting list........



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PostPosted: Sat 09 Dec, 2006 5:22 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Very excited about this line, Gus -- might be in the market for an X. So what's the line to be called?

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M. Eversberg II wrote:
So what's the line to be called?

M.


I knew I forgot something...... got any good ideas?

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PostPosted: Sat 09 Dec, 2006 6:57 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Angus Trim wrote:
There's a XIIIa monster { 4lbs, 37 inch blade, still real lively}


I'm listening. Wink

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Angus Trim wrote:
M. Eversberg II wrote:
So what's the line to be called?

M.


I knew I forgot something...... got any good ideas?



Name suggestions:

The Permanent hilt assembly line.
The Fixedhilt line.
The Peened line.
The Historic hilt line.
The Forget about taking apart line. ( O.K. I may be loosing it here: Sounds like a " Sopranos " sword line .... Pun ALERT )
The I can't find the Hex screw line. Laughing Out Loud

Some things to keep an eye on and I'm looking forward to seeing pics of this line as well as those in the " tactical line ". Cool

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Angus Trim wrote:
M. Eversberg II wrote:
So what's the line to be called?

M.


I knew I forgot something...... got any good ideas?


Perhaps something like "The Stouthearted Line".

Good luck in this and all of your ventures, Gus. You're an incredibly gifted craftsman and your customer service is second to none.

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How about just calling it "Angus Trim's Historics" or "Historics"?

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PostPosted: Sat 09 Dec, 2006 9:07 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

M. Trim,
the time frame you have chosen is rich in names which resonate through medieval history, though the more obvious such as Richard Coeur de Lion, and his brother John Lackland are over used, I would look more to the colourful and violent lords such as Simon de Montfort, who crushed the Cathares in the south of what is now France (1210 to 1218), elder relation of the Simon de Montfort who was instrumental in the baron's rebellion in England from 1258 to 1265. In the great battles, I can think of Bouvines,, Courtrai, Bannockburn,
Also in that time frame is the signing of Magna Carta, so the list of Norman-English lords who imposed the beginnings of democracy on the english crown could provide you with a long list to choose from (earls of Clare, Gloucester, Winchester, Norfolk, Oxford, the Constable of Chester, Mareschal the Younger etc...)
I think the trick is to match the blade to the georaphy and time frame , and then choose the name to honour one of those who would have used the same type of weapon, or commanded troops who would have . Good luck in your research.
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