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Nathan Robinson
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PostPosted: Fri 17 Apr, 2009 12:36 am    Post subject: Coveting thy neighbor's toys         Reply with quote

Okay, well, maybe this is a weird topic, but here goes:

We all see other members posting photos of pieces found in their collections. I often see a piece and think, "Oh man, I want that!"

I thought it might be fun to give a nod to another member and point out which pieces you've seen other people post that you find yourself coveting!


Here's some of mine that come to mind:



TEMPL / Patrick Barta inspired by XX.4 of Oakeshots's Records of the Medieval Sword
Owned by Gordon Clark


Phoenix Metal Creations Pappenheimer Sword
Owned by Bill Grandy


Arma Bohemia Rondel Dagger
Owned by Joe Fults


Arma Bohemia Ballock Dagger
Owned by Chad Arnow


Phoenix Metal Creations Bastard Sword
Owned by Jason Elrod


Phoenix Metal Creations Schiavona
Owned by Søren Niedziella


Custom Danish Two-Hander from Arms & Armor
Owned by Søren Niedziella


JT Palikko Swiss Saber
Owned by Søren Niedziella


Manning Imperial Katzbalger and by-knives
Owned by Søren Niedziella

I limited my list to just custom pieces that came to me off the top of my head. I had many come to mind where I didn't know who the owners are so I didn't include them here Happy

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Patrick Kelly




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PostPosted: Fri 17 Apr, 2009 12:47 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Gordon Clarks recently acquired Barta longsword is a favorite of mine as well, a really beautiful piece.

However, the one that tops the list of green with envy swords has to be Paul Mortimers Sutton Hoo sword by Patrick Barta. If I could possibly have a "Grail" sword this one would be it.


Bill Grandys custom A&A rapier has always been a favorite of mine too.


As well as Nathans own Eljay SW11 Baskethilt.


And finally this Vince Evans Baskethilt, formerly owned by Tom MacDonald.


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Taylor Ellis




PostPosted: Fri 17 Apr, 2009 1:37 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Mine are easy.....


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PostPosted: Fri 17 Apr, 2009 1:38 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Forgot to add Harland's and Aaron's Johnsson longswords. Razz
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Chris Goerner




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PostPosted: Fri 17 Apr, 2009 7:03 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Fun idea for a thread, Nathan!

Here are my favorites:

My all time favorite -- a Walter Allen hilt by ElJay Erickson. Formerly of Thomas MacDonald's collection. Not sure who the lucky owner is now.
http://www.myArmoury.com/albums/photo/5475.html

Kelvingrove Dirk by Vince Evans. Ben Sweet posted the photo, so I am assuming he is the owner. Is that right, Ben?
http://www.myArmoury.com/albums/photo/4257.html

The all-brass hilted dirk Mac used to own was also a favorite of mine. Couldn't find any photos of it in the user albums.

Pinch of Snuff by ElJay. I believe Steve Grisetti is the current owner??
http://www.myArmoury.com/albums/photo/4952.html

Diamond hilt by Vince Evans -- also formerly of Mac's collection. Again, not sure who has it now.
http://www.myArmoury.com/albums/photo/6482.html

Sic Semper Tyranus
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PostPosted: Fri 17 Apr, 2009 10:14 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Tim Lison's Brazil Nut Pommel collection pictured here:

http://www.myArmoury.com/talk/viewtopic.php?t=15023

This really inspired me and turned me on even more to this class of swords.
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PostPosted: Fri 17 Apr, 2009 10:32 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

A couple of Nathan's swords -

The first schiavona made for him by Erik Stevenson - http://www.myArmoury.com/swor_pmc_schi.html?44


The Eljay Landskneckt sword - http://www.myArmoury.com/talk/viewtopic.php?t...echt+eljay

Then there is this baskethilt made by Erik Stevenson some years ago. It was up for grabs: Mine was the second phone call, I don't know who made the first, but he is one lucky guy.



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Bartek Strojek




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PostPosted: Fri 17 Apr, 2009 11:00 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I'll just take them all, thanks.

Big Grin


But seriously, I
really like those three swords http://www.myArmoury.com/talk/download.php?id=6641.

They're Mr. Thomas McDonald property, if he didn't sell them.
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PostPosted: Fri 17 Apr, 2009 1:31 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Well the first one that comes to mind as a long coveted piece is Nathan's Phoenix Metal Creations Hand and a Half which I see as my background every day on my computer. (p.s. I want to be first on the list if you sell)

Secondly I currently do not have any swords by Vince Evans but these two vikings are incredible though I do not know who owns them now.



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PostPosted: Fri 17 Apr, 2009 2:52 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

It's so hard to choose as there are so many nice swords out there! This is a replica of the Fetter Lane sword done by Patrik Barta, owned by Kirk Spencer. This is one I would love to have!


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PostPosted: Fri 17 Apr, 2009 6:18 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I've always liked this one but I have no idea where it lives.


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PostPosted: Fri 17 Apr, 2009 6:19 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I'm going to also say I would like to have Sean's highly tweaked Durer.


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Karl Knisley




PostPosted: Fri 17 Apr, 2009 6:37 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Hello
I dont know who owns it now(I`d like to) but Tom MacDonald posted this EB Erickson some years ago.
And,of course I want it:-)
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PostPosted: Sat 18 Apr, 2009 2:24 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

This gem from John Lundemo



anybody that owns a Albion Landgraf

and Nathan's PMC schiavona

Roanoke Sword Guilde

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Eric Bergman




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PostPosted: Sat 18 Apr, 2009 6:05 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Always coveted this one:


http://www.myArmoury.com/view.html?swor_pmc_sinc_k.jpg
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PostPosted: Sat 18 Apr, 2009 6:44 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

This is a neat thread in that it is destined to include some of the very best work out there and no lemons, and also in that we can all approach the topic from a similar perspective, no matter what our taste and budget in collecting. Everyone here is green, and I don't mean environmentally friendly Eek!
The really memorable swords that came to my mind when I first read the original post have already been mentioned, as I knew they would be (only because you guys have such good taste Big Grin), but there are lots of other pieces showing up that are well worth seeing.
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PostPosted: Sat 18 Apr, 2009 6:53 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Jean Thibodeau's RavenWolf:
http://www.ollinsworddesign.com/osd-custom-RW.html
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PostPosted: Sat 18 Apr, 2009 7:43 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I would have to agree with Gordon Clark's Barta type XX. The sword has long been a favourite of mine and that is a beautiful version. However, the piece that first came to mind on seeing the title of the thread was the Langseax made for Tim Lison by Michael Pikula. Mmmmm...Langseax.

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PostPosted: Sat 18 Apr, 2009 12:46 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

No other sword comes close to how much I want this one.


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I do not love the bright sword for its sharpness, but that which it protects. (Faramir, The Two Towers)
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PostPosted: Sat 18 Apr, 2009 12:57 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Mr. Robinson's collection. This new wallpaper is causing some serious coveting on my end. Big Grin


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