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Mark Hamilton





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PostPosted: Thu 12 Nov, 2009 2:35 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Would someone be able to post a full length side by side photo of the Reeve and Gaddhjalt. A brazil nut is next on my list and I'm really torn between the two of these!

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PostPosted: Sat 14 Nov, 2009 5:20 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

As requested, here are a couple pics of my Gaddhjalt and Reeve next to each other.
They're fairly similar looking swords, but with different characters. The Reeve is a broad, thin, relatively-short slasher, perfect for close in shield-wall work. Some have described it as an overgrown butcher knife. The Gaddhjalt on the other hand has a little more blade presence, longer reach, and slightly stouter edge geometry which are perfect for delivering sweeping blows from horseback to mailed opponents.
Both are beautiful swords and I doubt you'd be disappointed with either.
I hope this helps,
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PostPosted: Sat 14 Nov, 2009 5:25 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Many thanks Dan, those photo's are exactly what I was looking for! The only problem now is that I want both of them!
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PostPosted: Sun 15 Nov, 2009 6:37 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

If this can help, there's a Gaddhjalt for sale in the marketplace...

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PostPosted: Sun 15 Nov, 2009 10:12 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Is the Ritter comparable to the Gaddhjalt in terms of handling? It is quite long too, a little bit shorter though. In terms of handlich I would always recommend the Reeve. It is a real nasty blade.
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PostPosted: Fri 29 Jan, 2010 10:18 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Still on my Brazil nut binge...

Here's something a bit interesting that I picked up second-hand; a full length (35" blade) Del Tin 2130. I wonder how common these are compared to the regular 33" blade 2130? It handles like a beast but I think the extra length brings it closer to the awesome presence of the original sword of St. Maurice of Turin. Not on par with the Albion reproduction, of course, but still pretty cool I think.



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PostPosted: Fri 29 Jan, 2010 11:46 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

JD-

Looks great. I like the Pommel a lot. It seems a lot smoother than the Albion one! Thanks for posting!
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PostPosted: Fri 29 Jan, 2010 1:56 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thanks Tim. My impression is that the Albion pommel is flatter and perhaps lighter, whereas the DT pommel is more full and round, and likely heavier.

It would be interesting to compare the handling of these brutes side by side. I think the stats are something like this:

Albion St. Maurice: 3lb, PoB 9", blade 36"
DT 2130 (regular): 3.1lb, PoB 6.5", blade 33"
DT 2130 (long): 3.2lb, PoB 7.5, blade 35"

The Albion has the furthest out PoB for static balance, but its lighter and I'd be willing to bet it has the best mass distribution for dynamic balance, besides being more accurate to the original.
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PostPosted: Fri 29 Jan, 2010 2:24 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Very cool J.D. I might order that blade without fittings for some custom hilting once.
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PostPosted: Fri 29 Jan, 2010 4:52 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Luka Borscak wrote:
Very cool J.D. I might order that blade without fittings for some custom hilting once.


Sounds good Luka. I recall that your local smith has done terrific work with Del Tin blades before, including your customized straight-guard 2130. I plan to leave this one with the curved guard because I have a couple of similar straight-guard swords on order for later this year. Here are a couple more views that might show off the big blade on this sword better.



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PostPosted: Wed 19 May, 2010 8:49 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I recently had opportunity to pick up a 'regular' Del Tin 2130 from the classifieds. The following picture shows it standing next to my extra-long 2130 for comparison (its as good as new, but has a few scuff marks on the laquer, which I have not yet removed). Besides the different blades, there are some subtle differences in the handles that altogether make for some interesting differences in handling properties. Eventually I will have one of them customized to make them more different, but if there is interest I wouldn't mind first doing a detailed comparative review of these two monsters.


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PostPosted: Wed 19 May, 2010 8:59 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

J.D. Crawford wrote:
I recently had opportunity to pick up a 'regular' Del Tin 2130 from the classifieds. The following picture shows it standing next to my extra-long 2130 for comparison


That's cool. Does Del Tin make two versions or did they change the design over the years? I'm basically asking why there are two sizes of the same model.

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PostPosted: Wed 19 May, 2010 9:14 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Nathan Robinson wrote:


That's cool. Does Del Tin make two versions or did they change the design over the years? I'm basically asking why there are two sizes of the same model.

Cheers!


Hi Nathan, I first learned of the extra-long version in this article by Björn Hellqvist:

http://bjorn.foxtail.nu/h_stm_e.htm

It seems that one can place a special order from Del Tin for the big version. In my case it was a happy accident the first time around, having picked both of these up second-hand.

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PostPosted: Thu 20 May, 2010 6:43 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Hi Nathan!

Mr.Deltin makes them both. The shorter version might feel a bit lighter in Hand. You just need to order the "historical correct long version". I talked to Fulvio on this subject, its just that some costumers like the look, but not the weight of the long 2130, so he made a bit shorter version too.
I also own this long version. its a "Beast" not in a Bad Manner but nothing for 1.33 Style but more for cleaving from a Horseback. its what i call a "Man´s Sword"...:-)

btw here in the first Part you can see it (hopefully)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G5_TCB_mw4c

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PostPosted: Sun 23 May, 2010 7:09 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Hi all
Here is my sword with Brazil -nut pommel made by swordsmith Robert Moc from Slovakia. / www.robert-moc.sk/
Sword was made after archeological find in Trencin in Slovakia. Blade is from bloom iron



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PostPosted: Sun 23 May, 2010 8:43 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Lubomir Slauka wrote:
Hi all
Here is my sword with Brazil -nut pommel made by swordsmith Robert Moc from Slovakia. / www.robert-moc.sk/
Sword was made after archeological find in Trencin in Slovakia. Blade is from bloom iron


Very nice! Do you have pictures of the original it was made after?
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PostPosted: Sun 23 May, 2010 10:51 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Yes, this does look nice. It may be the angles but the grip does look a bit thick though.
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Lubomir Slauka wrote:
Hi all
Here is my sword with Brazil -nut pommel made by swordsmith Robert Moc from Slovakia. / www.robert-moc.sk/
Sword was made after archeological find in Trencin in Slovakia. Blade is from bloom iron


Thanks Lubomir for showing your beautiful sword and for pointing out this sword-maker. I was not aware of this site - it looks like he does some very fine work and has some great historical designs. However I cannot find an English version so its a bit hard to get past the pictures. Is there a price list somewhere, or do you know the range of prices he has? Was it easy to deal with these people?
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PostPosted: Mon 24 May, 2010 2:01 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Hi
Robert moc website is this time only in Slovak , but he speak english. You can send him email on address from website, or on mocrob@centrum.sk Prices of his medieval swords with blades from bloom iron are 800 - 1000 €
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PostPosted: Mon 24 May, 2010 10:55 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I don't have the budget, at the moment, for an Albion or A&A, but here is an image of my Hanwei/Tinker Pearce "Norman" sword. It is surprisingly accurate, at least to me, for this price range and handles quite well. The underside of the pommel is more curved than appears in the image. Here is Doombringer:


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