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PostPosted: Thu 17 Mar, 2005 5:35 am    Post subject: Favorite Irish Sword?         Reply with quote

As an appropriate way to celebrate the day - what is your favorite antique or reproduction Irish sword?
I have always like this one from Randal Graham - really wanted it back when it was for sale - oh well.

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PostPosted: Thu 17 Mar, 2005 6:31 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

well, i can't find a picture of it now, but Atrim used to have a hand-and-a-halfer with an irish ring pommel that i really liked. My next Choice would be either MRL's Irish two hander, or their hand-and-a-half.

On the sword by Randal Graham is that grip bone? It looks like an impressive piece. At the time, i don't remember caring for it, as i don't care for irish single handers too much, but seeing it again, it really is an awsome sword. Good choice. Big Grin

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PostPosted: Thu 17 Mar, 2005 8:28 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Reproduction-wise I'd have to go with Vince Evans version of the River Suck find ! Mac






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PostPosted: Thu 17 Mar, 2005 8:35 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Ha, great idea for a St. Patty's thread, Gordon!

I've always been a big fan of that Randall Graham sword, though I'd have prefered a leather wrapped grip. Still, the filework on the pommel is fantastic.
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PostPosted: Thu 17 Mar, 2005 9:41 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Joel Chesser wrote:
On the sword by Randal Graham is that grip bone?

The grip, like the scabbard, is maple.

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PostPosted: Thu 17 Mar, 2005 9:58 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Mine, Big Grin from castlekeep,
But i do love that randal piece,
the VE is rather fine too,



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PostPosted: Thu 17 Mar, 2005 4:08 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I loved the look of that Randall Graham piece! I was looking for the pictures of it for months after it left the market and they seemed to have dissapeared into the abyss of the Internet. . .

. . . so, got any more pictures of it? Big Grin

The Lady Tamara (I think I remember the name right) was very nice too, and along a similar thread.

Just as a point of historical question/note: Considering the RG and the Atrim swords in my head, I haven't seen in pictures or discussion an antique Irish ring pommel sword of these proportions. Is there any evidence of Irish rings on light, small, riding swords in period, or are we looking exclusively at longer type Xa or type XII exclusively?
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PostPosted: Thu 17 Mar, 2005 4:21 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Jonathon Janusz wrote:
I loved the look of that Randall Graham piece! I was looking for the pictures of it for months after it left the market and they seemed to have dissapeared into the abyss of the Internet. . .

. . . so, got any more pictures of it? Big Grin

The Lady Tamara (I think I remember the name right) was very nice too, and along a similar thread.

Just as a point of historical question/note: Considering the RG and the Atrim swords in my head, I haven't seen in pictures or discussion an antique Irish ring pommel sword of these proportions. Is there any evidence of Irish rings on light, small, riding swords in period, or are we looking exclusively at longer type Xa or type XII exclusively?


More like type XIX....

There is a hand and a half survivor with a blade that is XVIIIish, though its more lenticular in crossection than flattened diamond, and there are some surviving illustrations of single handers that are XVIIIish......

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PostPosted: Thu 17 Mar, 2005 5:04 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thanks, Gus. . . kinda knew I was a wee bit off on my typologies about ten minutes after posting. . .

In regards to the existant examples/illustrations of type XVIII-ish, I guess I was more wondering about the proportions of the swords. In the illustrations/woodcuts/etc. I've seen, the blades follow a trend toward longer, broader designs. I am curious to know of examples of the more slender, shorter variety (a "carry about town" kind of sword or perhaps a secondary or backup weapon.

Somehow, no matter how far I stray, I seem to always return to shorties. (laments briefly introspectively on how relatively rare a creature "short swords" are in the reproduction world. . .)
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PostPosted: Thu 17 Mar, 2005 5:19 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

How's about this, since Gus chimed in...

Big Grin

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PostPosted: Thu 17 Mar, 2005 5:27 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Jonathon Janusz wrote:
I loved the look of that Randall Graham piece! I was looking for the pictures of it for months after it left the market and they seemed to have dissapeared into the abyss of the Internet. . .

. . . so, got any more pictures of it? Big Grin ....


try
http://www.rhgraham.com/gallery.html

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PostPosted: Fri 18 Mar, 2005 3:35 pm    Post subject: Just for the record!!         Reply with quote

Greetings While I have seen some of the top names here I would like to add that I own a MRL Irish Bastard sword and an A&A Irish single hand Ringhilt. While I can not post pics at moment, both deserve an "honorable" metion as far as Irish swords go. The A&A is phenomenal and the MRL is actually really good for the price. Two more fine options for those seeking this "niche". Big Grin Sincerely, Patrick Fitzmartin
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PostPosted: Fri 18 Mar, 2005 6:42 pm    Post subject: Re: Just for the record!!         Reply with quote

Patrick Fitzmartin wrote:
... the MRL is actually really good for the price....
. Big Grin Sincerely, Patrick Fitzmartin



Hey Patrick Fitzmartin...

I agree. Got my MRL Irish Bastard out of the discontinued rack at the MRL showroom. Got it for $70!
It had a little rust on the blade and cross... No problem for me, just gave me a little head start on the aging process. Big Grin

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PostPosted: Fri 18 Mar, 2005 10:24 pm    Post subject: Re: Just for the record!!         Reply with quote

Patrick Fitzmartin wrote:
Greetings While I have seen some of the top names here I would like to add that I own a MRL Irish Bastard sword and an A&A Irish single hand Ringhilt. While I can not post pics at moment, both deserve an "honorable" metion as far as Irish swords go. The A&A is phenomenal and the MRL is actually really good for the price. Two more fine options for those seeking this "niche". Big Grin Sincerely, Patrick Fitzmartin


I'll agree with Patrick on the A&A piece. I got one off the SFI classifieds a year or so ago. I got it mostly because it was an A&A piece not because I had any particular affinity for that sword. To my surprise it turned out I liked it quite a bit. It's rock solid in the hand and just begs to be swung.

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PostPosted: Sat 19 Mar, 2005 8:42 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I like my ATrim DD1601 from Lee's Armoury.


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PostPosted: Sun 20 Mar, 2005 9:19 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Damn fine ring-pommel, Roger. Is that model still offered by Angus? Looks like it might benefit from a leather thong-wrap over that wooden grip. Seems to me it might get a bit slippery with sweat. .............great pic. And a great pick. mcm.
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PostPosted: Fri 25 Mar, 2005 12:58 pm    Post subject: Smile Time         Reply with quote

Smile Time
Now list your favorite champion wielding an Irish sword ;-) Mac

I'll go with puppet Angel , Mac


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PostPosted: Fri 25 Mar, 2005 1:20 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I hate Irish ring pommels. Mad
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PostPosted: Fri 25 Mar, 2005 1:27 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Patrick Kelly wrote:
I hate Irish ring pommels. Mad


Ah come on, Patrick .... all ya gotta do is just braze on a couple of caps and you'll be in medieval heaven ;-)

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Ah come on, Patrick .... all ya gotta do is just braze on a couple of caps and you'll be in medieval heaven ;-)


They do look like good bottle openers. Big Grin

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