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William Goodwin




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PostPosted: Tue 03 Oct, 2006 5:42 pm    Post subject: Va. ren-faire display/demo photos         Reply with quote

This past week-end the traveling Va. Ren-faire came to Salem, Va (again) Our local group (Roanoke Valley Sword Guilde)
had a tent there and provided a display of mostly vintage & a few reproduction swords. Plus we did cutting demos/history presentations thru the day. The crowds were great, the weather great.... a good time for all. So here are some pics from both days. Unfortunately forumite,friend and group member Chris Goerner could not attend...missed ya' . Also RVSG -bladesmith Will Goodwin showed off his new creation.....eyes - ears open basket heads....this sword is up for sale (PM me if interested and I'll put you in contact with Will).

anyway....let the pics do the talking now

Cheers,

Bill


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Bill Goodwin, Gary Hall, Will Goodwin, Evan Goodwin

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PostPosted: Tue 03 Oct, 2006 5:53 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Bill,
Thanks for sharing. It looks like a fun time! Will's basket hilt looks great--the blade looks quite broad. How prolific is he? I think the only other sword I have seen by him is the thistle proto mortuary. Can you describe the sword being held in the fifth photo from the top?
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William Goodwin




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PostPosted: Tue 03 Oct, 2006 6:08 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thank Jonathan,

That's my son Evan with his Hanwei/CASI Dark Sentinel. A fun sword and great milk jug slayer.

Will G. just gets better and better with each piece. He make more daggers,dirks,knives than anything
due to the size of his forge & shop.

here is a pic of some of his other wares he had there for sale.

Bill



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PostPosted: Wed 04 Oct, 2006 2:58 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Bill,

Sorry I had to miss this event Sad Looks like you had a nice display put together. I ran into Will at the Salem Gun Show and got to see that baskethilt. His work is getting better all the time.

Chris

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PostPosted: Wed 04 Oct, 2006 3:08 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thanks Chris and again we missed you being there.

Here's a couple more shots from both days....

Evan passing on the knowledge to the next generation....



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Gary showing use of blade & targe

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me & the Mrs.

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Henrik Bjoern Boegh




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PostPosted: Thu 05 Oct, 2006 2:11 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Hi Bill,

Thanks for posting these pictures. Looks like you had a great weekend!

That broadsword looks very interesting Happy I really like the blade! The original broad, three fullered "Grosse Schotten" looks as if they mean serious business, and this one certainly captures that look!

I like the hilt as well. The overall design and the "simple" decoration states that it's made for serious fighting by a warrior rather than slinging from the hip in its' scabbard all through the battles! Big Grin I like the way the guards terminate by the pommel; a different and interesting feature.

Will seems to understand how a basket hilted sword should look Happy My compliments!

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Henrik

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PostPosted: Thu 05 Oct, 2006 8:27 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Awesome, Bill! I wish I had more time these days to come check these things out, but work just keeps me too busy. (Bah, listen to me whine as if I had a real job!) And Will's baskethilt really does look fantastic!
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PostPosted: Fri 06 Oct, 2006 12:29 am    Post subject: Re: Va. ren-faire display/demo photos         Reply with quote

William Goodwin wrote:
... Also RVSG -bladesmith Will Goodwin showed off his new creation.....eyes - ears open basket heads....this sword is up for sale (PM me if interested and I'll put you in contact with Will).

anyway....let the pics do the talking now.

Will's basket hilt does look nice. I am not currently in the market for another sword (well, theoretically, I am ALWAYS in the market for another sword, but my significant other tells me I'm not Laughing Out Loud ). But, I think it would be of interest to the community here if you could post a bunch of photos of the sword and its details. It would also help with the sale. Just a suggestion.

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PostPosted: Fri 06 Oct, 2006 3:05 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Henrik,

I'll pass your pleasent comments on to Will.....thanks!!



Bill G. (the other) Yes, it would be grand if you could packu-p the crew & come back down. Would have been great
to have you there demonstrating your prowess with a rapier.....


Steve,

Think I only have one more pic of Will's sword. The grip is ray-skin...the blade he fashioned from an old cross-cut saw
blade and is the same thickness and has the same flex as the original he patterned it after that belongs to other group member Gary. Other specs I don't have as to why I would put any interested parties in contact with Will for further details.

Thanks to all for view & the feed-back...........


Cheers,

Bill



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PostPosted: Fri 06 Oct, 2006 4:14 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Bill Grandy wrote:
Awesome, Bill! I wish I had more time these days to come check these things out, but work just keeps me too busy. (Bah, listen to me whine as if I had a real job!) And Will's baskethilt really does look fantastic!


Teaching noobs such as myself to move the blade before the feet at the VAF should be considered a real job!

Roanoke Bill,

I hope that you guys get to do something like that again next year, I would definetely like to check it out!

Kenny
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