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Nathan Robinson
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PostPosted: Fri 29 Aug, 2003 12:20 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Mike Fletcher wrote:
my last is my lovely Albion Acre I purchased last year... ...and a scabbard for my Acre by Art Elwell.

I'd very much like to see some photos of the Acre/ Art Elwell scabbard combo!

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PostPosted: Fri 29 Aug, 2003 12:32 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Hi Mac!

The more I see that Eljay the more I like it. The green rayskin is very cool and very different. What type of wire/ribbon is used on the grip?

dave
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Jim Lindsey




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PostPosted: Fri 29 Aug, 2003 12:44 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

My last sword was my 20th Anniversary Edition Atlantean sword from Albion Armorers. I love it! Happy


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I've wanted this sword for a looooong time!

"And so it shall be that in the days of peace, one sword shall keep another in its scabbard."

Have a great day ! Best Regards,
Jim
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PostPosted: Fri 29 Aug, 2003 12:49 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Hi Dave

I believe it's a nickel silver wire ....... I'll have to double check that , with Eljay, as I dont recall what he told me, positively !

Eljay does some beautiful grips ! , Mac



David White wrote:
Hi Mac!

The more I see that Eljay the more I like it. The green rayskin is very cool and very different. What type of wire/ribbon is used on the grip?

dave

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Chuck Perino




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PostPosted: Fri 29 Aug, 2003 2:43 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Man, that Conan sword is honking huge!

Looks great!
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Jim Lindsey




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PostPosted: Fri 29 Aug, 2003 4:48 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thanks, Chuck ...

I really love my Atlantean sword. When I bought it I sort of had an idea, from looking at it in pictures, that it would look great but be very unwieldy ... however, I was in for a big pleasant surprise when it arrived ... it is exceptionally well balanced and feels great! I have a hard time keeping my hands off of it. Happy

"And so it shall be that in the days of peace, one sword shall keep another in its scabbard."

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PostPosted: Fri 29 Aug, 2003 5:01 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Jim Lindsey wrote:
Thanks, Chuck ...

I really love my Atlantean sword. When I bought it I sort of had an idea, from looking at it in pictures, that it would look great but be very unwieldy ... however, I was in for a big pleasant surprise when it arrived ... it is exceptionally well balanced and feels great! I have a hard time keeping my hands off of it. Happy



I've always liked the Atlantean but kind of lean toward the Father's/Masters sword myself. Just always loved the look of it I guess. I've considered making my own version, since I don't have the finances to buy the real item (else I'd already have one)... probably never will, though. But I do have some foundry experience and the sculpting skills required, if I ever decide to... Wink If I ever do make one, I think I'll go with an original design, though. I just can't borrow stuff from other artists without worrying I'm stealing from them....
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PostPosted: Fri 29 Aug, 2003 5:18 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Nathan Robinson wrote:

I'd very much like to see some photos of the Acre/ Art Elwell scabbard combo!

Sure thing Nathan......as soon as I take delivery from Art. Cool Should be pretty soon. Maybe I can get him to shoot some pics as my digicam is pretty crappy (exhibit A: the photos of my Acre in your photo gallery).
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Jim Lindsey




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PostPosted: Fri 29 Aug, 2003 5:26 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Hi, Scott ... I love the Father's/Master's sword, too. While I've always leaned in favor toward the Atlantean, I do have my sights set on doing some saving up for a Father's sword. I'm hoping someday to have one sitting right beside the Atlantean. Until then, I like to dream and drool over it. It's a beautiful sword! Happy
"And so it shall be that in the days of peace, one sword shall keep another in its scabbard."

Have a great day ! Best Regards,
Jim
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PostPosted: Fri 29 Aug, 2003 5:48 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Jim Lindsey wrote:
Hi, Scott ... I love the Father's/Master's sword, too. While I've always leaned in favor toward the Atlantean, I do have my sights set on doing some saving up for a Father's sword. I'm hoping someday to have one sitting right beside the Atlantean. Until then, I like to dream and drool over it. It's a beautiful sword! Happy


Oh, no doubt about it... Having both would be better than just having one. I've always had a bit of an attraction for a couple of the other pieces from Conan as well. The mother's sword, one like Valeria or Subotai used, etc. Best I can do is dream about it, though. At least for the forseeable future. Well, since Albion is doing all of these things, I at least get to window shop...

Then there is that Discerner thingie. Not from Conan, but still interesting.... Happy Wink
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Robert Denbigh




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PostPosted: Fri 29 Aug, 2003 6:00 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

My newest sword is this beautiful Howard Clark katana that just arrived this week from Dave Drawdy. I've been on a little bit of a spending spree lately, but this should be the last purchase for a long while. I'm having trouble taking any pictures that do it justice, but here is one so that you get the general idea.


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PostPosted: Fri 29 Aug, 2003 6:24 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I've got the Del Tin 5173 Schiavona on order. Before that, I bought the now discontinued Albion Gaddhjalt.

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Jim Lindsey




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PostPosted: Fri 29 Aug, 2003 6:56 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I know what you mean, Scott. I certainly do my fair share of window shopping in the Albion pages and I just about live in the Riddle of Steel page. Big Grin

And ... thanks most sincerely. Happy

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Robert Denbigh




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PostPosted: Fri 29 Aug, 2003 6:59 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Here is another shot of the katana. I'll admit that i barely know how to use this digital camera (can't seem to figure out how to turn the flash OFF), but since I just spent 13 hours every day this week updating tech manuals I have no desire to read one while I am at home. I'm sure if I keep pressing buttons I'll eventually figure it out, or if that fails I can just cover the flash with my thumb........


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Jim Lindsey




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PostPosted: Fri 29 Aug, 2003 7:16 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I like your katana, Robert. A beautiful sword there. Happy I'm pretty much in the same boat with my digital camera. I lost my instruction manual and haven't gotten around to downloading one from the Sony web site, so I've been figuring mine out by trial and error, too (and, man, I sure can make a lot of errors with it!).

And, Thomas, I love that Eljay, too! That's a very nice grip. Happy

"And so it shall be that in the days of peace, one sword shall keep another in its scabbard."

Have a great day ! Best Regards,
Jim
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Robert Denbigh




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PostPosted: Fri 29 Aug, 2003 7:32 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thanks Jim. Frankly I'm as giddy as a schoolgirl about this sword, as it is the finest example of craftsmanship of any kind that I have ever owned. My shipmates (coworkers, whatever) are ready to kill me just to shut me up about this blade. If I may I would like to thank Howard Clark, Keith Larman, and Ted Tenold for creating this magnificent blade that I am privileged enough to be custodian of. Thank you gentlemen, you do beautiful work.
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PostPosted: Fri 29 Aug, 2003 7:39 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Hi Jim

Thanks .... and congrats on your Atlantean , I hear tell they are wonderful !

Not to take this thread off topic ( but I do so often wander :-)
Here's another cool grip that Eljay made ... this one for Alex's SW11 reproduction !
( which I believe was his last sword received .... see, I didn't wander too far ;-) Mac

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Jim Lindsey




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PostPosted: Fri 29 Aug, 2003 7:39 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

My pleasure, Robert ... I know exactly what you mean, too. I feel pretty giddy with that "kid on Christmas morning" excitement over a couple of swords myself. Happy
"And so it shall be that in the days of peace, one sword shall keep another in its scabbard."

Have a great day ! Best Regards,
Jim
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Glen A Cleeton




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PostPosted: Fri 29 Aug, 2003 8:17 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

The most recent addition here is an A&A warsword. This is the Edward blade with Urbino mounts.

The cross suffered a little in transit, so I split the difference. One side had been curled right around during the plane ride.

I have to get this outside for some better pictures.

Cheers

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PostPosted: Sat 30 Aug, 2003 8:19 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Last sword was my Hod Hill from Manning Imperial



Since then, I did pick up a bare blade (Al Massey spatha blade) from Albion's "clearance sale" and hilted it up in classic La Tene style



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