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Patrick Kelly




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

Nathan Bell wrote:
Last sword was my Hod Hill from Manning Imperial


Nathan, I particularly like your Hod Hill sword. I love the detail work on the hilt. Very nice.
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PostPosted: Sat 30 Aug, 2003 9:15 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Patrick Kelly wrote:

Nathan, I particularly like your Hod Hill sword. I love the detail work on the hilt. Very nice.


Craig Sitch (Manning Imp.) really does some nice detail work, and he's great to work with. He also said this was one of his favorite swords to make, so I think he really enjoys a good challenging "detail work" sort of project.

I know I sure like the end result!
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PostPosted: Sat 30 Aug, 2003 9:24 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Nathan Bell wrote:
Patrick Kelly wrote:

Nathan, I particularly like your Hod Hill sword. I love the detail work on the hilt. Very nice.


Craig Sitch (Manning Imp.) really does some nice detail work, and he's great to work with. He also said this was one of his favorite swords to make, so I think he really enjoys a good challenging "detail work" sort of project.

I know I sure like the end result!


I'm an absolute nut when it comes to detail work on a sword. Not elaborate decoration mind you, but fine detail work like the bronze/brass work on this sword. As the saying goes, the devil's in the details, work like this really illustrates a makers commitment to getting it right.
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PostPosted: Sat 30 Aug, 2003 9:28 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

The last sword I bought was the AT1421 type XIII


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Keith Larman
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PostPosted: Sat 30 Aug, 2003 1:12 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Robert Denbigh wrote:
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.


Hey, Robert, you got that one! Cool! A really nice blade. And Dave chose some really good mounts on that one. That was a fun sword to do. Big beast of a blade too.

By the way, I totally forgot to send out the Japanese cleaning kit I had promised you. I was cleaning my shop late last night and came across the kit with your name on it. I'll ship it out Monday priority. Too many irons in the fire for me...

Back to polishing...

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Robert Denbigh




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PostPosted: Sat 30 Aug, 2003 5:11 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

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Hey, Robert, you got that one! Cool! A really nice blade. And Dave chose some really good mounts on that one. That was a fun sword to do. Big beast of a blade too.


Yeah, I bought "stone-eater" as Dave called it. I had no intention of making such a purchase for quite a while, but your email pointing out the sale came on the exact same day as a big check backpaying me 10 months worth of BAH (bachelors allowance for housing). I wrestled with the decision for all of 1 minute before I decided it was fate that I buy this sword. No worries about the cleaning kit, I still have the one I ordered a few months ago. One thing I was wondering about the sword was who made the habaki? I really love silver habaki and just wanted to know who to credit with that piece.
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PostPosted: Sat 30 Aug, 2003 5:25 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Robert Denbigh wrote:
Keith Larman wrote:
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Hey, Robert, you got that one! Cool! A really nice blade. And Dave chose some really good mounts on that one. That was a fun sword to do. Big beast of a blade too.


Yeah, I bought "stone-eater" as Dave called it. I had no intention of making such a purchase for quite a while, but your email pointing out the sale came on the exact same day as a big check backpaying me 10 months worth of BAH (bachelors allowance for housing). I wrestled with the decision for all of 1 minute before I decided it was fate that I buy this sword. No worries about the cleaning kit, I still have the one I ordered a few months ago. One thing I was wondering about the sword was who made the habaki? I really love silver habaki and just wanted to know who to credit with that piece.


Hmmm, I'm trying to remember. Well, I *think* it was me. Howard sometimes does them as well and I really don't remember exactly.But I'm pretty sure it was me though.

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PostPosted: Sat 30 Aug, 2003 7:43 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I just picked up two Albion swords, a Crecy and a Gaddhjalt. They were my first Albion Mark swords but they certainly won't be my last.
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PostPosted: Sat 30 Aug, 2003 8:21 pm    Post subject: Mine was.....         Reply with quote

A hanwei Golden Oriole katana... yeah, I know. YAWN.. but I got it for a song used. It's also serial number 28.... if thats acutally a serial number carved into the nakago, and inscribed just inside the saya mouth.
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PostPosted: Sat 30 Aug, 2003 11:08 pm    Post subject: Re: Your last sword         Reply with quote

Gee, technically I guess my last sword was the Gustav Vasa http://www.myArmoury.com/review_aa_vasa.html I got from you Nathan... Hrmmm... So far it's been pretty cheap too... Big Grin
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PostPosted: Sat 30 Aug, 2003 11:43 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Just recently received both an Atrim Phat Bastard and an A&A Bavarian a couple weeks ago. Will be receiving another Darkwood rapier soon (can't have enough of those things. Big Grin )
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PostPosted: Sun 31 Aug, 2003 5:53 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Howdy everyone,
My last sword was an English (probably) backsword ca.1680. Got it on eBay last month. Too bad I won't see it for 10 months!
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PostPosted: Sun 31 Aug, 2003 5:56 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Well, I've gotten a couple of new ones recently, with another on the way. The only problem is that since these will be review subjects, I can't talk about them now. I don't want to spoil the suprise Wink
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PostPosted: Sun 31 Aug, 2003 6:13 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Back again; I just remembered that I saved some photos from the eBay auction.
Here's a side view. The grip appears to be rewrapped, and the sword may be missing some scrolling side branches that connect the shells to the knucklebow.

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PostPosted: Sun 31 Aug, 2003 6:17 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

And here's a front view, showing what appear to be the original pierced plates.

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Robert Denbigh




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PostPosted: Sun 31 Aug, 2003 3:51 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Sorry to keep going on about the same sword, but I have taken some new pictures in an attempt to improve my horrible photography skills. Any comments or suggestions on how to take better pictures would be appreciated.


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Robert Denbigh




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PostPosted: Sun 31 Aug, 2003 3:53 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

and another.....


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PostPosted: Sun 31 Aug, 2003 3:55 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

still another


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PostPosted: Sun 31 Aug, 2003 3:57 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Last one. Don't know why these last ones arent showing in the thread, they are under the allowed size.......


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Geoff Wood




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PostPosted: Sun 31 Aug, 2003 4:00 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Stephen S. Han wrote:
Mine would be the Vince Evans D'Arcy Brontosword. A hand-and-a-half.


That is a very good looking sword.
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