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PostPosted: Mon 17 Oct, 2011 5:10 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

William Swiger wrote:
Just a quick question to anyone who has the newer A&A Maurice Sword - How does it handle? Was considering ordering one with a longer grip based on a couple of short reviews I read. If it handles well as is - will just get the standard version.


William, I have the newer version (and used to have the old version). I quite like it as an historical piece, but in terms of handling it may not be to everyone's taste. Its built for great sweeping arcs from horseback, not for nimble fencing maneuvres. The wire wrap grip is a bit hard on the naked palm but provides very good contact for a gloved hand. I wouldn't feel comfortable with lengthening the grip on this sword, from either an historical or performance viewpoint. If you're looking for an A&A sword (excellent choice!) from this period with a longer grip, their 12th century sword is another good option.
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PostPosted: Mon 17 Oct, 2011 10:42 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

J.D. Crawford wrote:
William Swiger wrote:
Just a quick question to anyone who has the newer A&A Maurice Sword - How does it handle? Was considering ordering one with a longer grip based on a couple of short reviews I read. If it handles well as is - will just get the standard version.


William, I have the newer version (and used to have the old version). I quite like it as an historical piece, but in terms of handling it may not be to everyone's taste. Its built for great sweeping arcs from horseback, not for nimble fencing maneuvres. The wire wrap grip is a bit hard on the naked palm but provides very good contact for a gloved hand. I wouldn't feel comfortable with lengthening the grip on this sword, from either an historical or performance viewpoint. If you're looking for an A&A sword (excellent choice!) from this period with a longer grip, their 12th century sword is another good option.


Thank you for the quick response. I do have the A&A 12th Century and love it. I also have the Albion St. Maurice which is a beautiful sword. I see your point from the sword being historical in design. I like the pommel design and was curious if there were hand-and-a-half examples of swords with the Brazil Nut pommels or if they were pretty much found on single handed swords.
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PostPosted: Tue 18 Oct, 2011 5:43 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

William Swiger wrote:
I like the pommel design and was curious if there were hand-and-a-half examples of swords with the Brazil Nut pommels or if they were pretty much found on single handed swords.


Check this out: http://www.myArmoury.com/talk/viewtopic.php?t=8309 . Happy

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PostPosted: Tue 18 Oct, 2011 5:46 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

William Swiger wrote:
Thank you for the quick response. I do have the A&A 12th Century and love it. I also have the Albion St. Maurice which is a beautiful sword. I see your point from the sword being historical in design. I like the pommel design and was curious if there were hand-and-a-half examples of swords with the Brazil Nut pommels or if they were pretty much found on single handed swords.


I see, then you know what these swords are like. If you're happy with the way Albion's St. Maurice (Turin) handles then I should think you would also be OK with the A&A St. Maurice (Vienna).

There definitely are some hand&half length brazil nut swords. See here for example: http://www.myArmoury.com/feature_geibig.html There is another one near the back of Oakeshott's records. Note that these and the others I have seen have longer guards. This would be a more historical combination, and I suspect provide a better balance to the sword - drawing more mass toward the dominant hand. So if you are going to go the custom route with A&A you might consider having them modify both the grip length and the guard to emulate one of these historical examples. They are happy to do these sort of modifications and prefer to have an historical model to work from. Talk to Craig - he knows his stuff.
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PostPosted: Tue 18 Oct, 2011 8:26 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

William-

A hand and a hlaf brazil nut is something I don't think I've ever seen recreated. The one from the back of Records is really nice and wouldn't be a tough mod for the guys at A&A. If you decide to go that route make sure you post it here!
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PostPosted: Tue 13 Dec, 2011 1:29 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Here is my latest brazil nut. It's a Del Tin 2142 blade with a tip part of the blade made into lenticular instead of a hexagonal section, shortened tang and custom fittings. All changes were made by Alojz Krišto. The overall length is 113.5cm, 99cm blade plus 14.5cm hilt. The weight is 1.40kg (3lb2oz).









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PostPosted: Tue 13 Dec, 2011 2:53 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Looking good Luka! I love the red grip.
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PostPosted: Tue 13 Dec, 2011 3:24 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thanks Tim. Happy Btw, it is a first brazil nut pommel Alojz ever made. Good first try. ,)
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PostPosted: Sat 17 Dec, 2011 7:59 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Received these shots of my finished sword and scabbard yesterday ^^ Can't wait till I get them home!




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PostPosted: Sat 17 Dec, 2011 8:05 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

A. Heidalen Skog wrote:
Received these shots of my finished sword and scabbard yesterday ^^ Can't wait till I get them home!


Nice sword! I really like the spike hilt.
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PostPosted: Sun 18 Dec, 2011 7:16 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

A. Heidalen Skog wrote:
Received these shots of my finished sword and scabbard yesterday ^^ Can't wait till I get them home!


Nice! I really like the scabbard and the matching rich brown leather on the grip. Have you already posted more information on this sword (if so I missed it)? If not can you tell us who made it, some stats, and your impressions when you get it?
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I have not posted any info earlier, but the maker is Vladimir Cervenka Happy
It is blunt, so the handling wont be that of a great cutter.
The grip is 11cm, the cross is between 18 and 20cm, the blade is 80cm and the POB is approximately 10cm from the hilt.

I did not give him any precise instructions, just a few pictures, grip and blade length and that I wanted it to be well balanced for re-enactment fighting.

It is based on a few swords from Norway and Scotland, ranging from the 10th century up to the early 13th century.

The mouth and chape of the scabbard is made out of bronze.
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PostPosted: Sun 19 Feb, 2012 12:30 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Here's my latest (on the right). For details, see: http://www.myArmoury.com/talk/viewtopic.php?p=241993


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PostPosted: Sun 26 Feb, 2012 9:40 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

The character, Robb Stark in HBO's, Game of Thrones has a brazil nut pommeled sword


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Roger Hooper wrote:
The character, Robb Stark in HBO's, Game of Thrones has a brazil nut pommeled sword


Does anyone know who made this (or even who is making the swords for the show in general)? It looks to me a lot like the Del Tin 2130 St Maurice, but there are a few subtle differences that tell me that perhaps it's different.

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PostPosted: Sun 26 Feb, 2012 12:08 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Eric Gregersen wrote:


Does anyone know who made this (or even who is making the swords for the show in general)? It looks to me a lot like the Del Tin 2130 St Maurice, but there are a few subtle differences that tell me that perhaps it's different.


Maybe the Del Tin was used for inspiration. It has a very long grip for a sword with that pommel type.

Some of the Game of Throness swords look very good - others, not so much
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PostPosted: Sat 21 Apr, 2012 9:08 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

WOW! Looking great William! That's a lot of really nice swords...
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PostPosted: Sat 21 Apr, 2012 9:09 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

That's quite an extensive line-up William; even a couple I don't recognize. I think the highlight is the Abion museum line St. Maurice. Some might not like the handling, but I think its a magnificent sword, well suited to heavy cavalry use. Got to get me one of those. -JD
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PostPosted: Sat 21 Apr, 2012 11:40 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I guess the two swords with identical pommels in the first picture are Windlass make your own? They are quite nice!
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