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Jeremy V. Krause




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PostPosted: Fri 01 May, 2020 9:05 am    Post subject: Favorite item from your collection         Reply with quote

Hi everyone,

I thought a thread on folk's favorite item from their collection might be fun

Here is mine!



And here is the review here on the site`. . .

http://myArmoury.com/review_tod_inlayseax.html

It's not the most expensive item in my collection but I just love everything about it. I love the handling, the aggressive angle of the blade when gripped, the inlay, the sheath- everything is spot on.

Thanks so much to Leo Todeschini and Owen Bush for making it for me.

Anyone else want to share?
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PostPosted: Mon 04 May, 2020 7:03 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Jeremy,
This is a tough one. Happy I could go lots of different ways. I'd probably go with my Davis Reproductions Notation Knife:



I'm a professional musician with an interest in early music. That's a couple layers of nerd-dom right there. Happy Add in being an arms and armor junkie and that's just super nerdy.... This piece combines all those things. It's not military and it's outside the typical period I collect, but it's such an interesting piece.

There's also something cool about knowing I'm likely the first person since a 16th century Italian nobleman to get something like this brand-new. Happy

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Dan D'Silva





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PostPosted: Mon 04 May, 2020 7:27 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I'm split between two. I carry a tiny patch knife with a Pakistani-made blade which is... sufficient for most light-duty jobs, so that's what I get the most work out of. It's the upper one in this picture:


But when I need to do more serious woodcarving, I'm reminded that the Finnish Lauri blade is WAY sharper.


My collection of swords and daggers is still mostly theoretical.
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Tim Lison




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PostPosted: Tue 05 May, 2020 10:54 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

It is hard to choose a favorite, but my Peter Johnsson sword edges out the rest. Everything about it is perfect. There's a reason Peter has the reputation he has!


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Dave M.




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PostPosted: Sun 14 Jun, 2020 7:27 am    Post subject: My Skeggox         Reply with quote

This is my fave Piece. Was super lucky to score this original.[/b]


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David Wilson




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PostPosted: Tue 16 Jun, 2020 12:35 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Of all my swords, this is my favorite -- "The Mermaid's Song", a Scottish-style Basket-hilt broadsword or "Claidheamh Mor" with S-member side guard, or "S-hilt", of Mazansky type E6a, dated approx. 1740's. Made by Vince Evans. This sword is a true custom, made to my specifications (actually, it's based on a couple original pieces illustrated in the book Culloden: The Swords and the Sorrows).


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PostPosted: Tue 16 Jun, 2020 2:45 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Man, is it hard to pick favorites. I've sold so many pieces that I absolutely loved and really wish I had kept.

I think at the end of the day with all those pieces included along with the ones I still own, this is the one that still sits at the top of my list. Thankfully, it's still in my collection. It's not the most dramatic or the most unusual piece I've ever owned but there's something about it that really keeps calling me back. I think that's a good reason to list it as a favorite.

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PostPosted: Tue 16 Jun, 2020 7:55 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Eljay's stuff is just so nice. I've always been jealous of those items in your collection. Happy
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PostPosted: Wed 01 Jul, 2020 4:48 am    Post subject: My favorite item         Reply with quote

My lutel-handicraft XIIIa. I wouldn't trade it for any Albion or Rob Miller sword...

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PostPosted: Wed 01 Jul, 2020 5:33 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

This is Sexy. I think she's the second sword that I made from scratch, and even though she's just ground out of scrap steel, I'm pretty pleased with how she turned out. She's a Greek Naue II style copied from a drawing of a very nicely preserved original, early 6th century BC.




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Glen A Cleeton




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PostPosted: Thu 02 Jul, 2020 6:36 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

While I enjoy a number of favorites, the one I return to time and again is a rather plain spadroon from the late 18th century.

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Ian Hutchison




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PostPosted: Thu 02 Jul, 2020 11:01 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Without a doubt my reproduction of a circa 1530 langes messer by Landsknecht Emporium. Accurate to the original on which it is based to within a few grams.


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PostPosted: Fri 03 Jul, 2020 6:57 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

My current favorite is the Valiant Armory Castillon Falchion (photo by Valiant Armory)


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Chris Dayton




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PostPosted: Sun 05 Jul, 2020 5:49 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Gorgeous pieces y'all are posting.

Mr. Cleeton, that black-handled spadroon is my favorite of all the spadroons you've shown. I like older stuff so my overall favorite of yours is the Wundes one, but this is close for me.

I can't just do one; have to do a twofer. This pair will never be split up again. C. 1600 Continental basket hilt and E.B. Erickson's unique recreation of it on an Angus Trim blade, featured at myArmoury here: https://myArmoury.com/swor_ebe_contbh.html.

Thanks all.

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PostPosted: Mon 06 Jul, 2020 6:00 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

My current favorite is my Vince Evans 15th cen kilij


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PostPosted: Mon 06 Jul, 2020 3:16 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Chris Dayton wrote:
Gorgeous pieces y'all are posting.

Mr. Cleeton, that black-handled spadroon is my favorite of all the spadroons you've shown. I like older stuff so my overall favorite of yours is the Wundes one, but this is close for me.

I can't just do one; have to do a twofer. This pair will never be split up again. C. 1600 Continental basket hilt and E.B. Erickson's unique recreation of it on an Angus Trim blade, featured at myArmoury here: https://myArmoury.com/swor_ebe_contbh.html.

Thanks all.

Chris


Thanks Chris.

Your pair is hard to beat. I'm assuming the Wundes of mine you mention is the felddegen and not the later sabre. Both are dear to me and I love them both as well. The ebony grip shown is my magic spadroon.

Cheers
GC
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PostPosted: Mon 06 Jul, 2020 3:46 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Glen A Cleeton wrote:
Chris Dayton wrote:
Gorgeous pieces y'all are posting.

Mr. Cleeton, that black-handled spadroon is my favorite of all the spadroons you've shown. I like older stuff so my overall favorite of yours is the Wundes one, but this is close for me.

I can't just do one; have to do a twofer. This pair will never be split up again. C. 1600 Continental basket hilt and E.B. Erickson's unique recreation of it on an Angus Trim blade, featured at myArmoury here: https://myArmoury.com/swor_ebe_contbh.html.

Thanks all.

Chris


Thanks Chris.

Your pair is hard to beat. I'm assuming the Wundes of mine you mention is the felddegen and not the later sabre. Both are dear to me and I love them both as well. The ebony grip shown is my magic spadroon.

Cheers
GC


Indeed, the felddegen!
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PostPosted: Mon 06 Jul, 2020 7:42 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Roger Hooper wrote:
My current favorite is the Valiant Armory Castillon Falchion (photo by Valiant Armory)


Roger,
Thatís really nice. Youíve owned stuff by better known production companies. How does this compare?

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PostPosted: Mon 06 Jul, 2020 11:58 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Chad Arnow wrote:


Roger,
Thatís really nice. Youíve owned stuff by better known production companies. How does this compare?



This falchion is Valiant's latest effort. They put a lot of work into it. They closely followed the specs of the original Castillon sword provided by Clive Thomas.The result is a great piece as good as any Albion or ATrim. I haven't cut with it, but I bet it does that just fine.

https://www.valiant-armoury.com/products/va-605-craftsman-series-the-castillon-falchion



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Edward Lee




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PostPosted: Tue 07 Jul, 2020 12:39 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I just wanted to add that the said valiant armory falchion is actually available on kult of athena now, no picture on their site but it's displayed as in stock. Just in case if anyone wants to buy it.

http://www.kultofathena.com/product.asp?item=...n+Falchion
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