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  1. My Claymore arrived! You can read my review here:...

    My Claymore arrived! You can read my review here:

    http://www.swordforum.com/forums/showthread.php?116511-Darksword-Armory-Scottish-Claymore-%28new-model%29-Review&p=1212589#post1212589
  2. Darksword Armory Scottish Claymore (new model) Review

    Today I'm reviewing the Scottish Claymore from Darksword Armory, which I recieved new from the factory.

    I paid full retail for this item. I am not affiliated with DSA. All photos were taken of my...
  3. I have pulled the trigger on the Scottish...

    I have pulled the trigger on the Scottish Claymore. It looks graceful for a big sword. Ill review it when I get it, hopefully soon as they are very busy ATM!
  4. Sword is sold.

    Sword is sold.
  5. Price drop: $510 with free CONUS shipping.

    Price drop: $510 with free CONUS shipping.
  6. Although the workshop video thing is debatable.

    Although the workshop video thing is debatable.
  7. Okay, Im not a DS apologist, I have no...

    Okay, Im not a DS apologist, I have no affiliation with them. But at the risk of exhuming every darksword thread EVER... all these things you mentioned happened many years ago. The old reviews from...
  8. Price drop: Free shipping to CONUS in original...

    Price drop: Free shipping to CONUS in original box!
  9. Ive been looking at that one a lot, it comes down...

    Ive been looking at that one a lot, it comes down to that vs. their 15c Bastard but this one looks like a better design (and heavier obviously). It looks like their flagship model, their...
  10. Price Drop: $530 plus shipping.

    Price Drop: $530 plus shipping.
  11. For Sale: Valiant Armoury Valor with Crecy guard

    Blade Length: 33 1/4"
    Weight: 2lbs 8.5oz
    Point of Balance: 5 3/4" from bottom of guard
    Handle assembly length, from bottom of guard: 9 1/2"
    Blade width at base: 1 3/4"+
    Blade width at 5 1/2...
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    Rob Miller, for sure...

    Rob Miller, for sure...
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    Call Sonny Suttles at Valiant Armoury. See if...

    Call Sonny Suttles at Valiant Armoury. See if he'll sell you a Hedemark handle set, made for the Gustrim hexnut (he also entertains custom pieces). Get an extra nut or 2. When you get em, size the...
  14. Wacky text (etched, engraved, inlaid) question

    Hi!

    Ok so we've seen a lot of swords with readable text through history, but I want to focus on europe, end of migration up through the Stalingrad Sword.

    When you hold the blade, is it more...
  15. I did, I got a DF FF tristeel (wave). I replaced...

    I did, I got a DF FF tristeel (wave). I replaced the tsuba, sharpened it, worked the polish with 1k, 2k, 4k, 6k and 8k sandpaper, and acid etched the blade to enhance the grain pattern, then worked...
  16. Good point, I considered that too... full handle...

    Good point, I considered that too... full handle replacement is @ $600 and includes core, wrappings, f/c and menuki in the price. But at least Ill have the sword while I wait for fundage, which will...
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    Two hands greatly increases cutting power. For...

    Two hands greatly increases cutting power. For example, take an aluminum baseball bat, toss a ball up, and hit it one handed. Now try two handed, you'll hit it significantly more than twice as far....
  18. True, all what you said. I dont want to pay more...

    True, all what you said. I dont want to pay more for a rebuild than for the blade itself. But working from the base blade, assuming I dont need a new tsuka core (and probably wont with DF), it will...
  19. I realize I can get better quality for more...

    I realize I can get better quality for more money. But...there's not a lot out there between $600 and $1250... sure, PC tiger, ronin, orchid, kami... but Im not seeing a big jump in quality there and...
  20. :p:p:p Was thinking exactly the same, the...

    :p:p:p

    Was thinking exactly the same, the stamped habaki is Fugly LOL

    One more thing about the Munetoshi... recently on cyberday they dropped the price from $498 to $398... $100? wow...kinda...
  21. Alright, Im going to summarize the goods and bads...

    Alright, Im going to summarize the goods and bads of the 3 candidates Im considering for a folded steel, diff. clay tempered and durability potential.

    1. Hanwei Bushido, @ $590-600
    +lovely saya...
  22. I did look into Kris Cutlery, unfortunately they...

    I did look into Kris Cutlery, unfortunately they dont have any folded steel... dealbreaker for me.
  23. Thanks for all the input M.Phan, its been...

    Thanks for all the input M.Phan, its been valuable to me in making a decision. I have one more question for you. You have the enviable ability to put a DF Bushi and PC Bushido side by side and...
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    Hey Randall, do you plan to remove the frosty...

    Hey Randall, do you plan to remove the frosty hamon to reveal the real one underneath? Id love to see some photos of that... Here's a thread with some Shinto pics, looks so much nicer!...
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    Whoa, what material is that?

    Whoa, what material is that?
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