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    Besides production stuff, Arms and Armor also...

    Besides production stuff, Arms and Armor also makes custom rapiers
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    Arms and Armor - www.armor.com - is the best...

    Arms and Armor - www.armor.com - is the best maker of complex-hilted swords, both production and custom. They have made a number of custom swords for me, and I couldn't be haappier with the result. ...
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    Ten years. I still remember you Don. I hope you...

    Ten years. I still remember you Don. I hope you are still going down the Glory road with your DN1532 at your side
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    Cyril Mazansky has a good chapter on Mortuary...

    Cyril Mazansky has a good chapter on Mortuary hilts in his book, British Baskethilts

    It is hard to exactly define what describes a Walloon. You can be very specific to a particlular type made for...
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    I bought my first sword in 1999, a Museum...

    I bought my first sword in 1999, a Museum Replicas Black Prince sword. I used it for stage combat in a production of Macbeth. It got very nicked up, and the hilt got loose. I still have it, but it...
  6. I don't think much of that list, but do think...

    I don't think much of that list, but do think that the Rob Roy and Princess Bride scenes belong on it. Nothing from The Duellists? How about the sword fight from the movie Tom Jones? ...
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    There's a lot of diversity in Mortuary blades,...

    There's a lot of diversity in Mortuary blades, from narrow rapiers to beefy cutters. After some searching around, I settled on the original blade shown below.
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    I had two custom swords come due this year. ...

    I had two custom swords come due this year. First, A Dutch Walloon from Arms and Armor. Second, a Mortuary hilt by E. B Erickson with a blade from A&A. A&A is not quite finished with the blade,...
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    Sticky: I was thinking of you today, Don, remembering...

    I was thinking of you today, Don, remembering what a cool guy you were. I raise a diet beverage and wield a sword in your memory.
  10. The version sitting in Albion's website uses the...

    The version sitting in Albion's website uses the woman's voice-over
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    Sword vs. gun? The clerk was lucky he didn't get...

    Sword vs. gun? The clerk was lucky he didn't get shot.
  12. The Albion Castellan is one of the few...

    The Albion Castellan is one of the few hand-and-a-half swords that functions under the traditional definition of a bastard. It handles equally well with one hand and with two. Very fast and can...
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    Why not get a bronze sword closely based on...

    Why not get a bronze sword closely based on originals that an Achaean warrior might have used?

    http://www.bronze-age-swords.com/
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    Mr. Sadomski also asked about Del Tins. Around...

    Mr. Sadomski also asked about Del Tins.

    Around 10 years ago, they were the standard against which all other brands were measured, but were left behind when Gus Trim and Tinker introduced distal...
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    Sticky: Hey, Don - I think of you striding along the...

    Hey, Don -

    I think of you striding along the Glory Road with a DN1532 belted at your side. Have a good journey.
  16. How about the Serenissima sidesword over at A&A...

    How about the Serenissima sidesword over at A&A www.armor.com
  17. I read in that article that very few of the...

    I read in that article that very few of the people buried there had made it past their thirties. It makes one appreciate modern medicine (with all its problems) without which we all would still be...
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    I should say a poll-axe, but I will go with a...

    I should say a poll-axe, but I will go with a Walloon sword -- Good hand protection, light, strong, with a 36 inch cut and thrust blade and a thumb ring. Add a main gauche, and I'm ready to go.
  19. Can you tell us what the distal taper is like on...

    Can you tell us what the distal taper is like on the blade?
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    I also have a Spyderco Native III. you can get a...

    I also have a Spyderco Native III. you can get a strong, firm grip on it with the choil for your forefinger and the serrations or jimping on the spine for your thumb.
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    I asked Dan Brock of www.plowshareforge.com to...

    I asked Dan Brock of www.plowshareforge.com to recreate this knife. First off, he said that it was from WWII, probably made somewhere in the Pacific theater, most likely in a machine shop on board...
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    Here are a couple more - ...

    Here are a couple more -

    http://kultofathena.com/product.asp?item=DT5141 -

    http://www.christianfletcher.com/Christian_Fletcher/XIV.1.html
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    I don't think that that sword is one from the...

    I don't think that that sword is one from the Conan movie. I heard that Albion presented him with one of their Conan models which he keeps in that box. I also heard that Schwarzenegger then bought...
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    Look at The Del Tin sword, DT2140 -...

    Look at The Del Tin sword, DT2140 - http://www.kultofathena.com/product.asp?item=DT2140&name=Del+Tin+13th+Century+Medieval+Sword - It's more expensive than Windlass, cheaper than an Albion.
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    Good looking and functional. I like that...

    Good looking and functional. I like that serrated area at the top of the blade just in front of the guard that will support your thumb when you put pressure there.
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