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Postby admin » 29 Mar 2006 10:41

You can buy the blades from here:
http://www.traditionalmaterials.co.uk/html/blades.php
It's better if you get it yourself, firstly because it's simpler, but also because Tod can tell you what kind of blades he has in stock and you can decide which one you want. I told him the type of blade I wanted and luckily he had just the right thing. He has lots of different kinds of blades though.
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Postby caous » 29 Mar 2006 11:01

I am not sure if I want a blade with one edge and a thick back or a tripple edge...

Does anyone have any nice pictures of rondel daggers?
And also I would like to know if this changes with time period.
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Postby Fab » 29 Mar 2006 11:03

Go to http://www.myarmoury.com

They made an article about roundel daggers here http://www.myarmoury.com/feature_spot_rondel.html, and in the gallery you'll also get a few pics of roundel daggers.
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Postby admin » 29 Mar 2006 11:17

Just a small note - that article is good, but based on my own researches I don't agree with all the dates on the daggers shown - but those are the dates given by the museums, so it is those museums I disagree with, not the author of the article.
Andreas, it seems to me that most rondel daggers had two edges in the 14thC until probably the late-14thC when more single-edged ones appear. It's very hard to indentify blade types on rondels in art usually though.. Certainly triangle-section blades were quite common in the second half of the 15thC, but I am not sure when they started appearing with any commonality.
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Postby Fab » 29 Mar 2006 11:19

admin wrote:Just a small note - that article is good, but based on my own researches I don't agree with all the dates on the daggers shown - but those are the dates given by the museums, so it is those museums I disagree with, not the author of the article.


same for me actually :)

I took a few pics last time I visited the Musée de l'Armée. They have more daggers than before on display. I'll try to upload them soon.
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Postby admin » 29 Mar 2006 11:28

Well, unfortunately it is not that unusual for museums to have probably-wrong dates on medieval artifacts is it?..
I'd really love to see those pics Fab - my own pictures from the Musee de l'Armee are old and of poor quality - do they still let people take pics and do with them as they like?
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Postby Fab » 29 Mar 2006 12:01

I think posting pics online are not allowed - though I'm quite sure they don't spend their days browsing the internet searching for illegal pics :)

I'll upload them later today if I can - most of them are quite blurry, but others are not too bad.

The Musée has been entirely renewed - the Med and Ren rooms, that is. Quite sinpired by Vienna actually. A funny thing is that every undated weapon they have is attributed ti the XIIIth century hehe

Lots of dates there are wrong IMO too as well.
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Postby Cutlery Penguin » 01 Apr 2006 12:40

James,

Been polishing your knife, it's beginning to look really rather nice indeed! I'll try and get some photos up this weekend.
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Postby Cutlery Penguin » 05 Apr 2006 21:56

Been working on this today. 1095, edge quenched in water. Gonna finish whipping the handle in linen thread, then go over it with paracord. Really pleased with the hamon, as usual it doesn't show up well in the photo but you get the picture...

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Postby Cutlery Penguin » 05 Apr 2006 22:05

Got some 1055 arriving on friday, I'm really looking forward to playing with it, got some big plans, have a couple of commissions to make but I want to try some Japanese style stuff. I feel the need to make a Wakizashi... Watch this space.
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Postby Cutlery Penguin » 06 Apr 2006 11:21

Now with the handle finished.

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Postby J Marwood » 06 Apr 2006 11:51

Very nice mate :)

Are you about this weekend?
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Postby Cutlery Penguin » 06 Apr 2006 11:55

I am supposed to be playing rugby on saturday but it sounds a bit scary to be honest. You wanna come over?

Oh, I am now utterly corrupted, my first air-soft gun arrived yesterday :D
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Postby J Marwood » 06 Apr 2006 11:57

hehehehe! What did you get?

I have a few bits of running around to do on Saturday and I'm in town in the evening but let me know what time you're at the forge and I'll swing by.
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Postby Cutlery Penguin » 06 Apr 2006 12:00

It's a spring powered Walther P99, nothing special but the house is now covered in tiny yellow BBs.

I need to check with my PA about timings, I don't think I have anything in my diary...
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Postby J Marwood » 06 Apr 2006 12:01

Let me know what the boss says ;)
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Postby Cutlery Penguin » 06 Apr 2006 12:03

No, you 've got it all wrong...

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Postby J Marwood » 06 Apr 2006 12:11

Result!

So, when has she told you you can tell her you're free?
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Postby Cutlery Penguin » 06 Apr 2006 12:20

Whenever is good for you. I am intending to spend about half the day down there, probably from about 10 but I'm easy. I'll give you a bell if she changes my plan. :D
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Postby J Marwood » 06 Apr 2006 12:22

Top banana - I'll pop down around lunchtime then :)
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