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Postby Kim Young » 27 Mar 2006 12:33

Has anyone seen/handled any of the recent swords by Tim Noyes, Heron Armoury?
http://www.heronarmoury.com
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Postby admin » 27 Mar 2006 12:36

IMO they are brick-like - real reenactor beaters (like Lancaster Armourie stuff). But having said that, I have heard he also makes very nice custom stuff..

What are you after? I may be able to point you somewhere.
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Postby Kim Young » 27 Mar 2006 12:58

A certain gentleman (Michael says I have to be nice) from the DDS is selling a Heron Armoury longsword. I've heard that the workmanship has improved enormously in the last ten years, but wondered whether anyone else had seen that?
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Postby Kim Young » 27 Mar 2006 14:48

Amazing how news travels on the internet! Have just had a message from the seller (nice gentleman above) and at the same time learn't a useful lesson: be nice all the time 'cos you never know who's lurking!
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Postby admin » 27 Mar 2006 15:21

Phil Crawley by any chance?

I have a good idea of who is lurking, because as admin I can see them lurking ;).
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Postby Kim Young » 27 Mar 2006 18:23

admin wrote: I have a good idea of who is lurking, because as admin I can see them lurking ;).

I'm tempted to try a little lurker-baiting, but I promised Michael...... :twisted:
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Postby Paul » 27 Mar 2006 19:36

Roel Oosterop of SFI has a couple. I had the opportunity to handle them last summer. Quite nice stuff.

Of course, they are reenactment grade, and within those limits only so much is possible I think.

How recent Roel's are, I don't know. You could ask him. He also speaks very highly about them.
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Postby admin » 28 Mar 2006 00:17

Kim Young wrote:I'm tempted to try a little lurker-baiting, but I promised Michael...... :twisted:


Speaking of which, you should get some more of your lot to come and say hi - they don't really come online very often do they?
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Postby Kim Young » 28 Mar 2006 08:57

admin wrote: .... you should get some more of your lot to come and say hi - they don't really come online very often do they?


I'm the advance guard! :) (i.e. the one they're willing to sacrifice).
The others are waiting to see whether I come back full of arrows. :D
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Postby Stunt Weasel » 28 Mar 2006 09:03

Twaaaang .... thwock !!!

Oops, sorry, didn't see you standing there, Kim! :shock: ;)

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Postby Kim Young » 28 Mar 2006 09:12

Stunt Weasel wrote:Twaaaang .... thwock !!!

Oops, sorry, didn't see you standing there, Kim! :shock: ;)

Mario


Ouch! :(
Now that's not fair: they sent me unarmed. :cry:
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Postby Kim Young » 28 Mar 2006 09:14

Well OK.... they did let me keep my secret weapons......
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Postby Stunt Weasel » 28 Mar 2006 09:16

I swear it was an accident. I fired the arrow and you just sort of magically appeared in its path. :roll:

Here, let me pull it out .... urph, whoop, hold still, will you quit squirming ... SNAP.

Uh oh. :shock:

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Postby Caz » 28 Mar 2006 09:23

in a fit of revenge based pedantry, Mario, you "SHOOT" an arrow...there is no fire involved..

:P :P :P

and on topic...still trying to convince my lot to get online here.... :?
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Postby J Marwood » 28 Mar 2006 09:25

I've got a Heron Armoury messer I bought from Phil C last year. Well made, if a little clunky (but it is a re-enactment weapon). Based purely on that, I would say they are fine for re-enactment stuff but I'd go elsewhere for WMA stuff.
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Postby Kim Young » 28 Mar 2006 09:25

Apologies accepted. No problem; please don't fret. Barely a scratch.
(Meanwhile....Aberdonian hoards prepare for long ocean voyage..... :wink: )
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Postby Stunt Weasel » 28 Mar 2006 09:31

Oh, very well Caz ... I shot Kim with an arrow at point blank range ... uhm, acidentally. :roll:

Good thing those Aberdonians have no sense of naval direction.

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Postby Kim Young » 28 Mar 2006 09:32

J Marwood wrote:I've got a Heron Armoury messer I bought from Phil C last year. Well made, if a little clunky (but it is a re-enactment weapon). Based purely on that, I would say they are fine for re-enactment stuff but I'd go elsewhere for WMA stuff.


Thanks James. Does Tim Noyes make only for re-enactment? When I heard that he did custom stuff I wondered whether it was WMA quality.
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Postby Caz » 28 Mar 2006 09:34

Stunt Weasel wrote:Oh, very well Caz ... I shot Kim with an arrow at point blank range ...


Thank you...

And I've just recorded that last comment and will be passing it to the relevant authorites.... "assault with a deadly weapon"????

Time to hide behind the sofa and wait for the sirens... :P
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Postby Stunt Weasel » 28 Mar 2006 09:35

I hide behind no sofa !!!

It's a loveseat.

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