New Paul Macdonald Longsword

Open to public view.

New Paul Macdonald Longsword

Postby Neil Cardy » 03 Sep 2006 17:44

Image

Image

A couple of photos of my new longsword from Paul Macdonald.

Overal Length: 50"
Blade Length: 38.5"
Width of blade at hilt: 1 5/8"
Width of quillions: 11.25"
CoG (from quillion): 3.5"
CoP (from quillion): 28" approx.
Weight: 1605g

I haven't had much chance to use the sword, but my initial reaction is that it well balanced and responsive, much like my original sword (also by Paul). The main differences between my first and this one is the diamond profile for the blade and the gothic style hilt which feels very comfortable, the suede finish giving a good grip.

I plan to use this one for drills initially and carry on using my original for contact drills and freeplay (just to keep it looking good :))

All in all I'm very pleased with it.

Regards

Neil
Last edited by Neil Cardy on 04 Sep 2006 18:01, edited 2 times in total.
Aberdeen Swordsmanship Group

There's no sense in being precise when you don't even know what you're talking about. -- John von Neumann

Ony een
Ony faur
Ony time

Swordsmanship gifts
http://www.zazzle.co.uk/NeilatTLA*
User avatar
Neil Cardy
Major General
 
Posts: 2219
Joined: 09 Apr 2006 18:03
Location: Aberdeen

Postby Dai D » 03 Sep 2006 18:59

Tried clicking on the pic, but all I got was a link to a page about farts why is this please? :?

Nice sword there Neil, how long did you have to wait for it?
Milk two sugars please

Venire a visitare se si pensa che sono abbastanza difficile
User avatar
Dai D
Major
 
Posts: 929
Joined: 05 Jul 2006 16:01
Location: On a Rig far far away

Postby Dai D » 03 Sep 2006 19:10

Dai D wrote:Tried clicking on the pic, but all I got was a link to a page about farts why is this please? :?

Nice sword there Neil, how long did you have to wait for it?
Could you add some bigger pics?

Milk two sugars please

Venire a visitare se si pensa che sono abbastanza difficile
User avatar
Dai D
Major
 
Posts: 929
Joined: 05 Jul 2006 16:01
Location: On a Rig far far away

Postby Neil Cardy » 03 Sep 2006 19:39

Dai D wrote:Tried clicking on the pic, but all I got was a link to a page about farts why is this please? :?

Nice sword there Neil, how long did you have to wait for it?


Farts? All I get is the larger version of the picture :shock:

Neil
Aberdeen Swordsmanship Group

There's no sense in being precise when you don't even know what you're talking about. -- John von Neumann

Ony een
Ony faur
Ony time

Swordsmanship gifts
http://www.zazzle.co.uk/NeilatTLA*
User avatar
Neil Cardy
Major General
 
Posts: 2219
Joined: 09 Apr 2006 18:03
Location: Aberdeen

Postby Dai D » 03 Sep 2006 19:42

Milk two sugars please

Venire a visitare se si pensa che sono abbastanza difficile
User avatar
Dai D
Major
 
Posts: 929
Joined: 05 Jul 2006 16:01
Location: On a Rig far far away

Postby Kim Young » 03 Sep 2006 19:46

Nice, Neil.
Nice gneiss, too! :D

Kim
"sofft and ffayre ynogh!"
User avatar
Kim Young
Brigadier
 
Posts: 1772
Joined: 15 Mar 2006 09:15
Location: Aberdeen, Scotland

Postby Neil Cardy » 03 Sep 2006 19:51

Dai D wrote:http://img446.imageshack.us/my.php?image=p9030641cropsmallal7.jpg

this is what I got.


A picture of the hilt is what I get. I assume you are looking from a rig somewhere, maybe that has something to do with it. Try waiting a bit and see if the photo comes in, it maybe due to a slower data rate (0.8? :D )

Neil
Aberdeen Swordsmanship Group

There's no sense in being precise when you don't even know what you're talking about. -- John von Neumann

Ony een
Ony faur
Ony time

Swordsmanship gifts
http://www.zazzle.co.uk/NeilatTLA*
User avatar
Neil Cardy
Major General
 
Posts: 2219
Joined: 09 Apr 2006 18:03
Location: Aberdeen

Postby Paul » 03 Sep 2006 20:34

Cool sword! 8)

I really like that grip.

Dai, the fart thing is apparently some kind of advertisement. Wait a bit and the pic will come up probably.
The Dutch now have a better navy than us. - an unnamed senior officer in the Royal (UK) Navy, January 2007
User avatar
Paul
Field Marshal
 
Posts: 4746
Joined: 16 Mar 2006 09:05
Location: Below sea level, again.

Postby Dai D » 03 Sep 2006 21:42

:oops:

Should have been more patient......sorry
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
did like the fart button though I didn't dare to press it :twisted:
Milk two sugars please

Venire a visitare se si pensa che sono abbastanza difficile
User avatar
Dai D
Major
 
Posts: 929
Joined: 05 Jul 2006 16:01
Location: On a Rig far far away

Postby the_last_alive » 03 Sep 2006 21:45

Neil looks good, how's it handle?
Martin Wilkinson
King Slayer
Intelligent Belligerent - I'll throw a jug of ale in your face, and kick you in the testicles.
"Short, broad, lots of hair, disturbingly keen on violence."
User avatar
the_last_alive
General
 
Posts: 3416
Joined: 20 Jun 2006 13:58
Location: london.

Postby Dai D » 04 Sep 2006 07:06

Hope to have a try on sunday Neil. Should be back by then.
Milk two sugars please

Venire a visitare se si pensa che sono abbastanza difficile
User avatar
Dai D
Major
 
Posts: 929
Joined: 05 Jul 2006 16:01
Location: On a Rig far far away


Return to Buying, Selling & Reviews

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests

cron