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Nathan Robinson
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PostPosted: Mon 17 Dec, 2007 1:21 am    Post subject: Dec 17: myArmoury.com news and updates         Reply with quote

Today's update:


Tod's Stuff Bronze-hilted Rondel Dagger

A hands-on review by Chad Arnow


Antoine Maršal Rondel Dagger

A hands-on review by Bill Grandy


Tod's Stuff All-Steel Rondel Dagger

A hands-on review by Russ Ellis


Tod's Stuff Single-edged Rondel Dagger

A hands-on review by Russ Ellis


Tod's Stuff Bronze-hilted Rondel Dagger

Added to Chad's Collection


Arms & Armor Rondel Dagger

Added to Chad's Collection

As always, you can see our Complete History of Updates listed right from our home page.
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Chad Arnow
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PostPosted: Mon 17 Dec, 2007 7:59 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I hope everyone enjoyed our Christmas update. Happy

Happy holidays everyone!

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PostPosted: Tue 18 Dec, 2007 6:35 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I certainly did! I'm appreciating daggers and knives much more thanks to this site.

It's tough to find bare sword blades, but knife and dagger blades are pretty easy to come by. That fact, coupled with the information and inspiration I find in articles like these, has really sparked my interest and driven me to the workbench lately. When I have a question about construction, I come to the fora here and get informed answers.

Thanks to Chad, Bill, Russ and Nathan!

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PostPosted: Tue 18 Dec, 2007 6:55 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Very good articles and I'm glad that a maker in my area is getting a little exposure: I haven't ordered anything from him at this point in time but from his web site one can see that he forges his blades and a lot of his work shows a great deal of aesthetic sense.

On the plus side no border or custom brokerage fees to worry about if ordering in Canada and it's good to support local craftsmen.

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PostPosted: Thu 20 Dec, 2007 5:38 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Merry Christmas indeed and best wishes for a great 2008.

An excellent grouping of reviews and terrific writing. Although a big dagger and knife enthusiast, I'm still not greatly drawn to rondels but nice pictures and information are always a pleasure to see.

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PostPosted: Thu 20 Dec, 2007 8:48 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Great reviews, guys. Tod's Stuff appears to do excellent renditions of rondels, and it's obvious you folks couldn't be happier with your purchases. Good looking daggers!
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PostPosted: Fri 21 Dec, 2007 3:00 pm    Post subject: Tod's Stuff         Reply with quote

I like these "motto collections" of articles and reviews very much, please continue!
A nice Christmas present, thanks - and well done!

I'm also happy that Tod has found such good critique in this forum. I introduced him to Chad when discussing my dagger project as a novice, and now it seems that even more guys have ordered their daggers from him.

Happy Christmas,

Ralph

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PostPosted: Mon 24 Dec, 2007 8:41 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Russ,
Do you know if Tod based that dagger on anything in particular? A historic dagger with a very similar blade and pretty similar all-steel hilt used to be in the Howard Curtis collection. I'm not sure who bought it when his collection was auctioned off by Christie's in 1984. If my scanner hadn't died, I'd post a pic. Happy

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PostPosted: Wed 02 Jan, 2008 2:02 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

The dagger that Russ bought was losely based on (All from distant memory) a French late 1400's dagger being auctioned but I don't think by a big name about 5 years ago. I saw a picture lost it and made a copy from memory. I found more pictures later that showed it had a pieced top rondel and the blade was almost a true star in section.

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PostPosted: Wed 02 Jan, 2008 7:29 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Leo Todeschini wrote:
The dagger that Russ bought was losely based on (All from distant memory) a French late 1400's dagger being auctioned but I don't think by a big name about 5 years ago. I saw a picture lost it and made a copy from memory. I found more pictures later that showed it had a pieced top rondel and the blade was almost a true star in section.

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That's cool to know Tod, thanks!

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PostPosted: Wed 02 Jan, 2008 9:18 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Leo Todeschini wrote:
The dagger that Russ bought was losely based on (All from distant memory) a French late 1400's dagger being auctioned but I don't think by a big name about 5 years ago. I saw a picture lost it and made a copy from memory. I found more pictures later that showed it had a pieced top rondel and the blade was almost a true star in section.

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Tod


I'll bet it was the same one (or a close sister to it). I'll post a pic in the next few weeks when my new scanner is here and up and running.

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PostPosted: Mon 07 Jan, 2008 8:29 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Here is the dagger I was referring to. It was formerly in the Howard Curtis Collection. I'm not sure where it is now.

It's said to be "probably French," mid-15th century.

This is my first scan with the new scanner, and I need to figure out how to get better quality pictures....



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