As a huge Prince Valiant fan, I absolutely love it! Looks great even with the grip band (perhaps even better than without, lol).
Now follows the conclusion, that whosoever shall think or find himself in his fight too weak for the agent's, or patient agent, and therefore, or by reason of his drunkenness, or unreasonable desperateness shall press within the half sword, or desperately run in of purpose to give hurt, or at least for taking of one hurt, to give another, shall most assuredly be in great danger of death or wounds, and the other shall still be safe and go free. - PARADOXES OF DEFENCE, George Silver, 1599
Post by AndiTheBarvarian on Dec 27, 2020 11:56:23 GMT
I know, Markus, me too as you know. The grip looks a bit longer because I thickened the smaller ring parts at both ends of the grip. Also the pommel is less prominent now. The handling has improved.
The fuller is still wrong of course and the inscription too. I'm thinking about sanding the blade a bit to get the look more battle worn. Another Windlass candidate for the Singing Sword is the Windlass Sword with Crosses. www.swords-and-more.com/schwert-mit-kreuzen.html Unfortunately much too heavy.
Edit: The grip band-double wrap over the original grip with its prominent golden metal diamonds results in a really good grip texture, like on my straight katana. And again the thicker, softer, handier and very comfortable grip allows to use my hand/arm muscle power on this sword in a much better way. This improves the handling of the sword from "meh" to "authoritative".
No photos this time, besides what I did in all likelihood wouldn’t show up. I wrapped my kukri Longleaf’s handle with friction tape as I was having a hard time controlling the torque on impact and this just about cured the issue. And then the BhojPure began acting up but not as badly, probably because I started using it more. After adjusting my grip with no real improvement I wrapped that one too. Both have just a single wrap, not enough to noticeably change neither the size nor shape. And with the wood so near the colour of black that really doesn’t show up colour wise. I just finished the first cutting session with the BhojPure and it didn’t make the slightest attempt to twist. I wish there was more testing but the targets were limited. Time will take care of that. My kukris are the only things I have friction tape on. That started some years back on my polished horn handle kukri. I had no real issue with that one but I felt uneasy with it as it seemed borderline slippery especially when wet. And the friction tape cured that problem. I have another unpolished horn kukri that feels good other than being a smidgen short for me but it works fine. I did take a file to the dorsal flare reducing it slightly and thereby it stopped digging into my palm’s heel.
As an update; I've had several sessions with the BhojPure without the first torque.
treeslicer: Well, shoot! It was worth a try.
Apr 12, 2021 2:40:29 GMT
christain: I gottaneedtawannahave (my wife's talk, NOT mine) a nice set of plate gauntlets, but they don't give those things away. I finally got a pair of sabatons (foot armor) and had to send the company a blank check and a sample of DNA.
Apr 12, 2021 0:42:06 GMT
christain: treeslicer---I don't have a 'nihonto', unless you count a great-sword, dagger, and a shield. Oh....and three sets of armor...maille, darkened plate, and polished plate. Matter of fact, I'll be getting more armor real soon.
Apr 12, 2021 0:31:25 GMT
christain: Djinnja----What do you need to complete your armour? Ask me---I may just have it and be willing to sell.
Apr 12, 2021 0:23:45 GMT
treeslicer: It's not senility. Your nihonto are infested with fox spirits. Send me your swords, and I'll take care of it for you.
Apr 9, 2021 7:28:16 GMT
christain: Disappearing swords? This would be a game-changer for sure.
Apr 8, 2021 22:29:12 GMT
christain: I'm getting old and senile. I found two empty sword scabbards in my 'dressing room'. I say to myself---"Where the heck are they?" I looked under the bed. Nope. I looked in every room in the house. Nope. Went back to my room and there they were.
Apr 8, 2021 22:17:12 GMT
Brother Nathaniel: Markus, I would love to see your thoughts on "Custer's Revenge". Over.
Apr 8, 2021 17:23:34 GMT
bruntson: Beef and Bourbon, say no more. I'm heading over.
Apr 7, 2021 19:27:41 GMT
christain: Inject the bourbon with a meat syringe and get to smokin'. (The ham, that is. )....McM
Apr 6, 2021 20:03:13 GMT
christain: Or maybe a big ol' brisket on the smoker with my special bourbon/garlic/onion injection., Put about a half cup of your favorite bourbon in a jar, chop and smash the garlic,slice the onion. Lid the jar and refrigerate for a day or two.
Apr 6, 2021 19:50:29 GMT
christain: Sounds great. May do that for July 4th. I never met a ham I didn't like!
Apr 6, 2021 19:17:58 GMT
christain: Happy Easter to you and yours also, Brother Nat. I had the Easter Bunny hide an egg in your yard with the SBG logo on it. If you find it, it contains a gift certificate from KOA for $10,000. Happy hunting!
Apr 4, 2021 22:03:22 GMT
christain: Does it really matter? I'll be eating ham for a week, then use the bone to throw into a pot of beans. That, and a big skillet full of cornbread....happy man here.
Apr 4, 2021 21:57:16 GMT
christain: My wife has a huge ham cooked up, along with potato salad, baked beans, and yeast rolls...along with a strawberry cake and a buttermilk pie. Buttermilk pie may sound gross to some, but don't knock it 'till you try it.
Apr 4, 2021 20:10:39 GMT
christain: Happy Easter, everyone. I hope you are all safe with family and friends. Hope everyone has a good meal and maybe a few drinks. Great weather to be outside here in E.Texas, so an outdoor meal would be great.
Apr 4, 2021 20:05:59 GMT
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