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Re: My Highlander Swords - Christopher Lamberts Visit

Posted: Thu Aug 18, 2011 9:14 pm
by Gavin
Hello
Just want to share my pics and info I got from Christopher’s Visit to London over the weekend.
I took the chance that he would attend even though this was his first and only convention / show to date and drove over from Ireland but boy was it worth it.
I must say what a gentleman he was so nice and was more than happy to sign and talk and pose for pics.

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There was a Highlander Display with a screen used flexi mannequin and rain coat .
A shield used in the Scottish battle at the start of the movie.
Two Kurgan blades although not screen used but where on set and produced for the original movie and where signed by Bob Anderson .
I handled these myself as I was allowed in the display ( I will explain why later ) and was given a bit of back ground info that these where made for camera and general back ground and stunt work only the slot in one is for a small camera mount.
I would say they got very little work as we can all see the blade design is very different indeed but still to hold a bit of history like that was awesome.
The Marto Duncan Katana had been signed and personalised by Adrian at a convention two years ago in the UK.


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My first visit to Christopher’s table I brought my Marto Clan , Marto Connor , UC Connor and my Marto Shield.
He was really cool and spent a good time signing my stuff he said while handling the katanas “these bring back memories”.

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My Marto Clan McLeod
Christopher added "There can be only one" which was cool.

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My Marto Sheild
This was a perfect platform for a nice signature.


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My United Cutlrey Connor Katana
Great personalisation from Christopher with his name and "There can be only one" on the blade and on the sheath he added his name with "The Highlander #1" which was cool.


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My Marto Connor Katana
Again great personalisation from Christopher his name with "There can be only one" on the sheath and the same on the blade but with a bonus he added "Connor MacLeod".


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Marto Duncan Signed by Christopher

I purchased from a dealer table on the preview night of the show a Marto Duncan that I needed for another job ( the white sorcerer repair ) but on seeing what Christopher had generously wrote on my other blades I decided to go to the table again and have this signed too.
I will be changing the handle and guard for a Marto Connor when I come across one but will be using the red scabbard firstly as Christopher has signed it but also for something different to the black norm.

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I walked up to Christopher’s table and he remembered me from the day before asked my name and what I wanted on this one.
I just said can you make it out to Gavin but was blown away with what he wrote on the blade.
“To Gavin from one immortal to another - Christopher Lambert – Don’t lose your head”.
And his name and of course "There can be only one" on the red sheath
The man is a legend.

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Adrain Paul Signed Katana

I mentioned earlier about access to the Display case well on seeing the Signed Duncan Katana within minutes of entering the show on the preview night I made it my mission to find out who owned it and could it be bought.
With lots of questioning of the right people and luck I got talking to the owner of all the stuff and after a lot of pleading and sensible offers we came to an agreement and shook on - just right place right time it was meant for me .
What was also cool and I was more than happy to do so was to leave the sword on display to collect on the last day at closing which meant for me the opportunity to see people taking pics and talking about it while I walked passed the display all weekend.
Overall having this happen made the sword even more special for me as its not only been extensively signed by Adrian for a show executive but was the One on display at that Show.


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Re: My Highlander Swords - Christopher Lamberts Visit

Posted: Sat Aug 20, 2011 9:57 pm
by Loz
Thanks for posting these great pics Gavin, did you ask Chris about the Highlander film remake that' I keep hearing about ?

Re: My Highlander Swords - Christopher Lamberts Visit

Posted: Mon Aug 22, 2011 3:29 pm
by the blade master
hi gavin and wellcome
those are cracking photo,s i have the marto connor macleod
katana myself wouldnt mind the others for sure ah well better
get saving eh
mick

Re: My Highlander Swords - Christopher Lamberts Visit

Posted: Mon Aug 22, 2011 4:40 pm
by Geordie Ross
One hell of a collection man! Nice pics shame they got all that ink on em lol ;P

Re: My Highlander Swords - Christopher Lamberts Visit

Posted: Tue Nov 01, 2011 9:36 pm
by Big Lazy
This is an awesome thread, I sooo miss stuff like this.

Thought I'd take the opportunity to break out my Highlander kats whilst I'm here. The limited edition signature Conner Katana was my first ever display sword, imported from the States (I got raped over customs fee's too I can tell ya)

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Re: My Highlander Swords - Christopher Lamberts Visit

Posted: Tue Nov 01, 2011 10:12 pm
by Geordie Ross
Beauty's!!

Re: My Highlander Swords - Christopher Lamberts Visit

Posted: Sun Nov 06, 2011 7:38 pm
by Gavin
Thanks glad you like them :D

Re: My Highlander Swords - Christopher Lamberts Visit

Posted: Sun Nov 06, 2011 8:46 pm
by Moon
I see from your avatar that you're a fan of Daryl Kyle (IrishAmericanLad) and the same age as him too. ;)

Re: My Highlander Swords - Christopher Lamberts Visit

Posted: Mon Nov 07, 2011 7:29 pm
by Big Lazy
Gavin wrote:Can I ask your TV Series Kat did you switch sheaths with a Duncan or did it come like that?
It looks Marto for sure just odd being red
Yeah I swapped the scabbards. I once had both the Duncan katana's but wan't that keen on the one, so I switched them and sold it on.

I'm quite tempted to shell out for the new United Cutlery Damascus Duncan kat with the leather sheath. The only thing putting me off is the possibility of it not having a full tang. I've mooched around the net for info but cant find the specs anywhere.

Re: My Highlander Swords - Christopher Lamberts Visit

Posted: Mon Nov 07, 2011 8:35 pm
by the blade master

Re: My Highlander Swords - Christopher Lamberts Visit

Posted: Mon Nov 07, 2011 9:59 pm
by Mellony
the blade master wrote:larns is this any good to you

http://img833.imageshack.us/img833/3267 ... duncan.pdf
aye, tis true, i'm a big fan UC (lotr ftw), but i would not trust their duncan as far as i could throw it (or rather as far as the blade would fly if you attempted to swing it :p - why they used 1045 i have NO idea...) I did look into this a while ago, i think the GG g917 was much better at the time, not sure these days

PS: that pdf has a link to another sword retailer in it :p

Re: My Highlander Swords - Christopher Lamberts Visit

Posted: Mon Nov 07, 2011 10:38 pm
by the blade master
yes it dose dont it twice even but budk owns united cutlery
and as such these post have been allowed its direct links to other
uk retailers posted on the forum that arnt allowed because it gives
them free advertising which lawrence would get upset about.

Re: My Highlander Swords - Christopher Lamberts Visit

Posted: Tue Nov 08, 2011 1:13 am
by Big Lazy
Very interesting read, cheers Mick. It's put me right off buying one though.

Re: My Highlander Swords - Christopher Lamberts Visit

Posted: Tue Nov 08, 2011 3:18 am
by the blade master
hi larns
all may not be lost yet check out the specs for the (NEW) united connor uc2593
with carbon steel full tang blade
http://www.unitedcutlery.com/ProductDet ... 593&cat=UC

the links borrowed?? from the kit rae home portal
its the only way i could get you the info
mick

Re: My Highlander Swords - Christopher Lamberts Visit

Posted: Tue Nov 08, 2011 8:08 pm
by Big Lazy
Isn't that just the same one as before?