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    I finally caught the show that Mareko was on and well I'm going to say it, "he got hosed". I have no idea how he didn't win. I think I'm finished watching this unless it's by accident.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Martell View Post
    I finally caught the show that Mareko was on and well I'm going to say it, "he got hosed". I have no idea how he didn't win. I think I'm finished watching this unless it's by accident.
    The first episode was the same. My best friend is Rich Greenwood, who came in second on that show. When I watched it, I was literally disgusted by their testing methods, and their criteria for 'judging'. They pretty much lost all credibility at that point. Knowing Mareko I went ahead and watched that show anyhow...and yep, same BS.

    I'll pass on further episodes lol.

    I try to be the man I am..in times of broken lives. Shattered dreams and plans..standing up to fight. Pressures and demands..staring at the knife. Holding in your hands..

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    Some times even "bad" exposure is "good" exposure, no?
    Good food is essential, where knives are an integral part of the process.

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    The third show in the second season simply made the conditions the makers had to work under too hard. I doubt very few ABS mastersmiths could have done any better. A properly heat treated sword with a blade over 40-inches long is just something none but a handful of specialist would had any experience with. Same for that open hand cranked coal fired forge. The Romans told of fighting barbarians that had to stop and straighten their bent sword blades with their feet so last night was not without historical context.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Noodle Soup View Post
    The third show in the second season simply made the conditions the makers had to work under too hard. I doubt very few ABS mastersmiths could have done any better. A properly heat treated sword with a blade over 40-inches long is just something none but a handful of specialist would had any experience with. Same for that open hand cranked coal fired forge. The Romans told of fighting barbarians that had to stop and straighten their bent sword blades with their feet so last night was not without historical context.
    I just watched the episode and I agree with you in that it was a bit much. Really liked the guys on this episode though (I usually like most of the guys on there), but all of these guys had a great attitude about the whole thing.

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    Whose dumb idea was it to forge a piece of round bar by hand into a 9-12 inch knife using a coal forge? Hated the march 1 episode. And then have them make a claymore sword? Stupid!

    Hoss

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    I don't know how they decide on the conditions the makers have to work under each week but probably only Neilson really understands what they are requiring. He should have pointed out it wasn't going to work ahead of time. Or maybe we should see him do it first.

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    Yep!

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    Maybe time for a write in campaign from our members?

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    I hate how the "it will keeellll" guy can't swing a sword straight. He angled both swords when he struck the object and big surprise, they bent!


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