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Angus Trim




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PostPosted: Tue 16 Oct, 2007 8:51 am    Post subject: AT1566 and others         Reply with quote

I'm thinking very seriously of running a "Pay off the Damn Machine Sale", in order to end the machine payments, and the distraction of having to do Navy work in order to service the debt. Burying the debt means freeing up 10 days a month from Naval work, and doing sword work instead, with the obvious benefits of wiping out the backlog, and building stock happening quickly.......

I'm only thinking of doing 4 models, but have not really decided which ones.......

The arming sword I'm thinking of, normally sales for $370, will be $300 if its the arming sword for the sale, the AT1557.

The longsword candidates at the moment, are The AT1506, the AT1520, and the newer AT1566. These normally sell for $525, but for the sale would be $400.......

The top photo is one of the AT1520 and AT1566 with an alternate pommel. The second is the AT1566 with the most likely pommel for the sale.......

Soliciting ideas and suggestions for models. I'm not going to try and do customizations, as I need to be able to keep everything straight.......

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PostPosted: Tue 16 Oct, 2007 9:20 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Just my opinions and preferences...but count me in for:
    - 1557 with wheel pommel and curved guard
    - 1506 with scent stopper pommel
    - 1566 with wheel pommel

As stated, those would be my preferences on these three swords. But I would likely buy all three no matter the pommel configuration...at these prices! WOOHOO!!! Big Grin (please pardon my enthusiasm)
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Jean Thibodeau




PostPosted: Tue 16 Oct, 2007 9:35 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I sort of like the 1403 Warsword and the AT 1592 " Danish " longswordé

Lets just say one off these would be hard to resist sale or not. Wink Cool If you decide to make one of these ( Leaning more towards the AT 1592 ) I would give you a quick confirmation and decision about it i.e. not a done deal YET .... But I'm very weak. Wink Laughing Out Loud .

I would like a leather scabbard for it at the same time if I bought one.

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PostPosted: Tue 16 Oct, 2007 10:14 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Well, from a purely selfish point of view, I already own an Atrim sword that is very similar to the 1506, so I would be disinclined to purchase that particular model. I would be quite interested in buying a longsword or longsaber that is oriented towards cutting. I like:

The 1566 with wheel pommel. (since my current Atrim has a scent stopper)
The 1564 Bastard Backsword.
The 1573LS Longsaber

At $400 I can just about guarantee that I would purchase one of the above swords, especially something a little off the norm such as the Backsword or the Longsaber.

Like Jean, I would lean towards having the scabbard as well.

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PostPosted: Tue 16 Oct, 2007 10:31 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Jean Thibodeau wrote:
I sort of like the 1403 Warsword and the AT 1592 " Danish " longswordé

Lets just say one off these would be hard to resist sale or not. Wink Cool If you decide to make one of these ( Leaning more towards the AT 1592 ) I would give you a quick confirmation and decision about it i.e. not a done deal YET .... But I'm very weak. Wink Laughing Out Loud .

I would like a leather scabbard for it at the same time if I bought one.


Hi Jean

The idea behind a sale like this is to get out of trouble, not dig into more......*g*

So, I hope you'll indulge me in not being too high on doing the 1592. That could and would likely derail part of this......

You see, the large CNC mill has three "stations" for blade making. The idea here is to use two of the stations to get the sale pieces machined, and the other to work on any backlog I might still have at that point {not machined that is}. The length of the 1592 kind of works against that........

However, the 1403 is a definite possibility, though the "cutoff" point would be low. I have 4 pieces of stock for this, so I could see potentially doing 4 for this sale, though being thicker stock, it'd probably have to be $430.......

I did a group purchase earlier in the year, and Tinker scabbards were done on half of them.....

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PostPosted: Tue 16 Oct, 2007 10:53 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

While payments from my last two swords may kind of make things tight, I would have to give some serious consideration to the $300 arming sword. Happy
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Jean Thibodeau




PostPosted: Tue 16 Oct, 2007 11:03 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Angus Trim wrote:
Jean Thibodeau wrote:
I sort of like the 1403 Warsword and the AT 1592 " Danish " longswordé

Lets just say one off these would be hard to resist sale or not. Wink Cool If you decide to make one of these ( Leaning more towards the AT 1592 ) I would give you a quick confirmation and decision about it i.e. not a done deal YET .... But I'm very weak. Wink Laughing Out Loud .

I would like a leather scabbard for it at the same time if I bought one.


Hi Jean

The idea behind a sale like this is to get out of trouble, not dig into more......*g*

So, I hope you'll indulge me in not being too high on doing the 1592. That could and would likely derail part of this......

You see, the large CNC mill has three "stations" for blade making. The idea here is to use two of the stations to get the sale pieces machined, and the other to work on any backlog I might still have at that point {not machined that is}. The length of the 1592 kind of works against that........

However, the 1403 is a definite possibility, though the "cutoff" point would be low. I have 4 pieces of stock for this, so I could see potentially doing 4 for this sale, though being thicker stock, it'd probably have to be $430.......

I did a group purchase earlier in the year, and Tinker scabbards were done on half of them.....


Well, for the purposes of getting out from under dept and keeping things simple I understand about the 1592 not being ideal for this production run sale. Wink Cool

I really like the thick stock of the AT 1403 and it was the first one I was thinking of. Wink

How do you accept payment? Do you take Paypal ? Mastercard would also work as long as there is a secure way to send it to you online. My first purchase of an AT blade was for a 1435 through Christian Fletcher, so I have never purchases directly from you before and because your web sites seem sort of " inactive " as far as current information, it might be useful to me and others for you to give us this ordering information here i.e. I would have P.M. this but I think it his useful here in the public Forum.

Oh, the $430 price is a go for me and as you can supply a scabbard for these, that would be good. ( Extra cost for the scabbard no problem ).

So, when you are certain if you are going to make AT 1403 for this sale the deal is about 99% done for me. ( Just before the hand shake stage ).
Any ballpark estimate on deliveries horizon on all these " sale " swords ? ( Very ballpark: I know how these things can be uncertain. Wink Cool ).

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PostPosted: Tue 16 Oct, 2007 12:17 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

HI Jean

Yeah, both websites have been kind of inactive since the winter/ spring disasters. Something that I need to attend to, and something that this potential sale will expedite. One site disapears, the other becomes current...... just takes time, and i haven't had that time since the disasters......

If there's enough interest in the sale, and it then happens, one result will be the machine payment disapears {as in finished}, the Navy work disapears with it, and sword work and its support activity {website, shipping, etc} becomes back into total focus, things will work like this........

I'll need to round up the materials for this, and during the 1st month, I'd also clear all of the backlog already machined. Get it out, make those folks happy. Start machining the components for this project, guards, pommels, handle cores, blades of one model.......

The Navy work will be gone.......

The next month, machine second and third model blades, and any left over backlog......

The third month, finish and ship the first model, machine the fourth model blades, machine some future stock blades.....finish and ship second model and get third close........

Fourth month............finish and ship the rest, more stock blades.........etc......

Figure three weeks for Tinker made leather scabbards........

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PostPosted: Tue 16 Oct, 2007 12:47 pm    Post subject: Angus Trim Model DN1506 Please!         Reply with quote

I like the ricasso on the 1506 so it wold be my first choice of swords to purchase.

Perhaps it is just me, but I prefer the scent stopper pommels to the disc pommels as the disc usually gets in the way of actually using the sword.

Mike

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PostPosted: Tue 16 Oct, 2007 1:12 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I really like the 1566 - and while I prefer the wheel pommel, the scent-stopper is fine as well.

I also like the look of the 1520 - so either would be fine with me!

Just let me know if you are going to do the sale!!

Cheers,

Lloyd Clark
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2004 World Jousting Bronze Medalist
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PostPosted: Tue 16 Oct, 2007 3:00 pm    Post subject: Re: AT1566 and others         Reply with quote

Angus Trim wrote:

I'm only thinking of doing 4 models, but have not really decided which ones.......

The arming sword I'm thinking of, normally sales for $370, will be $300 if its the arming sword for the sale, the AT1557.



I'll certainly buy a 1506, but I might be able to afford an arming sword as well.....

In the event that's true, can you provide a photo of the 1557? I can't find one on either of your websites.

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PostPosted: Tue 16 Oct, 2007 3:43 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Hello Angus,

I would very much like to take advantage of your offer and sign up for a pair of swords (or one if there is a per person limit) and will happily go along with the consensus regarding pommels and models, the 1520 and 1566 would be great.

I am in New Zealand, hopefully the offer extends to the Southern hemisphere !

Regards,

Roy
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PostPosted: Tue 16 Oct, 2007 3:57 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

http://www.christianfletcher.com/Christian_Fl...r_16,.html

photos of a couple of customized 1557s

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PostPosted: Tue 16 Oct, 2007 4:00 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Count me in on a 1403 if it goes on sale. That sword is a dream to handle.
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PostPosted: Tue 16 Oct, 2007 5:24 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Christian Fletcher wrote:
http://www.christianfletcher.com/Christian_Fletcher/Atrim_Swords/Pages/Mar_16,.html

photos of a couple of customized 1557s



Thanks but there is nothing on that page.... ?

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PostPosted: Tue 16 Oct, 2007 6:12 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Along the lines of "customization", would you consider peened pommel construction as a standard for the special sale run?
P.S. I like the 1506 and its ricasso as well!

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PostPosted: Tue 16 Oct, 2007 6:13 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Christian Fletcher wrote:
http://www.christianfletcher.com/Christian_Fletcher/Atrim_Swords/Pages/Mar_16,.html

photos of a couple of customized 1557s

Those are gorgeous!
If this keeps up, Christmas for everyone in my family is going to be shortchanged, and I will be waving new swords all over the place!

Have 11 swords, 2 dirks, half a dozen tomahawks and 2 Jeeps - seem to be a magnet for more of all.
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PostPosted: Tue 16 Oct, 2007 11:13 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I finally got Christian's page working. I would like to request this sword for the sale.

http://www.christianfletcher.com/Christian_Fl..._4,.html#1

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PostPosted: Wed 17 Oct, 2007 9:50 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Hi Gus,

Could you please post the stats for the swords in the sale, or point me to a site where I can find them?

Thanks!


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PostPosted: Wed 17 Oct, 2007 4:14 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

David Martin wrote:
Hi Gus,

Could you please post the stats for the swords in the sale, or point me to a site where I can find them?

Thanks!


David


Hello David

DN1506

Total length: 48 inches
Blade length: 36.25 inches
Blade width at base: 1.7 inches
weight: 2lbs 10

AT1566
Total length: 48
Blade length 36.25
Blade width 1.75 inches
weight 2lbs 11

AT1520
Total length: a bit over 48 inches
Blade length: nearly 37 inches
Blade width at base: 1.9 inches
weight 2lbs 13

All three longswords have 9 inch handles.......

AT1403
Total length 46 inches
Blade length 35 inches
Blade width at base 2.1 inches
weight 3lbs 8
cog: 2.9 inches from front of cross
Blade thickness at base .36 inches
Sword is a XVa, a very stiff warsword

AT1557
Total length 33 inches
Blade length 27
Blade width at base: 2 inches
weight: 2lbs even

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