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PostPosted: Mon 20 Oct, 2008 9:52 am    Post subject: A&A Highlight Fall Muster         Reply with quote



October 2008 Fall Muster Highlight from Arms & Armor



The days grow short and the nights get cold as you huddle around the fire in camp. The campaign season draws to a close. If not stuck on some forlorn garrison duty, one heads home for the fall muster. Time to check out the A&A Fall muster page. It will be a special price on several different items. Many are one of so it will be first come first serve and we will update the page daily to keep people informed. It allows you to pickup some one of a kind type items at a very good price. See details at ARMS & ARMOR News.



We would also like to introduce the talents of Samuel Haverkamp to our website. Many of you have seen Sam's exceptional work and we are very happy to have his incredible reproductions offered through Arms & Armor.



Yes we are back after a very busy summer. Hope you are all well and we look forward to hearing from you.

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while not mentioned in Craig's post it seems that A&A is carrying some Sam Havercamp items. They are simply astounding.

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PostPosted: Mon 20 Oct, 2008 7:40 pm    Post subject: Good Eye Jason         Reply with quote

Good Eye Jason Happy

We are very happy to be working with Sam. As most of you have noticed he does very good stuff. I just had not had enough time to get the intro picture set before I had to go to work this morning.

I have also added a pair of gauntlets and a couple of sparth axe to the muster page Happy

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The pole hammers are really cool. I'd gotten to handle one owned by Christian Tobler, and I immediately ordered one (which should be arriving shortly!)

There're some other tempting deals on the new sale as well...

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PostPosted: Thu 23 Oct, 2008 8:55 am    Post subject: Added another item to the muster pile!         Reply with quote

I have added another item to the muster.

This is a nice Saxon Style Rapier. See details on the muster page.




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I have to say that I really like the poll-hammers; and if they become part of your regular line-up I will almost definately get one this summer.
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PostPosted: Thu 23 Oct, 2008 11:18 am    Post subject: Re: Added another item to the muster pile!         Reply with quote

Craig-

That Saxon Style sword is a beauty. Nice piece.

Nicely composed photo, too.

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PostPosted: Thu 23 Oct, 2008 11:24 am    Post subject: Re: Added another item to the muster pile!         Reply with quote

I find that Saxon piece the most attractive in the A&A rapier lineup. So elegantly understated. Is it to become a regular offering or is it just an experiment?
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PostPosted: Thu 23 Oct, 2008 12:07 pm    Post subject: A&A Fall Muster         Reply with quote

Hi Guys

Addison - Yes the intention is to have a pole hammer in the line. We are working up the exact specifics now. We had intended to have it already in production but had some issues in the mold process. It should be up and running sometime late winter or early spring.

Nathan- Thank you. I always like putting the items in a bit of there natural environs. Happy Nothing goes so well with a nice sword as a large mug of ale. This style of sword, as we have discussed, is one of my personal favorites. There are many variations but they all appeal to me. Especially when they get a bit worn looking.

Sean- We have a tendency to make variations of this type when we need some fill at shows or have events that match the period. It is one of our favorite genre's of complex hilt. We actually have a couple styles we have on the list to add to the line at some point. Its just getting the time for prototypes and production set up. Never enough time in the day it seems. Happy We have also been making a major effort to get our custom back log down so a lot of energy has been going into that. It also means we should have some nice picks in the custom section soon.

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PostPosted: Thu 23 Oct, 2008 12:28 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Craig, you sire are a bucket of suck. And I mean that in the best possible way. Happy

Those Polehammers are indeed really neato. I almost picked one up at the end of the Bristol run, because it handles so nicely. One of these days when money falls from teh sky you and I are going to have some more serious conversations my friend.

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PostPosted: Thu 23 Oct, 2008 2:41 pm    Post subject: Saxon style rapier         Reply with quote

Just an other vote for the Saxon Style Rapier. While both the A&A Milanese & Gustav Vasa are nice in their own way, I really prefer its clean, functional lines of this version. My bank account is lucking the Canadian dollar is falling like a dead loon.

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PostPosted: Thu 23 Oct, 2008 8:18 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Wow, that Saxon Style rapier is wonderful! If I hadn't just dumped a ton of money your way, I'd snatch that up! Happy (Seeing as one of the things I just bought from A&A was the Saxon Military Sword, I should just be content with what I have!)
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Bill Grandy wrote:
Wow, that Saxon Style rapier is wonderful! If I hadn't just dumped a ton of money your way, I'd snatch that up! Happy (Seeing as one of the things I just bought from A&A was the Saxon Military Sword, I should just be content with what I have!)

Funny, I was about to say the same thing. That is, I already sent Craig all of my money, so I can't buy the Saxon Rapier (at least, not at the moment).

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PostPosted: Mon 27 Oct, 2008 6:40 pm    Post subject: Might as well keep the ball rolling :-)         Reply with quote

New Items from A&A

Here are two new daggers styles we are adding to our line of items. The #226 Chevalier Dagger and the #225 Knightly Dagger. These replicas are based on interesting originals that had caught our eye over the years and we wanted to update our dagger selection. Happy




Get the details here A&A News

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Craig,
It's always good to see more quality daggers on the market. Happy These two are certainly unique. Any pics of the originals on which these are based?

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I'm really quite a fan of that Chevalier dagger. Did the Knightly Dagger replace the earlier Knightly dagger from the catalog?

Also, out of curiosity, is the Saxon rapier going to eventually be in the regular line up? Because it should be! Happy

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Bill Grandy wrote:
I'm really quite a fan of that Chevalier dagger. Did the Knightly Dagger replace the earlier Knightly dagger from the catalog?


Was there a dagger called the "knightly"? There was the Classic and the Crusader (and others), but I don't remember one called the "Knightly". Though, I don't see the classic dagger on their main daggers page any more...

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Chad Arnow wrote:
Was there a dagger called the "knightly"? There was the Classic and the Crusader (and others), but I don't remember one called the "Knightly". Though, I don't see the classic dagger on their main daggers page any more...


I think you're right, Chad. I was just noticing how they were similar designs, and noticed how it doesn't appear to be on the website anymore.

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PostPosted: Thu 30 Oct, 2008 1:17 pm    Post subject: Daggers and Saxon         Reply with quote

Hi Chad and Bill

I will track down some images Chad. You are correct the older wheel pommel dagger was the Classic. The Knightly will be a replacement for this style. There are a couple of the Classic left if anyone needs one. Happy I have in fact had a couple of queries about that.

The Saxon Rapier may appear in some form. We have a tendency to like the style a lot and there are many nice examples. Not sure if this one would be the exact style we would do. But if Bill wants to order a bunch of them for his troops we might think about it Wink

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Craig Johnson wrote:

The Saxon Rapier may appear in some form. We have a tendency to like the style a lot and there are many nice examples. Not sure if this one would be the exact style we would do. But if Bill wants to order a bunch of them for his troops we might think about it Wink

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Would a Saxon Rapier with a blade type more like the Cavalier or Dresden i.e. a wide cut and thrust blade be historically and aesthetically viable as I really like the Saxon hilt but sort of prefer the more general purpose war blades ( if one can define them that way ).

Just an option I might consider buying if it was a standard offering or a not overly expensive semi-custom option ?

Oh, the handling would have to make sense also and one shouldn't mix and match hilts and blades in stupid ways. Wink Laughing Out Loud

Although, any commitments to sword buying by me is going to have to wait until I am sure that this Market Correction, Crash, depression or just a nasty recession (?) has reached a bottom and I know how much I can still spend and not have to buy dog food even if I don't have a dog. Wink Worried Sad

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