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Rick M.




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PostPosted: Thu 06 Nov, 2008 5:58 am    Post subject: Thames mace         Reply with quote

The flanged mace found in the Thames is in many books on medieval weapons. Several companies make reproduction maces of other styles, but the Thames mace is only made by Windlass as far as I know. It isn't a very accurate reproduction.

I wonder why more armorers aren't making it. Is it a more difficult type to produce? It seems to me that if an accurate copy was made it would sell well. I know I would certainly like to have one.

Rick
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W. Schütz
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PostPosted: Mon 10 Nov, 2008 5:25 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Its on my long list of artifacts to reproduce. It sure does deserve to be replicated better then with indian welding...
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Craig Johnson
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PostPosted: Mon 10 Nov, 2008 6:25 am    Post subject: Thames Mace         Reply with quote

Hi Rick

We used to produce one several years ago and sold it to MRL as well. The piece sold ok, but not gang busters. The rub with this type of weapon is it is not really any less work or cost than a fancier item. Thus the piece is a challenge to price. Also a socketed mace on a wood haft can be tricky to get good and tight and if used will eventually wear out the haft. We used ash and they held together pretty well but they definitely had a life span shorter than a metal haft.

You might still be bale to find some around on the second hand market. We made quite a few of them.

Best
Craig
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