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PostPosted: Mon 11 Jan, 2010 8:22 am    Post subject: For Sale: (or trade) Windlass Type XIV         Reply with quote

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Every time I pick up this sword intending to sell it I put it back down with a sheepish smile. It's very cool, but I do finally need to make room for some other pieces in the pipeline. It was a very rewarding project on what was already a very nice sword--easily one of the best Windlass has offered in recent years. Compact and well-balanced, with a powerful and stiff blade. These were originally priced around $260 (shipped) and were well worth that price, in my opinion.

See Joseph Fults' review: http://www.myArmoury.com/review_ws_typeiv.html

The new price has dropped from time to time and I can no longer find the sword on MRL's site. Might be discontinued.

I got the sword because I've always liked the type and thought I could improve the looks. I think I succeeded--new grip, faceted cross, peen block, bluing, JB Weld assembly and peen (you might be able to see a bit of gray JB Weld in the bottom of the cross in the photos below--it's visible in person). It's a sweet little French sword of ca. 1380-1420 but hard to justify keeping in my late medieval German collection.

For about $40 more than the original MRL price you can get a significantly improved version, complete with the original Windlass scabbard.

$300 shipped in CONUS. Paypal preferred.

If the piece doesn't sell before it gets pushed to page 2. I'll most likely withdraw it, make a poplar scabbard core and re-post it later this year at a higher price. I welcome your questions about the piece.



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-Sean

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PostPosted: Mon 11 Jan, 2010 8:29 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

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One more note: The grip is 3.75", which might feel too short for those with very large hands. This length is average for the type, according to Oakeshott. It's not that our ancestors had small hands--they probably used something more like the "handshake" grip discussed in at least one forum thread here.

-Sean

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PostPosted: Mon 11 Jan, 2010 8:37 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

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Oops! I said I'd trade, then forgot to say what I'd trade for. I'm currently looking for armour projects. The Windlass/MRL gothic German sallet and breast/back are of interest, depending on sizes. Other decent breasts, especially those with fauld. Gauntlets, maybe. I can do straight trade or partial, and will throw in cash of my own to make up the difference on better-quality pieces from, say, Francois L'Archeveque, Best Armor, etc.

-Sean

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PostPosted: Thu 14 Jan, 2010 2:16 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

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OK, I'll drop to $275 shipped, just to avoid making another scabbard!

-Sean

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PostPosted: Tue 19 Jan, 2010 7:15 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

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Is it sharpened? If so, how is it sharpened?

Also is the grey of the JBweld you mention that thin line of grey at the top of the handle?
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PostPosted: Wed 20 Jan, 2010 9:21 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

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This one just sold, but it's worth noting that it isn't sharpened. It has the typical Windlass edge (less than 1mm, by my estimate).

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