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I would like to see more...
Cutlasses made
14%
 14%  [ 8 ]
Messers made
38%
 38%  [ 21 ]
Different swords made
38%
 38%  [ 21 ]
Daggers made
7%
 7%  [ 4 ]
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Ben Potter
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PostPosted: Wed 29 Dec, 2010 4:44 pm    Post subject: Privateer Armoury, New Swords Available         Reply with quote


Left to right:
Cutlass: wide guard, fencer's knot grip. Sold
Rondel Dagger: Heat blued guards, Bone grips. Sold
Messer and By Knife set, black walnut grips, $400
Twist Dagger, blacksmith twist guard, waxed cord fencer's knot grip. $125
Hatchet Point Cutlass, D-guard with shell, double crossing fencer's knot grip, $300 (LEFT HANDED)

Here is a link to the available page with the specs:
PRIVATEER ARMOURY AVAILABLE PAGE

I changed the geometry of the blades on this run so that they are stiffer than the earlier ones without being too much heavier.

Ben Potter Bladesmith

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PostPosted: Wed 29 Dec, 2010 7:04 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I voted for " different " but I could have also voted for daggers and messers are also to my liking but I prefer the earlier falchions.

All the others look good except that for me they are not currently from a period I'm focussing on but the messers are just at the limit.

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PostPosted: Wed 29 Dec, 2010 8:45 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

That messer is even nicer than the previous one, and the knife is a lovely companion. I am unbelievably tempted to purchase those, but I have many other required purchases first.

All of those pieces are lovely and the price point is phenomenal. I'm just hung up on messers these days. I hope this line is working for you financially. Eventually you will break my resolve.

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PostPosted: Mon 03 Jan, 2011 11:22 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thanks for the input.
I use the comments to help me decide what gets made.

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PostPosted: Mon 03 Jan, 2011 11:45 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I like the look of your cutlass weapons... but would also like to see a saber or two. Wink As you know... I'm very tempted to pick up a saber from you...

So many swords... so little money... why oh why was I not born rich?
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PostPosted: Fri 07 Jan, 2011 10:11 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Looking good (especially the messer) and very reasonable prices, too. Not so much into cutlasses, so I voted for messers, although sabers would indeed be awesome! Big Grin

Keep up the good work.

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Sonni
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PostPosted: Fri 07 Jan, 2011 11:14 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Are you asking for infantry sabers or cavalry type weapons?

These blades are basically limited to under 24" and must be wider than 1.5 at the fort.

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PostPosted: Fri 07 Jan, 2011 12:15 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Ben

God I love that messer. but it has to wait as there are just to many other projects in the offing right now. but I do hope soon.



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PostPosted: Fri 07 Jan, 2011 5:19 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Michael Ahrens wrote:
Ben

God I love that messer. but it has to wait as there are just to many other projects in the offing right now. but I do hope soon.



Mike


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This is not the Messer you seek

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PostPosted: Fri 07 Jan, 2011 5:31 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I'll add my voice to those interested in falchions. Something like that messer blade with a basic sword hilt could be tempting.
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PostPosted: Sat 08 Jan, 2011 3:49 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Ben Potter wrote:
Are you asking for infantry sabers or cavalry type weapons?

These blades are basically limited to under 24" and must be wider than 1.5 at the fort.


Well, particularly early cavalry sabers would've been nice, but I guess those measurements would be a bit small, so my vote for messers still stand. Razz Falchions would indeed be nice too, and maybe even Maciejowski "choppers"?

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PostPosted: Sat 08 Jan, 2011 10:01 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I understand that you're trying to provide high quality but affordable edged weapons with this line and I really like the result because they are simple, clean workmanlike weapons

I'd be interested in a seax. If you can make that rondel dagger, you could make a seax. My personal preference would be one of the Scandinavian types that looked like the grandfathers of all the puukkos in the world but I'm sure most people would want the broken back style. For that matter, what's wrong with a nice simple high quality puukko? I'd also like to see a type X sword although I suspect a fullered blade might push it out of the price range of this line.

I like the messer a lot and I'd like to see a falchion too although they'd be a big departure in period for my budding collection.
Without opening a can of worms about period authenticity, I think the war knife types appeal to me more when the blades haves a slight taper leading back from the belly of the blade to the guard.
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