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More likely to purchase a Quarterdeck line sword
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Ben Potter
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PostPosted: Tue 22 Feb, 2011 10:16 pm    Post subject: Privateer Armoury, Introducing the Quarterdeck Line         Reply with quote

Having received request for less expensive swords with thicker hand forged blades and forged guards I decided to incorporate these features in to the new line of swords from Privateer Armoury.

Introducing the Quarterdeck Line:

The specs for this sword are on the Privateer Armoury Gallery page (Click on the image below to navigate to it)


The price point for these swords will be $500-1000 USD.

Let me know what you think.

Ben Potter Bladesmith

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Stephen Curtin




PostPosted: Wed 23 Feb, 2011 3:13 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Hey Ben, wow have you been busy lately, or what? Love the new pieces on the website. I just can decide which line I like better. It's great to see someone who can cater to all price ranges $200 - $500, $500 - $1000, and high end custom work. All I can say to you is keep up the good work, and I hope the quarterdeck line is a great success.
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Jean Thibodeau




PostPosted: Wed 23 Feb, 2011 8:07 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

In the $500 to $1000 range the Quarterdeck look very appealing as a mid range in cost option to me with $750 being the optimum price for me in the sense that when closer to the $1000 I would be at the border of either it being too expensive for this line and tempted to go a bit higher for an even more custom product i.e. At $1000 I might think of spending more for custom or not at all ...... which bring me back to between $500 & $750 where I can more comfortably do impulse buying.

Obviously the details of the specific sword can tempt me to go higher on the the price range.

The Foredeck are an intriguing, and low cost option, but maybe a little too Spartan for me and I do like a thicker blade although the very thin blades might be surprisingly effective.

All this said the value for money does seem very favourable in the example of a Quarterdeck sword shown and a real bargain for the quality of custom work. ( Sort of high end " munitions " weapons with slightly less work put into details and finish that would be work and time intensive ).

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Ben Potter
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PostPosted: Wed 23 Feb, 2011 5:39 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thanks for the kind words.

High end munitions grade is a great way to describe the Quarterdeck line.

Ben Potter Bladesmith

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PostPosted: Wed 23 Feb, 2011 6:21 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Looks great.

Will there be other sword lines like the Poop Deck, the Gun Deck, and the Orlop?
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PostPosted: Thu 24 Feb, 2011 9:25 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Roger Hooper wrote:
Looks great.

Will there be other sword lines like the Poop Deck, the Gun Deck, and the Orlop?


I'm afraid that for the moment I will be staying with these three (Forecastle, Quarterdeck, and high end custom work).

The only price point that isn't covered would be the Bilge line of sword shaped objects and I don't want participate in that rather dubious practice.

Ben Potter Bladesmith

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Jean Thibodeau




PostPosted: Thu 24 Feb, 2011 10:04 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Ben Potter wrote:

The only price point that isn't covered would be the Bilge line of sword shaped objects and I don't want participate in that rather dubious practice.


That would be blades cast out of pot metal and plastic hilt furniture and vinyl covered grips held on by staples and with a price point of $1.99 Wink Razz Laughing Out Loud .

Not making any promises or commitments to buy but I will be looking closely at what other Quarterdeck swords become available like falchions maybe, although the messer is very appealing if a little later in period than what I usually go for.

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PostPosted: Thu 24 Feb, 2011 11:05 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

This messer is beautiful. From the stats, I'd imagine it handles nicely too.
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PostPosted: Thu 24 Feb, 2011 4:03 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Probably your best messer so far. Great blade shape as usual but I really like the guard on this one!
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