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Sonny Suttles
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PostPosted: Fri 11 Mar, 2011 3:06 pm    Post subject: Valiant Armoury Limited Edition War Sword         Reply with quote

We had 4 of the ATrim 302 Blunt long swords that had a few minor issues with them. Rather than just repair them and keep these swords as blunts we decided to grind the blades down to an apple seed edge and make something special out of them. I called up Christian Fletcher to ask for advice on what to make and he suggested that a big type XII blade like this would work well with the "Kriegschwert" guard and the "Castile" pommel. I guess he would know because that is exactly what he did to make the Austrian Great Sword on a Gus Trim blade for the Chimera line.
We opted for a pair of metal lockets on the scabbard and to stay true to the original Austrian Great sword we etched the Austrian Coat of Arms (An Eagle minus the chains, hammer and sickle) on the lockets.
The Scabbard and handle are Chestnut brown.
The Specs:
Weight: 3 lbs. 11 oz.
COG 6" below the guard
Overall Length 45"
Blade Length 34 3/4"
Handle Length 7 7/8"

The was alot of work that went into this one.

I hope you like it. Of course, comments are welcome.

Sonny







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PostPosted: Fri 11 Mar, 2011 5:31 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Sonny, I like that quite a bit. It has a nice aesthetic balance. I really like what you guys are doing. I haven't had any hands-on experience with your product, but it looks pretty good for the price point.
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PostPosted: Fri 11 Mar, 2011 10:13 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Looks nice. Out of curiosity, what was the "minor issue"?
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PostPosted: Sat 12 Mar, 2011 5:54 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

There was an issue with the threaded part of the tang. A very simple fix
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PostPosted: Sat 12 Mar, 2011 8:04 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Update:
2 of the 4 are gone. We can still do one custom and then we have the one shown in the pictures.

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PostPosted: Sat 12 Mar, 2011 10:11 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Did you keep a threaded assembly or is this preened? Nice work! Cool
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Sonny Suttles
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PostPosted: Sat 12 Mar, 2011 10:55 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

We give the option to the customer which they prefer. Permanent or Hex Nut.

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PostPosted: Sat 12 Mar, 2011 10:01 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Order in!

I opted for the one I ordered to be peened., and instead of eagles, I opted for Jerusalem Crosses etched into the lockets/pommel.

The biggest thing that drew me to this is that with the older 302 blade, which is more substantial and wider than the current 300 series, is the rounded spatulate tip, further PoB, fuller length, and overall blade shape - it's suddenly went from being a large Type XIIa to a normal Type XIIIa. This is a really nice and new representation of a gran espeč d'Allemagne or German great sword - something with I have wanted for my Teutonic kit for some time.

I sparred WMA with a 302B for a year or so before the I-Beam came out, and loved it. The sword has an authoritive presence that both commands and demands respect. This is one of those blades you feel that you could cleave through an Oldsmobile with, but still remains quite wiedable for non-girly men. This is the absolute epitome of a manly sword, tipping the scales at just under the weight in which is would become difficult to wield, yet still nimble enough to feel really great in the hands.

I am very excited to add this to my collection, there will probably not be another production Type XIIIa that would interest me for some time. Big Grin

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