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David Ledoyen
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PostPosted: Mon 14 Mar, 2011 7:42 pm    Post subject: Introduction: At the Royal Sword -18th c. French swords         Reply with quote

Greetings,

I am proud to introduce my small business: At the Royal Sword. www.theroyalsword

Here is how I presented the swords on my Website:

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These simple soldier swords are carefully reproduced, with an attention to every detail: hilts, blade cross section, scabbards, etc. Working from original parts and up-to-date research, unprecedented accuracy was attained: tangs are riveted on the pommel NOT secured by an anachronic nut; each weapon has a red cloth pad between the hilt and the shoulders of the blade; every model comes with a leather covered wood scabbard.

We strived to offer you the best researched selection of swords for the French troops of the first half of the 18th century. These are a must for re-enactors of the French and Indian War and the period preceding it.


More details on the swords are available here: http://www.theroyalsword.com/soldier-swords.html

Also, some of the repros next to original swords:











The four models I offer could not only be attractive to re-enactors but to sword collectors as well. Members of this forum are welcome to ask any questions regarding my products. I also offer buckles to make 18th c. waistbelts and cartridge boxes slings.


Those interested in my background are invited to read the "About me" page. http://www.theroyalsword.com/about

Looking forward receiving comments and questions.

David Ledoyen
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PostPosted: Mon 14 Mar, 2011 7:48 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I forgot to mention that swords are shipped to customers in the CONUS by my representative in Mass., Mr. Donald Dupuis. Shipping at a flat rate of 20 for one sword, and 8 per extra sword.
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PostPosted: Thu 17 Mar, 2011 5:38 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I received this enquiry, and I thought the anser might interest other people.

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Might I inquire as to the type of steel used to produce the sword blades, and distal taper? (Perhaps thickness of the blade just past the ricasso, at mid-point, and two inches back from the tip?


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Steel is 1075.

About the distal taper, here is what I got with my calipers on my FDL-03:

0.23 - 0.17 - 0.11

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PostPosted: Fri 18 Mar, 2011 5:49 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

David,
Your replicas look excellent. It is nice to see that people interested in replica 18th century swords have more options than GG Godwin.

Jonathan
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PostPosted: Fri 18 Mar, 2011 7:11 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thank you Jonathan.

Interested people in the North East will have opportunities to see the swords at Donald Dupuis table. He will be at the market fair at Fort Frederick, Maryland, and also at Johnson Hall market (NY). Probably also at Fort Ticonderoga in late June.

Thanks again, David

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PostPosted: Fri 18 Mar, 2011 11:04 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

As someone interested in both Alabama history and arms and armour, I wanted to highlight this sword in particular:

http://www.theroyalsword.com/soldier-swords/f...tlass.html

It's gorgeous! There are few good reproduction hangers/cutlasses out there for any period, and to see one so beautifully realized at such a reasonable price makes my day!

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PostPosted: Fri 18 Mar, 2011 12:56 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thanks a lot, Sean !

One of these cutlasses was found at the Old Mobile, Alabama:
www.southalabama.edu/archaeology/pdf/issue-7.pdf


Sean Flynt wrote:
As someone interested in both Alabama history and arms and armour, I wanted to highlight this sword in particular:

http://www.theroyalsword.com/soldier-swords/f...tlass.html

It's gorgeous! There are few good reproduction hangers/cutlasses out there for any period, and to see one so beautifully realized at such a reasonable price makes my day!

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PostPosted: Fri 18 Mar, 2011 1:12 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

David Ledoyen wrote:
Thanks a lot, Sean !

One of these cutlasses was found at the Old Mobile, Alabama:
www.southalabama.edu/archaeology/pdf/issue-7.pdf


Sean Flynt wrote:
As someone interested in both Alabama history and arms and armour, I wanted to highlight this sword in particular:

http://www.theroyalsword.com/soldier-swords/f...tlass.html

It's gorgeous! There are few good reproduction hangers/cutlasses out there for any period, and to see one so beautifully realized at such a reasonable price makes my day!


Thanks for that PDF! I kinda-sorta know Greg Waselkov, the director of that project. You should send him a link to your reproduction.

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PostPosted: Fri 18 Mar, 2011 1:33 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Sean Flynt wrote:


Thanks for that PDF! I kinda-sorta know Greg Waselkov, the director of that project. You should send him a link to your reproduction.


Greg Waselkov recently purchased a FSDL-01 and a buff waist-belt for an exhibition project ! Small world, isn't?

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I also really like that boarding saber, though the Louis XV face - - not my hero.

Have you considered recreating some 18th century hunting swords/cuttoes, or in French, Couteaux de Chasse?
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PostPosted: Sat 19 Mar, 2011 4:48 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

David Ledoyen wrote:
Sean Flynt wrote:


Thanks for that PDF! I kinda-sorta know Greg Waselkov, the director of that project. You should send him a link to your reproduction.


Greg Waselkov recently purchased a FSDL-01 and a buff waist-belt for an exhibition project ! Small world, isn't?


Ha! That's great! Good luck in your venture!

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PostPosted: Sat 19 Mar, 2011 6:37 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Roger Hooper wrote:
Have you considered recreating some 18th century hunting swords/cuttoes, or in French, Couteaux de Chasse?


Roger, I just purchased an original straight-bladed French mid 18th c. cuttoe for that purpose ! Great minds... Cool

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PostPosted: Sat 19 Mar, 2011 6:44 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Roger Hooper wrote:
I also really like that boarding saber, though the Louis XV face - - not my hero.



Come on, he was not that bad. His best reforms were blocked by the regional parliaments, ruled by the aristocrats.

Seriously, the Alabama specimen makes me doubt it is Louis XV on the guard, because if it is not a later deposit, this is a 1710's piece. Maybe it is just a Roman Emperor or Julius Ceasar? But most of the documented artefacts are from late 1740's to 1760 contexts: Fort St. Frederic (Crown Pt. NY) and Ristigouche bay wreck (frigage Le Machault).

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