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Zach Gordon




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PostPosted: Wed 15 Jun, 2011 2:50 pm    Post subject: 1742 Pattern Sword         Reply with quote

Does anyone know of someone who makes a reproduction of this sword http://www.sailorinsaddle.com/product.aspx?id=849 with a wood handle and fullered blade?


Or where I could find an original in about that condition?

My budget is about $300... the only ones I keep seeing look like this http://loyalistarms.freeservers.com/infantrysword-a.jpg which has a brass handle and unfullered blade.

Thanks!
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Mark Millman





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PostPosted: Wed 15 Jun, 2011 4:41 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Dear Mr. Gordon,

Dixie Gun Works advertises one with a fullered blade for $95. Legendary Arms also lists one (as the Bunker Hill Sword) for $99. The swords look very similar, and may be different names for a single product. You may want to contact the vendors first to ask whether their Web photos match the products that they have in hand--if, indeed, either has the sword in stock. Kult of Athena, much mentioned in these pages, might be willing to do the legwork for you in sourcing one from a manufacturer. Or you could advertise in the classifieds for one.

There used to be several competing models of this sword available, but I haven't seen most of them in some time. They universally, however, had cast-brass handles. You should expect to replace yours, if you find one, with a wooden grip.

Hanwei's SH2375 Revolutionary War Hanger is very similar, and has a wood handle (although personally I find this sword's lines clumsy); but its furniture is black. I don't know whether it's brass or steel underneath, but perhaps somebody who owns one could tell you.

The usual disclaimer: I have no connection with any of these companies, aside from being an occasional customer. All information subject to change.

I hope that this proves helpful.

Best,

Mark Millman
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GG Osborne





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PostPosted: Wed 15 Jun, 2011 5:36 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Check out GG Godwin at www.gggodwin.com. The swords with wooden hilts are basically ones thatbwere wire-wrapped and lost their wrapping over time. Godwin was the original reproducer of these swords 30 years ago.
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Chris Goerner




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PostPosted: Wed 15 Jun, 2011 5:41 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

G. Gedney Godwin sells hangers like this. You should be aware that the original you attached pictures of originally would have had the wood grip completely covered with twisted brass wire ropes. The wood would not have been visible. Godwin sells one with a wire wrapped grip (see the description of the American officer's sword). http://www.gggodwin.com/cartgenie/prodList.asp?scat=10

*edit -- looks like Mr. Osborne types faster than I do!*

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