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PostPosted: Tue 29 Nov, 2011 1:18 pm    Post subject: For Sale: Germanic Basket-Hilt         Reply with quote

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I commissioned this one of a kind piece from Darkwood Armoury, but need funds for other projects. The basket is based off of a couple germanic baskets from the 16th century. It's a gorgeous piece. It's made of mild steel, scalloped edges. and file work like the originals. Ready for blade and pommel. Cell phone pics, I can take some better ones though. Asking $450.

Thanks for looking.





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PostPosted: Tue 29 Nov, 2011 3:38 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

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Also open to offers and trades.

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PostPosted: Wed 30 Nov, 2011 12:44 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

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To answer a a few questions I've had about this. Where the piece comes together, it's able to accommodate a 1.5" wide blade. My original idea was to do a step down into a ricasso like a schiavona, since when I put a test handle and blade on it it really helped to loop my index finger around. There is no pommel, I was either going to use one from Darkwood Armoury or have one made. It doesn't take much to balance a blade out with this basket.

In terms of trades. I'm interested in cut and thrust swords first quarter of the 16th and back. Most arming swords, daggers. Looking for floating italian or german style arms from late 15th early 16th, or gauntlets. Project pieces are alright. Also civilian clothing from 1490-1510, and firearms (any era).

More pictures coming tonight.

I of course prefer a cash offer.

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PostPosted: Thu 01 Dec, 2011 3:40 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

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I've attached some pictures I took last night. I just slapped a blade, pommel and handle on, they are from my practical mortuary. Blade is about 30", and the pommel weighed in at 6.7 oz. putting the balance point right were the basket comes together around the blade. Could use a much more substantial blade. I'm holding it a little weird to try and get light to it, but gives you an idea on sizing.

I really shouldn't have put the stuff on it, makes me want to keep it, but need to have priorities...basket only for sale. This does tell me though that the pommels from darkwood would work fine.

My hand is pretty average size. Wrist to tip of middle finger is 7.25", 3.5" across the palm.




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