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Ben Potter
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PostPosted: Wed 17 Jun, 2015 11:50 am    Post subject: 1690's swords         Reply with quote

Here are a couple of swords I just finished for Privateer Armoury.

D-Guard sword (S.5 Swords and Blades of the American Revolution)
Patined 1084 distal tapered blade, iron hilt, fluted rosewood grip, birch/leather/brass scabbard.
Specs:
Total weight: 2lb 1oz
Sword weight: 1lb 7oz
Length: 30"
Blade: 24.5"
CoP: 17"
PoB 5.5"


Double Shell-Guard(from the Greenwich National Maritime Museum)
Patined, 1084 steel distal tapered blade, iron hilt, antler grip, birch/leather/brass scabbard.
Specs:
Total weight: 2lb 7oz
Sword weight: 1lb 12oz
Length: 30"
Blade: 25"
CoP: 16.5"
PoB: 4.5"




Ben Potter Bladesmith

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John T.




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PostPosted: Wed 17 Jun, 2015 10:22 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Those are very nice looking swords, Ben. I always love to see new work from you. Thanks for posting.
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Aaron Hoard




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PostPosted: Thu 18 Jun, 2015 8:29 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I really like those - thanks for posting your work!
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Danny Grigg




PostPosted: Sat 20 Jun, 2015 10:06 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Ben

Is this the sword you replicated from the National Maritime Museum?

http://collections.rmg.co.uk/collections/objects/78877.html

Thanks

Danny
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Ben Potter
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PostPosted: Tue 23 Jun, 2015 2:10 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

That is the one, I had to modify the design due to budget constraints.
Ben Potter Bladesmith

It's not that I would trade my lot
For any other man's,
Nor that I will be ashamed
Of my work torn hands-

For I have chosen the path I tread
Knowing it would be steep,
And I will take the joys thereof
And the consequences reap.
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Isaac H.




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PostPosted: Fri 26 Jun, 2015 10:35 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Beautifully done, Ben. I was confused at first because they look so much like originals ! Great job capturing the aura of the real thing.
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Matt Corbin




PostPosted: Mon 29 Jun, 2015 8:19 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Ben, those are fantastic swords. I have a real soft spot for the golden age of piracy and those both fit right in perfectly. Congratulations.
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Dan P




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PostPosted: Tue 30 Jun, 2015 8:14 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Ben, good to see you're around and making solid blades. I still have the Privateer sword you made for me a few years ago and it's been a real fun little blade for cutting.
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