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PostPosted: Wed 09 Dec, 2015 9:00 am    Post subject: A&A Gallery for updates.         Reply with quote



A&A Update Gallery


Custom Bauernwehr with Scabbard posted on our facebook page.

We are starting this thread to update when we add a new pic or adjust things so people can see what we are up to Eek! We will do independent threads with major changes like new items or promotions. Just figured folks would like the pics Happy

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PostPosted: Fri 11 Dec, 2015 10:22 am    Post subject: Painted Pommels         Reply with quote

One of the areas for embellishment on a sword with a wheel pommel is to paint the center disc. Whether recessed or not, this focal spot would have attracted the artistic talents of the owner to display a badge or colors. This would have been the kind of personalization that would be achievable by any status level in society. Many swords in period would probably have had this type of decoration added but most would have been colors or perhaps a cross or charge, the cross of St George for example. Higher status individuals would have been the types to hire artists or talented retainers to create a more personalized element. Here is an example of one we did for a customer that turned out quite nicely. This has the enhancement of a motto carved into the pommel around the central hub as well.


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PostPosted: Wed 13 Apr, 2016 8:44 am    Post subject: Spatha and Scabbard         Reply with quote

We had a Spatha on the Muster Page a while back and the fellow who picked it up asked for a scabbard to go with this is how it turned out.


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Spatha combo came out appealing to the eye.
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PostPosted: Wed 13 Apr, 2016 7:06 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

When is the new Irish Sword coming out??
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"The Prince of Firceall of the Ancient Sword is O'Molloy of the Freeborn Name"... O'Dugain(d.1372AD)
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PostPosted: Thu 14 Apr, 2016 2:38 pm    Post subject: Irish Sword         Reply with quote

Excellent question Kevin. I wish I had a concrete answer for you but currently it is not set as yet. Still doing some of the design and prototyping. We have been very focused on catching up on things and getting more orders out smoothly lately so some of the r and d things have not had as much time applied to them of late.

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PostPosted: Sat 16 Apr, 2016 4:46 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I can't wait to see it Craig, any hints on the design? Which one is it going to be based on or is it going to be a composite?
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PostPosted: Sat 16 Apr, 2016 9:36 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Please be a true two hander with a really nice LONG grip, please...
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PostPosted: Wed 20 Apr, 2016 6:01 am    Post subject: Town Guard with Custom Pom and Grip         Reply with quote

Here is a modified Town Guard done with a custom pommel and grip.



Note to Robin and Kevin: I will be able to give out some details at some point but as of now we are still working on a few things. But we welcome hearing what interests you at any time:-)

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PostPosted: Wed 20 Apr, 2016 11:44 am    Post subject: Re: Town Guard with Custom Pom and Grip         Reply with quote

Craig Johnson wrote:
Here is a modified Town Guard done with a custom pommel and grip.

Craig


Although its out of my historical 'zone', I really like the Town Guard. This one is especially nice.
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PostPosted: Fri 22 Apr, 2016 6:39 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Craig, I'd like to see you do one based on the River Suck sword with the type XIX blade and S guard. Please!...... I've attached the drawing from Halpin's book.


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PostPosted: Wed 25 May, 2016 6:20 am    Post subject: Two Handed Landsknecht Sword         Reply with quote

We have added this impressive two handed landsknecht sword to our Custom Gallery. Check out detail pictures and how this sword came about.
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PostPosted: Wed 25 May, 2016 10:34 am    Post subject: Re: Two Handed Landsknecht Sword         Reply with quote

Craig Johnson wrote:
We have added this impressive two handed landsknecht sword to our Custom Gallery. Check out detail pictures and how this sword came about.


Eek! Eek! Eek! Surprised

Ok - that's just effin' sexy! I looked at and read through it's page and have to believe it was a challenge to fully design and build, but gave an enormous sense of pride and accomplishment upon completion. The details of this thing are just enough over-the-top without falling into the realm of caricature. Beautiful and lethal functional art. Love it! If I ever get into that era of collecting, I know where to go. Cool
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PostPosted: Thu 09 Jun, 2016 6:18 am    Post subject: Large Type L Axe         Reply with quote

Here is a large Type L War Axe with distressed finish we recently did.

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PostPosted: Wed 15 Jun, 2016 10:06 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Aw man, I love you work. If only you'd do a Type XVII. A guy can dream...
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Robert Morgan wrote:
Aw man, I love you work. If only you'd do a Type XVII. A guy can dream...


That's what custom orders are for. They'll make whatever you want.

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PostPosted: Thu 16 Jun, 2016 5:56 pm    Post subject: Re: Large Type L Axe         Reply with quote

Craig Johnson wrote:
Here is a large Type L War Axe with distressed finish we recently did.



Craig, nice looking axe, did you heat treat the edge while keeping the body and socket soft ?

I know that this can be an option for a slightly higher price point, but seems worth doing even if many period pole arms like halberds or Bills where often not hardened, but I think most axes would have a hardened hedge.

( I'm still very happy about my semi-customized hardened edged English Bill I bought from A&A a few years back. Big Grin )



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PostPosted: Thu 21 Jul, 2016 6:56 am    Post subject: Recent Rapier         Reply with quote

Here is a recently finished commission. Our three ring Italian hilt in blackened finish with silver wire grip and turksheads mounted on a wide rapier blade with pierced detail. Turned out quite well. The customer was happy with the result.

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If I was the customer I'd be ecstatic. That's a beautiful rapier.
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Wow, that rapier is fantastic. The pierced blade is stunning. I've always loved those blades you guys do.
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