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Søren Niedziella
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PostPosted: Mon 21 Mar, 2005 1:54 pm    Post subject: Stolen sword: VE cutlass - please help!         Reply with quote

Hi all

I've just had my Vincent Evans clamshell cutlass that I bought through the classifieds stolen in transit with Fedex. When the package arrived the tape had been cut and resealed and the cutlass was gone. Please keep you eyes open if this sword shows up anywhere.

The sword was sent from the US to Denmark and passed through Paris on its way to Copenhagen, Denmark.

...I'll just go on crying for my lost sword...

Thanks

Søren Cry



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PostPosted: Mon 21 Mar, 2005 2:07 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Oh my God! I'm so sorry to hear this! Did you have it insured? I know that doesn't replace the sword, but I hope you can at least recover that.
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PostPosted: Mon 21 Mar, 2005 3:01 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Oh, my! This is not the same sort of tragedy as having a child kidnapped, or anything like that, but I'll bet that it must feel similar! My sympathies go out to you, Søren.
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PostPosted: Mon 21 Mar, 2005 5:14 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I'm very sorry this has happened.

Who was the previous owner on that one? Was that Steve Han's? Ron Luciano's?

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PostPosted: Mon 21 Mar, 2005 5:40 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Saren,
My sincerest condolences for whatever that's worth! Sad
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PostPosted: Mon 21 Mar, 2005 5:43 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

My heart goes out to you. Try not to look directly at the pictures for awhile.


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PostPosted: Mon 21 Mar, 2005 5:56 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Nathan Robinson wrote:
I'm very sorry this has happened.

Who was the previous owner on that one? Was that Steve Han's? Ron Luciano's?


I, too, am sorry this happened. It's a buyer's nightmare. I had a Hell's Belle Bowie stolen from my doorstep. Unfortunately, that package was not insured.

BTW, it's not mine. Must be Ron's. Looking at the picture, the guard is in shape of a sea serpent, which is what I remember from Ron's cutlass. But I seem to also remember that it was part of a set, cutlass and dagger.
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PostPosted: Mon 21 Mar, 2005 6:13 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

This was posted as a set for sale by Ron over at SFI;

http://forums.swordforum.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=48597

The classified leads to a thread with more pictures

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GC
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Eric Bergeron




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PostPosted: Mon 21 Mar, 2005 7:58 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Get incontact with FedEx cause this looks like a insider job to me as it would never leave a fedex facility till it was going out for delivery.
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PostPosted: Tue 22 Mar, 2005 4:46 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Very sorry to hear about this Soren .....

I feel horrible for you, Ron, and all of us in the community who can feel your pain !
I think nightmares like this enter all our minds, when shipping valuable pieces, but having one become a reality is just terrible !
Money lost may be the bottomline here, but losing a great piece like this to some unknown scumbag is the kind of thing that would keep me up at night !
As was said ..... this is certainly not a life threatening event, or comparable to so many other bad things that can happen in life, but still .... it STINKS !

I was fortunate enough to get to handle & photograph this piece in Atlanta and can attest to what a fantastic piece of work it is .....
I wish you the best of luck in recovering it .... keep us posted !







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THE CUTLASS SPECIFICATIONS:
The entire cutlass and dagger are damascus, made from a combination of 5160 and L6 steel.
The only parts not damascus are the grip ( which is made of horn), the wire wrap made of silver , and the ferrules made of silver.

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Total weight: 2 pounds and 2 ounces
Total length: 35 inches
Blade length: 29 1/2 inches
Single fuller running from the hilt 28 1/2inches
Blade width: 1 2/8 inches at the hilt opening to 1 3/8 inches near the tip
Spine width: 2/8 inches
Grip length: 4 3/4/ inches
Each clam shell length: 3 inches

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* This set is based on a set pictured in Boarders Away with Steel by William Gilkerson.
This type of cutlass and dagger combination would have seen it's heyday circa 1680-1720, the height of the Golden Age of Piracy.

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PostPosted: Tue 22 Mar, 2005 5:08 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

My I too extend condolences out to you Soren. I also had the good fortune of see this sword at Atlanta last year and can agree to what a grand piece it is.
Keep on top of FED-EX and do let everyone know of your findings.

Bill

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PostPosted: Tue 22 Mar, 2005 5:26 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Mac in Atlanta with that awesome VE cutlass set !


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Søren Niedziella
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PostPosted: Tue 22 Mar, 2005 3:18 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Hi all

Many thanks for your kind words! The sword was indeed Ron's. Fedex and the danish police are now working on the care and I still hope the sword might be recovered. I'll keep you informed of any progress.

Thanks

Søren
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PostPosted: Tue 22 Mar, 2005 4:27 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Søren Niedziella wrote:
Hi all

Many thanks for your kind words! The sword was indeed Ron's. Fedex and the danish police are now working on the care and I still hope the sword might be recovered. I'll keep you informed of any progress.

Thanks

Søren


Søren, Here's hoping that they can find your sword. I'm sorry for your loss.

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PostPosted: Sun 12 Jun, 2005 4:38 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Søren Niedziella wrote:
Hi all

Many thanks for your kind words! The sword was indeed Ron's. Fedex and the danish police are now working on the care and I still hope the sword might be recovered. I'll keep you informed of any progress.

Thanks

Søren


Søren - your post on your new JT Palikko Swiss Sabre reminded me of your lost/stolen VE. Any update on status of the VE piece? I hope that you were able to retrieve it!!
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Søren Niedziella
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PostPosted: Sun 12 Jun, 2005 3:20 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Hi Steve

Thanks for thinking about my lost VE. No news and I don't think there ever will be :-(

I just so sad I never got to hold it.

Søren
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PostPosted: Sun 12 Jun, 2005 3:52 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Søren Niedziella wrote:
Hi Steve

Thanks for thinking about my lost VE. No news and I don't think there ever will be :-(

I just so sad I never got to hold it.

Søren


This whole ordeal really makes me feel sick. As if this wasn't bad enough, whoever has it probably doesn't have a clue what a special piece it is.

I'm still holding out hope for you, though, Søren.

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