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A. Ehsanipour




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PostPosted: Fri 27 Apr, 2018 6:09 pm    Post subject: Tridents?         Reply with quote

So I have a certain interest in Tridents namely one modeled after some pottery and sculptures and painting of the Greek god Posiedon but I'd settle for anything roughly in that vein however I have no idea who is in the business of making polearms in general and if any of them make anything similar to a trident in particular. So I decided to drop in here and avail myself of your knowledge.

Not sure if this is the right place for this or if it's been discussed elsewhere if so I'm sorry and would appreciate being pointed in the right direction.

Thanks for any help you can give me. Oh and I'm open to at least seeing the whole spectrum of possible prices because I'm not necessarily going to jump out and buy one today ... probably ... so as long as it could hold up to use (so not stainless garbage) pass it on.
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J. Nicolaysen




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PostPosted: Fri 27 Apr, 2018 7:42 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

This doesn't quite fit your particular need since Owen Bush hardly responds to commission requests, but it is a very nice, cool job. https://myArmoury.com/talk/viewtopic.php?t=33251&view=next

So there's ancient tridents as the retarios gladiators might have used, and there are medieval military forks which lack barbs usually and derive more from land agriculture, not fishing aquaculture. There's also the corseque, which is more of a renaissance polearm.

Arms and Armor should be able to make any of those.

On the non custom side, Depeeka makes a few things, and while not stainless junk, I'm not sure the quality is there. Here's a retarios trident: http://www.kultofathena.com/product.asp?item=...us+Trident
Here's a corseque, blemished and on sale: http://www.kultofathena.com/product.asp?item=...+Blemished

A large step up would be Arma Bohemia. I bet they could make a corseque or military fork http://www.armabohemia.cz/Novestr/poleA.htm

Another step up would be Manning Imperial. I'm sure they could make a nice retarios trident. I think the wait list is long. Prices are AUD. http://www.manningimperial.com/catalogue/arms...an-arms/14

For medieval and renaissance, I think Josef Dawes at White Well arms is great. http://www.whitewellarms.co.uk/
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A. Ehsanipour




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PostPosted: Sat 28 Apr, 2018 12:47 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

J. Nicolaysen wrote:
This doesn't quite fit your particular need since Owen Bush hardly responds to commission requests, but it is a very nice, cool job. https://myArmoury.com/talk/viewtopic.php?t=33251&view=next

So there's ancient tridents as the retarios gladiators might have used, and there are medieval military forks which lack barbs usually and derive more from land agriculture, not fishing aquaculture. There's also the corseque, which is more of a renaissance polearm.

Arms and Armor should be able to make any of those.

On the non custom side, Depeeka makes a few things, and while not stainless junk, I'm not sure the quality is there. Here's a retarios trident: http://www.kultofathena.com/product.asp?item=...us+Trident
Here's a corseque, blemished and on sale: http://www.kultofathena.com/product.asp?item=...+Blemished

A large step up would be Arma Bohemia. I bet they could make a corseque or military fork http://www.armabohemia.cz/Novestr/poleA.htm

Another step up would be Manning Imperial. I'm sure they could make a nice retarios trident. I think the wait list is long. Prices are AUD. http://www.manningimperial.com/catalogue/arms...an-arms/14

For medieval and renaissance, I think Josef Dawes at White Well arms is great. http://www.whitewellarms.co.uk/


Thanks for the info! I did notice about the depeeka stuff but yeah I've heard nothing but middling bad things about them in the past which makes me pretty wary.
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Ralph Grinly





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PostPosted: Sun 29 Apr, 2018 4:28 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Well..a trident is/was originally a fishing implement..so..maybe, check out fishing supplies ?
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Geoffroy Gautier





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PostPosted: Sun 29 Apr, 2018 4:32 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Don't you have digging/spading/garden forks in the US? I know in Europe it's pretty common. Most often it's curved for ergonomy, and it's got four prongs, but it's a very basic metalworking job to have the two in the middle cut, and only one welded centered. Have it forge straightened is a bit more work and requires some experience, but surely if you can't do it yourself you can find a hobbyist to do it for you in exchange of a beer pack or something. And that is if it's a socketed version, a tang and ferrule version would be a very basic DIY job to straighten. The last step it putting a long shaft, but that also is feasible. It will only cost a fraction of having it custom made.
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Mark Moore




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PostPosted: Sun 29 Apr, 2018 4:37 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

If I'm not mistaken, I think Baltimore Knife and Sword makes a trident head...or used to anyway. Happy ......McM
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A. Ehsanipour




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PostPosted: Sun 29 Apr, 2018 11:22 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Mark Moore wrote:
If I'm not mistaken, I think Baltimore Knife and Sword makes a trident head...or used to anyway. Happy ......McM


Thanks for the great tip they do in fact have one.
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Ron Reimer




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PostPosted: Tue 01 May, 2018 2:12 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

There's a set of gladiator gear including a trident up for sale on Facebook.
At https://www.facebook.com/groups/MedievalMarketAustralia/ For $300 Australian .

Ron
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