Info Favorites Register Log in
myArmoury.com Discussion Forums

Forum index Memberlist Usergroups Spotlight Topics Search
Forum Index > Makers and Manufacturers Talk > Manufacturer website - bractea.freha.pl Reply to topic
This is a standard topic Go to page 1, 2  Next 
Author Message
Tomasz Rajtar
Industry Professional



Location: Poland
Joined: 03 Aug 2006

Posts: 19

Feedback score: None
PostPosted: Fri 22 Sep, 2006 7:29 am    Post subject: Manufacturer website - bractea.freha.pl         Reply with quote

Hello

I would like to invite you to check out this new website:
http://bractea.freha.pl/

I'm the admin of this site, this is still under development, but already could be interesting.
Feel free to ask me anything, I'm in (almost) still contact with manufacturer (hard to believe, but he has no internet... Cool ).

Best to all

Tomasz

-

Bildindex.de is my bible, Bengt Thordeman is my prophet
>>Azincourt 2007<<


Last edited by Tomasz Rajtar on Wed 04 Oct, 2006 4:56 am; edited 1 time in total
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Chad Arnow
myArmoury Team


myArmoury Team

Location: Cincinnati, OH
Joined: 18 Aug 2003
Likes: 21 pages
Reading list: 231 books

Spotlight topics: 15
Posts: 9,137

Feedback score: 100%
(3 total ▮ 100% positive)
PostPosted: Fri 22 Sep, 2006 7:40 am    Post subject: Re: New manufacturer website - bractea.freha.pl         Reply with quote

Tomasz Rajtar wrote:
Hello

I would like to invite you to check out this new website:
http://bractea.freha.pl/

I'm the admin of this site, this is still under development, but already could be interesting.
Feel free to ask me anything, I'm in (almost) still contact with manufacturer (hard to believe, but he has no internet... Cool ).

Best to all

Tomasz

-


There is some beautiful stuff there. I like this rondel dagger:



It's the top one from this pic:



Is the handle of the original one brass? I wonder what pricing is on those items.

The XIV armour looks great, too:


Happy

ChadA

http://chadarnow.com/
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
David Kite




Location: Clinton, IN USA
Joined: 20 Feb 2004

Posts: 95

Feedback score: None
PostPosted: Fri 22 Sep, 2006 8:05 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Wow! That really is some beautiful work!

I would also like to know the prices of the items, as well as the dimensions and weights of the armor and weapons.

Nice looking items!

David Kite
GFS, ARMA in IN
View user's profile Send private message
Patrick Kelly




Location: Wichita, Kansas
Joined: 17 Aug 2003
Reading list: 42 books

Spotlight topics: 2
Posts: 5,686

Feedback score: 100%
(5 total ▮ 100% positive)
PostPosted: Fri 22 Sep, 2006 8:34 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Great work! I especially like this piece.


View user's profile Send private message
Sean Belair
Industry Professional




Joined: 08 Aug 2006

Posts: 147

Feedback score: None
PostPosted: Fri 22 Sep, 2006 9:39 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

wow i'm impressed, cant wait to hear reviews and see some prices.
scabbards seem a little beefy but thats the type of thing that will change after they start getting feedback

i don't think i've ever seen so many points, 36 different types
View user's profile Send private message
J. Bedell




Location: Maryland, USA
Joined: 06 Jan 2006
Reading list: 7 books

Posts: 226

Feedback score: None
PostPosted: Fri 22 Sep, 2006 10:09 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I'm loving the cutlass and knife set. Very nice. All the stuff on that website looks top-notch.

I to was wondering about pricing on the items (especially the cutlass)...

-James

The pen may be mighter, but the sword is much more fun.
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail AIM Address
Bryce Felperin




Location: San Jose, CA
Joined: 16 Feb 2006

Posts: 552

Feedback score: None
PostPosted: Fri 22 Sep, 2006 11:08 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I'd be definitely interested on the prices and availability of a lot of items on your site!
View user's profile Send private message
Chad Arnow
myArmoury Team


myArmoury Team

Location: Cincinnati, OH
Joined: 18 Aug 2003
Likes: 21 pages
Reading list: 231 books

Spotlight topics: 15
Posts: 9,137

Feedback score: 100%
(3 total ▮ 100% positive)
PostPosted: Fri 22 Sep, 2006 2:36 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Tomasz,
Thanks for sharing this. Does the maker respond to questions in English? I'd like to inquire about the brass/bronze rondel dagger (the original is bronze).

Happy

ChadA

http://chadarnow.com/
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Shae Bishop




Location: Louisville KY
Joined: 08 Jan 2006
Likes: 9 pages
Reading list: 9 books

Posts: 79

Feedback score: None
PostPosted: Sat 23 Sep, 2006 12:53 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

The items on this site are absolutely beautiful. There are numerous pieces which I've never seen reproduced with any accuracy anywhere else. One item I especially like is this cutlass with by-knife. It is the first item on the Other Weapons page. Does anyone have pictures of a very similar original or know a specific time period? I would guess late 16th to early 17th century western/central european.

http://bractea.freha.pl/other.html#kord_noz

Shae


Last edited by Shae Bishop on Sat 23 Sep, 2006 7:14 pm; edited 1 time in total
View user's profile Send private message
Michal Plezia
Industry Professional



PostPosted: Sat 23 Sep, 2006 3:56 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I know some of mr.Karcz works.Our group has just ordered some of points to the agilets,and I consider asking him to make a brigandine for me.
www.elchon.com

Polish Guild of Knifemakers

The sword is a weapon for killing, the art of the sword is the art of killing. No matter what fancy words you use or what titles you put to
it that is the only truth.
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Addison C. de Lisle




Location: South Carolina
Joined: 05 Nov 2005
Likes: 27 pages

Posts: 614

Feedback score: None
PostPosted: Sat 23 Sep, 2006 4:43 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Very nice looking stuff! Definately going to keep an eye on the site!
www.addisondelisle.com
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Blaz Berlec




Location: Podgorje, Kamnik, Slovenia, Europe
Joined: 26 Aug 2003
Reading list: 1 book

Spotlight topics: 4
Posts: 389

Feedback score: None
PostPosted: Sun 24 Sep, 2006 9:46 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Wow. Since I'm from Slovenia, I'm very interested. I ordered some stuff from USA and customs + tax were 35% (and I had to pay additional 5$ for their trouble of charging me)...

Belt fittings seem very cheap, compared to other sources I know.


Extant 15th Century German Gothic Armour
Extant 15th century Milanese armour
Arming doublet of the 15th century
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Matthew Grzybowski
Industry Professional



Location: Madison, WI
Joined: 23 May 2005

Posts: 110

Feedback score: None
PostPosted: Sun 24 Sep, 2006 4:55 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Love the site and the work!

Best,

Matt

OlliN Sword Design
Handmade collectible arms, custom swords, and sculpture
www.ollinsworddesign.com
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Tomasz Rajtar
Industry Professional



Location: Poland
Joined: 03 Aug 2006

Posts: 19

Feedback score: None
PostPosted: Sun 24 Sep, 2006 11:31 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thank you for so many nice opinions! Happy
I'm sorry, I'm quite busy since Friday and I will try to answer all questions tomorrow. Today it is not possible; too much work at work... Wink

-

Bildindex.de is my bible, Bengt Thordeman is my prophet
>>Azincourt 2007<<
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Tomasz Rajtar
Industry Professional



Location: Poland
Joined: 03 Aug 2006

Posts: 19

Feedback score: None
PostPosted: Tue 26 Sep, 2006 5:28 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Ok, as I told - I will try to answer for your questions. Please forgive me if something will be not clear in my explanations, I'm sure that my English is not perfect...

You must know that it all is a work of one man. There is no "mass production".

This is not a standard shop, so I think there will be no pricing at all - with some exceptions, for example - moulded decorative elements have prices ( http://bractea.freha.pl/mprice.html ).
Replicas on this site are almost always custom, done for request for someone. There is no possibility to have a "ready for sale" items like in normal shop, so buying something is always a process with detailed contact between us and client.
We prefer situation, when client tell: "I wont replica of this" and shows us sources materials (original equipment photos from collections or iconography) and we can say: "this will costs XYZ euros and could be done in X weeks/months" etc.

But of course I can always say how much you will pay for replicas in the type of already shown in the page. But again - there will be no "hard" prices on the website - you can always choose another type of finishing, decorations etc. and price will change.
I think that prices will be quite nice for the people who earn in euros / dollars... Wink
Examples:

1) Rondel dagger – version show on the website: 250 EUR, exact copy of original (grip made from soldered bronze elements) will cost 350 EUR.
2) Coat-of-plates (Wisby type of armour) – from 200 EUR for simple versions to 520 EUR (for example armour No 24)
3) Coated armours in Munich or Khalkis type – between 520 and 700 EUR, it depends on finishing and design details
4) Set of sword with scabbard and belt – the first, exclusive and very decorative example from site http://bractea.freha.pl/swords.html is worth 500 EUR, but of course there are much cheaper possibilities too.

The problem could be in the matter of time - as I said this is a work of one artist. When he is work at, for example, the coated armour for late XIV c. it takes several weeks and there is no time for another "big" things in this period. Only moulded elements, shields (in summer), belts and pouches with standard moulded elements (without extraordinary decorations) are made in overtime.
For now the next "free" time for new work will be in the end of December. Of course each new approved request enlarges the queue.

Chad Arnow wrote:

Is the handle of the original one brass? I wonder what pricing is on those items.
(…)
Thanks for sharing this. Does the maker respond to questions in English? I'd like to inquire about the brass/bronze rondel dagger (the original is bronze).


Original handle is bronze, soldered from several elements. Replica on our webpage is a compromise between original and price of replica – it has moulded brass grip with silver details. But there is possibility to order exact copy as I already wrote in price examples. I’m the voice of Przemyslaw I network, because he does not have internet yet and unfortunately – does not speak English…

Shae Bishop wrote:
(...) One item I especially like is this cutlass with by-knife. It is the first item on the Other Weapons page. Does anyone have pictures of a very similar original or know a specific time period? I would guess late 16th to early 17th century western/central european.


This example was created under influence of photography from book which does not belong to me.
I don’t remember a title, but I’m investigating about it and will let you know the specific period for this weapon. As I remember this is still medieval thing (maybe I’m wrong now) and I’m not sure if word “cutlass” is proper in this case… But I don’t know better in English for now, maybe you will help me… Wink

-

Bildindex.de is my bible, Bengt Thordeman is my prophet
>>Azincourt 2007<<
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Chad Arnow
myArmoury Team


myArmoury Team

Location: Cincinnati, OH
Joined: 18 Aug 2003
Likes: 21 pages
Reading list: 231 books

Spotlight topics: 15
Posts: 9,137

Feedback score: 100%
(3 total ▮ 100% positive)
PostPosted: Tue 26 Sep, 2006 6:35 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Tomasz,
Thank you for the information. What kind of steel is used for the blades? Are they durable?

I'm pretty interested in some of this stuff. I've sent you a PM with more questions, too.

Happy

ChadA

http://chadarnow.com/
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Tomasz Rajtar
Industry Professional



Location: Poland
Joined: 03 Aug 2006

Posts: 19

Feedback score: None
PostPosted: Tue 26 Sep, 2006 6:57 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

The blades are hammered and hardened steel. I don't know exact names of steel types, Przemyslaw uses the blades from few different producers. And I think it is durable, because we use some of his products in medieval events - our fights are not staged. That mean - our blows are not "theatrical" (we usually avoid thrusts - we are not kamikaze at all ...).
This stuff is made to use. Of course - nothing in this world is indestructible, but Przemyslaw's replicas are not only for put it on the wall or stand... Wink

Here you can check photos of from events where some of this toys where used:
http://wolna.kompania.freshsite.pl/
http://www.man.poznan.pl/~ritter/Wieruszyce2006/

-

Bildindex.de is my bible, Bengt Thordeman is my prophet
>>Azincourt 2007<<


Last edited by Tomasz Rajtar on Wed 04 Oct, 2006 1:49 am; edited 1 time in total
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Blaz Berlec




Location: Podgorje, Kamnik, Slovenia, Europe
Joined: 26 Aug 2003
Reading list: 1 book

Spotlight topics: 4
Posts: 389

Feedback score: None
PostPosted: Tue 26 Sep, 2006 11:43 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

You Poles really have great equippment. Have you or any of your friends visited Slovenia this August?

Photos from "Pod zvezdami Celjanov 2006":

http://www.td-celje.si/galerija/26082006/26082006.php



Extant 15th Century German Gothic Armour
Extant 15th century Milanese armour
Arming doublet of the 15th century
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Tomasz Rajtar
Industry Professional



Location: Poland
Joined: 03 Aug 2006

Posts: 19

Feedback score: None
PostPosted: Wed 27 Sep, 2006 12:48 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I think my friends visited Slovenia. Because I can see them on your pictures... Cool

http://www.td-celje.si/galerija/26082006/IMG2.JPG
http://www.td-celje.si/galerija/26082006/IMG34.JPG

But this is off-topic.

-

Bildindex.de is my bible, Bengt Thordeman is my prophet
>>Azincourt 2007<<
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Tomasz Rajtar
Industry Professional



Location: Poland
Joined: 03 Aug 2006

Posts: 19

Feedback score: None
PostPosted: Wed 04 Oct, 2006 5:56 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Some new toys for you boys... Cool
This is not visible on the website yet, will be soon.

New ballock dagger set. Made from hardened steel and silver parts. Grip - black oak. Black leather scabbard.

Total weight: 695g, dagger alone: 355g, silver parts: 110g.
Total lenght of dagger: 470mm, blade: 320mm.




-

Bildindex.de is my bible, Bengt Thordeman is my prophet
>>Azincourt 2007<<


Last edited by Tomasz Rajtar on Thu 05 Oct, 2006 12:26 am; edited 2 times in total
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website


Display posts from previous:   
Forum Index > Makers and Manufacturers Talk > Manufacturer website - bractea.freha.pl
Page 1 of 2 Reply to topic
Go to page 1, 2  Next All times are GMT - 8 Hours

View previous topic :: View next topic
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum






All contents © Copyright 2003-2018 myArmoury.com — All rights reserved
Discussion forums powered by phpBB © The phpBB Group
Switch to the Basic Low-bandwidth Version of the forum