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Lee Reeves
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PostPosted: Thu 07 Jun, 2007 3:36 pm    Post subject: New Gus Trim/Scott Wilson Saber         Reply with quote

I just got in a new saber. The blade is one of Gus' long saber blades and the hilt is made by Scott Wilson of Darkwood Armory. I hope this saber will be an introduction to a new line of swords from Gus and Scott that I would like to pursue at The Armoury.

here are links to some pictures. I will put a link to the saber on my web site soon, but wanted to get this saber out to the public before I had time to do that.

www.darkwoodarmory.com/images/IMG_1468.JPG
www.darkwoodarmory.com/images/IMG_1469.JPG
www.darkwoodarmory.com/images/IMG_1470.JPG

The stats are;

40" overall
32 1/3" blade
4 1/2" handle
4 1/2" POB
Wgt 2lb 13oz

Price $550

If anyone has questions send me a message.

Lee

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PostPosted: Thu 07 Jun, 2007 3:57 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I love the thumb ring.
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PostPosted: Thu 07 Jun, 2007 5:33 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Wow. Scott's stuff just gets better and better especially at his price range.
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PostPosted: Thu 07 Jun, 2007 5:53 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Ooh, nice. That's definitely one of the most interesting ATrim swords I've seen in a while. And the price is quite good. I'd love to see more collaborations between Gus and Darkwood.
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PostPosted: Thu 07 Jun, 2007 6:30 pm    Post subject: Bravo!!         Reply with quote

That is just plain sweet!!! I love the perforated guard with it's two different shaped cutouts! I also like the thumb ring. Is there any particular historical sword tht was it's inspiration?
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PostPosted: Thu 07 Jun, 2007 6:51 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Simply stunning. congrats on a very fine piece. I may have missed this in the first post, but is it inspired by anything?
..." The person who dosen't have a sword should sell his coat and buy one."

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Jonathan Hopkins




PostPosted: Thu 07 Jun, 2007 6:52 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

That is fantastic! I want one! This hilt style (walloon-esque) is not represented in the market, and is quite a welcome addition. Thanks for sharing.

Jonathan
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Lee Reeves
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PostPosted: Fri 08 Jun, 2007 1:32 pm    Post subject: inspiration for saber         Reply with quote

Joel Chesser wrote:
Simply stunning. congrats on a very fine piece. I may have missed this in the first post, but is it inspired by anything?


I have several pictures of historical sabers with this type of hilt that I sent to Scott to work from. I think he did a great job. Here are some; I think they are Hungarian.

Lee



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PostPosted: Sat 09 Jun, 2007 4:57 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I like it! Though the form of the blade seems to be a little late in comparison to the hilt.
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PostPosted: Sat 09 Jun, 2007 6:11 pm    Post subject: Thumb Ring         Reply with quote

For those of you who aren't necessarily familiar with the thumb-ring :

I've a sword I hope to soon review that also sports a thumb-ring, and I had the
pleasure of handling it before sending it off for more work. Simply put, and at
least in my opinion, the thumb-ring " locks " in your grip like nothing else. I did
as much research as the net allows and the thumb-ring seems to be creditted
to Polish sabers / Hussar sabers made during the 16th and 17th century ...

At least that's where my readings and trails lead. B-)
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PostPosted: Mon 11 Jun, 2007 6:10 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Just for fun, here is another antique thumb-ringed sword.


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Steve Grisetti




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PostPosted: Tue 12 Jun, 2007 4:49 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Roger Hooper wrote:
Just for fun, here is another antique thumb-ringed sword.


And here is another:

German Horsemanís Sabre, ca. 1680

And my favorite (though you need to look for the thumb ring inside the basket):

German Basket Hilt Broadsword, Late 16th C

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