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Roger Hooper




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PostPosted: Sun 06 Dec, 2020 3:58 pm    Post subject: What's On Your List For 2021? - & what did you get in 20         Reply with quote

There is nothing definite on my list for 2021. Maybe a 15th century hanger like Del Tin's DT5159. To get a first quality one, I would have to go custom.

I bought none of the items that I listed on last year's version of this thread. I did get Valiant Armoury's Castillon Falchion, a very fine piece and my current favorite sword. I also got a number of Tod Cutler daggers.

What about you, fellow forumites?



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Ian Hutchison




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PostPosted: Sun 06 Dec, 2020 4:44 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Coming up in 2021:

I'm having a custom repro of the sword from Lesja made, and a copy of a landsknecht dagger with very interesting blade geometry.

I definitely want one of Tod's new brass hilted landsknecht daggers as soon as they are back in stock.

Thinking about the Krieger Historical Weapons Räuber, Kingston Arms sidesword, and Balaur Arms Teutonic arming sword.

Only other thing for certain is a custom made repro of a naval fighting sword.


As for what I got in 2020:

Finished a complex hilt German bastard sword, late 15th century using HT bastard blade.
Made an antler grip basket hilt from an Armour Class basket and old Windlass blade.
A bunch of Indian swords and daggers (several tulwar blades, a pulwar, two chilanums, three peshkabz, a bichwa, a katar)
An Indo-Persian karabela by Jindrich Figura.
Tod cutler Scottish dirk, studded rondel, cooks knife, cooks cleaver.
Landsknecht Emporium pieces: Gustav, Albrecht, Adorian, Falke.
A Dutch shell-hilt cutlass from The Royal Sword.

'We are told that the pen is mightier than the sword, but I know which of these weapons I would choose.' - Adrian Carton de Wiart


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Joe Fults




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PostPosted: Sun 06 Dec, 2020 5:27 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

2020? Bought a brigandine and some mail.

2021? Next up is probably a sword and suspension and an arming coat. A longbow and some arrows a bit later.

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Tim Lison




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PostPosted: Sun 06 Dec, 2020 7:54 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Got a Robert Moc commission that I paid for coming up. A nice 12th century sword with some extensive blade inlay. Had to push some other projects back because I needed cash for other things, so that'll probably be it this year. I still look at "in stock" stuff though, so maybe I'll make an impulse buy!
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Dan D'Silva





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PostPosted: Mon 07 Dec, 2020 4:51 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Done this year:
Lord of Battles forged medium spearhead
Finally finished my wooden crescent shield
All-steel akinakes by Gladush Dmitry. I actually got this last year, but didn't get it completely assembled until the spring.
Remounted my old akinakes blade (originally off a Medieval dagger) into an Arkansas toothpick. It still needs a sheath. No photo yet.
Several other knives mostly assembled myself from readymade blades, including a pseudo-Sheffield Bowie and a vaguely Assyrian letter opener
Dixie Gun Works 1742 British infantry sword. Also made a matching sword belt.

Planned for next year:
Remounting the infantry sword into a hunting sword
Reusing the infantry sword's hilt for a cutlass
Acquiring the blade for my other long-planned hunting sword
Acquiring an 18th-century smallsword-style infantry sword
Acquiring the blade for a 17th-century hunting trousse awl

While I have a ton of projects planned, I think that's about all I'm likely to get done next year; maybe that and making some progress on a multi-piece project that's unlikely to be be ready to show off until mid-2022 at the earliest.

Edit: I didn't think to mention it, but this year I finally started buying my own wood shop equipment: a scroll saw on a cart, an 8-inch drill press, and one of those $30 bench lathes from eBay. It's tiny stuff, but it should still be enough to make hilts and scabbard cores a lot easier. Next year I might get a belt sander.



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Jeremy V. Krause




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PostPosted: Mon 07 Dec, 2020 7:15 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

This year was pretty good.

I got a Jeff Helmes version of the Soborg Sword, an A&A 12th. C. sword, 2 Davis Reproduction 12th. or 13th. C daggers, and an Owen Bush Danish Axe.

Oh, and I picked up a Maciej K. type Y-hilt sword from the classifieds.

I don't expect to pick up anything this year but I guess it could happen.
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Johannes Zenker





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PostPosted: Mon 07 Dec, 2020 8:28 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

2020 was a terrible year for me financially, but I did at least manage to get my Landsknecht Emporium Kriegsmesser.

For 2021 I'm looking forward to a custom arming sword for HEMA by Wojzeck Szanek and a Dorothea-Dussack by Landsknecht Emporium, those are already commissioned (and mostly paid).

Depending on how much I like them and me being able to afford it, I'll also try to get myself corresponding sharps. I love paired sets.

Also on the list are updates to my HEMA protective gear as well as a new buckler and an offhand dagger for experimentation paired with the Dussack.
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Glen A Cleeton




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PostPosted: Mon 07 Dec, 2020 4:16 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I still find myself seeking that one particular eagle head pommel sword but I had a motley crew of stuff that became adoptions this year. 3 antique, one reproduction.

Cheers
GC



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PostPosted: Mon 07 Dec, 2020 4:48 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I often don't have a ton to add to Roger's end of year threads besides jealousy Big Grin , but this year I do. Josh Davis is working on a 14th century rondel dagger that might be done by the end of the year. I'm also in his queue for a Mainz gladius sometime next year. I'm looking forward to both. Happy
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Glen A Cleeton




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PostPosted: Mon 07 Dec, 2020 8:17 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I knew there was something else, I get scattered in mind and space. A British 1821 officers heavy cavalry made by Wilkinson in 1869. Jonathan Hopkins immediately pinned the name and service records and I followed up to get the Wilkinson proof book page.

John Moore's service record. All credit to Jonathan
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1NQA5cT8Cjn1_X-n3_5bPntfTQfyA_cXm-BygIKr16cE/edit?usp=sharing

A strange kind of year for me

Cheers
GC

Another edit because I have an Ames 1870 bayonet due soon.
I've been bad.



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Jeff Cierniak




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PostPosted: Mon 07 Dec, 2020 8:33 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Just hoping to get my first halfway decent western blade. Arming sword, longsword, potentially "bastard" sword. Digging on my Tod Antennae Dagger, but want something I can cut with a bit. My only sword is a Kris Cutlery katana from back around 99 or 2000 when I did Kenjutsu as a teenager.
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Michael P. Smith




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PostPosted: Mon 14 Dec, 2020 9:31 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I got way more stuff in 2020 than I intended... maybe quarantine-driven.

I got:
A&A Musketeer rapier
Tod's workshop late-15th c. central european crossbow with cranequin
Tod's workshop bolt quiver
Albion Condotierre
Albion Bresicia Spadona
Tod's workshop scabbards (Regent, Condotierre, Brescia Spadona)

Gonna have to make up for it with a lean year, but I do have a couple possibilities I can fund with selling some of my antique firearms I have lost some interest in:

A&A Musketeer parrying dagger
Maybe some high end medieval cooking knife replicas
Maybe a fancy late medieval dagger.

I've also considering wading into some older original pieces. I have some old artifacts in "relic" condition, but was thinking about something in more presentable condition, like a small sword or even rapier. Can't afford anything older than that.
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John Dunn




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PostPosted: Tue 15 Dec, 2020 12:00 pm    Post subject: New items         Reply with quote

I ordered a Albion Earl and Constable in February of this year.


Hopefully I will get them next year.


I have an Albion Auxilia on order since January 2019. They should be getting the handle done soon.

The guy who used to make the these handles died of cancer and it took them a while to find a replacement
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Sam Barris




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PostPosted: Tue 15 Dec, 2020 7:59 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Selling, mostly. I need to part with one from Albion and two from A&A. As for acquisitions, I need to call Mike and inquire about the Warwick. Really love the proportions on that one.
Pax,
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Jeff Cierniak




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PostPosted: Wed 16 Dec, 2020 2:48 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Actually mostly looking to start a 1380ish Italian armor kit in 2021 now.

Looking for a custom arming doublet and tailored mail sleeves to start with. If anybody has good sources on either please let me know! I've already contacted Isak Krogh for the sleeves. A bit more than I'd like to spend, but if I can't find a good option for a bit less that's who I'll be going with.
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Adam Simmonds




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PostPosted: Wed 16 Dec, 2020 6:50 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Most recent acquisitions were these nifty little hunting hangers / couteaux de chasse / cutlasses.


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Harry Marinakis




PostPosted: Thu 17 Dec, 2020 7:51 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I have one thing on my list for 2021: completion of my new workshop. It's halfway built right now. The pandemic is really slowing the process, as building supplies are difficult to obtain.

Dimensions are 40 x 50 feet (12 x 15 m) with 10-foot high ceilings
It has 3 separate rooms:
-metal shop (15' x 25')
-wood shop (15' x 25')
-clean workshop (15' x 30')
Radiant floor heating and air-conditioning throughout
200 amp electrical service
Two garage doors
10-foot wide covered outdoor workspace that will wrap around the side and front of the building

I can't wait to get back to working in the shop and making stuff!



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Edward Lee




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PostPosted: Thu 17 Dec, 2020 10:58 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I haven't bought anything in years, pretty much sold almost everything this year. I would say this one is for christmas but also count as 2021.

Huge thanks to Tod's beautiful work.



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Scott Kowalski




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PostPosted: Thu 17 Dec, 2020 3:57 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Due to the pandemic I did not end up getting anything this year.

I do have to look forward to my commission with Eric McHugh being completed next year though! I might get on the list for an Albion Thegn or possibly even a custom from someone, not sure for who or what yet though. I have to see what the new year brings.

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Ian Hutchison




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PostPosted: Thu 17 Dec, 2020 11:48 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Harry Marinakis wrote:
I have one thing on my list for 2021: completion of my new workshop. It's halfway built right now. The pandemic is really slowing the process, as building supplies are difficult to obtain.

Dimensions are 40 x 50 feet (12 x 15 m) with 10-foot high ceilings
It has 3 separate rooms:
-metal shop (15' x 25')
-wood shop (15' x 25')
-clean workshop (15' x 30')
Radiant floor heating and air-conditioning throughout
200 amp electrical service
Two garage doors
10-foot wide covered outdoor workspace that will wrap around the side and front of the building

I can't wait to get back to working in the shop and making stuff!


Sounds like a dream workshop Harry, much better than my situation; working out of the spare room/study Wink

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