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C18th sword repro

Posted: Mon Oct 08, 2007 12:33 pm
by Phil the Grips
I fancy a C18th basket hilt that AIN'T a Highland basket hilt which seems to be all there is out there- anyone know of a maker that could do summat like this?
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or even better- work like this (this ain't the piece I am after but the quality I'd want would be on a par)
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Posted: Mon Oct 08, 2007 12:59 pm
by Andy R
I have a half basket walloon on the way from AC. (1680 on - very similar to some mid c18th French swords)

Re-enactment blunt as opposed to the stuff you usually buy.

Basket only to protect the back of the hand to leave the fingers to grab the reins for those "run away" moments....

Posted: Mon Oct 08, 2007 1:11 pm
by Phil the Grips
Suspected it may have to be AC.

I have found a nice Yank gent doing some very nice hangers and blades though. http://www.olddominionforge.com/swords.html

I could be easily tempted...

Posted: Mon Oct 08, 2007 1:24 pm
by Andy R
From an earlier age, this is nice. Simple, but nice.

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Posted: Mon Oct 08, 2007 2:27 pm
by tonw
Phil by all accounts Tim of heron armouries is producing 19th century swords though I've not see any yet and he's not got back in touch with me regarding seeing any he's made

You might want to try sending him your pictures and getting a quote

Posted: Mon Oct 08, 2007 2:51 pm
by steve stanley
Old Dominion have a very good reputation in the States.........
Steve

Posted: Mon Oct 08, 2007 3:27 pm
by Andy R
What puts me off American swords is their use of Indian blades.

From what I gather, even the most regarded American swordsmiths use Indian blades, which always leaves me thinking....

Posted: Mon Oct 08, 2007 6:33 pm
by Phil the Grips
Dominion seem to forge their own (hence hangers ratehr than full blades) but I shall enquire.

The Walloon pictured comes from Darkwood who have given me a fair price but taxes get in the way of being practical.

Tim N- have used him for loads of muddyevil stuff but he always seemed shy of later than C16th, as does Mr Binns, but again I shall give them a nod.

Posted: Mon Oct 08, 2007 7:21 pm
by tonw
I've heard Tim recommended on several of the piracy forums but as I said I've as of yet not seen anything he's done for the period

By all accounts they're also expensive but then you pay for quality

If you sort someone phil let us know I myself am looking for a fine 18th century hangar