Tod wrote:Get a full length musket, as Andy R says they are very sexy (but then Andy and I share the same fetish).
I have a much larger, musket length, cabinet on it's way right now, after which there will be more guns, probably starting with a Civil War matchlock I'm picking up cheap.
Tod wrote:Gary bate is your man for good guns and he imports some nice stuff now.
Yep. That's where the carbine came from, and the Blunderbuss I plan to get over the winter. I'm also probably going to order a one-off piece from him for pirating with, possibly a volley gun or something equally silly; doing the research over the winter.
Tod wrote:I can do you a caretridge bag or belly box, all you need to do is tell me what you want.
We'll speak at the NLHF.
Tod wrote:Andy (I think) was refering to a sword as aside arm, althoughI wouldn't fight with some of the imports as they are totally rubbish. Andy will give you more info.
I've got a nice import basket that I bought as cheap costume jewelry for doing [Hollywood] pirates, but it's turned out to be quite a nice robust sword. I now need to authenticate it, or get a proper one for the DWIC.
And time.... Yes, very much the enemy. I might only do pirates once or twice a year, that doesn't mean I don't want to do it properly.