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Re: New Knight Shop Sparring Swords

Postby Dangermouse » 28 Apr 2011 11:06

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knirirr wrote:How are things going with the basket-hilted swords? Any news on a delivery date?


We would have been dispatching this week if it hadn't been for the factory closing as so many of their employees took the 3 days off between the Bank Holidays :roll: So we are booked in for production early next week.


Does this mean you'll have any for sale in France? 8) 8) 8)


We had planned to - it's going to be tight now though...
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Re: New Knight Shop Sparring Swords

Postby admin » 28 Apr 2011 11:18

Fingers crossed. Not being able to take steel weapons on the Eurostar means we're all travelling with nylons only.
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Re: New Knight Shop Sparring Swords

Postby nathan » 28 Apr 2011 12:40

Nylon messers good news look forward to it. These wasters make HEMA more accessible to all they are really great.
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Re: New Knight Shop Sparring Swords

Postby Monster Zero » 30 Apr 2011 02:48

Bryan:

If you do manage to bring things over I'll take a baskethilt if available.
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Re: New Knight Shop Sparring Swords

Postby admin » 30 Apr 2011 08:00

I'm sure if there are basket-hilts there then we will take several.
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New Knight Shop Sparring Swords

Postby knirirr » 20 May 2011 07:47

I'm wondering about the status of the basket hilt swords again - is there any news on delivery time for those pre-orders?
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Re: New Knight Shop Sparring Swords

Postby Ivan » 21 May 2011 11:56

Wanted to give you guys a big THANK YOU for the swords provided on HEMAC Dijon X. :)
Got 6 of em now, and I'm putting them to good use in about... 4 hours :)
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Re: New Knight Shop Sparring Swords

Postby darlojohn » 22 May 2011 09:44

Hi guys,just wondering if anyone knows when the proline extreme blades will be available on general
sale?,many thanks.john hurwood,dragons tayle,darlington.
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Re: New Knight Shop Sparring Swords

Postby Dangermouse » 23 May 2011 11:31

knirirr wrote:I'm wondering about the status of the basket hilt swords again - is there any news on delivery time for those pre-orders?


Very sorry for the lack of updates on this - we have been getting the run-around from the factory again. They keep missing their deadlines with a series of quite pathetic excuses. We had a meeting with the directors there on Friday and they have now given us a "guaranteed" production date of 1st June.

It does seem to be the curse of the pre-order. The extended pommels which we did not put on pre-order were ready before we expected them although, to be fair, it is a much less complicated part.

Thanks for your patience chaps - will be using yet another toolmaker for future moulds!
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Re: New Knight Shop Sparring Swords

Postby Dangermouse » 23 May 2011 11:42

darlojohn wrote:Hi guys,just wondering if anyone knows when the proline extreme blades will be available on general
sale?,many thanks.john hurwood,dragons tayle,darlington.


Hi John

Had our first production batch ready for Dijon. The new material proved too tough for the jigs we use to stop them from warping after moulding. As such they all had a slight curve to them towards the tip. We are just looking for a stronger jig so we can sell them straight.

The ones left from the Dijon batch will go on sale on our site shortly at the discounted Dijon rate.
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Re: New Knight Shop Sparring Swords

Postby Dangermouse » 23 May 2011 11:43

Ivan wrote:Wanted to give you guys a big THANK YOU for the swords provided on HEMAC Dijon X. :)
Got 6 of em now, and I'm putting them to good use in about... 4 hours :)


Thanks :D Hope all went well!
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Re: New Knight Shop Sparring Swords

Postby Dangermouse » 09 Jun 2011 13:25

Hello Chats

I am elated that I can finally say that the Basket Hilts are now ready :D

I am really very sorry about all of the delays - we have gone through 4 toolmakers of the last year, all of which seem to have a problem with time frames and deadlines..

All of the early back orders are being dealt with today so people should start receiving their orders tomorrow. The next batch is due from the factory next Thursday and this will clear all back orders and we will have them in stock from this point onwards.
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Re: New Knight Shop Sparring Swords

Postby admin » 09 Jun 2011 13:42

Huzzah!
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Re: New Knight Shop Sparring Swords

Postby Colin F. » 09 Jun 2011 14:37

Woohoo! Although I made a slightly later pre-order... Rubbish!!!
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Re: New Knight Shop Sparring Swords

Postby Cutlery Penguin » 10 Jun 2011 11:07

Awesome!
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Re: New Knight Shop Sparring Swords

Postby Fran » 10 Jun 2011 20:48

got 'em!! :D
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Re: New Knight Shop Sparring Swords

Postby Alex B » 11 Jun 2011 12:33

Hey Bryan,

A while ago, you said that long pommels for the longswords would be available at the same time as the basket-hilts. Is there any word about those?
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Re: New Knight Shop Sparring Swords

Postby admin » 11 Jun 2011 16:14

Alex, I can answer that question - the long pommels have been available since before Dijon; they were being sold there and we have a few in our group. I have no idea why they aren't on the Knight Shop website, but they are out there.
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New Knight Shop Sparring Swords

Postby knirirr » 11 Jun 2011 17:11

Mine have now arrived, and very nice they are.
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Re: New Knight Shop Sparring Swords

Postby Dangermouse » 13 Jun 2011 08:56

admin wrote: I have no idea why they aren't on the Knight Shop website, but they are out there.


They rushed the mould to get some samples ready for Dijon. As such there is a 1mm gap at the base of the pommel where it meets the tang. Has no structural relevance but people in Dijon didn't like it and I want it corrected before we launch.
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