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Quality budget longswords for sale

Postby admin » 26 Sep 2006 15:02

I hope to be selling these at around £190 each soon - this is the prototype:
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They have a blade of about 36 inches long, hardened to about 50-52 Rockwell, about 7mm thick at the forte and ditally tapered. The total weight is about 3.5lbs.
Available sharp as standard, or blunt on request.

Other models will be developed as well.
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Postby Anders Linnard » 26 Sep 2006 15:14

With the scabbard?
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Postby admin » 26 Sep 2006 15:15

That's being negotiated at the moment :). But possibly, yes.
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Postby Harry » 26 Sep 2006 15:21

looks really nice, who made it???
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Postby admin » 26 Sep 2006 15:24

My smith ;).
Oh, I forgot to mention that these are partially forged by power-hammer rather than pure stock removal.
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Postby Paul » 26 Sep 2006 15:43

That looks pretty good. :D

Are these swords of Western European, Eastern European or Far Eastern (i.e.Indian, Chinese etc.) manufacture?
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Postby admin » 26 Sep 2006 15:44

Australian Aboriginal. Just kidding... Eastern European.
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Postby Oli » 26 Sep 2006 15:44

interested ;)
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Postby Fab » 26 Sep 2006 17:07

I'd say Polish.

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Postby Alex » 26 Sep 2006 17:07

My bet is Czech.
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Euros Please

Postby Jeffrey Hull » 26 Sep 2006 18:32

Hello:

Would you give a more definite price in Euros for that nice item, so as to avoid the vagaries of these nationalist currencies like Pound-Sterling and $US ? :wink:

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Postby Alina » 26 Sep 2006 18:32

Any chance your Eastern European smith can make Eastern European sabres? Or maybe....Turkish ones? :P
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Postby Patrick Williams » 26 Sep 2006 19:11

Japanese penguins armed with shamshirs? :shock:
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Postby Monster Zero » 26 Sep 2006 19:14

I like Matt... They do Messer?
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Re: Euros Please

Postby admin » 27 Sep 2006 10:55

Jeffrey Hull wrote:Would you give a more definite price in Euros for that nice item, so as to avoid the vagaries of these nationalist currencies like Pound-Sterling and $US ? :wink:

Much appreciated,


I will do when I have the final costs in hand - my £190 is an estimate - I'm trying to keep the price as low as possible, while still ensuring a good product and enough of a profit margin to make it all worth my and my smith's while.
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Postby admin » 27 Sep 2006 10:56

Alina wrote:Any chance your Eastern European smith can make Eastern European sabres? Or maybe....Turkish ones? :P


Yes, in the long term we should be able to offer custom jobs of any sort (not just swords). But obviously one-offs will be more expensive, though still fairly priced compared to British or American-made goods.
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Postby admin » 27 Sep 2006 10:58

Monster Zero wrote:I like Matt... They do Messer?


If everything works out, I am planning a quality budget messer, a single-handed sword, a couple of longswords, a couple of polearms and a rondel dagger.
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Postby Anders Linnard » 27 Sep 2006 11:13

admin wrote:
Monster Zero wrote:I like Matt... They do Messer?


If everything works out, I am planning a quality budget messer, a single-handed sword, a couple of longswords, a couple of polearms and a rondel dagger.


For us the most valuable training sword at the moment would be an historical one, as albion's is going to be expensive and so far our waiting has been in vain.

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Postby admin » 27 Sep 2006 11:20

You mean the German style longsword foil? Yes, that's on the to-do list as well.. The chap I'm working with has already made a few actually - it's just a question of getting the specific details sorted out and then making it in such a way as to keep the costs down.
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Postby Herbert » 28 Sep 2006 07:13

I am interested Matt if the balance is good. For blunt training swords 50 - 52 HRC is good but for a sharp I would want a little more hardness.

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