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Quality budget longswords for sale

PostPosted: 26 Sep 2006 15:02
by admin
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.

PostPosted: 26 Sep 2006 15:14
by Anders Linnard
With the scabbard?
/A

PostPosted: 26 Sep 2006 15:15
by admin
That's being negotiated at the moment :). But possibly, yes.

PostPosted: 26 Sep 2006 15:21
by Harry
looks really nice, who made it???

PostPosted: 26 Sep 2006 15:24
by admin
My smith ;).
Oh, I forgot to mention that these are partially forged by power-hammer rather than pure stock removal.

PostPosted: 26 Sep 2006 15:43
by Paul
That looks pretty good. :D

Are these swords of Western European, Eastern European or Far Eastern (i.e.Indian, Chinese etc.) manufacture?

PostPosted: 26 Sep 2006 15:44
by admin
Australian Aboriginal. Just kidding... Eastern European.

PostPosted: 26 Sep 2006 15:44
by Oli
interested ;)

PostPosted: 26 Sep 2006 17:07
by Fab
I'd say Polish.

What do I win ? :D

PostPosted: 26 Sep 2006 17:07
by Alex
My bet is Czech.

Euros Please

PostPosted: 26 Sep 2006 18:32
by Jeffrey Hull
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:

Much appreciated,

PostPosted: 26 Sep 2006 18:32
by Alina
Any chance your Eastern European smith can make Eastern European sabres? Or maybe....Turkish ones? :P

PostPosted: 26 Sep 2006 19:11
by Patrick Williams
Japanese penguins armed with shamshirs? :shock:

PostPosted: 26 Sep 2006 19:14
by Monster Zero
I like Matt... They do Messer?

Re: Euros Please

PostPosted: 27 Sep 2006 10:55
by admin
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.

PostPosted: 27 Sep 2006 10:56
by admin
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.

PostPosted: 27 Sep 2006 10:58
by admin
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.

PostPosted: 27 Sep 2006 11:13
by Anders Linnard
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.

/A

PostPosted: 27 Sep 2006 11:20
by admin
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.

PostPosted: 28 Sep 2006 07:13
by Herbert
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.

Herbert