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'Off the shelf' swords?

Posted: Wed Dec 17, 2014 5:37 pm
by SvenNygard
Hi guys,

This has probably been asked a million times before, but does anyone have any recommendations for reasonable 'off the shelf' swords? I'm toying with the idea of getting one for myself, but don't really have the money to commission something pretty from Binnsy or Heron etc.

Of course I know about the usual suspects - Kovex, Armour Class etc. are there any lesser known companies that do decent swords?

Re: 'Off the shelf' swords?

Posted: Wed Dec 17, 2014 6:51 pm
by Flinty
I have a Wulflund sword that has done me well so far.

Re: 'Off the shelf' swords?

Posted: Thu Dec 18, 2014 12:40 pm
by kael
Wieland Forge (facebook) (Website) - Jason makes good swords, fast turnaround, hard wearing.

Re: 'Off the shelf' swords?

Posted: Fri Dec 19, 2014 10:15 pm
by Thalion
SvenNygard wrote:Hi guys,

This has probably been asked a million times before, but does anyone have any recommendations for reasonable 'off the shelf' swords? I'm toying with the idea of getting one for myself, but don't really have the money to commission something pretty from Binnsy or Heron etc.

Of course I know about the usual suspects - Kovex, Armour Class etc. are there any lesser known companies that do decent swords?

Hi Mate,

I have contacts for everything, could you specify what type of sword, and price range, and what you'll be using it for and I'll send you some links.


EDIT: I myself use an Armour Class, as they are for me; the best with reasonable prices, our group has had them for years and tried to find their limit but so far we haven't found that. And for only £180, that's the best I know, and their customer service is perfect, they really make sure you get what you want.
Regards,
Thalion

Re: 'Off the shelf' swords?

Posted: Fri Dec 19, 2014 10:24 pm
by wembly6
For a true "off the shelf" sword, then Armour Class are very good.
If you are lucky you might find a Paul Binns sword in stock, but I don't believe Paul is taking orders just yet until he has caught up.

Re: 'Off the shelf' swords?

Posted: Tue Dec 23, 2014 12:36 pm
by Mark Griffin
Armour Class every time, have dozens of them and as a full timer, can't stress their reliability too much. However I must also say that Tim Noyes at Heron Armoury does the same thing, my principle sword is actually one of his, it works brilliantly.

Re: 'Off the shelf' swords?

Posted: Sat Dec 27, 2014 8:34 am
by CH1LLYD0GG
Armour Class all the way.

Re: 'Off the shelf' swords?

Posted: Sat Jan 24, 2015 5:03 pm
by EwanDoc
St. George Armoury often have swords in stock.

Got my hand and a half off him, and am absolutely delighted with it. Pricing is usually pretty good, about equal with Armourclass. Very easy to get in touch with too!

Re: 'Off the shelf' swords?

Posted: Sat Jan 24, 2015 5:14 pm
by Mark Griffin
Yes, mark at St George is an excellent cutler. he does my 'better than the off the shelf' class of sword, have many that are excellent tools. Done me some lovely sharps as well as HEMA style stuff.

Re: 'Off the shelf' swords?

Posted: Tue Jan 27, 2015 11:35 am
by CarSteph
Mark Griffin wrote:Yes, mark at St George is an excellent cutler. he does my 'better than the off the shelf' class of sword, have many that are excellent tools. Done me some lovely sharps as well as HEMA style stuff.
What about knives, do they also serve for this type of weapon?

Re: 'Off the shelf' swords?

Posted: Tue Jan 27, 2015 12:28 pm
by Mark Griffin
do you mean does Mark make knives? yes, very good ones.