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AndiTheBarvarian: Jun 23, 2024 8:20:07 GMT
AndiTheBarvarian: A Prussian saber type from 1811 named after a Prussian general who helped win Waterloo. And a joke from the movie Young Frankenstein. Jun 23, 2024 8:18:00 GMT
creatineboy: What's a blücher? Jun 23, 2024 8:14:09 GMT
creatineboy: I'm just learning how to do this... Jun 23, 2024 8:10:15 GMT
creatineboy: Idont know what to think of it lol Jun 23, 2024 8:08:25 GMT
creatineboy: I don't know what to think of it lol Jun 23, 2024 4:48:31 GMT
musashi5o: anyone interested in dynasty forge swords? lol I have a huge collection Jun 18, 2024 22:07:30 GMT
mrstabby: Yeah, I agree. But even having enough server spave doesn't necessarily mean the code could cope with all of the data (maybe overload is the reason for the recent PM troubles?). Probably less lost by cutting the marketplace than the other subs. Jun 16, 2024 10:19:59 GMT
fivesidedpixels: That's a bit sad. There were nuggets of good info, discourse, and of course nice sword photos in there. I'm not the one running the servers, though, so c'est la vie. Jun 16, 2024 0:02:13 GMT
AndiTheBarvarian: Probably deleted because forum servers running out of attachment storage space. Jun 13, 2024 3:50:06 GMT
mikejungle: so out of the loop, was SBG totally revamped? I don't see old classifieds Jun 12, 2024 20:28:12 GMT
readyman: As May 11, 2024 6:00:58 GMT
AndiTheBarvarian: Only if there are nine! May 10, 2024 1:55:27 GMT *
mrstabby: If they are german, they are Nein-ing! :P May 9, 2024 17:07:34 GMT
AndiTheBarvarian: (neighing horses again) May 9, 2024 7:05:16 GMT
Ouroboros: Feldman (As Igor): "Blücher!" May 9, 2024 1:57:41 GMT
AndiTheBarvarian: Wheeeehaaaahaaaahaaa! (Horses) May 8, 2024 22:54:16 GMT *
mrstabby: It's Blücher. It's prussian so it has Ü. :D May 8, 2024 17:17:33 GMT
Ouroboros: I sensed a Blucher had been posted by the cries of the May 8, 2024 11:28:30 GMT
wazza2020: Hi guys I have a prussian model 1811 cavalry troopers sword found in my grandmothers loft, is anyone keen on a private sale? May 8, 2024 7:45:44 GMT