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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
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mrstabby: It's Blücher. It's prussian so it has Ü. :D May 8, 2024 17:17:33 GMT
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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
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samsthe1: Uhlan, thank you for the information.Derek. Apr 9, 2024 15:25:37 GMT
samsthe1: Uhlan, thank you for the information, Apr 9, 2024 15:24:56 GMT
mrstabby: Mine gets pressed to the top as well, but that way the tip gets ground of, don't like that either. :D Unfortunately I'm an edge-perfectionist. Also one wrong move when unsheathing and the throat nicks the edge on either side. Mar 31, 2024 19:02:10 GMT
AndiTheBarvarian: Perhaps I've got one from the batch for Matt Easton ?!? Mar 31, 2024 18:22:59 GMT *
AndiTheBarvarian: When I draw the saber it's automatically pressed with the spine to the scabbard so there's space for the edge to not touch the scabbard. When the false edge starts it's released but can be carefully draw completely without touching the scabbard. Mar 31, 2024 8:10:26 GMT *
AndiTheBarvarian: Too little gap for a needle, so also I see no way to get the glue in. Mar 31, 2024 8:02:34 GMT
mrstabby: I was easily able to poke through the glue on all of my Windlass swords/daggers, then it just seems to wick in forever, it never was thick. I can't imagine how there isn't any dulling though, unless yours is less wide or the scabbard is bigger. Mar 31, 2024 7:04:12 GMT *
AndiTheBarvarian: There's not really an opening on mine, very good fit of guard and blade and some glue or epoxy in it. Since my scabbard doesn't dull the edge too I seem to be on the lucky side with Windlass this time. Mar 31, 2024 1:25:54 GMT
mrstabby: Maybe it screams in pain now, but I like it.. Mar 30, 2024 20:35:26 GMT