I suggest you ...

Produce a Scottish basket hilt for your custom swords category

Actually, I wish you'd offer something which suits a proud warrior from the Highlands as well as a naval gentleman at the same time (depending which character I choose to play at a given event). I would love to have something that combines the fierce strength of a double-edged and double-fullered blade of at least 33.5" length (your Double Fuller II with a hybrid/carbon core) and the elegance of a basket-hilted rapier or epée.

In 2003 the company "BOARS FL" in Spoleto/Italy was so kind to fulfill my wish and the broadsword is still in good shape, although the reason for this probably being that it never saw a fight... The sword's basket-hilt was inspired from a beautiful work of art "The Jacobite Chieftain" by MacKenzie Frain from Scotland (pictures enclosed, and I hope they don't mind):

http://www.mackenziefrain.com/images/www.mackenziefrain.com/big/bg2301161778971chieftian-1-2002016.jpg

http://www.mackenziefrain.com/images/www.mackenziefrain.com/big/bg2301187809286cheiftian-7.jpg

http://www.mackenziefrain.com/images/www.mackenziefrain.com/big/bg2301189687669chieftian-3.jpg

After I've seen your products and read about their proven toughness, I'm through with latex. In comparison to the regular building process of LARP basket hilts (latex on leather), I expect Calimacil's technique to produce a much more refined and properly proportioned basket hilt for LARP swords.

If this basket hilt was to complement the custom swords category of yours (a touch of gold to the basket hilt would not hurt btw) and if it was possible to combine it with the Agrippa's flexible blade as an option, Calimacil would definitely offer the "iPhone" of LARP swords - and I would be proud to order the first two (with Double Fuller II on hybrid core & with theAgrippa blade).

Do you think you can meet the challenge? I'd be delighted!

Best wishes / cordialement
Boas

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  • Matt Taylor commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I, too, have been wanting this for a long time. I am very pleased with my Calimacil two-handed "claymore" (actually a "claidheamh dà làimh"), but I would like to be able to carry a Highland broadsword (which is the real "claidheamh mòr") for use with my targe.

    As for name suggestions, let me throw in a couple options:
    Lochiel, the Highland Charge
    Erracht, the Scottish Broadsword

  • Boas commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Honouring the worthy habit of naming your blades, may I suggest "Argyle, the Highland Revenge" for this one?

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