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  1. Angus Trim Tac Gladius + C. Fletcher scabbard + field sheath

    Herewith, a rare example from Angus Trim’s tactical range that he made a couple of rounds of back in 2007-8.

    This was purchased in 2008. Christian Fletcher made the scabbard as a custom job. As I...
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    https://sbg-sword-forum.forums.net/thread/57837/angus-gladius-christian-fletcher-scabbard
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    I’ll send through pics when I get home.
  4. Are you still looking mate? I have a 2008 Gus...

    Are you still looking mate? I have a 2008 Gus Trim Tac Gladius, black, never cut anything, leather scabbard with cordura “condom” and belt clip.
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    Sorry, "it come" autocorrected to "income".

    Sorry, "it come" autocorrected to "income".
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    Does It come with a scabbard?

    Does It come with a scabbard?
  7. Hi Warren, Is the blade plated? Has it been...

    Hi Warren,

    Is the blade plated? Has it been sharpened?

    Thanks,

    Michael
  8. I have the Cold Steel Saber and Cutlass DVD. They...

    I have the Cold Steel Saber and Cutlass DVD. They are really two DVDs.

    The first, mostly by De Longis, is a basic classical sabre fencing video. The parries for the most part seem to be from the...
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    Hi Matthew, How do you get around Australian...

    Hi Matthew,

    How do you get around Australian Customs import restrictions on daggers and trench knives? I had to sweet-talk customs on my return from active service t get my F-S dagger back in,...
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    Tac gladius grip scales?

    Does anyone have any black micarta AT tac gladius grips scales (with screws) that they may wish to sell me?
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    My Angus Trim tactical gladius arrived today (an...

    My Angus Trim tactical gladius arrived today (an impulse purchase to beat the price rise in 2009 - viewers may note the absence of the tactical line from Christian Fletcher's web site for the time...
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    No, not condemning by only citing one example. I...

    No, not condemning by only citing one example. I love this blade design. I purchased a pattern sword of recent manufacture as I wouldn't feel bad about stripping and sharpening it. I would not do...
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    I have the Cold Steel cutlass. As mentioned...

    I have the Cold Steel cutlass. As mentioned above, it is tip heavy, but the short length compensates for this. The balance is good enough to perfom the old USN cutlass exercises (moulinets and the...
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    Thank you Glen for the advice, but I think you...

    Thank you Glen for the advice, but I think you misinterpreted me. I haven't condemned anything (or anyone, this time). To the contrary, I like the 1892 blade design, which is why I want a functional...
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    Touché.

    I should have checked my facts regarding the Cold Steel CEO's actual name, instead of trying to remember his name from ages ago.

    Regarding the old wrist breaker term, I had read that...
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    1892 blade remake

    Does anyone know of a bladesmith who might be able to make a modern high quality 1892 type British sword blade, according to original specifications? That's the dumbbell-shaped blade that appears on...
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    A late-comer to this thread, for which I...

    A late-comer to this thread, for which I apologise. The 1908 (and its 1912 officer variant) is a glorified lance, pure and simple; always has been. The American copy of the design (the 1913...
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    True. This picture appears in the Dutch Milirtary...

    True. This picture appears in the Dutch Milirtary museaum's definitive work on the klewang, a book that I have which lists every klewang in the museum's collection (and partially translated into...
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    Smatchet: Don't know. Regarding other short...

    Smatchet: Don't know.

    Regarding other short swords, the US Army in the Pacific issued 40000 klewangs that were made at Milsco in Milwaukee in 1941 for the Dutch East Indies. When the Japanese...
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    Hi Ewart, Michael here from 517. The 2MD...

    Hi Ewart,

    Michael here from 517.

    The 2MD and 3MD are indeed NSW and Victoria respectively - the military districts.

    9/16 is most likely the date of receipt of the sword at the armoury. If it...
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    I agree entirely. The whole thing was about...

    I agree entirely. The whole thing was about hypothetical (fantasy) what ifs.
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    Hi Jonathan, 1. The blade was stripped of its...

    Hi Jonathan,

    1. The blade was stripped of its chrome and sharpened. The point had been damaged before I purchased it, so it is about 2-3mm shorter than regulation now.

    2. As far as tactical...
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    Mate, I wasn't criticising them, I was merely...

    Mate, I wasn't criticising them, I was merely asking how one achieves point control with the thumb. One can't really tell how wide the grip is from the photos. Can anyone tell me? Please don't...
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    Field scabbards were leather-covered wood. The...

    Field scabbards were leather-covered wood. The hilt and backpice/pommel were all nickel plated, but on the rare occasions that the 1895/7 was ever carried to battle, there are examples around of...
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    I had removed the throat and wooden lining panels...

    I had removed the throat and wooden lining panels before the stripping. The throat had to be independently stripped and polished.

    Most of the corrosion is deep in the scabbard.
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