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Small Sword and Long Journey

Posted: 19/09/18 (11:49am)

I'm back! I got home last night after 4 days and nearly 1000 miles on the road. I had a very enjoyable and successful trip. I bought eleven swords in total, my favourite being an English 17th Century small sword with a Solingen blade. I will add it to the website in the next week or so.

I also collected an 18th Century, George III naval fighting sword which I have been asked to do some restoration work on.
I managed to combine the working road trip with catching up with family and friends which was a real pleasure. I really could not have hoped for a better trip.

Now I have my work cut out for me! Having just had two weeks of holiday, followed by 4 days on the road, I need to get back into the workshop and begin/complete the various projects and restorations that I have taken on. I also have two full size naval cannon trucks to build to accommodate a pair of cannons that I bought at the start of the year. I have had the oak sitting in the work shop for the last six or seven months but have not yet had the time to begin work on the trucks. It will take me about a week to hand build the trucks. I'll post some photos of them once completed, but first, I have to do all the customer commissions, and that will keep me busy for the next couple of weeks.