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Sir James A

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Re: Baltimore Knife and Sword (BKS) feder review
« Reply #15 on: 2016-08-03, 01:53:09 »

He doesn't do swords. I've bought from him multiple times before and everything except the mail sleeves was a good experience (sizing was horrendous, should have been a few months for delivery but was something like 18 months). In stock was always great.

Sir James he does do weapons since getting involved in BOTN/HMB.

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I wouldn't use any of that for proper HEMA (without getting into the argument that BOTN / HMB "is HEMA"). Mayyyybe the swords are acceptable (I'm highly doubtful), but if he wants $595 for a federschwert and has a single picture roughly the size of a deck of cards, with no information at all? No way.

I'll save $100 by buying a tried and proven Albion instead (how often can you say that??)
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Re: Baltimore Knife and Sword (BKS) feder review
« Reply #16 on: 2016-08-15, 22:50:00 »
Finally caught Kerry on the phone. He said he'll be at MDRF, so I'm going to meet him there on opening day.

He also said they've improved the heat treating / blades, so, if I wasn't attached to the feder, he'll swap it and give me a new one.

If it happens, that's pretty cool. We'll see in a few weeks.
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Re: Baltimore Knife and Sword (BKS) feder review
« Reply #17 on: 2016-08-16, 13:41:04 »
Good to hear they are making it right. Hopefully it all works out.
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Re: Baltimore Knife and Sword (BKS) feder review
« Reply #18 on: 2016-08-16, 20:16:47 »
.............. this year...... or next? lol

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Re: Baltimore Knife and Sword (BKS) feder review
« Reply #19 on: 2016-08-18, 00:00:28 »
.............. this year...... or next? lol

Wait, is the question when will I get my feder back, or when are you gonna come hang out with us?  :o
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Re: Baltimore Knife and Sword (BKS) feder review
« Reply #20 on: 2016-08-18, 13:07:09 »
Sorry, to hear you had troubles with BKS.  I've known Kerry for ages.  He's a good guy and stand by his swords but some times you have to prod him a wee bit.  His shop is off of Marriotsville road and he has an annual "fire and brimstone" metalworking/blacksmithing/knifesmithing event which is worth checking out.
He has made wood handles (Krissie has a lovely rapier from him with a purpleheart/silver ring handle) and I can imagine just about every other option you can imagine for your sword.  I usually don't think of him for plain practice gear but his prices are pretty good.
Come to think of it I had to chase him quite a bit for that rapier.  It was intended to be a Christmas gift and he managed to deliver it late Christmas eve.

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Re: Baltimore Knife and Sword (BKS) feder review
« Reply #21 on: 2016-08-25, 14:20:17 »
I, too, am sorry to hear you had a bad experience with BKS. Kerry's work is great, it just can be a bit rough getting it out of him, as Mike mentioned. My rapier is, to this day, the most gorgeous sword I own. I really need to use it more, I so miss fencing.

We also have a pair of BKS swords we use for catching rings and chopping lettuce in our joust show. We have beat the snot out of those swords and they've taken a beating and survived. He's a great guy who does really nice work, if a bit scatterbrained. I hope you get your replacement at opening day (is that this Saturday?) and love it!

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Re: Baltimore Knife and Sword (BKS) feder review
« Reply #22 on: 2016-08-25, 16:43:14 »
There is also Adam over at On the Mark Armoury.
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Re: Baltimore Knife and Sword (BKS) feder review
« Reply #23 on: 2016-08-31, 02:27:01 »
There is also Adam over at On the Mark Armoury.

Spoke to Adam recently on FB. Nice guy.
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