NEWS & UPDATES

NEWS & UPDATES


2016 NEWS:

A few more items on the available list, the newest is a carrier option for the new Ruger BX-25 magazine.
Photos of this have been added to the relevant page alongside the existing 10/22 magazine carriers.

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Another couple of knife scabbards are now available
(though a page has yet to be set up with photographs):
the new scabbards are for the SOG Seal Pup;  one is a retro WW2 "M6 style",the other based on a 1960's Randall scabbard.
Photos to follow.

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2015 NEWS:



Another 12 months of research & a little trial & error on the three new scabbard designs mentioned below, has now seen all the glitches & bugs sorted.
The first  of the Marine Force Raider scabbards have already been received in the USA....with more shipping out as news spreads.

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M1907 sling fittings are out again for an updated quote, seeing as metal prices seem to fluctuate.
The brass & steel "D-rings" side of  those slings is all sorted now; the updated quote is for the brass hooks/frogs.
Watch this space for more info...

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A couple of "new" F~S Scabbards are also available too.
The "Shanghai Police " pattern & the SOE "Camp X"

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More news in due course as it happens

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2014 NEWS:


I have added an accessories section to the site, as I can now supply a few odds & ends that may appeal to some of my customers.
The one I'm most excited about is KROIL as it is difficult to source in the UK

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Requests for a decent reproduction of the WW2 issue U.S.M.C. "Force Raider" Stiletto Scabbard have finally resulted in some development time & bench work.
The new page has been added with a few details of the design, plus some photos of the rough prototype scabbard.
This will improve as & when the fittings on order arrive...

If the new design was not good enough news as-is,
with a couple of very minor tweaks it also becomes the basis of the U.S.N. V-42 Scabbard,
for U.S.S. OMAHA issue of V-42 knives.


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To make a 2014 World Cup Free-Zone hat-trick

The "Force Raider" front design, mated to a longer rear, becomes an issue V-42 scabbard.
These will soon be offered, alongside the two other new scabbards above.
Again, several versions were made in WW2 for the 1st Special Service Force;
I plan to offer the most common types.

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June 2014 was a good month for scabbards

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M1907 Sling metalwork is away for quote with a good U.K. manufacturer; fittings may be here by late February / early March.
As soon as I have the fittings I will be able to make M1907 slings again.
UPDATE: The quote finally arrived...I may need to sell a kidney, but I hope to restart production the M1907 slings late Summer/early Autumn...


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The M6 scabbards have seen a couple of minor tweaks - one being to the brand of snap fastener on the closing strap.
I ran out of the brand I had used previously, so my M6 scabbards now have a BABY DOT on the strap; they look really good.
Updated M6 photographs have been added to the main M6 page...more will follow as time allows.

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A few new items have been added to the website & some other items have changed their location on the site,
hopefully this will make it easier to find a couple of the smaller items that may have otherwise been overlooked.
Some of the less popular items have also been dropped from the website...this will be an ongoing process.

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Continuing issues around the lack of a decent work-space have somewhat come to a head,
with several 2013 orders taking longer than should have been the case.
Sincere apologies to anyone affected by these delays.

To try to prevent similar problems re-occurring in the future, I am planning construction of a wooden workshop;
Watch This Space!

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2014 surprisingly, for the great, seemingly uneducated, media-led masses,
marks the 100th year anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War.

I may bring out a few more W.W.1 era items,
in case anyone wishes to add to their collections or needs items for school talks, etc.
if so - contact me!


PLEASE NOTE
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2014 is ALSO the 70th Anniversay of the D-Day Invasion of Normandy - plus several other 1944 battles and campaigns -
so put some effort in 2014 into thanking those Normandy, & other WW2 campaign, veterans that are still with us!