Which sword to go for?

#1
Hi all, doesn't really seem like a forum for this so I'll stick it here.

I'm due to be commissioned later this year and I would like my own sword.

My question is which manufacturer to go for. I've had a quote from pooley around the grand mark but then read on an army page they are cheap and naff. Just want people's opinions before I buy one.

Im not asking if I should or shouldn't buy one, I want one lol. Just which one.

Any advice greatly appreciated

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#5
When you choose one, try falling on it....let us know how you get on, other than simply getting the point.....:)
Joking apart, may I respectfully suggest that you might consider that thier are far more important aspects of being a good officer that you may concentrate on, other than simply looking the part. Doubt anyone of any importance will actually give a f**k how pretty/stylish this utterly redundant bit of hardware is.
 
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#6
Having a sword has F all to do with how you perform as an officer. Although redundant I'm still looking for one, you have to wear one anyway so may aswell own my own one. Couple days nuke pay should cover it. A borrowed one would be just as useless and just as shiny



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clonmel

Lantern Swinger
#11
http://www.militaryheritage.com/swords2.htm

Seems a bit cheaper than getting fleeced by some of those mentioned above; that said, you get what you pay for and I can't vouch for the quality.

Don't listen to the nay-sayers, if you want a sword go out & buy one. All I'd offer is that at this stage in your career I'd be loath to splurge too much cash on one - maybe a second-hand one or 'cheap & cheerful' from the site above would do the job.

I've owned a sword for years, and in that time it's probably paid for itself the number of times I've lent it out and been dropped off a fairly good bottle of malt for my generosity........

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Seadog

War Hero
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#12
There was a company doing ‘joining up kits’ for less than the individual items. Iron, virgin underwear still in its wrapper and sword ( cutlass for Ratings ). I think they advertised in Navy News, perhaps still do.
 
#13
There was a company doing ‘joining up kits’ for less than the individual items. Iron, virgin underwear still in its wrapper and sword ( cutlass for Ratings ). I think they advertised in Navy News, perhaps still do.
If they do boot polish as well you could link this thread to another riveting one doing the rounds at the moment.
 
#14
There was a company doing ‘joining up kits’ for less than the individual items. Iron, virgin underwear still in its wrapper and sword ( cutlass for Ratings ). I think they advertised in Navy News, perhaps still do.
I don't suppose it also sells C.D.F.
 
#16
Please don't assume that as I am looking for a sword it doesn't mean I haven't got a clue, certainly not needing a joining up kit .

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#18
@Merman - Ignore the green-eyed naesayers, Younker, just go ahead and indulge yourself with nothing less than a top quality sword. Alternatively, imagine that Bates Wardroom Cartoon with all & sundry creased up & ROTFL at: "The brash young thruster who bought himself a cheapo sword...:D:D:D"

After your doubtlessly long & glorious career an inferior sword (set atop your Union Flag draped coffin alongside your multitude of Ks, other jewel encrusted decorations and scrambled-egg/salt caked Thieves 'n Porks titfer) will cause shock & horror amongst hundreds of weeping mourners as you are slowly propelled to your final resting place alongside that other RN immortal at St. P, EC4M 8AD.

Following its final funeral-cake-cutting ceremony at your crowded wake that treasured weapon enjoys an exalted status as The Family Heirloom. Do you really want downstream offsprings jostling for possession to discover that their illustrious benefactor had left them only tat?? What would Arthur Negus have said, FFS?

Top Tips for C & M.
1. Take revolving doors at the rush, unlike its inferiors an unsheathed, good quality, sword blade will readily spring back into shape.
2. At impromptu BBQs, gaily slice the tops from Lidls finest Cava/ Prosecco... Afterwards, a good quality sword is a must for spearing-up those discarded burgers, Scrumpy or Stella tinnies and other unsightly debris whilst others sweep up the broken glass and do the washing up.
3. Following every apple, lemon, or cake-cutting ceremonies, various, never clean the blade. The acidity will etch away that revoltingly shiny new surface, adding a cool patina to enhance its provenance.
4. Never ever coat the blade with Vaseline or Vic, both are far too messy. No doubt you've already found K-Jelly to be quite effective, apply lashings of that to the shiny surfaces instead. (Other water-based lubricants are available from Pusser - See your friendly Logs colleagues for the NSN.)
5. A good Q item is quite acceptable for a cash advance at any branch of 'Uncles' but leave the pawn ticket in the safe custody of your current squeeze. After all. she'll always be waiting at the Jetty when you return from that prolonged deployment, won't she?
5. Pre-use: Soak the knot, belt & straps in Britains finest coastal sea water for 48 hrs before tumble-drying on high for thirty minutes. This removes all traces of 'Sprog Shine', showing others that you are not wet behind the ears, only you know that truth.


Finally - At your CM draw a Pussers Issue Sword on Temporary Loan beforehand. When the Guilty verdict is reached at least it won't be your sword which has been sullied by pointing itself at you...


BOB the blade
 

clonmel

Lantern Swinger
#19
@Merman - Ignore the green-eyed naesayers, Younker, just go ahead and indulge yourself with nothing less than a top quality sword. Alternatively, imagine that Bates Wardroom Cartoon with all & sundry creased up & ROTFL at: "The brash young thruster who bought himself a cheapo sword...:D:D:D"

After your doubtlessly long & glorious career an inferior sword (set atop your Union Flag draped coffin alongside your multitude of Ks, other jewel encrusted decorations and scrambled-egg/salt caked Thieves 'n Porks titfer) will cause shock & horror amongst hundreds of weeping mourners as you are slowly propelled to your final resting place alongside that other RN immortal at St. P, EC4M 8AD.

Following its final funeral-cake-cutting ceremony at your crowded wake that treasured weapon enjoys an exalted status as The Family Heirloom. Do you really want downstream offsprings jostling for possession to discover that their illustrious benefactor had left them only tat?? What would Arthur Negus have said, FFS?

Top Tips for C & M.
1. Take revolving doors at the rush, unlike its inferiors an unsheathed, good quality, sword blade will readily spring back into shape.
2. At impromptu BBQs, gaily slice the tops from Lidls finest Cava/ Prosecco... Afterwards, a good quality sword is a must for spearing-up those discarded burgers, Scrumpy or Stella tinnies and other unsightly debris whilst others sweep up the broken glass and do the washing up.
3. Following every apple, lemon, or cake-cutting ceremonies, various, never clean the blade. The acidity will etch away that revoltingly shiny new surface, adding a cool patina to enhance its provenance.
4. Never ever coat the blade with Vaseline or Vic, both are far too messy. No doubt you've already found K-Jelly to be quite effective, apply lashings of that to the shiny surfaces instead. (Other water-based lubricants are available from Pusser - See your friendly Logs colleagues for the NSN.)
5. A good Q item is quite acceptable for a cash advance at any branch of 'Uncles' but leave the pawn ticket in the safe custody of your current squeeze. After all. she'll always be waiting at the Jetty when you return from that prolonged deployment, won't she?
5. Pre-use: Soak the knot, belt & straps in Britains finest coastal sea water for 48 hrs before tumble-drying on high for thirty minutes. This removes all traces of 'Sprog Shine', showing others that you are not wet behind the ears, only you know that truth.


Finally - At your CM draw a Pussers Issue Sword on Temporary Loan beforehand. When the Guilty verdict is reached at least it won't be your sword which has been sullied by pointing itself at you...


BOB the blade
And that, children, is why we don't post on the internet after taking LSD.
 
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