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Ben Potter

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Ben Potter last won the day on April 30 2016

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About Ben Potter

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    Full time Bladesmith
  • Birthday 09/17/1982

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    Altadena, CA, USA.
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    Spending time with loved ones, Celto-Norse lore, Sailing, Shroud-sticking, traditional arts and crafts, woodcraft, sustainable living, reading.

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  1. Ben Potter

    1600's Colonial Hanger

    This one is available. $2000 conus
  2. Ben Potter

    1600's Colonial Hanger

    Length:28 3/4" Blade: 21 3/4" Taper: 3/16" at guard to 1/16" 1/2" from tip Grip: 4 1/2" Weight: 1lb 3oz. Pivot point: At tip PoB: 3 1/2" CoP: 14" SN: 1" 1075 patina blade, chisel cut engraved, rope edge steel guard, antler grip, 2bar twist pattern welded pommel, engraved brass nut. Here is a video of forging the blade for this sword: https://youtu.be/cuPmW62WasU
  3. Ben Potter

    Privateer Armoury Tachi (Forecastle line)

    Please note: THIS IS NOT A REAL HAMON! I've done legit clay tempered hamons in the past but this is not one of them, sometimes beauty is only skin deep.
  4. "Tatchi" 35" overall 24" blade (spring steel 1/16" thick faux hamon/bevel) 1lb 6oz. Maple grip Steel fittings This was a fun sword I tried pushing the limits of the low cost line of swords to see what kind of aesthetics could be achieved without adding to the cost. Came out better than I imagined.
  5. Ben Potter

    Cross hilt seax

    Rather an awkward shaped grip to do the composite picture from but you get the idea.
  6. Ben Potter

    Cross hilt seax

    15N20 blade,with skull crusher, carved Peruvian walnut grips, leather sheath.
  7. Ben Potter

    Catsclaw MkII blued

    MkII Catsclaw blued with kydex sheath. Weight 1.2 oz These BU/LD knives allow you to fully manipulate a firearm without having to re-sheath the knife saving seconds when it counts. But unlike a normal ring knife the spur prevents the knife from rotating in your hand and cutting your other fingers as well as allowing a more secure grip.
  8. Ben Potter

    Privateer Armoury, 1690's swords

    Here are a couple of swords I just finished for Privateer Armoury. D-Guard sword (S.5 Swords and Blades of the American Revolution) Patined 1084 distal tapered blade, iron hilt, fluted rosewood grip, birch/leather/brass scabbard. Specs: Total weight: 2lb 1oz Sword weight: 1lb 7oz Length: 30" Blade: 24.5" CoP: 17" PoB 5.5" Double Shell-Guard(from the Greenwich National Maritime Museum) Patined, 1084 steel distal tapered blade, iron hilt, antler grip, birch/leather/brass scabbard. Specs: Total weight: 2lb 7oz Sword weight: 1lb 12oz Length: 30" Blade: 25" CoP: 16.5" PoB: 4.5"
  9. Ben Potter

    Cat's Claw Knives

    walter, You are right about the two finger design being better BUT it has to be custom fit to the owner and is bigger and heavier. These were an attempt as making a knife as small as possible while keeping good retention and still being useful. These fit in a watch pocket, adding room for a second finger would make that difficult. Life is full of trade-offs. Thanks for the input.
  10. Ben Potter

    Cat's Claw Mk II

    Price drop.
  11. Ben Potter

    Cat's Claw Mk I

    Price drop.
  12. Ben Potter

    Cat's Claw Mk I

    No Problem, I figured that is what happened. Thanks for all your work around here.
  13. Ben Potter

    Cat's Claw Mk I

    There are three similar to this one but with slightly different grinds and specs (the other topics got deleted somehow).
  14. Ben Potter

    Cat's Claw Mk I

    Aldo 15N20 1/8" steel. $35 USD shipped CONUS.
  15. Ben Potter

    Cat's Claw Mk II

    Aldo 15N20 1/8" steel differential HT, convex grind, shaving sharp blade. $35 USD shipped CONUS