was founded in late 2003 to fill a need in the area
of fencing in the East
Kingdom. We are fencers and we are trigger-happy,
with ties to both the fencing community as well as to
reenacting with black powder firearms. So the more we
could incorporate muskets and pistols into our fence
the better! Dante began designing the first pistols
and before long had outfitted our company with terrible
firepower. Others we met were envious of our guns and
wanted some of their own, and so the business began.
in the mountainous far north of the East Kingdom of
we build all our guns to the exacting specifications
that we ourselves desire in a bandgun. We're reenactors,
of course, so "functional" was not nearly
good enough. We choose to create a gun that both looks
and feels as close to the original guns of the period
as we can, using simple tools and a little bit of patience.
chief gunsmith designs and builds all our guns, right
down to the correct size, based on historically-accurate
pieces found in museums, textbooks, gun shows and in
various antique auctions. These guns are all individually
hand crafted with simple tools, and are given a multi-stage
hand finishing used by traditional gunsmiths when making
their gunstocks. These guns will shoot straight, sure,
but they'll all look good on your belt or tucked into
your sash. Who wants to walk around an event in their
finest frock but wearing an ugly sidearm? Not Us!
gun models will often change, we like to add new designs
every year and will often retire older models. We're
artists, so we like to change things up. The result
is hundreds of our guns circulating throughout the "known
world," utilizing more than 60 designs. If you've
bought from us before there's a good chance you'll bump
into other customers of ours on the field of combat,
and there's also a great chance none of them will have
the same gun as you.
think that's pretty cool.