Gevannia

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  1. Good luck with the blunderbuss. Would love to see pics when you're done. We haven't cast any firearm parts yet. My fiance did cut and hand engrave the brass sideplate for my flintlock.
  2. Thank you for the high recommendations Lady B!! Sorry if the prices seem a little high, but keep in mind we make these pieces a few at a time and complete every step of the process ourselves. These pieces are not mass produced at a factory in China with some mystery metal. The originals are all hand sculpted out of a piece of wax by Robert. We cast with high quality solid brass (no plating here), bronze, gold, and silver. The lost wax vacuum casting process is a very complex and involved process and is the same process used to make jewelry. It also requires a lot of specialized equipment. It is much more than heating up some pewter on the stove and pouring it into a mold; the melting temperature of brass is around 1700 degrees and the casting temperature even higher. It usually takes 3 days to complete pieces from wax injecting to spruing to investing and casting to finishing (this time does not even include making the original wax model, casting the master, creating a mold, and cutting the mold). Buttons are the worst - it takes forever to make and finish a set of buttons so we don't usually offer many for sale. If you would like a detailed account of the casting process let me know and I will do my best to explain it. There is also a lot of cost that goes into each piece including brass, investment, injection wax, electricity (it actually costs a few dollars to run the kiln for 10+ hours and the melting furnace for an hour), various pre-casting and post-casting solutions, and shipping. We already feel that we are practically giving these pieces away for what we charge vs. the time involved to create and finish them. Sorry for the rant, but it really POs me when people complain about the prices. It takes so much talent and skill just to create these pieces from a blank piece of wax, not including the time involved to produce finished pieces.
  3. I have quite a few different things offered for sale. These brass pieces are not mass produced; my fiance and I do all the model carving/creating, mold making, casting, and finishing of these pieces. Original Design Hat Band This hatband is made of 2/3 oz leather dyed dark brown. The buckle is lost wax vacuum cast in solid brass, antiqued, and aged. Band is hand stitched to buckle with heavy linen thread. You won't find this hat buckle anywhere else! Hat band is 7/8" wide and 31" long (can easily be trimmed to size) - buckle is approximately 2" wide x 1-3/4" high. $45, shipping included. Barbossa Style Hat Band Replica of Captain Barbossa's hat buckle. The hatband is made of 2/3 oz leather dyed dark brown. The buckle is lost wax vacuum cast in solid brass, antiqued, and aged. Band is hand stitched to buckle with heavy linen thread. Hat band is 7/8" wide and 36" long (can easily be trimmed to size) - buckle is approximately 2-1/2" wide x 1-5/8" high. $45, shipping included. Barbossa Style Belt Buckle Exact replica of Captain Barbossa's At World's End belt buckle. The buckle is lost wax vacuum cast in solid brass, antiqued, and aged. Buckle is approximately 3-3/4" wide x 4" high. Belt is black leather with red/brown lacing; approximately 60" long. $135 shipping included. Barbossa Style Waistcoat Buttons Exact replicas of Captain Barbossa's waistcoat buttons. Full set of 26 buttons. Buttons are 15/16" diameter, lost wax vacuum cast, solid brass, with an antique finish. $130, shipping included.
  4. eBay: Button Fly Linen Knee Breeches

    Hi Lady B!!!! How are you doing? As for altering them: Darting the waistband like Lady B suggested may work. Otherwise.... the breeches have side seams but the waistband halfs don't. Also, the pocket flaps end right along the side seam and actually become integrated with the side seam. I'm not sure if they can be taken in at the sides without messing up how the whole pocket "assembly" looks. The only other thing I can think of is maybe remove the gusset, shorten the waistband backs, re-sew the eyelet holes and replace the gusset. Not sure if that would work either though. Any thoughts from anyone else?
  5. I am selling a few pair of linen breeches on eBay. Thanks for looking. Natural Colored Black Gray with custom cast brass buttons ETA: Leather Hat Band w/ Cast Brass Buckle Set of Barbossa brass waistcoat buttons