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So...You All Want To See Some SWORDS?!

Greetings All!

The next generation Millennium Bowie was just the first of several new and hopefully just as fantastic designs that Jerry Hossom
www.hossom.com and we have been working on for the serious blade players among us.

Check these out:


The first pic is the new Millennium Bowie that I just finished testing and reviewing for you all. BTW, I'm growing to love it even more with each day I train with it, so Jerry if you're out there, I'm really sorry, but you ain't getting it back!

Below the bowie are pics of two swords.

The first is the new Millennium Espada co-designed by Jerry, Matt Draper, and myself(in final profile and polish, but as yet without its bolsters or handle scales). It is a state-of-the-art evolution of a Filipino Zanzibar or Pinuti. Paul Bos heat treated and cryogenically stress-relieved A-2 steel. 28" OAL with a 24" blade and 5" handle. Final weight should be under 2 Lbs. and the balance point 3" in front of the guard! This sword should move like lightening. The pic in no way does it justice. The blade curves continuously from the forte to the point to maximize its slashing ability. For those unfamiliar with the "forte", it is an unsharpened, thicker section of swordblade just forward of the guard used to: 1. block and chip/break the opponent's blade, and 2. provide a grip for the second hand if desired. I cannot wait to hold this sword in my hand! I will post a review on it as soon as I've had a chance to really put it through its paces.

Next is the new hand and a half Millennium Saber co-designed by Jerry and Don Rearic. I will not tell you a thing about it because Don is currently testing it and will post a review soon! Howeveeer...a little bird has told me that it is absolutely AWESOME! So stay tuned!

Below the swords is a pic of two new Millennium Bowie and Fighter styles(again profiled and polished, but without their bolsters and scales) with double finger grooves. Jerry and I designed them to be used both solo and with bowie or sword in Espada y Daga work. I will also post reviews of these once I've had a chance to really play with them.

Finally, one pic. that isn't there is of the awesome new Millennium Raptor- a wicked hookblade fighter designed by Jerry and Don Rearic. Don just E-mailed me to let me know that he has posted a review of it on the Filinpino Combat Arts Forum. So take a look @ http://www.bladeforums.com/ubb/Forum34/HTML/000110.html

Anyhow, enjoy and stay tuned, 'cuz more great stuff is comin'!!


Tuvo muy mala suerte...se callo en mi cuchillo.

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Jan 10, 2000
Incredible!!! I want that 2nd short sword with the handle fitted on. I wonder what the price would be for that. Easily one of the best working short-swords I have ever seen!!

Yeah, Don Rearic- who has it for testing right now- has intimated that it is everything we'd hoped for and more. He should be posting a review of how it performs any day now, so stay tuned.

As far as the cost, I honestly don't know. I never even thought to ask Jerry. I do know that you would have your choice of steels, handle material, +/- engraving on the bolsters, and so on. Just give Jerry a jingle or shoot him an E-mail. He is the most straight forward, nicest guy you could ever want to deal with.


Tuvo muy mala suerte...se callo en mi cuchillo.

Incredible designs aren't they? And I saw the pictures after I'd already ordered a Millenium Bowie.

Eric Takabayashi
Fukuyama, Japan

Thanks! Even though we picked him precisely for his ability-
just kidding...Jerry you brought our diverse talents together- we were all still a little awestruck by just how well Jerry has turned our dreams into steel

I can't wait for you to try that bowie for the first time! Let me tell you, the first time I used it, Jerry's new Bowie felt almost otherworldly in my hand-like some artifact from a far more technically advanced civilization. My brain said, "NO WAY can a blade this big move like this!" And then I started slashing and thrusting at everything in sight with it. Man can this bad boy cut! And now that I've had a chance to train with it several times...well, now it feels like its always been there- just a natural extension of my arm.

Enjoy it! And please let us know what you think.



Tuvo muy mala suerte...se callo en mi cuchillo.

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