[Elfsea] Fwd: [Steppes] fencing gear stolen 8/28

Ceatta o Gulcleth ceatta at flash.net
Thu Aug 31 05:43:23 PDT 2006

Posting this as a servicce to Don Duncan and a warning to all fencers around.

Wayne Ross <wayner at stormypetrel.org> wrote:
  Date: Thu, 31 Aug 2006 07:31:09 -0500
From: Wayne Ross <wayner at stormypetrel.org>
To: ansteorra at lists.ansteorra.org, steppes at lists.ansteorra.org,
elfsea at lists.ansteorra.org
Subject: [Steppes] fencing gear stolen 8/28

Posting here in case anyone happens to spot these items up for sale 
somewhere or frankly anywhere.

Monday night my home was broken into and a lot of stuff was stolen, 
including my car. I am working with police and the insurance company 
now, and everyone in the house is okay. The reason I am telling y'all 
this is because in the trunk of the car was all of my fencing gear.

There were:
- a deltin from Darkwood Armory, with green leather wrapped grips and 
a symmetrical swept hilt guard. The blade was tipped with leather 
wrapped cork.
- a schlager with green leather wrapped grip, brass grip and pommel, and 
brass button tips on the quillions and knucklebow. The blade was tipped 
with leather wrapped cork
- another schlager, with chromed swept hilt guard, diamond cross section 
quillions, and a light colored wooden grip.
- another schlager with simple 2 ring guard, and a ring dagger, with 
cherry grips and disc pommels, from MAS weapons
- a custom made safe-flex bladed main gauche with a hexagonal brass 
pommel with a red gem on the end
- an epee with a pierced cup hilt (also MAS I think). The blade was 
tipped with leather wrapped cork

Also in the bag were a 3 weapon fencing mask, leather gorget, 2 pair of 
gloves (brown and black), hood, cloak, wooden buckler... the standard 
kit I guess. But the easiest to recognize by far, and the most likely to 
show up in a pawn shop or on EBay are the rapiers, which is why I posted 
their details here.

They were stolen in Dallas Texas the night/morning of August 28/29, so 
will likely be somewhere close.. but ya never know. My car had a 3/4 
tank of gas, which for a hybrid would take them to the corners of the 
kingdom, so the stuff could be anywhere I guess.

Anyway, if anyone spots any of these items, please contact me or the 
police. Also, please post to any other list that you think might help.

Many thanks,

Don Duncan Hepburn
mka Wayne Ross
Steppes mailing list
Steppes at lists.ansteorra.org

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