The original meaning of Scuttle-Butt refers to the water-butt kept on deck. This would have been a meeting place for chatting and sharing news, so Scuttlebutt eventually came to mean News and General Chatter aboard ship.
If anyone has scuttlebutt to share, just pick up quill and ink and let us know by using the Comment facility at the bottom of this webpage or the Contact Us page.
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We have a NEW Gun Captain, he comes to the crew fully equipped with Black Powder and Shotgun Licenses. Please Welcome to the Pirate Brethren our new shipmate Clew Garnet.
Avast me hearties there’s a New PIRATE Magazine just been printed specifically for Pirate Re-enactment Crews that goes bi the name o “Pirate Plunder”. Below aarrr 3 pages taken from it. Anyone interested should contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Pirate Boots for Luckless John
Luckless John’s luck seems to have changed. Just finished modifying his Leather Boots with added leather Bucket Tops and an increase in height of 2 inches. For all his many fans who want to see him strutting his stuff, I believe that he will be at the Greenfield Pirate Day on Sunday 23th May.
Sharkeye’s New Cutlass, Scabbard and Baldric
The leather Baldric is designed to carry a Cutlass, Parrying Dagger, 3 Flintlock Pistols and a small leather Pouch.
Another Baldric for Sharkeye
Made in Veg Tan Leather and dyed brown then coated with Resolene. The Baldric is designed for one single Cutlass, is 3 inches wide and equipped with an Antique Brass Caribbean Buckle, all ready for Pirate Festivals in 2018.
We are pleased to announce that at last we have a New Pirate Ship. None other than the schooner “Vilma”. Her Captain and Owner Scott Metcalfe has agreed to “Vilma” becoming the designated Flagship of the Pirate Brethren. We have been shipmates and sailed together for a good many years now, Vilma being armed with our cannons and pirate crew, so it’s a natural progression that we should unite in Black Piracy.
Many thanks Captain Scott, here’s to 2018.
Some photos of the Anderton Pirate Festival taken by Pirate Brethren Crew Member Ned Ardwerk.
9mm Blank Pistols back in circulation.
GOOD NEWS. 9 mm Blank Firing Pistols are back on the market. These can be purchased from Derbyshire Arms. New legislation made these pistols dangerous to use, so in the interest of public safety Derbyshire Arms stopped making them. Now they have been completely redesigned to comply with the new legislation and are available once more, and although no license is required to purchase these pistols stringent safety rules still apply.
Three Sheets In Spectacular Action
If you have never seen Three Sheets in action please believe that it is well worth watching. Leaping from the topmost yardarm he plummets down with an almighty splash into the sea below. Must frighten the life out of the fish or any passing Mermaid.
And Here He Is