Scuttlebutt

Scuttlebutt

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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New Pirate Boots for Luckless John

Luckless John Evans is about to invest his ill-gotten Doubloons to purchase a stunning pair of Caribbean Pirate Boots. Roll on the Pirating Season when we can see him strutting his stuff resplendent in his New Brown Boots.

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Did you know (Hornigold & Teach).

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For those who aarrr interested here aarrr the dates of the next TORM. I will be going down there myself to collect my new Cutlass that’s being forged by my mates at Armour Class. . . . . . Sharkeye.

Link to TORM

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Did you know (Ben Hornigold) 2

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Something New

See Forthcoming Events

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Did you know (Scurvy)

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A New Addition to our Crew

Evie Born

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Low's Merry Christmas

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We Now Have a New Ship

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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.

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Did you know (Captain Kidd) 2

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Some photos of the Anderton Pirate Festival taken by Pirate Brethren Crew Member Ned Ardwerk.

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DSC07771Thought I’d try me hand at making 6 Leather Pirate Coasters which would be ideal for glasses containing Sharkeye’s Pirate Ale, Sharkeye’s Pirate Porter and Rum. So I cut 7 leather disks, one extra in case I messed-up. Everything went far better than I’d planned, so I now have 7 o the little buggers, all finished wi several coats o Resolene tae give em a nice shiny finish that’s waterproof.
So, does anyone else out there do anything interesting?   Sharkeye

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My Ideal CutlassThought I would have a go at designing my Ideal Pirate Cutlass. Nothing fancy but strong, well balanced and incorporating maximum hand protection. UPDATE: Curiosity got the better of me so I contacted my mates at Armour Class and placed an order for them to forge Sharkeye’s Pirate Cutlass. I’m due to collect it from TORM in March 2018.
Does anyone else out there ever design things?          Sharkeye.

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How do I occupy myself once the Pirating Events have all finished? Well apart from Leatherwork, brewing Pirate Beers and design projects on the computer I also run this website and stay in touch with my villainous piratical temperament by playing a Computer Pirate Game. “And what game is this?” I hear you all ask. City of Abandoned Ships also known as Age of Pirates 2, is a game that I run on my Windows XP computer. Game videos on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/results…… Thankfully this game does not require me performing acrobatics high in the treetops like a demented monkey or leaping from roof to roof chasing bloody sea shanties, and your character actually looks like a pirate and not like some hooded left-over from the Dark Ages. What you have is an authentic pirate themed game with a choice of pirate characters exploring the Caribbean Sea, islands, ports, towns, buildings, mainland jungles, and even inside your own ship. Ally yourself with Spain, France, Holland, England or become a Pirate. Fire cannons and pistols and fight with dagger, cutlass or axe. Meet historical characters. Attack, board, loot, and capture ships, even swapping your ship for a better one, and much much more, all in Real-Time 3D Graphics. An in-depth game for all Pirate Enthusiasts. Unfortunately now only available second-hand at exorbitant prices.                                                                                                    Sharkeye.
 Now you know what I enjoy doing, so what aarrr your interests?

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9mm Blank Pistols back in circulation.

Sea Service & Ketland Pistols 1 - CopyGOOD 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.

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 Three Sheets In Spectacular Action

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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

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2 Pirate Parrying Daggers

These Daggers are not featured on the Armour Class website but are available to order. Contact Armour Class.

Cromwell Parrying Daggar

The dagger above has a slim 14 inch high carbon steel blade ideal for re-enactment sword fighting, and is equipped with a Cromwell style hand guard. The dagger is designed and forged by  Armour Class.

Parrying Dagger Shell 2

This unique weapon was forged by Armour Class with a re-enactment 14 inch high carbon steel blade, a shell and ring guard, 2 downturned quillions and a knuckle bow.

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Armour Class Pirate Swords

The Armour Class swords below all belong to various Brethren Crew members. Many of these weapons are not featured on the Armour Class website but are available to order, all can be used for re-enactment sword fights. Armour Class

AC Dutch Shell Guard

27.5 inch single fullered high carbon steel blade

AC Cromwell

 26 inch double fullered high carbon steel blade

AC Tower Hanger

 26 inch double fullered high carbon steel blade

AC Mortuary

 26 inch double fullered high carbon steel blade

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For those of you who are wondering why we have changed the name of our group, I have written an explanation below.

Name Change Scroll

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No Longer Involved

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