Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Happy Holidays!

From everyone at Atlanta Cutlery and Museum Replicas we want to wish you and yours the very best this holiday season.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Sneak Peaks...


The Truth Is...

I am Iron Man. Whoa, have you seen the trailer just released? The alternate poster? No, well you should and we'll give you the scoop and some of our background research as we go. Start here, you won't be sorry http://www.ironmanmovie.com/


The Most Romantic Kiss Ever?

Speaking of research, "Anyone wanna peanut?" How about "You killed my father, prepare to die." We get commissioned frequently beyond the licensed work you see on our sites. In fact many of you have been familiar with our work for years without knowing it. Lord of the Rings, Troy, Sahara, Percy Jackson, Rocketeer to name a few. This is a sneak peek of us working on The Princess Bride swords which are licensed and will be released for the first time early next year. Hard to believe it's taken so long, but we're proud to be working on them now. The swords on the drawing table are the actual ones used on set by Cary Elwes (Dread Pirate Roberts) and Mandy Patinkin (Inigo Montoya). Yep, damn cool.

Pictured are Bruce Brookhart, one of our guru's of historical sword design and me, Robin Chaudhuri as I'm project manager on all our licensed projects (sitting). I'm usually in the pic when a beauty shot is needed. =)

Authenticity is absolutely key and we take it very seriously. Hours go into the initial research before a single technical drawing or prototype is started. You see the beginnings here.

Discover the cult favorite at http://www.princessbrideforever.com/ or if you're like us and already fans, just enjoy some moments with your favorite characters.


Have fun storming the castle!

-RC

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

A Thief Or A Hero?


The first Robin Hood trailer went live today. Russell Crowe at his Gladiator best and Cate Blanchett give wonder performances (trust us). Not only will you get all your movie news here, but inside looks at our research into recreating this world for you to own.


The trailer will play in theaters starting Friday before the 2D showings of Avatar. Or be the first to check it out at http://www.robinhoodthemovie.com/

-RC

Friday, December 11, 2009

STAFF PICKS

A new feature to the blog will introduce you to our staff and their personal favorite products from our current ACC and MRL divisions and why. Because we believe in and buy what we sell, we wouldn't ask you to if we didn't. Different categories each time, once a month. No bias, no sales hype, just what we like after being around this stuff for decades. We hope you enjoy our first category:

What's your favorite weapon?

Dave DiPietro, Head of Marketing and MRL product development- "The Classical Medieval Sword , because many swords made from this time period feel clunky, this one doesn't. It's got balance and it's light, it's just really mean. You know when you hold it that this is what a fighting man used."

Les Atkins, Head of IT- "The bar mace, it's hefty, solid and doesn't matter how you swing it or what you hit. For anyone who lacks fighting skill, you can wield this and still do damage. I like something you don't have to be perfect with to be effective."

Greg Gerling, General Manager- "The guerrilla machete, because it's simple, clean and functional. A practical piece in the field."

Travis Baer, Showroom Manager- "The Shirasaya, it's just beautiful, well made and the rich rose wood finish is gorgeous. You have to see it in person."

Terry Moss, Catalog Manager- "The Martini Henry's, you can't get a better story and relive history."

Bruce Brookhart, Sword Designer- "Blackhawk Tatang is one of the best remakes of a jungle fighting knife to come out in years. Great for all purpose self defense and outdoor work."

Bobby Milanese, shop monkey- "15th Century Longsword is pretty to the eye with good balance and just calls out to me."

Brandi, Wholesale Acct Manager- "Glacier Bay Knife a good knife in the woods, light, but strong with the full tang. I've dug holes with it and it stayed pretty sharp."

You don't want to mess with Brandi! Hope you enjoyed a quick look into what we like and why. Sometimes you can't explain the attraction, but it's there and a lot of our products pull us in whether we make them or not.

Me? I like the Kershaw Whiplash, Kershaw's just seem to fit my hand and the blade profiles seem to be made for what I like to do and how. It's like they're in my head...

-RC

Thursday, December 10, 2009

All Things Star Wars


Star Wars Insider #114 is hitting the stands now and has a feature article on our line of replicas with incredible pictures showing off the initial line next to the originals. Plus amazingly insightful commentary if I do say so myself. OK, it was myself, what else am I going to say?



We aren't the only reason to pick it up, although that should be enough. Our friend Dave Filoni, director of Clone Wars has a great Q & A, Mark Hamill gives thoughts on the Force plus reviews of books, comics, games, products and more. It's what's happening hot stuff.



Our latest license will be back! We entered into an agreement to expand our Terminator line of clothing. I can't share details yet, but you'll be glad we did. Clear some space in that dresser and closet, you'll want these.





FREE SHIPPING!!!!!!!!! You heard me right, all our divisions are offering shipping free through the holiday on any order over $200 (coupon code: freeshp). Now's your chance to get that suit of armor. Enjoy.





-RC

Thursday, December 3, 2009

I AM IRON MAN TOO!


Teaser Poster From IM2 Just Released

How cool is this movie going to be? I hope someone makes incredible props from it. Oh wait, that'd be us. A series of amazing helmets, gadgets and other fun stuff from Stark Industries and S.H.I.E.L.D. will be innncommmmming May 2010. Sci-fi geek or not, if this poster doesn't look awesome to you we're sending Nick Fury to set you straight. Sort of makes sense that a military contractor (us) would be doing this stuff doesn't it?




NEWS

Lucasfilm announced Star Wars Celebration V today to honor the 30th anniversary of The Empire Strikes Back. (Stop drooling you'll ruin your keyboard.) It will take place in Orlando in August 2010. They don't do these often padawan, do as your master tells you and check it out. Just seeing us there should be worth it- I'm using the Jedi mind trick right now to convince you. Sort of loses something over the web doesn't it? I'll get you more info as we get it, but plan now, this show is hot with licensees, stars, panels the works and all dedicated to our favorite wookie. Well maybe not just him...

-RC

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

What's new?

Glad you asked. Our latest catalogs hit and here are some really cool highlights:

ACC (exotic knives and guy stuff)


* Plus many items are engravable now so you can really personalize your gift to your friends, family, heck even yourself.


MRL (historical & licensed replicas for the whole family)

We just solved your gift giving and being unique, thoughtful, cool, wicked, awesome, wow you really owe us.

-RC

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Upcoming Sale Events

So where have your been all week? Likely excuse.

Dark Side
Come to the dark side, come to Black Friday....NOOOOOOOOOOOO! Run away! Run away! We don't blame you, which is why we're going to be running awesome specials the 27th-29th of Nov. on our sites Atlanta Cutlery and Museum Replicas. Who wants to battle the hordes and crazy drivers when you can sit at home, sip some hot cocoa and simply click away all nice and cozy like. Best savings of the year, up to 60% and not just on discontinued stuff, many of the hottest items will be fair game.

Showroom
For anyone who braves the roadways we're going to reward you with anything in our store at 20% off across the board. Even the staff! Just joking, but not really.

Your hard earned bucks are going to go farther than ever this year and you deserve that don't you?.
-RC

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Star Wars in Concert


Immerse yourself in a galaxy far, far away. Dave DiPietro, our product manager, and I went to see Star Wars in Concert last night and it was well worth it (whether you're a fan or not). John Williams score is as amazing as ever and moving in person. Scores from all six films were featured.

Narrated live by Anthony Daniels, C-3PO (if I have to explain who that is no need to read on) the concert features a full symphony orchestra and choir, accompanied by specially footage from the films displayed on a three-story-tall, high-definition LED super-screen - one of the largest ever put on tour.

Along with the concert was an exhibit of Star Wars costumes, props, production artwork and behind-the-scenes videos from the Lucasfilm Archives. Here is a sampling:

-Full costumes for Jedi Masters Kit Fisto and Plo Koon.

-Pages from John Williams' original hand-written sheet music for "Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace".

-Han in Carbonite and Chewbacca (well the outfit at least).

Definitely a new way of experiencing the epic scope of the saga. For information go to http://www.starwarsinconcert.com/

The souvenirs are a little pricey and frankly a bit bland, but the performance was worth it and the print program was pretty cool.
-RC

Friday, October 30, 2009

New Products & Shipping

MARVEL
Our newest Marvel products, Wolverine's leather motorcycle jacket w/ dog tag and Tony Stark's Arc Reactor are in production and will be ready to ship to us soon. We should be able to hit a December date for you and make Xmas a little more special. Right? You were planning on buying these yes? Am I just wasting my typing here?

And great news for all you Captain America fans, there are a few shields left. Sadly from orders we've had to cancel, but it leaves you a great opportunity.

You like Nick Fury? I got your Nick Fury, we've got some uber cool stuff coming direct issue from SHIELD for next year. Of course Iron Man 2 is keeping us busy so we can hit that movie release date for you in May.










ASSASSIN'S CREED II
We're in prototype phase with Ubisoft and are looking at a 2nd Q release. Well worth the wait, the outfit is way cool and complex. I'm starting to see Ezio in my dreams, at least I think they're dreams...

WORLD of WARCRAFT
This great new line will start shipping in Dec with a few more items to follow next year. You didn't think that was it did you?

STAR WARS
We'll do our best so you have The Force under the tree this year, but January might be more accurate.

Stormtrooper is off and running. We should be able to take pre-orders in January and start shipping in March. We've finalized nearly every detail and are happy (and we think you will be too) with the results. If we don't sell garrison's of armor (after I get mine of course, yes I'm kinda short for a Stormtrooper yadda, yadda, yadda) the Empire is going to be pretty mad and who wants that?

Plus we stumbled onto some of the old MR FX lightsabers. A rare find since MR lost the license a few years back. The Hasbro ones are good, but nothing beats the original. They are complete, new and in their factory packaging.

There now stop bugging us. Just kidding, bug all you want we love the attention.
-RC

Monday, October 26, 2009

STAR WARS Research

Well, based on the incredibly wide range of comments on the Star Wars clothing I think its our responsibility to inform all of you better on what you are seeing. With the comments I've seen, we aren't doing so well at that. We do know many of you feel strongly about your perceptions and I hope this helps.

Our fabrics are as close as possible to the originals and use fabrics from multiple countries (whew, that's a lot of travel) - no one can make every single material 100% since many items no longer exist in any way- some of the clothing pieces haven't existed for decades and longer. About 90% of the fabrics in our line are exact (after 18 months in the archives with the originals and Lucas approvals we should know), all colors, seams, cut-patterns are 100% exact. Where the material was not available, we have had to make many custom samples from scratch at great cost to come as close as possible and with the thought in mind that it must be commercially possible to make at textile mills. Our strong collaboration with the archives and Lucas Licensing is what allows us the ability to offer the outfits with confidence.

There are no adequate swatches available of anything original and nothing is allowed to leave the Lucasfilm archives adding to our huge challenge. Very few people have actually seen the costumes and I fear there are some people who simply don't understand the process involved to make something available and attainable. Could we have made one outfit more perfect if price was no object? Possibly, but no one would buy it and where would we be? And you the fan who deserves the chance to choose and own something from the Star Wars legacy?

A key example of where perceptions can be understandably different: there are dozens of Jedi robes from the same movie, same character and sometimes multiples for a single scene- all slightly different from each other. We must choose the most representative for the intended look. Could you find one in another scene different, maybe, but it doesn't mean one or the other is less or more right.


It took 18 months of research just to get to this point. No one can fully appreciate what we've gone through which is unfortunate, but we understand and you still deserve our best. Should you feel a fan has done a better job and can give you a genuine, documented approval from Lucasfilm then by all means act, our goal is never to stunt your creativity, but in the meantime your trust in us and Lucas is well placed
-RC

Friday, October 23, 2009

But enough about Museum Replicas...

ANNOUNCEMENT

Our sister site Atlanta Cutlery Corp is authorized to carry new lines of knives from Wrangler (yep, the cowboy company), Mantis (a great new American knife company), and Blackhawk Tactical to add to our already huge line of great brands including Boker, Benchmade, Gerber, Timberline and our unique Windlass cutting tools, swords and Cobra Steel line.

Personal Defense & Other Gadgets
Some highlights that get us talking everytime they're brought up are the new Gerber Artifact & Curve, Boker Executive Defense & Tactical, Blackhawk Tatang, Windlass Combat Machete, SOG Micron, and the super cool and wicked Columbia River Hisshou. Great new knives and gadgety things just in time for the holidays and that odd adventure you may take.

Bug Art
Whoa, have you seen this stuff? Real bugs frozen in their natural state in acrylic and made into awesome jewelry. If your squeemish look away. Beetles and scorpions and jewelry oh my!

If you can't find something useful and unique from ACC there's medication with your name on it.
-RC

Monday, October 12, 2009

Busy, Busy, Busy

OK, it takes a little time, and not much it seems with us which is why we're so cool to keep up with, but we've been hard at work and here's a little proof-

NEWS
We are proud and excited to announce that on Oct 25th we'll be going live with our first wave of World of Warcraft collectibles. Tune in on the 25th to the website to see what items are in the first wave. Or check out World of Warcraft, Blizzard or any of their affiliate sites to see the announcement on the same day. Nope I'm not telling what they are so don't ask. I told you not to ask. The items will surely be in ultra hot demand as the game is one of the most popular in the world so prepare your Xmas list accordingly.

SUGGESTIONS?
Where do you direct your product suggestions? We get that question many times a year and as we've said in the past there are times we get some of our inspiration directly from you so we encourage those good ideas running aimlessly through your head. Not the constant nagging, annoying, whiny type of suggestion, but the occasional constructive one is great. Most likely what we haven't thought of, you have.

There are business decisions that weigh on us when you suggest things that need to be considered to make something practical, but you never know, so:

*Direct all your annoying questions to people we don't like

*Direct others to the email on this site, it's that easy. We re-route when necessary to the right staff internally when you send and everything does get a look, really.

HALLOWEEN
We've been hit pretty good this year for our period outfits and costumes which is good, but means we'll be low on some items and out of stock on others. Don't wait until the last minute!
-RC

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Sword Design

I guess you should know a little about our sword designs, especially when it comes to historical and unique designs since that's what we started with decades ago.

We're the only company with full time designers on staff, and amongst other things they do like photography and copy they make all our edged designs.

Starting with a BS session, we decide what direction to take based on requests/demand and the entertainment industry- basically what is hot or will be. (OK sometimes we just make what we want because we can, but that's the minority). Once we come up with a short list a blade is technically drawn out to scale and the hilt is hand made in wood & resin. When satisfied, the initial prototype goes to our factory to become real.

Experts hand forge the blade per our specs and make the hilt from the desired materials- wood, leather, steel, brass, what ever is appropriate to capture the design. It is then sent to us for review and testing. This is where we tweak the design and/or approve it for production. The process up to this point can take weeks to months. Overall each sword made has been worked on for 3-4 months before you see it in our catalog.

A long hard process that's fun, but also expensive and trying, but you're worth it.

I'll be on vacation (we get those every now and then) this week, but will be back with more fun next week. Enjoy the time off.
-RC

Friday, September 25, 2009

Cutting Demo

Life wouldn't be fun here without a little cutting, chopping, throwing of weapons, generally controlled mayhem. Our pieces are used all the time on the History Channel, Discovery Channel, TV shows & movies, but you can read that else where on this site, what's just as cool to us is to hear your own experiences- provided you have a level of knowledge and respect for the pieces and use them properly and safely that is.

Our Heron Mark sword was put through the ringer again by our staff and came out with flying colors. We test all our items at one time or another and re-test many long time favorites. Yep, our jobs suuuuuuuck. =) The balance, weight and feel are very quick and lively, but with enough substance to cut through pork shoulder, bone, cardboard tubes and tatami mats with ease. It still remains one of our favorites.

Just a quick tech note: we hand forge blades of 1085 or 1095 high carbon steel, fully temper and provide full tangs on our edged weapons so they can perform like the originals. RC about 47 which we find to be a good practical range. Despite what the movies show, a sword was often times an impact weapon and not a cutting one. This RC allows enough flex to absorb shocks and bounce back while still maintaining a good edge which can be field serviced.

Which brings me to the over used term "Battle Ready"- this doesn't mean you can be abusive, silly & reckless. Yeah I'm looking at you. We mean that how history has proven they were really used, revered, taken care of and performed against the defenses of the day, that is how you can expect the items you get from us to perform.

Swords are like people, treat them well and they'll be your friend for many years to come.
-RC

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Martini Anyone?

Shaken, not stirred. (Didn't see that coming? You need to get out more.) If I had a nickel every time I used that line I'd have like 8 bucks now.

History is Yours

British Martini Henry rifleOriginal, untouched, real, authentic Martini Henry rifles are being sold for the first time ever on our sister site. One of the most iconic and popular guns used during the British Empire and further made famous during the African campaigns and movies based around the Zulu Wars. These are the actual guns used by the British and by many countries armed forces that were influenced by their occupation. A very rare chance to own a genuine piece of history in its untouched state, plus many other new items from the treasures brought back from Nepal.

As a bonus, anyone who purchases through the end of the year can save an extra 10% when purchasing from this stunning collection just by entering the blog code ACB01 when checking out. And that's not all... we are also adding the book Treasure is Where You Find It to most of our guns for free (while supplies last)! Another little thank you for following our exploits.

OK, OK I hear ya, a little somthin' for the ladies next time? Sounds good to me, there's a lot of testosterone floating around here as you can imagine. I'll get with the wonderful women who hold us together and see what they come up with. Not that a woman packing isn't attractive...
-RC

Friday, September 18, 2009

Supreme Replicas & Harry Potter


Welcome back Mr. Kotter. Guess that dates me a bit. It's good to be home and I'm able to share some tasty bits with you after our travels.

Harry Potter
What a set, what costumes and what great people at Warner. All as good as you imagined it could be. Sometimes we're a bit disappointed when we see beyond the magic of the screen, but not this time. You can't go wrong with that combo. We got a great start and spent days without rest...really, to get as much info as possible on the actors sizes, cut-patterns, materials etc. It can take a team of two an entire afternoon to come to grips with just one outfit correctly. But we're happy and proud to do the work for you muggles. We lost one staff member under the Invisibility Cloak, but they turned up later near the catering truck. Have to be careful with that item...

Supreme Replicas Europe
Although we've been at it for awhile we can safely say we have got an amazing set-up in Berlin Germany to handle all our UK/EU accounts from a distributor, wholesale and retail stand point. There's even a store on Oranienburger Str. 46/47. All our friends will get stellar treatment from our Supreme Replicas staff and our entire line of products from clothing, LARP, historical weapons and licensed items will be warehoused on the continent making it easier than ever. www.supremereplicas.com

On our trip we met a Polish Baron and he not only endorsed many of the products, but has asked us to design a sword for his family. Once the research is done we may even offer the royal sword here. It's not often you get the chance to act on living history!

My Halloween Contest
Thanks to all for avoiding the tempting fat jokes, short jokes, tall jokes, skinny jokes, etc. when guessing my costume for Halloween. I am a little short for a Stormtrooper sooooo, I'm actually going to a couple of events one as an Imperial Officer (yeah, I get to wear the approved sample which is cool) and as Tony Stark (I like alcohol and dancing girls on planes so it seemed to fit). Since no one really nailed it exactly, I'd like to send you all a gift card for participating. I'm just that kinda guy. Who loves ya? Call in your answer given with your user ID to 800-241-3664, we'll double check, get your info and mail it out post haste. Thanks, again.

-RC

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Dragon Con

We'd like to give a big thank you to all who attended Dragon Con and visited our booth! You helped make it a great success and we love seeing the costumes and enthusiasm around the work we do. We'll be back next year too (Sept 3-6) and hopefully will see all of you again and even more great fans.

NEWS

The Iron Man Arc Reactor and Wolverine motorcycle jacket/dog tag set are available for pre-order on http://www.museumreplicas.com/default.aspx?affiliateID=10056 and they're really flying. Get in soon if you can Bub to be assured you get in on the first shipments, probably around Nov/Dec.
















We're all doing a great deal of travel over the next week or so for Harry Potter & Robin Hood (jealous much?), I'll be in Berlin with our EU accounts and will try to keep you in the loop, but you know how that goes. Not that you're not important, but I do horrible jet-lag blogs.

Somehow I don't get the impression you're feeling too sorry for us? Tired or not, we should have some fun stuff to share when we return late next week.
-RC

Monday, August 31, 2009

Latest Catalogs

They're about to hit and we must apologize in advance, we know money is tight, but darn if we don't have some reallllly cool stuff.

ACC
Miniature historical bowies and combat knives just like their larger cousins in every way just...cute. New frontier knives made in the USA! Kick ass Mantis knife designs, unique outdoor knives for the sportsman, hunter, soldier, suvivalist and anyone who needs a darn good cutting tool. How about a Confederate pistol or a Wanted/Rewards historical poster set? Trust me there's a bit for everyone and some items can be custom engraved for a very personal touch.

MRL
New medieval helmet, Robin Hood outfit, Tudors King Henry outfit and awesome T-shirts. We haven't forgot you ladies, there are gowns galore and jewelry to match. Statues, replica coins, drinking horns, LARP poly armor and leather accessories and so much more.

Call us anytime for a catalog from each division and if you get too much drool on one you can call back for another, we know how it is.
-RC

Monday, August 24, 2009

Happy Halloween Early!

So you want to be a Civil War soldier, pirate, assassin, the Phantom, Spartan warrior, Roman soldier or just plain royalty for Halloween? Something else? Not a problem. We have a full line of outfits for men and women, even kids. We know how hard it is to get geared up right for a special themed event and not look too dorky doing it. Whether it be Halloween, a Ren Faire, wedding, Con, you name it, we've got you covered right down to the boots.

You deserve real outfits made of leather, wool, silk, cotton and poly/cotton blends so that you not only look the part, but feel the part of who ever you decide to become. Plus we ship worldwide (most items anyway, Customs gets funny about some of our "toys") so no excuses this year or any other for not looking awesome.

Heck I'm even going to be a...you know what, I'll let you guess. And if you nail it I'll send you 2 gift cards worth from $10-$100 each. Go ahead and leave your guess in comments (keep it relatively clean, I'm not that kind of boy so no Little Bo Peep references). First one to nail the theme wins, either way I'll end the suspense Sept 18. I may even drop hints along the way. A little bio to help you out- I like puppies, long walks on the beach, sunsets, oh wait not that bio...

Our items sell out quickly heading into the fall so don't wait too long or that dorky thing you want to avoid may come true.
-RC

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

I'm Back!

Well now that was refreshing! Always good to get away and come back to the chaos of our world. Maybe I should go away more often, while I was away Atlanta Cutlery has extended some amazing discount prices and expanded the selection on the amazing line of antiques from Britain/Nepal which can be viewed on Atlanta Cutlery, it's being updated as we speak, write, er read, whatever...


Important firearms, bayonets and accessories loved by historians, collectors, museums, reenactors (are you kidding, the real thing at replica prices), educators, and collectors of movie & TV history. As mentioned before these are legally classified as antiques so no FFL is required to buy or sell them. Plus due to the limited nature of the cache many models will sell out fast, especially at these reduced prices so act with some haste. You can enjoy in the comfort of your home or office what you would normally have to view from behind glass at a museum, how amazing is that?

Licensing News
Lastly we've recently finished our classic Phantom collection with an official jungle knife in a beautiful presentation box. It's a unique bowie style knife made for the Bengala Jungle. Available around Xmas. Now you've got the official holster, blank firing guns, rings, outfit (sorry doesn't come with Slimfast) and his knife. The full kit never before offered and as approved by King Features. Hey if you can't fight crime now...then you're just like me. We'll continue the classic collection with Prince Valiant next and then Flash Gordon.

Travel back in time with us, gear up and go retro!
-RC

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Announcing...Our latest license


Boy, the way these blogs have gone I feel like I need to tell you something earth shattering, like announcing yet another cool license. But even we need to stop every once in a while and plan with so much on the table. OK, ok don't push, I do have something really cool to share- almost gotcha didn't I?

We're currently working with Universal on the latest Ridley Scott epic starring Russell Crowe called Nottingham: The Robin Hood Story (although that's a working title right now and could change). An amazing movie from what we can tell so far and Russell Crowe is giving his usual gritty performance as he did in Gladiator. We'll be producing the clothing and props with the same attention to detail we always do and you should have a chance to own the outfits by spring 2010.

There's the shot across your bow, don't say you weren't warned, now start saving your pennies!

BTW, I'll be out of touch from today through the weekend, but back again mid next week. Are those tears? I understand.
-RC

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Labor Day Weekend Fun!

Whatcha' doin' over Labor Day weekend? Nothing? Great, I'll make plans for just us then. You're cordially invited to spend the weekend with us at Dragon Con in Atlanta, GA. The show is one of the few still fan run and very fan friendly, in fact if you don't dress up in some sort of sci fi, movie, anime, or sexy (yeah I went there) outfit, you may stand out and that ain't good.

It's literally fun for all ages and a chance to get great deals on collectibles and LARP items from us at a huge discount and see things we haven't shown before (as if seeing us wasn't enough). Plus we're giving away free gift cards to everyone who simply comes by as a thank you. We programmed them with anywhere from $10-$100 at random making getting your next item from us really easy. Who loves ya?

Any questions about the show go to http://dragoncon.org/

We hope to see all of you there...except you in the straight jacket, nothing personal.
-RC

Monday, August 10, 2009

Shangri La exists!

Shangri La exists! Well, sort of. This is old news for all our ACC patrons, but probably new to our MRL followers. And since we know you love history, accuracy and a little romance and adventure (hey, who doesn't?), I wanted to let all of you know about our cache of real antique firearms and accessories.

You heard me right, real- complete and original military history from the British occupation of Nepal. It's a long story, you see first the earth cooled, then the dinosaurs came, then...oh never mind. In an 8 year journey half way across the globe we made arrangements to purchase and have transferred to us Nepal's entire military arsenal from the last 150 years through WWII and the British occupation. It's a very rare find and a chance to own what you normally only see behind glass in a museum.

The collection is so unique many museums have finished their firearms collections with the guns. Brown Bess muskets from the Civil War, Martini Henry's from the Zulu campaigns, musket balls and flints from the Napoleonic era knapped in England, bayonets, patch knives and more. Turn your home or office into a real museum. And the best part is you can handle everything, most in their untouched state. Re-enactors have taken advantage too, who wouldn't want to carry the real thing?

Don't worry; they're all authentic antiques so no FFL is required to purchase or own one.
-RC

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

New Catalogs Coming Soon

Wow, cool stuff afoot here. We just merchandised our new catalogs and we've got some really hot stuff from Remington, military issue from Blackhawk, gadgets never seen for all you spy guys, and other unique cutting tools we've designed for tactical use and even have some high-end collector pieces that are limited editions. September is going to be good, so make sure to call us anytime at 800-883-8838 and ask to be put on the mailing list, we'll send a few catalogs out at no cost to you...yep we like you that much.

We've got many great places for you to visit online, I'll try to keep this simple:

Museum Replicas for clothing, weapons, armor, etc. from the Greeks to the Renaissance, plus many licensed pieces from movies, books and more

Atlanta Cutlery for clothing, military items (surplus & replica), hunting, tactical and more from the Civil War up to today

Windlass Studios highlights many of our licensed pieces if you don't want to wade through history

While you're at the office pretending to work on your computer you could at least browse the sites. If your boss says anything tell him we sent ya'.
-RC

Monday, August 3, 2009

History Lesson

For all of you who don't know, we've been around since 1943, and in the US since 1971. We started with military contracts which we still do today for countries in the UK, EU, S. & N. America, including the US Marines. We make individual equipment like current issue swords, sabers, combat knives, holsters, belts, etc. Yeah, pretty cool.

The beautiful stuff you get from our licensed line and our own brands comes from these ISO certified factories which we privately own. We're extremely proud the various governments choose us and we take very seriously the work and products we supply to our fighting men and women. To all our Service men & women, we salute you!

There, that's your history lesson for the day. Class dismissed.
-RC

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Return from Comic Con

Holy Shmoly Batman, what a show! That SDCC will really tire you out, but in a good way. We had a great time meeting all of you that could make it and it was a super mix of people too from the 501st, our stores and newbies to our line. It was all quite exciting, even if we did have to scream over the Old Republic trailer all day (which was way cool BTW).

Thanks to all of you for the great and encouraging comments. We're glad our hard work is being noticed and we can't wait to start shipping all the cool products from Star Wars, Marvel (the RT unit & Wolverine jacket were smash hits) plus Conan.

NEWS!
We're absolutely thrilled to announce (to those who follow our awesome blogs first) that we have secured an 8 picture deal with Warner Bros for the Harry Potter franchise. I'll wait for you to sit down...catch your breath...there, now isn't that better? Every character from every movie given the same meticulous treatment to screen authenticity for costumes/clothing that we're giving to Star Wars. Even you Muggles can buy these official Hogwarts replicas. Beginning spring 2010.

Soooo, I guess it's time to get to work huh? These great pieces won't make themselves and we certainly want them (a few at least) available for Xmas!
-RC

Monday, July 20, 2009

Off to Comic Con!

Luuuke, I am your tailor...

"Nooooooooooooooooo!" It's true, and we're so proud we could pull the ears off a Gundar.

Excited isn't the word, we can't wait for you to see the Star Wars world come to life like never before. Add in Hyboria and the Marvel Universe and you've got a pretty lethal combination. Speaking of lethal our Terminator jacket will be there too. The best part about our costumes and props are that they are REAL and you can wear most of the items for total immersion. Yep, we think it's cool too. I'll try to give updates while we're at the show, but you know how it is once there, nothing but work, work, work. =)

Well we're off to SDCC to show the world the galaxy has a new tailor.
-RC

Friday, July 17, 2009

Museum Replicas and Atlanta Cutlery Alive and Well!

We've gotten a bit carried away telling you about all the great licensed stuff coming from Conan, Marvel, Star Wars, Assassin's Creed 1&2, World of Warcraft, Braveheart...gasp...must...catch...breath...Sleepy Hollow, Tudors, Prince Valiant...gasp...Flash Gordon - OK you get the idea, that we failed to tell you about all the new historical and original fantasy clothing and weapons.

While perusing the site take a look at Blacksword, the Spear of Destiny, Celtic Skull Dagger, Necromancer, jewelry and many new gowns for you neglected ladies. Looking regal was never easier and you deserve it. When was the last time your man bought you something nice?

And on ACC don't forget we have great originals and replicas from our own history from the Civil War to present. From clothing, knives and genuine military, current issue sabers to holsters, belts and a myriad of accessories.

Hey our other items need love too.
-RC

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

So here we are again and loving every minute of it!

SDCC:
We know tickets are scarce and even if you could find one you may not be able to go. We feel your pain and will be updating our website with pre-order pages for cool items like Star Wars that will debut at the Con. Each year we'll try to bring a bit more of the show to you at home.

A small reward for visiting us though will come in the form of a Museum Replicas gift card. We'll be giving them out FREE to anyone coming by our booth (one per person, yeah I see you plotting...) which will have a value anywhere from $10-$100, no choice. Kinda like playing the lottery except everyone wins. It's good on any purchase until used up and is even good on your pre-orders!

WOW Progress Report:
There are some Horde & Alliance tabards and battle flags ready to roll for this fall and possibly a weapon or two. Fun for all ages, stay tuned and we'll keep you updated right here.

ACC & MRL:
If you happen to be new to us (which I can't imagine since we've been around since 1943 and in the US since 1971) don't forget to contact our Atlanta Cutlery / Museum Replicas catalogue companies to get some free catalogs sent out to you. We really do some amazing historical clothing for men & women, weapons, armor, etc. and the catalogues cover periods from early Greece through WWII. That includes the Crusades, Vikings, Renaissance and much more. Call 800-883-8838- wow, we cover the call too? Guess your excuses just got used up.
-RC

Friday, July 10, 2009

San Diego Comic Con & Other News

Did you miss us? We told you we'd be back and hope you find our little info source a good daily fix not only for our products, but with news of all sorts that is mostly relevant.

NEWS:
We are proud to announce our latest partnership with Paramount Pictures! We have secured the license for props and clothing/costumes from the classic Braveheart and Sleepy Hollow hits. Yes, we know a few things have drifted out through the years, but you'd be surprised when you do your homework how, ah, not entirely accurate they are in either design, materials or both.

If you want what Mel Gibson, Johnny Depp or Christina Ricci really wore (in the movie that is) you'll get it here. Plus Simon Atherton, the prop armorer who did the set work for Braveheart, has worked hand-in-hand with us to make our sword the best and most definitive version available. FREEDOM!

We didn't fully realize how cool all the outfits were in these movies and we couldn't wait to get our hands on this project. The Sleepy Hollow items are great for Victorian and Steampunk as well. Coming late 2009. Don't make me send the headless horseman after you, just buy the stuff alright?

San Diego:
If you didn't get your ticket for Comic Con in San Diego July 22-26 this year you can't get it now either. It sold out ages ago, but at least let me tell you what you would have seen if you could go:

MARVEL - Tony Stark's RT unit (light-up "heart"), his Iron Man 03 helmet and Hugh Jackman's incredible leather motorcycle jacket & dog tag from X-1. Each replica made absolutely real, in authentic materials and cool as $#$%^!

STAR WARS - fully approved outfits for pre-sale, yep they'll see their debut. Imperial Officers (green & black), Obi-wan, Luke, Padme and some teases as well.

CONAN - our newest polyurethane armor and weapons made specifically for the greatest barbarian of all time! The first, one and only officially licensed Conan set endorsed by the Robert E. Howard Estate. Whooooooo!

Of course you'll see more as well if you're one of the lucky ones to make it out, but best of all you get the chance to meet our great staff including me. Who wouldn't want that? At our booth you'll meet Pradeep & Ranit Windlass, two owners of the Windlass companies, Dave DiPietro Products & Marketing Director and Robin Chaudhuri VP of Licensing and National Sales Manager. Booth 2913N in the Lucasfilm pavilion, but enough about us...

Have a grrreat weekend.
-RC

Thursday, July 9, 2009

We're back!

Hello all you patient, patient, patient fans of movie collectibles, history, TV and blah blah blah. Did we mention patient and how much we appreciate that?

We've fixed our watches, bought new calendars and well, we've got our $#@% together and have brought our blogging in-house from the tech side of things, which means we can bug you regularly with updates on new products, licenses and other exciting news you need to know.

Did You Know?
The 25th anniversary of The Terminator is this year (yeah, you're that old) and the amazing jacket replicas are now shipping. Remember that these are limited to manufacture for this year only. It's the very first time an accurate, screen worn version has been properly researched and made so if you like The Terminator, Arnie or just cool motorcycle jackets act soon. Unlike The Terminator, these won't be back.


Gen-X:
For all of you gamers we're there for you. We've secured the rights to Assassin's Creed 1 & 2, Age of Conan and World of Warcraft. Great props, costumes & LARP items will bring these worlds to life like never before.

Tease:
Wow, that Iron Man 2 stuff is amazing...don't worry we'll bring it out for you soon. Like Stark Industries we're doing our R&D now. We can't wait to launch the new line in 2010.

So you see, we haven't been sitting idle (OK, sometimes we have), but the point is we've got some amazing stuff coming and you need to stay plugged in to know about it.

Stop blubbering, we missed you too.
-RC