Thursday, September 27, 2007

A Sutlery For Second Life Soldiers: Dominic Roffo's Old Glory

Dominic Roffo is proud to announce the opening of his store, Old Glory Sutlery. Featuring Union soldier outfits and artwork upstairs by Lily Lewellin, OGS is a small store, but with a great L$800 21-piece Union soldier outfit, a L$150 Kepi (cap) 4-pack and a L$600 Union Officer Sword Pack. Sit by the pot-bellied stove and spin yarns with other history buffs!

Mr. Roffo would like to take this opportunity to thank Lily for the large share of the work she has assumed in creating and maintaining Old Glory, and let her know he appreciates it.

For those south of the Mason-Dixon Line, whether in RL or in spirit, there should be a Confederate Forces release within the next week.

At A Glance: Officer’s Sword Pack (Modify, Copy, No Transfer)


Sword Sheath, steel
Sam Browne style belt
Crimson Sash (flexi-prims) or Gold Sash (flexi-prims)

Sword Blade with 3 built-in animations

A great deal of care and work was put into these historically accurate, highly detailed items.

Dominic's Officer's Sword Pack includes items called Gold and Crimson. They both have the same items listed below, the only difference is color of sash. This sword is appropriate for officers of all ranks and all items have been bundled for convenience.

Sword and Sheath (everything except Sword Blade attaches to stomach as an object): The sword is attached and worn hanging from a hook on the belt – per period, it is not to hang forward in front of the waist. This position will not affect unsheathing or sheathing the sword. There is excellent detail on the sword blade, handle and brass knuckle guard. The sheath is shown as the more durable steel type common in the war.

Belt: This is a regulation Sam Browne style belt (strap across shoulder) with all appropriate straps and 1851 U.S. Contract Issue brass buckle – a gorgeously detailed group.

Sash: Constructed of flexi-prims, it comes in two colors, crimson and gold. There were regulations for the appropriate use of each color, but the fact is they were used interchangeably, so regardless of rank or service, Civil War enthuisiasts can simply wear the one they prefer!

Scripted Swordplay

Animation instructions are simple for the sword: attach to right hand.

Sword commands consists of three Draw Sword animations and Sheath Sword.

Each draw has a separate idle pose animation.

Fighting with the sword involves holding the LEFT mouse button down. If it is released it one will need to press it in again to attack.

Officers may also press a directional arrow key or the corresponding W, A, S or D key to attack in that direction.

History of the Model 1850 Sword:

The sword was adopted April 9, 1850 and was the standard until the adoption of the Regulations of 1872. General Orders Number 21 of August 28, 1860 allowed a lighter alternate straight bladed sword called the Model of 1860 to be worn in place of the heavier Model of 1850. Photographic evidence suggests that the Model 1850 was more popular with officers during the Civil War, but in 1872 it was the Model 1860 that replaced the Model 1850. A Model 1850 staff and field officers' sword is much more likely to be Civil War era than a Model 1860, which was used to 1902, and more likely to be postwar.

The Model 1850 staff and field officers' sword was adopted at same time as the Model 1850 foot officers' sword and bears some resemblance to it. The staff and field officer's sword has a more elaborate half basket guard that bears the letters U.S. and other decorations. Both typically have 32 inch etched blades. Both may have leather or steel scabbards. These weapons were privately purchased by the officers and vary in the richness of their decoration. Some are presentation grade, extremely fancy weapons that were not intended for routine use. The design was based on a French pattern. Many of the Model 1850 swords were manufactured in France or Germany and imported into the United States.

Old Glory Sutlery can be found at

RELATED GROUPS: The Civil War, Old Glory Sutlery Group


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