Heirloom Quality Custom Swords

**I AM NOT ACCEPTING ANY NEW COMMISSIONS FOR THE FORESEEABLE FUTURE (2021)**
I may open my books up again in a year or two but for now I can't offer to accept any more projects.
If you need help finding a swordsmith I may be able to offer a suggestion if you get in touch

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I only make a few swords each year and these are exclusively priced. My waiting list for a piece is many months.
Almost none of the swords on this website are for sale - any creations available to purchase now are listed here.
I am seldom looking for work but am open to consider special commissioned work if you are seeking a unique piece.
If you'd like to purchase a completed item for sale, or have an idea for a special commission, please get in touch by clicking *Email Link* (brendan@fableblades.com)

Pricing
My creations are high class items. This is due to the extreme levels of attention to detail which I put into each piece, which requires large amounts of time and skill invested, with love, on my behalf. This is not a scarifice for me, it's what I love to do and my gift to the world. Please understand that acquisition of my creations will require an equivalent investment from you. Then please expect to recieve the culmination of a lifelong journey, embodied in the creation of your unique items, while I strive to exceed your expectations.

Swords: As a ballpark guide most of my swords range between $XXXX and $XXXXX USD before adding scabbard work, which usually ranges from $XXXX to $XXXXX USD, depending on inclusions. I'm presently only acception commissions for swords up to 43" length for orders requiring shipment.
Dagger builds are not much cheaper as the parts and craft are much the same.
Athames: for a full athame and sheath kit you may allow $XXXX-XXXX USD.
Wands: May range from $XXX to $XXXX

Payment methods/ Fees
*Bank Transfer is preferred with no surcharge/fee if made from within Australia. International transfers attract a $30fee per transfer.
*Paypal is also acceptable; provided purchaser accept the fees.

Postage
I recommend purchasing extra insurance cover with your postage. I won't be held responsible for replacing or refunding missing or damaged items which are not covered by insurance. I do package my work with their survival in mind, with sturdy protection in a wooden box. My liability will be limited to insurance returns only. I do not offer to replace lost items as they are one of a kind.
*Where do I ship? I work with clients all over the world, pretty much any country where sword ownership is legal and import protocols are not prohibitive. Howver shipping of swords is getting more difficult each year and Courier companies generally refuse to carry weapons or blades of any type. I am limited at this stage to what I can send with Australia Post and within their sizing limits (generally 110cm length is allowed)
*Packaging: I usually pack swords in a timber box which I make for each piece.

Terms and Conditions of Quotes and Purchases:
*Please note: by undertaking to commission or purchase a sword from me you agree to be bound by these terms and conditions, and my indemnity disclaimer (below):

Available (FOR SALE) Pieces:
*When I first advertise a piece for sale I will give priority to the first person to contact me offering full asking price. Acceptable contact may be via Email, Forums or Facebook Private Messaging or public posting. The earliest time stamped full offer will be given priority and so forth should the first offer fall through.

*30 days terms are acceptable upon payment of 50% non-refundable deposit at the time of securing the order. Payment/ shipping info above.

Commissioned Work:
Enquiry Procedure updated 2021:
Lately my wait list for projects is over one year. As such I am screening for only a few potential projects. I am not accepting commissions for existing designs. Rather I am seeking inspirational artistic projects which allow me to exercise my creativity.

As part of your enquiry I may offer a rough estimate of cost but can not quote an exact figure this far out (see estimates above). I may also offer a sketch as a guide to help communication. Designs discussed are never final and will evolve throughout the creative process. Any sketches remain my intelectual property and I request you keep them private and don't publish or share them.

Sucessfully screened enquirers will be offered a place in my queue. When that position approaches, we can then discuss in more detail the design for your project and the exact fee for construction. That’s the only way I can manage my projects as the time delay is so long I’m unable to accurately quote a fee (exchange rate fluctuations, world economy trends and so forth).
Also there is so long for the design to evolve in your minds and mine.
Plus I’m never properly in the creative space to figure out the design direction for a project until my prior projects are done and shipped, and I can give your project the space and attention it requires. And even when I do get the direction figured out, it evolves as I work. Any designs discussed are the direction for my journey, never the final destination until I’ve actually done the work.

Transactions:
*Any prices discussed during email corespondence will be honored for orders placed, and with initial payment paid, within 30 days of the quote date.

  • Initial Payment is required at the time of booking: Minimum 50% of my fee. This is Not-refundable. You''ll be contacted before the commencement of work to make sure you're in a position to proceed.
    The balance is to be payed at the time of completion of the works; expected around one to two months from the commencement of work.
  • Finalisation of the balance is to be made at or before the time of completion of work.
  • Payments may be made more frequently than this schedule, and early completion of payments may result in earlier shipping of your piece.
  • Should unforeseeable circumstances arise and the purchaser (my client) not be able to complete the purchase agreement please contact Fable Blades immediately to discuss a possible extension or alternative payment schedule.
  • If money is owed, and Fable Blades hasn’t been contacted for further payment arrangements, and the time period for finalisation of your account (7 days from completion of works) expires; the agreement will be deemed breached. Moneys paid will not be refundable, and the sword (or other commissioned piece) will be offered for public sale.
  • If you cancel your booked order for an unmade commission after 7 days from booking, for any reason, then the initial down payments are NOT REFUNDABLE and forfeit.
  • Prompt communications are very important for my work. If emails (my preferred communication method) aren't replied to in a timely fashion then I reserve the right to move onto another job. (For example I may be half way through making a sword and have a question about an inscription, leather colours etc- If I can't finish the job without feedback. I will move onto another job, and come back to complete the piece when practical for me.)

 



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