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Introducing the Pirate Plunder Show

On Sept 19, 2020, Talk Like a Pirate Day, we broadcast our very first live shopping event.  It went well so Pirate Fashions will begin hosting our 45 to 60 minute Pirate Plunder Live Streaming Shopping Show starting on Oct 4, Sundays at 5pm EST

Live Shopping is basically taking QVC n' putting it on the web.  In China, live shopping is already a $60 Billion business. In the US, Amazon, Facebook, Instagram n' Youtube have already started live streaming projects.  It be only beginning to grow in the US, but we pirates alway be on the cutting edge of taking in money.  

Instead of offering fake sales n' pressure cooking limited inventory to force viewers into buying product, we plan on selling by educating the viewer via interactive question n' answer sessions, showing off our products honestly n' allowing our customers to make informed purchases.

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Pirate Sword Line featured in 2nd Live Stream Event

 

Last's weeks Live Shopping Event on Talk Like a Pirate Day when well, so Pirate Fashions be continuing the weekly live stream event on Saturday at 4PM EST .  Last week we featured how to dress a man as a pirate n' a lady as a pirate wench.  This week we will focus on our in house line of Pirate Swords n' Knifes for men.  For the ladies we will demonstrate how hike up yar skirt to give different looks to an outfit.  We will continue the most popular feature of letting customers ask question about any of the plunder we carry. Click here to watch, or ye be cursed!

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Pirates N Their Weapons Talk at the Treasure Seekers Exhibit

Tampa Bay History Center just open the new Treasure Seekers Exhibit. They asked me to give a talk about Pirates and their Weapons for their Sangria and Stories series. 

Here be Tiger with some of the guest at the 1 hour talk about pirate weapons. Tiger dressed up and talked about blunderbuss, plug bayonets, flintlock pistols, boarding axes, and daggers. He covered how they were used and carried, as well as some of the myths.

They got to hold and examine each weapon and compare them to the antiques in the museum. If ye have been there, it be worth visiting, arrrrgh!

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The Pirate Fashions Blunderbuss History

Feast yar eyes on the Pirate Fashions Blunderbuss! The ideal weapon for clearing a deck o' enemy sailors, sometimes it be called a Musketoon. This basically be a short, carbine-like musket with a flared barrel. While we discuss the blunderbuss we can bust a few myths!


Because o' its flared barrel-end it is assumed that its primary purpose was that it was a shotgun style weapon, in reality the flared barrel allows the shooter to easily load a weapon with shot. While at sea or on horseback it made loading the weapon much easier because ye could dump your ammo into the barrel without worrying about precision. They were shortened muskets essentially so that also helped with loading. They were indeed great compact weapons for close quarters, but their shotgun status should be regarded with some skepticism. If the barrel's flare had an effect on the shotgun's spread we would see more flared barrels today.

We also have a false perception that "anything" could be loaded into a blunderbuss, but the barrel would not last long firing silverware or debris- ye would destroy it internally. With most blackpowder weapons ye could actually load multiple rounds o' shot into the muzzle (two was recommended if ye were to do so.) Ye could fire multiple metal balls with a musket, pistol or blunderbuss. Ye could also load buckshot (numerous small balls) into a weapon n' use it in a shotgun capacity, similar to how a ship's guns could fire Grapeshot.

Arrr Armory has Firing Blunderbusses from most of the Colonial powers in the Spanish Main, n' we also have non-firing replicas- less expensive, but purely for prop usage. Browse Arrr Selection, we've for English, French, Dutch n' Spanish! http://bit.ly/2raJ4vK

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