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Henry Every: The Pirate King

To be dubbed the "King of Pirates" is no small feat! To achieve that ye would have had to operate in multiple oceans, execute the ultimate raid, develop a notorious n' legendary reputation, as well as live to retire with all of yar earnin's! Ye would also need to set off the World's first International Man-Hunt. So that's exactly what Henry Every did.

Though actively pirate fer only a brief period o' two years in the mid 1690s, Every was able to garner the public's eye, n' is believed to have influenced more n' more people to take up a life of piracy.

Originally he was an English sailor aboard a Slave Ship, but he and the other members o' his crew rose up against the Captain at the time n' renamed their ship, the Fancy. Rather than sailing fer the New World, the Fancy raided the West African Coast n' sailed fer the Indian Ocean, assembling a small squadron of ships along the way.

The goal for Every's fleet was to tackle the 25 Ship Treasure Fleet of the Grand Mughal on its way to Mecca via the Arabian Sea. It was believed to be the richest fleet in the world, surpassing many Spanish Treasure Fleets in the Caribbean as well as numerous targets taken around this same time frame around the world.

Both fleets focused on evading and separating each other, the result was a grand chase with numerous small naval battles over the course o' several weeks. Numerous pirates n' Indian sailors died during the raids.

At the end of the raid Every's fleet rendezvoused in French Madagascar and divided the plunder. Even the ordinary sailors each made roughly $125,000 USD, with an additional hoard of gemstones n' loot.

The raid destroyed diplomatic ties between India n' England, n' Every snuck off to the Caribbean evading the English Crown. The Crown set a bounty n' offered amnesty to any o' his crew for his capture.

By 1696, Every disappeared from all records n' any stories regarding his retirement years be taken with a grain o' salt.   

Pirate Fashions Treasure Belt System



Pirate Fashions Treasure Belt System

Here be an Exclusive Pirate Fashions Innovation! We developed the Treasure Belt Systems fer arrr customers on account of authentic pirate outfits bein' light on pockets (which would make them less authentic.)

Using a Badass system of straps, belts, holsters, n' loops ye will have everything ye need to carry yar drinks, phones, beads n' treasures. Each piece comes with the necessary clasps and hooks to add onto yar Treasure Belt so that ye can fit every possible bit o' treasure ye desire. All of it be made with real leather n' uses brass or nickel.

Of particular note is the Treasure Shell Phone Case which is made with study leather n' can be latched shut- perfect for protecting yar phone n' blending in with yar garb!

All of the pieces in yar Treasure Belt be interchangeable, even when yer shit-faced!

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Drinking Baldrics Pirate Fashions

Many Events outlaw the possession o' weapons, in response Pirate Fashions has created the drinking baldric so ye can remain armed with SOMETHING! This be perfect for arrr Mardi Gras Pirates who will need to go to battle armed to the teeth!

Baldrics themselves have been around in even the most basic forms since the Ancient World. The Roman Balteus (the plural be Baltei) was used by soldiers to carry thar weapons n gear.

Frequently they would be made with leather n' adorned with metals n' precious stones or both. Truly it adds to the look o' the prepared Buccaneer!

Pirate Fashions carries a Bottle Baldric, a Shooter Baldric n' Flask Baldric. All of'em can be layered to show other party goers ye came to party! http://bit.ly/2kP23IS

Pirate Fashions, Black Powder Weapons in Black Sails

On several occasions, Pirate Fashions has had the privilege of providin' firearms for several period piece shows. Recently the final season of Black Sails premiered on Starz n' ye maybe surprised that ye could find several o' the firearms seen on the show in arrr own hoard o' goods!

Captain Flint's own signature pistol be a Scottish Dag (or all steel pistol,) specifically a Murdoch Highland that appeared in the early 17th Century n' was found to be in use until the early 19th Century. It be a very realistic firearm to have on the show!

They were usually made with metal stocks. This made'em an ideal weapon in the rainy Scottish Highlands or on the rugged seas in the hands o' pirates, when a wooden grip could quickly rot away. To avoid rust, the weapon would have to be oiled n' cleaned on a fairly regular basis. Believe it arrr not, Pirates appreciated Order and Cleanliness! 

Arrr French Sea Service pistols were also Guests on the Show! They were issued to the French Navy in 1763 well after the events in Black Sails, but ye cannot deny that they were good looking pistols! 18th Century British and American soldiers n' private citizens appreciated them as well.

The French Holster Pistol was another guest n' it was also a period appropriate weapon! They first began to appear between 1675 n' 1700 in the hands o' Frenchmen across the seas. Though they were a common Pirate Pistol as well!

There be many details to these stories of how these Pirate Fashions pistols (n' other weapons as well) came to be featured in such a widely renowned piece of pirate media. But we couldn't tell ye the details, unless we made ye walk the plank! Browse the Pirate Fashions Website n' see where else arrr weapons have been featured! http://bit.ly/2jRYHRJ

Tall Ship discovered in Alexandria, VA

Early this year in the old town of Alexandria, when clearing the site fer a new hotel, they discovered a 250 year old sailing ship.  It would be a revolutionary War era ship, but we don't know if be a American Privateer Ship or a British Merchant or Navy Man of War, yet. 200 the city decided to develop this waterfront property themselves and backfilled the Potomac River to make way for more commercial waterfront.

Captain Kidd's Treasure found in Madagascar?

People have been in search of 17th century Scottish pirate William Kidd's hidden treasure fer hundreds of years with no success until now. In May 2015, a 50kg (110 pound) silver bar be brought a shore of the island of Sainte Marie, from what be though to be the wreck of the Adventure Galley. The U.S. explorer Barry Clifford believes there be many more bars still in the wreck. which he has been working on since 1999. Mr Clifford be best know fer discovering Pirate Captain Black Sam Bellamy's Whydah Gally off Cape Cod. 

William Kidd was a privateer executed fer piracy in 1701 after a voyage to the Indian Ocean. He was tried for plundering a Armenian ship, the Quedagh Merchant, flying French colors. 

Later a technical team from the UN's cultural division investigated the find, to discover that the silver bar was in fact 95% lead. Many parts identified as the Adventure Galley were also found to be broken part of the old Sainte-Marie port constructions. So much fer the myth that pirates buried treasure, when we all know that real pirate spend n' drank their treasure as fast as they got it, just like regular folks do with their paychecks now a days.