Xcorps Presents Tortuga Trading - Black Powder Treasures
Xcorps Presents Tortuga Trading - Black Powder Treasure - The adventure continues with the X element reporting from San Diego at the Del Mar Fairgrounds Antique festival to meet treasure hunter and weapons expert Sean Rich in this imaginative and historic film segment.
Scott Sommers hosts this adventurous episode shot not far from Xcorps home base Encinitas California at the Del Mar Antique show where ancient firearms expert Sean Rich owner of Tortuga Trading talks about the many original - not reproduced - weapons including guns, swords, armor along with coins and shipwreck treasure in his collections.
Sean has also had many adventures and played an important role in the movie and TV industry being a consultant weapons expert on films such as Disney’s ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ films and the historically demanding blockbuster film ‘The Last of the Mohicans’ as well as TV the History channels ‘Pawn Stars’ and Nat Geo’s ‘Lords of War’ and other productions.
Though props help make a film look authentic it’s another thing to see Sean’s collections with tall glass cases filled with row after row of 300 year old black powder pistols and rifles! Cases filled as well with Pirate and Spanish Crown silver and gold pulled from beneath Caribbean seas! The imagination races actually seeing and holding these items in person!
Scott talks to Sean about his film and TV adventures as well as his own directions in his career which include working on one of the most significant sunken treasure finds of this century - Mel Fisher’s Atocha wreck found off the Florida Keys. Sean presents one of his favorite treasure items for the Xcams – a close to 400 year old chunk of Spanish 8-Reales silver coins solidified together in the sand where they fell freezing an ancient ship wreck moment in time!
Sean talks about the early history of Florida treasure hunting and a man named Kip Wagner who found some old coins on the beach near his home in the 1960’s!
Stay Tuned for more adventures with Tortuga Trading! Where history meets reality!
A J.S.Edmondson Film for Xcorps TV.
Release date 11/21/2013
Country: United States
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