The 500 NE by Ales Spendal is a familiar icon of The Powder Keg; seen in our adverts and on our stationary. Ales intended for this big bore to be paired with a 12/12 side by side and to be called the Spendal Royal Combo. Given the high investment of the “Combo” I negotiated with Ales at the time to break the “Combo” and for me to buy the 500 NE stand alone.

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This unique custom big bore helped The Powder Keg establish a leadership reputation in big bore and custom guns. That success has now allowed The Powder Keg to purchase the 12/12 side by side and to complete the original intent of a Spendal Royal Combo. The shotgun remained in a “white” condition after I broke the “Combo”, which allowed The Powder Keg to participate in the final engraving.

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The same engraver from Ferlach Austria who engraved the 500 NE engraved the 12/12 side by side. This is a work of art carried out by the best. The 12/12 side by side is again part of the original intent of Ales, a Spendal Royal Combo.

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It does not get any better than this “Combo”. The Powder Keg and the worlds finest gun maker joined to make the “Combo” a reality for generations to marvel on. Why a COMBO and not a PAIR? Ales never produces any two guns the same, that is his stamp of authenticity of what hand made and custom guns should be.

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It is hardly possible to think how such a COMBO could be further enhanced. Below are two Herucus Blomerus custom knives hand engraved by the same engraver to match the engraving of the COMBO.

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Ales Spendal was at Huntex 2017 to meet and talk with customers.  This Ales Spendal Royal Combo and Herucus Blomerus knives were on display.

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