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Howard Waddell
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PostPosted: Fri 04 Jan, 2008 6:59 am    Post subject: Introducing... The Machiavelli         Reply with quote

I have to say that I *love* this sword...

Every once in a while, I run across one of our swords that makes me want to strap it around my waist and strut around the crowded streets of a Late Medieval/Early Renaissance Italian city and *dare* anyone to mess with me... This is that kind of sword. Simple and graceful, and a little "cocky" - it has plenty of attitude and enough in both the cut and thrust to back it up.

I want one (this is me, getting in at the back of the line.).



More photos here:

http://www.albion-swords.com/swords/albion/ne...li-xix.htm

and here:

http://www.albion-swords.com/swords/albion/ne...photos.htm

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Howy

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Richard Gessman




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PostPosted: Fri 04 Jan, 2008 7:33 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I've been excited about this one ever since I first saw the concept drawing, it's good to see it turned out so well. But then, all your swords turn out well. Wink
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PostPosted: Fri 04 Jan, 2008 8:11 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Very lovely!

Could I request a shot of the gaurd from the side? It's rather difficult to see the intricacies looking at the sword front the front, and I'd really like to see them.
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PostPosted: Fri 04 Jan, 2008 12:16 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Another victory from Albion! This sword looks great in the photos. You guys sure have been busy lately....
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Bruno Giordan




PostPosted: Fri 04 Jan, 2008 12:50 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Machiavellica ...in toto
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PostPosted: Fri 04 Jan, 2008 2:54 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Not my period in time but :O

M.

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D. Rosen




PostPosted: Fri 04 Jan, 2008 5:21 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Unbelievably beautiful....

.....It brings up that age old argument of what's more important; college or swords?
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PostPosted: Sat 05 Jan, 2008 6:38 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Screams like a school girl*....been waiting on this one...good thing I have a new job
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PostPosted: Sat 05 Jan, 2008 8:10 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Yet another awesome sword I want but cannot afford. Sad

EDIT: Dear God! I just realised, the Burgundian is going to leave my economy in ruins! I'm already sorely tempted to sell my family to afford a Kingsmaker, and the concept for the Burgundian looks like a Kingsmaker that has been specifically re-designed with my personal taste in mind! Eek!
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PostPosted: Sat 05 Jan, 2008 9:25 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

D. Rosen wrote:


.....It brings up that age old argument of what's more important; college or swords?


Seconded....


congratulations, Albion. Now my choice of which of your swords to buy next is even more difficult. Very gorgeous sword.

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PostPosted: Sun 06 Jan, 2008 2:45 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Hoo boy! Not my favorite type or style, and it still takes the ol' breath away... Those simple incised lines really do add quite a lot to its visual appeal.
The subtle tongue, the sophist guile, they fail when the broadswords sing;
Rush in and die, dogs -- I was a man before I was a king.
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PostPosted: Sun 06 Jan, 2008 8:55 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

How do you do the lines? While it's still in the big machine or after?
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PostPosted: Mon 07 Jan, 2008 8:18 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

D. Rosen wrote:
Unbelievably beautiful....

.....It brings up that age old argument of what's more important; college or swords?


College. It helps getting a good job and and that helps to better afford expensive hobbies Wink

To get back on topic, this is a very visually appealing sword - the hilt offers protection for people using the ricasso, without becoming overly complex.

Pierre
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PostPosted: Tue 08 Jan, 2008 4:50 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Grayson C. wrote:
Very lovely!

Could I request a shot of the gaurd from the side? It's rather difficult to see the intricacies looking at the sword front the front, and I'd really like to see them.


Hey Grayson!

Hope these answer your questions:





Best

Howy

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http://albion-swords.com
http://filmswords.com


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PostPosted: Tue 08 Jan, 2008 4:52 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

George Hill wrote:
How do you do the lines? While it's still in the big machine or after?


Hey George!

Thanks to the programming skills of Steve Fisher, we do the engravings as a part of the blade blank, prior to grinding. It makes things more complex for Joe and the other grinding staff, but the end result is better.

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Jean Thibodeau




PostPosted: Tue 08 Jan, 2008 5:16 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Howard Waddell wrote:
Grayson C. wrote:
Very lovely!

Could I request a shot of the gaurd from the side? It's rather difficult to see the intricacies looking at the sword front the front, and I'd really like to see them.


Hey Grayson!

Hope these answer your questions:





Best

Howy


Oh, I would suggest having this pic on the web site pics of this sword as it looks much more interesting and TEMPTING viewed from this angle: The other pics are O.K. but don't really give a clear idea of the way the guard is put together.

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PostPosted: Tue 08 Jan, 2008 7:05 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Jean Thibodeau wrote:

Oh, I would suggest having this pic on the web site pics of this sword as it looks much more interesting and TEMPTING viewed from this angle: The other pics are O.K. but don't really give a clear idea of the way the guard is put together.


Hey Jean!

Actually, they are (on the photos page)! I put them there before I posted them here.

http://www.albion-swords.com/swords/albion/ne...photos.htm

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PostPosted: Tue 08 Jan, 2008 3:21 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I absolutely love this sword though I have to say that my favorite part is the Pommel. Awesome. This sword has moved up into my top 3 to own. Great job.
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PostPosted: Tue 08 Jan, 2008 3:41 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I have to say that this sword has the strangest looking hilt I have ever seen.

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PostPosted: Tue 08 Jan, 2008 4:06 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

M. Eversberg II wrote:
I have to say that this sword has the strangest looking hilt I have ever seen.

M.

The square-ish guard is uncommon, indeed, but not unheard of historically and, in my opinion, very attractive. I think it adds a lot of real character to the design, a nice change of pace from the standard fare.

The subtle tongue, the sophist guile, they fail when the broadswords sing;
Rush in and die, dogs -- I was a man before I was a king.
-- R. E. Howard, The Road of Kings
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