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Howard Waddell
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PostPosted: Wed 23 Apr, 2008 10:03 am    Post subject: A Short Contest         Reply with quote

Here are a few photos of one of the many new sword blades currently in development - this one a heretofore "unannounced" NextGen project: The Vigil.

Like the Munich and Oakeshott blades, this one is *very close* to a certain sword.





The first person to correctly guess the identity of the original sword (and post it here) wins an Albion baseball cap!

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Howy

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PostPosted: Wed 23 Apr, 2008 10:07 am    Post subject: Re: A Short Contest         Reply with quote

Howard Waddell wrote:
Here are a few photos of one of the many new sword blades currently in development - this one a heretofore "unannounced" NextGen project: The Vigil.

The first person to correctly guess the identity of the original sword (and post it here) wins an Albion baseball cap!

Best,

Howy


Hey Howy, I'd guess it's the type X double fullered in the British Museum that Patrick Kelly had Vince Evans do a repro on in the myArmoury reviews page. Looks great regardless!

Edit: Sorry copied the pictures too
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PostPosted: Wed 23 Apr, 2008 10:11 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Never mind - I overlooked the part about it's being close to an original sword. But it does look a lot like the original
single-fullered sword in Records (the Philip IV type XIV) that inspired the Albion Sovereign

Unfortunately, I don't have Records in front of me. It also reminds me of another type XIV in that book, the double -fullered one with a drawing with extensive measurements and a weight of over 2kg (boat anchor!). I think it has a type I1 pommel. But I can't remember the "records" number.
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PostPosted: Wed 23 Apr, 2008 11:24 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Looks like Tim wins the prize.....looks great Howy...I've been waiting for this one for months....too bad I had to log on about an hour too late,
The river witham sword is one of my absolute favorites....and in case there's a prize for clarification....It's X.15 in records Wink
Dan


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PostPosted: Wed 23 Apr, 2008 11:27 am    Post subject: sword blade .....         Reply with quote

Hi Howard,

I am not a 'sword' man but , I would suggest that it is a copy of a sword in the Royal Armouries ? ca. 1300 +/- 20 years. I have admired the R.A. example many times, it is exquisite. especially with that little swell before the quillon. Typology I think is a type XIV ? Down curved quillons with a facetted pommel ? There is an almost identical sword in the Cleveland Museum too.
It is a beautiful blade, and if it is the sword that I am thinking of, it will be an absolute stunner ! Happy

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PostPosted: Thu 24 Apr, 2008 5:22 am    Post subject: Re: A Short Contest         Reply with quote

Tim May wrote:
Howard Waddell wrote:
Here are a few photos of one of the many new sword blades currently in development - this one a heretofore "unannounced" NextGen project: The Vigil.

The first person to correctly guess the identity of the original sword (and post it here) wins an Albion baseball cap!

Best,

Howy


Hey Howy, I'd guess it's the type X double fullered in the British Museum that Patrick Kelly had Vince Evans do a repro on in the myArmoury reviews page. Looks great regardless!

Edit: Sorry copied the pictures too


Hey Tim!

You are the winner (and quick, too!)

PM me with your address and we'll send you an Albion hat!

Thanks to everyone for your input!

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Howy

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PostPosted: Thu 24 Apr, 2008 5:25 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Dan Dickinson wrote:
Looks like Tim wins the prize.....looks great Howy...I've been waiting for this one for months....too bad I had to log on about an hour too late,
The river witham sword is one of my absolute favorites....and in case there's a prize for clarification....It's X.15 in records Wink
Dan


Hey Dan!

Your Oakeshott citation is right on the money - PM with your address and we'll also send you a hat!

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PostPosted: Thu 24 Apr, 2008 5:31 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Hi Folks,

I just realised, the R.A example that I mentioned is only a single fullered blade, Blush though very similar in form. Oops! Happy

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Russ

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PostPosted: Thu 24 Apr, 2008 10:22 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Howie,

I am very excited about this sword-- it is my personal favorite from Records. Can you say anything about when it is due to hit the market etc?

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David
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PostPosted: Fri 25 Apr, 2008 4:28 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

David McElrea wrote:
Howie,

I am very excited about this sword-- it is my personal favorite from Records. Can you say anything about when it is due to hit the market etc?

Thanks,

David


Hey David!

I don't have a projected release date at this point. The blade is done, but has to be heat-treated and ground, and then sent to Peter for approval and carving of the hilt waxes. Peter has a long list of projects and very little available time.

Once the hilt components are complete, we will make a formal announcement and open it up for orders.

Obviously, we'll keep you posted!

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Howy

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PostPosted: Fri 25 Apr, 2008 7:05 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thanks very much Howie. You guys are the best!

David
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PostPosted: Fri 25 Apr, 2008 9:51 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Excellent choice Howie!

And to think I was afraid you guys were scaling back your production of High Middle Age swords in favor of later examples! Great, great choice!

Jeremy


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PostPosted: Fri 25 Apr, 2008 9:59 am    Post subject: The Vigil         Reply with quote

Beautiful blade! How long is the blade? ??
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