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Tomas Kringen




Location: Oslo, Norway
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PostPosted: Sat 06 Sep, 2008 8:21 am    Post subject: Greetings.         Reply with quote

Hey there.

I just created an account here, and decided I should pay some homage by saying hello and introducing myself.
My name as you can see, is Tomas, and I have been an admirer of swords and dark ages/medieval weaponry and armour ever since I was a young boy. I was lucky enough to accidentally stumble across this site when I was browsing the Internet at work last Friday, and I was immediately hooked.

To be brief, I'm just your average 29 year old Norwegian bloke with the same interest as you fine folks., though I do not own a sword or any other weaponry yet. You see, I didn't even know communities like this existed until a day ago. I'm planning however, to purchase a sword in the near future.

If you would be so kind to tell me what I should expect in price then that would be great. I have seen some posts mentioning swords for a few hundred bucks, I had always imagined it would cost *a lot* more. I did visit the site of Czech sword maker Vladimir (whos URL I cant find atm, I found the web page at work) asking for a price on Viking words. (if you could provide me with the url I would be very thankful)

Anyhow, I'm happy I found this community and I cant wait until I own my own sword Happy


Kind regards
Tomas Kringen

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Joe Fults




Location: Midwest
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PostPosted: Sat 06 Sep, 2008 8:25 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Welcome.

Price can be tough to answer. There are things out there for a few hundred dollars, others for thousands of dollars. I would recommend that you decide what you think you want to spend on your first purchase, then look for the best bargain you can find for your budget. It will help you narrow your choices and keep you from over extending. At least until you're sure you want to over extend. Big Grin

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Tomas Kringen




Location: Oslo, Norway
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PostPosted: Sat 06 Sep, 2008 8:40 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Hey there Joe!

I thinking about something perhaps in the range between 500-1000 USD. I did fall in love with one of the Viking swords on Vladimirs web site, but I fear those are *really* expensive as they were very beautiful. I think I would rather buy expensive and rarely than often and cheap.

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PostPosted: Sat 06 Sep, 2008 8:48 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Tomas,
Hello and welcome to myArmoury.com. Happy You've come to the right place in your quest. We have a huge links page and have reviewed over 200 swords, daggers, and pieces of armour. Looking through the sites on our links page and checking out the reviews will let you know what's out there and what to expect from different price ranges.

Happy hunting!

Happy

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Tomas Kringen




Location: Oslo, Norway
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PostPosted: Sat 06 Sep, 2008 8:56 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thank you very much for those links Chad, saves me a lot of time Happy
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Nathan Gilleland





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PostPosted: Sat 06 Sep, 2008 8:56 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Tomas Kringen wrote:

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I thinking about something perhaps in the range between 500-1000 USD.


I would recommend looking at Albion. Extremely high quality and pretty decent prices too!

You can find them here: http://www.albion-swords.com/

Welcome to the world of medieval enthusiasm!

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Roger Hooper




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PostPosted: Sat 06 Sep, 2008 9:35 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

If you are interested in an Albion, then http://www.albion-europe.com/ would be more convenient for you.
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Tomas Kringen




Location: Oslo, Norway
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PostPosted: Sat 06 Sep, 2008 9:47 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Nathan Gilleland wrote:
Tomas Kringen wrote:

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I thinking about something perhaps in the range between 500-1000 USD.


I would recommend looking at Albion. Extremely high quality and pretty decent prices too!

You can find them here: http://www.albion-swords.com/

Welcome to the world of medieval enthusiasm!



Hey there Nathan.

Firefox gave me a warning when visiting that site.


Safe Browsing
Diagnostic page for www.albion-swords.com/swords/johnsson/

What is the current listing status for www.albion-swords.com/swords/johnsson/?

Site is listed as suspicious - visiting this web site may harm your computer.

What happened when Google visited this site?

Of the 2 pages we tested on the site over the past 90 days, 1 page(s) resulted in malicious software being downloaded and installed without user consent. The last time Google visited this site was on 09/01/2008, and the last time suspicious content was found on this site was on 08/21/2008.

Malicious software includes 1 trojan(s). Successful infection resulted in an average of 30 new processes on the target machine.

Malicious software is hosted on 1 domain(s), including madway.net.

Has this site acted as an intermediary resulting in further distribution of malware?

Over the past 90 days, www.albion-swords.com/swords/johnsson/ did not appear to function as an intermediary for the infection of any sites.

Has this site hosted malware?

No, this site has not hosted malicious software over the past 90 days.

How did this happen?

In some cases, third parties can add malicious code to legitimate sites, which would cause us to show the warning message.

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R D Moore




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PostPosted: Sat 06 Sep, 2008 11:10 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Roger Hooper wrote:
If you are interested in an Albion, then http://www.albion-europe.com/ would be more convenient for you.


Welcome Tomas! I'm new, too, and I love this site! Everything you could hope for (as a newby!!) is here at you finger tips.

Peter Johnsson may be difficult to contact due to his international schedule, but you might try sending him a PM from this site. Also, Albion Europe is possibly the easiest site for you to access but it's down for maintenance at the moment. Here's one from Del Tin in Italy http://www.deltin.net/home.htm. One for Castle Keep in the UK http://www.castlekeep.co.uk/;. You've been to Vladimir Cervenka's site so here's a link to Patrick Barta also in the Czech Republic :http://www.templ.net/english/. I'm giving you these links in hopes that it will allows you to access ( one of your posts indicates you're having access difficulties) some of these sites.

Happy hunting!
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Luka Borscak




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PostPosted: Sat 06 Sep, 2008 2:59 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

http://www.sword.cz/eindex.htm

Here is Vladimir's link.
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