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Tim Lison




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PostPosted: Fri 19 Sep, 2008 3:03 pm    Post subject: Christian Fletcher customized Kriegsmesser         Reply with quote

I bought a bare Albion Knecht blade from a forum member a while back and had it sent to Christian Fletcher to get done up nice and purty! Here are the photos he sent me.....


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PostPosted: Fri 19 Sep, 2008 3:20 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Beautiful! I really like it. What kind of wood did CF use to replace what Albion used for the grip? Bubinga maybe,or perhaps some less exotic wood?

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PostPosted: Fri 19 Sep, 2008 4:23 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Wow, he indeed made it look different...

I like it, could I not like it? Wink

Did he paint the wood with something? It looks really nice, and I'm pretty sure that "bare" Knecht doesn't look like that.


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PostPosted: Fri 19 Sep, 2008 4:56 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Roger Hooper wrote:
Beautiful! I really like it. What kind of wood did CF use to replace what Albion used for the grip? Bubinga maybe,or perhaps some less exotic wood?


I'm not sure to be honest.....it sure looks good to me!
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PostPosted: Fri 19 Sep, 2008 5:19 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Does have a nice look to it.
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PostPosted: Sat 20 Sep, 2008 4:05 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Sweet, the wood seems almost tiger striped.
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PostPosted: Fri 31 Oct, 2008 2:48 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

A bump for a blade that hasn't gotten alot of press and is well executed.
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PostPosted: Fri 31 Oct, 2008 3:17 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I would like to own that piece. I love the Albion Knecht and often had wished I could afford one. Seeing this custom version is a welcome site for sure.
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PostPosted: Fri 31 Oct, 2008 10:48 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Beautiful rendition of an underrated weapon.

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Klaus Gimm




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PostPosted: Sat 01 Nov, 2008 9:29 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Really really beautiful.
I have to admit Kriegsmesser never fascinated me that much but seeing this work i do wish i could afford one.

Gratz for the owner and all involved makers :o)

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PostPosted: Sat 01 Nov, 2008 2:57 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

It's kinda funny that this thread got revived because I just came home on Friday from 6 weeks of travel to find this sword waiting for me. It was a lot lighter than I expected and handles great. The "slab" construction of the grip takes some getting used to but feels great. Thanks for everyone's kind comments.
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