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Ole W.




Location: Norway
Joined: 21 Jan 2009

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PostPosted: Fri 23 Jan, 2009 1:41 am    Post subject: Albion Europe         Reply with quote

Hi,

Has anyone else tried to order anything from Albion Europe lately?

My reason for asking is that I placed an order at the end of december 08. Money seems to have been transferred to them shortly after New Year, even though the order is still "pending", and two e-mails have gone unanswered till now. I must admit that this is nerve-wracking. Hence, this post.

Does anyone has any information or find themselves in a similar situation?

Thanks,
Ole
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Glennan Carnie




Location: UK
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PostPosted: Fri 23 Jan, 2009 2:17 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Yep, I had exactly the same problem.

I got an email from Soeren yesterday - he's moving his stock and shipping to Sweden from Denmark. Hence all the delays.

That said, it did take him 6 weeks to ship a sword from stock.

With any luck you should get your sword soon. Just keep hassling him with emails like I did (he must be SO sick of me!)
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Søren Niedziella
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Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
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PostPosted: Fri 23 Jan, 2009 3:15 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Hi,

I am still here :-)

My apologies - the start of this year hasn't been as smooth as I had hoped for ;-) I have been moving my storage to a new place (from Denmark to Sweden) .. and it's been a pain... with lots and lots of delays. I had hoped to ship all orders early this week but at the last second there were some trouble with shipping :-( However it's all been sorted yesterday and the next days will used preparing everything for shipping tuesday next week. All the moving has kept me from the computer and I will also be catching up on all the emails I haven't had the time to answer. Bad start to the year but it will get better I promise.

Best wishes,

Søren
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Alfonso Asensio




Location: Tokyo
Joined: 31 May 2007

Posts: 29

PostPosted: Fri 23 Jan, 2009 3:56 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Hi

I had an order filed with Albion Europe for an Agincourt since a year ago. Scabbard was ready soon but I was unlucky enough to get in the mist of the steel suppliers delays that affected all XVa. Once they got the right steel and the blade was ready, they got a shortage of metal for the casting of guard and pommel. So basically I am getting the sword but piece by piece it seems. I talked to Mike just yesterday and it seems it is actually all this forum gentlemen´s fault  … as the Agincourt is less popular than, say, the Talhoffer so availability of casted parts is lower, hence this final wait.

I have to say that, as frustrated as I may be with this long wait (13 months and counting), Soren has kindly offered in several occasion to return the money or change my order to a different sword so no fault there at all.
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Alfonso Asensio




Location: Tokyo
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PostPosted: Fri 23 Jan, 2009 4:02 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Alfonso Asensio wrote:
and it seems it is actually all this forum gentlemen´s fault  … as .


there was suppose to be a smily face there
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Stephan Johansson




Location: Borås Sweden
Joined: 28 Dec 2007

Posts: 46

PostPosted: Fri 23 Jan, 2009 11:35 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Hello Sören!
Its really difficult to get in contact with you.
I have sent two emails about changing my order, hope that change will be OK!
Perfect to have Albion Europe in my own country.
Are you moving to Malmö?
Hope everything work out smooth


Best Regards
Stephan
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Emmet J. McGauran




Location: North West UK
Joined: 14 Jan 2008

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PostPosted: Fri 23 Jan, 2009 2:20 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I've suffered a 15 month wait on a Ringeck .

There was a shipping problem early on and then I got caught in the same steel shortage that affected Alfonso.

Now that Soren is settled in his new place I should be getting my sword shipped next week, and I'm sure that once I have it in my hand all the problems will be forgotten.
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Hochmann Cyril




Location: Paris, FRANCE
Joined: 02 Jan 2009

Posts: 22

PostPosted: Thu 29 Jan, 2009 2:30 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Does anybody has news from Albion-Europe ?
"What doesnt Kill you makes you stronger"
Friedrich Nietzsche
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Patrick De Block




Location: Belgium
Joined: 10 Aug 2008

Posts: 84

PostPosted: Thu 29 Jan, 2009 9:30 am    Post subject: Relax         Reply with quote

I just got a message from Soeren telling me that my sword will be shipped next Wednesday. I guess he's busy catching up.
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Hochmann Cyril




Location: Paris, FRANCE
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PostPosted: Thu 29 Jan, 2009 9:46 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I got a message too

Happy to see Soeren back ^^

"What doesnt Kill you makes you stronger"
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NJ Sanfrid




Location: Sweden
Joined: 11 Aug 2008

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PostPosted: Sun 15 Feb, 2009 8:43 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Hi!
I am curious, does anyone actually get their swords delivered? I have been waiting for a Turin for seven months now.
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Patrick De Block




Location: Belgium
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PostPosted: Sun 15 Feb, 2009 10:29 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Yes, I did. At the beginning of december I ordered and I got it a forthnight later. I ordered again half of january and about a forthnight later it was delivered. By the way, since you are in Sweden and Soeren's storehouse is in the same country ... either it is not available yet or it doesn't exist. I looked at the site before writing this and I couldn't find a Turin. Which sword do you mean?
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NJ Sanfrid




Location: Sweden
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PostPosted: Sun 15 Feb, 2009 10:45 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Patrick De Block wrote:
Yes, I did. At the beginning of december I ordered and I got it a forthnight later. I ordered again half of january and about a forthnight later it was delivered. By the way, since you are in Sweden and Soeren's storehouse is in the same country ... either it is not available yet or it doesn't exist. I looked at the site before writing this and I couldn't find a Turin. Which sword do you mean?


Glad to hear the deliveries are getting back on track.
I ordered the Saint Maurice of Turin in August last year. I guess I just have to keep waiting....
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PostPosted: Sun 15 Feb, 2009 10:52 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Patrick De Block wrote:
I looked at the site before writing this and I couldn't find a Turin. Which sword do you mean?


http://www.albion-swords.com/swords/johnsson/...aurice.htm

http://albion-europe.com/saint_maurice_of_turin-p-47.html

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Patrick De Block




Location: Belgium
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PostPosted: Sun 15 Feb, 2009 11:10 am    Post subject: Saint Maurice         Reply with quote

To Chad Arnow:

I am sorry, I forgot the Museum Line.

To NJ Sanfrid:

What made you decide to order the Turin. It doesn't appeal to me. Why not the Solingen for example?
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Emmet J. McGauran




Location: North West UK
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PostPosted: Sun 15 Feb, 2009 1:43 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

My Ringeck arrived two weeks ago.

As I mentioned earlier the wait was a lot longer than I would have liked or expected (ordered in October 2007!), but now that I actually have the sword I feel a lot calmer.

I sympathise with those who are waiting, but it is worth it once you have the piece in your hand.
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Ole W.




Location: Norway
Joined: 21 Jan 2009

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PostPosted: Sun 15 Feb, 2009 3:00 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

NJ Sanfrid wrote:
Hi!
I am curious, does anyone actually get their swords delivered? I have been waiting for a Turin for seven months now.


You could try contacting Albion Swords directly to ask them when your sword will be made.

My Crécy was dispatched from Malmö on 05/02/2009, and arrived shortly thereafter- six weeks after the initial order.

When the sword arrived, the pommel was covered in rust. This was fortunately easy to remedy, and after a polishing the pommel is now up to standard with the blade and guard.
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NJ Sanfrid




Location: Sweden
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PostPosted: Mon 16 Feb, 2009 8:58 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Good news,
the sword is on its way and will arrive in Sweden this week. Soon its in my hands.. Happy
Hopfully its soon time for delivery of the chevaliere I ordered as well.
Exiting times ahead.....
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Alfonso Asensio




Location: Tokyo
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PostPosted: Thu 26 Mar, 2009 1:26 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Hello

Sorry to resurrect an old topic but, has anybody been in contact with Albion europe in the last 2 weeks? I am desperately trying to contact Soren but I am getting no reply at all and I must admit the situation is getting to my nerves.

Thank you
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Lukasz Papaj




Location: Malbork, Poland
Joined: 09 Mar 2009

Posts: 59

PostPosted: Thu 26 Mar, 2009 2:11 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Hello!. Last mail contact I had with Soeren was on March 10, 2009, he responded on my initial mail nearly instantly then. Little more than 2 weeks ago, hope that counts.
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