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Howard Waddell
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PostPosted: Tue 27 Jan, 2009 6:19 am    Post subject: Introducing... The Chevalier         Reply with quote

The Chevalier is now complete and swords have begun shipping.



More photos here:

http://www.albion-swords.com/swords/albion/ne...ier-xa.htm

and here:

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

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PostPosted: Tue 27 Jan, 2009 6:24 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

wow, a true masterpiece, the price isn't even that intimidating given those photos and what I know first hand of Albion quality, let's see, new stove and fridge or this sword.... ? Happy
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PostPosted: Tue 27 Jan, 2009 7:41 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

fantastic! Can't wait to get mine!
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Absolutely gorgeous. I'm anxiously awaiting that white box showing up on my doorstep! Happy
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PostPosted: Tue 27 Jan, 2009 8:23 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I have never seen a grip like that before.

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PostPosted: Tue 27 Jan, 2009 8:44 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

It would look brilliant with bronze pommel. But it still looks great. Just the recess on the pommel should be a little "sharper" in my opinion. Other than that, no complaints. Happy
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PostPosted: Tue 27 Jan, 2009 8:44 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Howard,

It is a very nice looking sword. I Iove the way the handle turned out. Any chance of getting the guard and pommel in brass?

Thanks,

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PostPosted: Tue 27 Jan, 2009 8:45 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

This sword is a triumph! Great, great work over at Albion, as usual!
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PostPosted: Tue 27 Jan, 2009 8:49 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Very intriguing. A must say it's peaked my interest and I should very much like to have one!

I would like to see and handle that grip in person.

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PostPosted: Tue 27 Jan, 2009 9:09 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I like this sword very much!

I thought it was going to be made with a bronze pommel though I am likely wrong. I love to see different grips produced and I see this as entirely plausible historically.

Yes, a very handsome sword indeed! Both the Oakeshott and the Chevalier have a unique character.

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PostPosted: Tue 27 Jan, 2009 9:16 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Jeremy V. Krause wrote:

I thought it was going to be made with a bronze pommel though I am likely wrong. I love to see different grips produced and I see this as entirely plausible historically.


The pommels are bronze, but they apparently aren't show up as such on the posted pictures.

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Very pretty, very pretty. I'll add it to the list of things I'd like to get, but probably never will. Cry
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PostPosted: Tue 27 Jan, 2009 10:02 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Very distinctive, I love it Big Grin

I don't think I've seen anything like the grip before either; it's great to see Albion offering more variety in grips. I'm also definitely a fan of rivets int he grip.

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PostPosted: Tue 27 Jan, 2009 11:58 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Incredible. I haven't been so moved by a new entry to the line since the Thegn. Truly brilliant work, Albion, this is just another reason why nothing else can compare.
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PostPosted: Tue 27 Jan, 2009 12:46 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

M. Eversberg II wrote:
I have never seen a grip like that before.

M.


I think this grip is unique in the production market. I don't know that I've ever seen a grip like that reproduced, custom or otherwise even.

However, there are plenty of examples in period art. Here are a few from monumental brasses.



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PostPosted: Tue 27 Jan, 2009 4:44 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I love it! I would say: Now that is a knightly sword. Imagine the scabbad and belt that could be made to go with it.

I wonder how it handles.

Terrific work again Albion!!

That one is definitely on my list, if I ever have money again.

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PostPosted: Tue 27 Jan, 2009 5:20 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

That is a truly magnificent sword! I love the rivets and the bronze pommel. Albion has done it again, I'm going to have to start saving up! Big Grin
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PostPosted: Tue 27 Jan, 2009 7:38 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

This type of grip results very familiar for me, and for any person interested in medieval swords in Spain Wink .

There are some pics (sorry for the poor quality) of the "Santa Casilda" sword, a XIII century sacred sword exposed today in the Instituto del Conde de Valencia de Don Juan, in Madrid.





Not seen in the pics, but the cross and pommel are made in bronze.

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PostPosted: Tue 27 Jan, 2009 9:28 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I think I had heard that the guard was going to be changed, and I have to admit that I was a little disappointed. Foolish me! The whole sword is beautiful, but the guard alone makes me want this sword.

Great job Albion! keep up the good work.

-Grey

P.S. Albion, please consider putting that guard on other models (say the type XIII that I keep pestering you about). Big Grin

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PostPosted: Tue 27 Jan, 2009 9:51 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

The guard is actually my favorite part. With the fancy pommel and the ornate grip, I think "simplifying" the guard from the one with the cut-owns shown in the drawing to the final one was a good call. The final guard looks to be more complex in terms of geometry/shaping, but not in details. I really like the decision.
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