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Bryce Felperin




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PostPosted: Fri 18 Sep, 2009 5:32 pm    Post subject: Pimped my Albion         Reply with quote

So quite a few months ago when Albion had their first "This Economy Sucks" sale I bought an Albion Earl with Plum grips and wire wrap upper grip. I had it shipped to Christian Fletcher for a scabbard and he and I came up with a few new options to add that you don't see too often on standard scabbard or production blades. So I pimped it out a bit. ;-)

I came up with a Latin motto that reflects my mood when I was able to buy the sword. You see I bought it on a rare Albion sale with money I got out of the blue, so I made a motto to match. I had Christian engrave the motto in gothic letters on both sides of the sword and on the scabbard, which he hand carved. I think he did a spectacular job and so I share with you the final pictures he made for me of the completed rig. All in all it came out better than expected and I am salivating now waiting for the delivery.

Enjoy the pictures, which can also be viewed on the following on-line photo book at
http://gallery.me.com/christianfletcher1#1017...l=12[/url]

Best Regards to you all,

Bryce Felperin



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Bartek Strojek




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PostPosted: Fri 18 Sep, 2009 5:59 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Cool, now you just need period hat with feather, and some serious gold chains..


Wink


Seriously though, great sword, though I probably like scabbard even more.

Congratulations.
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Maurizio D'Angelo




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PostPosted: Fri 18 Sep, 2009 7:01 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Bryce,
Spectacular job? But, it is much more.

Mei per Dei Mos = my custom through God, means this?
Mos Maioris = according to the custom of our ancestors
If it means this is very nice also the motto.
Ciao
Maurizio
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Bruno Giordan





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PostPosted: Sat 19 Sep, 2009 3:59 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Per should go with accusative, dei is genitive, if there is not some strange usage i have forgotten with time there is something sounding wrong with that phrase.

Dei is also a rare form of plural nominative but I ever found dii or di.

Nice scabbard though.
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Harry J. Fletcher




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PostPosted: Sat 19 Sep, 2009 8:41 pm    Post subject: Curious About Meaning of Your Post         Reply with quote

Just curious about the word "pimped" since I thought it meant sold as in a in pimp sells a prostitute to a customer. No offense. Not calling you a pimp, I am just an old guy not up to par in the modern slang. Could you possibly tell me what you meant by "you pimped your Albion?" Question Question Question

Nice Sword and especially the custom scabbord. I need one for mine but have to calm down the wife first. she just learned of my first Albion purchase.

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Andrew Maxwell




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PostPosted: Sat 19 Sep, 2009 10:49 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I assume the phrase is supposed to be "mine by God's will" ?
My Latin is rubbish but there does seem something a little odd about it.

@ Mr Fletcher, to "pimp out" can mean both "to sell, as a pimp sells a prostitute" but also "to dress up in an exaggeratedly extravagant way, as a pimp would". Wink
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Tim Seaton




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PostPosted: Sun 20 Sep, 2009 8:22 am    Post subject: sword         Reply with quote

Well done my brother in arms Cool u really need to bring that to sword class and let me have to honor of wielding that master piece from the gods!!!!!!
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Bryce Felperin




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PostPosted: Mon 21 Sep, 2009 10:13 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Bartek Strojek wrote:
Cool, now you just need period hat with feather, and some serious gold chains..


Wink


Seriously though, great sword, though I probably like scabbard even more.

Congratulations.


You should like the scabbard more...it cost more than the sword. ;-)
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Bryce Felperin




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PostPosted: Mon 21 Sep, 2009 10:18 am    Post subject: Re: Curious About Meaning of Your Post         Reply with quote

Harry J. Fletcher wrote:
Just curious about the word "pimped" since I thought it meant sold as in a in pimp sells a prostitute to a customer. No offense. Not calling you a pimp, I am just an old guy not up to par in the modern slang. Could you possibly tell me what you meant by "you pimped your Albion?" Question Question Question

Nice Sword and especially the custom scabbord. I need one for mine but have to calm down the wife first. she just learned of my first Albion purchase.


"Pimped" as in "Pimp my ride", which is an obscure reality TV show. Even though I'm 47 years old I listen to younger people and "pimped" has sort of metamorphed to a verb term for "dressed up". Though the term is still used for the older definition, but also as a joke term as well.

However, I apologize if the title/use of the term offends anyone on this site and I definitely don't condone "pimping" as a form as sexual exploitation. Nothing lower than a real Pimp in my opionion...but that's another topic that doesn't belong on this forum, so apologies.

Best regards,

Bryce
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Bryce Felperin




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PostPosted: Mon 21 Sep, 2009 10:20 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Andrew Maxwell wrote:
I assume the phrase is supposed to be "mine by God's will" ?
My Latin is rubbish but there does seem something a little odd about it.

@ Mr Fletcher, to "pimp out" can mean both "to sell, as a pimp sells a prostitute" but also "to dress up in an exaggeratedly extravagant way, as a pimp would". Wink


Correct on the motto. ;-) Me and another co-worker who knew more Latin than I (or retained it from school way back better than I) thought it up. It's a simple to remember motto. If it's incorrect Latin, so be it. I figure it's good enough for the masses. ;-)
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Bryce Felperin




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PostPosted: Mon 21 Sep, 2009 10:21 am    Post subject: Re: sword         Reply with quote

Tim Seaton wrote:
Well done my brother in arms Cool u really need to bring that to sword class and let me have to honor of wielding that master piece from the gods!!!!!!


Oh you'll probably see it soon. It ships today. :-)
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Harry J. Fletcher




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PostPosted: Mon 21 Sep, 2009 1:09 pm    Post subject: Not Offended         Reply with quote

Bryce, I was not offended. Just not up to par in the modern lexicon and wasn't sure of your meaning. Wink Wink Laughing Out Loud Laughing Out Loud However, using the slang term "pimped" and GOD in the same post is not really conducive to one's health if you know what I mean. HE has the keys to lightening bolt locker and it is best not to offend HIM even slightly. Laughing Out Loud Laughing Out Loud Laughing Out Loud

My suggestion for your new sword is go find some real "pimps" and make amends! Eek! Eek!

(No real violence meant or intended to be done. Please fax signed affidavit to me that you do not, will not, and intend not to commit any violent act as a result of this post.) Laughing Out Loud Laughing Out Loud Laughing Out Loud Laughing Out Loud

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Bryce Felperin




Location: San Jose, CA
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PostPosted: Mon 21 Sep, 2009 3:07 pm    Post subject: Re: Not Offended         Reply with quote

Harry J. Fletcher wrote:
Bryce, I was not offended. Just not up to par in the modern lexicon and wasn't sure of your meaning. Wink Wink Laughing Out Loud Laughing Out Loud However, using the slang term "pimped" and GOD in the same post is not really conducive to one's health if you know what I mean. HE has the keys to lightening bolt locker and it is best not to offend HIM even slightly. Laughing Out Loud Laughing Out Loud Laughing Out Loud

My suggestion for your new sword is go find some real "pimps" and make amends! Eek! Eek!

(No real violence meant or intended to be done. Please fax signed affidavit to me that you do not, will not, and intend not to commit any violent act as a result of this post.) Laughing Out Loud Laughing Out Loud Laughing Out Loud Laughing Out Loud


Well, I do intend to uphold my family honor and knightly ideals. ;-) After all, my in-laws do nick-name "Sir Talks Alot". ;-)

This piece will never see any blood unless I nick myself on the blade! I paid too much money for this sword to end up in an evidence locker! After all, there are a lot of cheap Pakistan made blades you can pick up for a song these days...whoops, forget I said that! (joke) ;-)
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