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Howard Waddell
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PostPosted: Thu 15 Apr, 2010 10:51 am    Post subject: Introducing... The Dane         Reply with quote

Here it is, at last!

This is one robust, yet surprisingly lively, two handed sword. Weighing in at only slightly more than the Svante, this is both a sword and a pole-arm.

I have to admit that I was not that fond of these types of swords - primarily due to that fact that I have only seen photographs of the original and never handled one. Even when Peter Johnsson did his usual excellent concept art and design work, I found it an interesting curiousity, but not a piece I could see personally owning someday.

Now, however, I am sold. I want one. Badly. (Plus it looks really imposing and cool on a wall. In fact, a pair of them crossed...)

My hat is off to Peter and those unknown smiths and cutlers of long ago. This is some sword. It begs to sweep those puny pikes and halberds away and hew and spike your way through their lines.



More here:

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

and here:

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

This limited edition is a little more than half sold at this point - if you want one, I'd reserve it now (payment plans are available).

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Howy

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PostPosted: Thu 15 Apr, 2010 11:22 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

WAAAAAAA Eek! i was waiting to see this one Big Grin great job!!! but just a shame i don't have money to have one Sad
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PostPosted: Thu 15 Apr, 2010 11:42 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Beautiful sword Howie, much more interesting then I thought it'd be from the drawings. It's great to see Albion still cranking along and releasing pieces that are more and more interesting. To me your company has always set the bar as far as high end productions swords are concerned and with the dane I only see that bar being raised yet again. Congratulations to your staff and yourself on yet another fine piece.
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PostPosted: Thu 15 Apr, 2010 12:02 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I had a feeling that thus would be one that I'd enjoy, ever since I started looking at the drawings on the website. I've had mine reserved for quite some time now, and I'm excited to see it being completed! Huzzah!
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PostPosted: Thu 15 Apr, 2010 12:11 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Now that is a very interesting looking sword!

A most elegant looking two hander. I can just imagine this resting on the shoulder of a 15th Century Danish mercenary. It could almost be a fantasy inspired design, especially with the long narrow ricasso; but reality is often far more exciting and interesting than fiction.

I think its great that Albion are spending the time to research and release some of the more unusual sword types.

Well done Albion!

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PostPosted: Thu 15 Apr, 2010 12:31 pm    Post subject: introducing the dane         Reply with quote

Incredible! I also have been waiting with baited breath for this sword. It is very elegant and with the oxblood wrap, very regal.
I have gone with the campaign brown wrap, but as I am #25 on the waiting list I may change that. Hoping to see some different colours here.
Once again Albion has knocked my socks off. Thanks to Peter, Howie, Amy and all the staff.
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PostPosted: Thu 15 Apr, 2010 12:46 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Ah, completely unfair to make something that looks so good. Razz Eek!

Now I don't think I can afford it " instantly " as an impulse buy, but it does seem like a case of putting something aside for a few months or considering a payment plan ....... " dangerous thoughts " here, well I should, I mean REALLY SHOULD pay off all outstanding custom orders before I get carried away.

It does help that the Canadian dollar is at par with the U.S. dollar as this is a lot less painful than a few years back where the Canadian dollar bottomed out at 60 cent U.S. . Wink

Funny how the handle in the drawing always looked a bit longer in proportion to the blade than in the finished piece ! I think that this is mostly because the colour of wooden handle plus the wire spacers break up length in contrasting sections while the drawing handle looks like one long single piece. The drawing and the sword do seem in actuality very close in size and proportions.

Another case where the real thing looks better than even the excellent drawing by Peter. Big Grin Cool

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PostPosted: Thu 15 Apr, 2010 1:21 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I am very happy to see this sword now beginning to reach all those patiently waiting customers as well as wooing new enthusiasts of the sword. The guys at the workshop, Harlan, Joe, Joel and all else, have done a tremendous job in finishing this and making it come true to intentions and hopes. My hat of to them.
In this game of passion and perseverance it is wonderful to see this sword come to fruition. A reward for hard work and bone crunching determination. A big thanks to Howy and Amy who does not let go of their vision: never to compromise on quality and integrity of the product.
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PostPosted: Fri 16 Apr, 2010 4:49 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Wow...

I love the shape of the blade!

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PostPosted: Fri 16 Apr, 2010 2:29 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Hooray! I've been waiting for this. Big Grin
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PostPosted: Fri 16 Apr, 2010 5:51 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I wonder who is going to get the first one? I don't even remember when the concept drawing was released but it was Years ago! I hope that the first one goes to a member of this forum so they can post some pics! I hope everybody saw that they are over half way to being sold out of these beauties. Get um while you can!
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PostPosted: Fri 16 Apr, 2010 7:31 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

...I really like it.

And that's saying something - I generally don't like this type of swords at all, so as far as I'm concerned this is the nicest looking two-hander I've ever seen.

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PostPosted: Fri 23 Apr, 2010 8:09 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I just got to play with one of these last night. WOW! What a sword! It may be big, but it has a livliness that belies its size and weight. I really regret not getting on the waiting list for this when it first came out!
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PostPosted: Fri 23 Apr, 2010 8:26 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

One of these dressed in green showed up at the house yesterday. A very interesting piece. My initial impression was "it's not as big as I thought" as I was handling it. Then I happened to stand it up beside me and realized that it's up to mid bicep or so. A big sword but deceptively so.
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PostPosted: Fri 23 Apr, 2010 9:04 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Yes, it's truly a massive sword, but it hides it well. Very elegant and deadly. Happy

I posted some comments and pictures in the "your last sword" thread.

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PostPosted: Fri 23 Apr, 2010 10:56 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

How would a sword like this have been carried historically?

It's just completely beautiful and probably one of the most majestic swords I've ever seen.

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PostPosted: Fri 23 Apr, 2010 6:36 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I'm waiting for this and the Maximillian.... Will wait and see how other grip color choices turn out since I am further down the waiting list. I suppose it will be brown, oxblood or black... Not sure what is best for this sword, but brown seems to be the front runner.

Hopefully the Maximillian won't be far behind...
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PostPosted: Fri 23 Apr, 2010 7:21 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Wow... this turned out a lot nicer than I expected, honestly. Happy Good choice of color for the handle.
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There are color choices for the grip apparently....
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PostPosted: Mon 26 Apr, 2010 11:35 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Daniel Balderas wrote:
How would a sword like this have been carried historically?

It's just completely beautiful and probably one of the most majestic swords I've ever seen.

- D


That's a very good question. The thing is clearly too big to carry at your waist. Also, since it appears to be a footman's weapon hanging one from your saddle brow seems to be out of the question. I would assume that it might have been carried much like these bidenhanders



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