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Howard Waddell
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PostPosted: Wed 15 Sep, 2004 3:54 am    Post subject: Albion NextGen/Museum/Squire Line Catalog available in PDF         Reply with quote

We have just finished the first draft of a print catalog and put it up on the site in Adobe PDF format -- we have gotten a lot of requests for this. We'll keep revising it as new models go into production.

http://albion-swords.com/albion-swords-catalog-pdf.htm

The catalog is viewable on line or downloadable and printable. There is a link on the page to the free Adobe Acrobat Reader as well, in case you don''t have the software to view it.

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Howy

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PostPosted: Wed 15 Sep, 2004 6:58 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Nice catalogue. I like the placing of Peter’s concept drawing behind the photo of finished sword – that way you can easily see the differences that were made after initial designs.

Thank you for using metrical units as well as American ones! Although I know all the conversion rates, I usually just can't imagine the object with non metrical measurements.


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PostPosted: Wed 15 Sep, 2004 7:52 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Blaz Berlec wrote:
Nice catalogue. I like the placing of Peter’s concept drawing behind the photo of finished sword – that way you can easily see the differences that were made after initial designs.

Thank you for using metrical units as well as American ones! Although I know all the conversion rates, I usually just can't imagine the object with non metrical measurements.


Thanks, Blaz!

I hope to get some better full length shots of the swords to replace these, but we'll keep Peter's drawings in the background. Digital photos will only go so far -- we need to start getting some good 35mm or larger format photos...

We are trying to make sure that everything is in both standard and metric -- so many more of our customers use metric that it has become a happy necessity!

Thanks again for the feedback!

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PostPosted: Wed 15 Sep, 2004 8:34 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Howy,

Nice looking catalogue. Very professional looking. Camera-wise 5.0 mega-pixel is roughly equal to 35mm film just as an FYI.

I couldn't help but notice the picture of Peter examining a case full of rapiers Big Grin . Does this hint at a "Complex Hilt" line in the works? (nudge, nudge, hint, hint, wink, wink Wink Big Grin Wink Big Grin )

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Nate C. wrote:
Howy,

Nice looking catalogue. Very professional looking. Camera-wise 5.0 mega-pixel is roughly equal to 35mm film just as an FYI.

I couldn't help but notice the picture of Peter examining a case full of rapiers Big Grin . Does this hint at a "Complex Hilt" line in the works? (nudge, nudge, hint, hint, wink, wink Wink Big Grin Wink Big Grin )


We have a 5 mega-pixel camera and it does a great job on the close-ups, but I have yet to see a good full length shot that would be suitable for printing come from it. Lighting swords (and knives) for photography is such a pain...

And yes, complex hilts are in the works, but we are taking it slowly... the Type XIXs are the first foray, but once we get those under our belts, rapiers with proper ricassos and complex swept hilts aren't far behind...

Besy,

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PostPosted: Wed 15 Sep, 2004 7:42 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

The catalog is very impressive and I look forward to the someday of complex hilts.

However, I'm still going to bug Mike from time to time about pommel and guard varations fro some of the existing blades. I'd LOVE to get my hands on a Regent blade and with a pommel that likes my hand better someday. Its aethetically a beauty as is, but I have yet to learn how to grip it effectively all the time.

Besides...buggin Mike is fun. Cool

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PostPosted: Wed 15 Sep, 2004 8:47 pm    Post subject: Re: Albion NextGen/Museum/Squire Line Catalog available in P         Reply with quote

Howard Waddell wrote:
We have just finished the first draft of a print catalog and put it up on the site in Adobe PDF format -- we have gotten a lot of requests for this. We'll keep revising it as new models go into production.

http://albion-swords.com/albion-swords-catalog-pdf.htm

The catalog is viewable on line or downloadable and printable. There is a link on the page to the free Adobe Acrobat Reader as well, in case you don''t have the software to view it.

Best,

Howy


Hey Howy,

I couldn't help but notice that the Clontarf isn't in the catalog. Did I miss an announcement or something?

Thanks in advance!

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PostPosted: Wed 15 Sep, 2004 9:37 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Joe Fults wrote:
The catalog is very impressive and I look forward to the someday of complex hilts.

However, I'm still going to bug Mike from time to time about pommel and guard varations fro some of the existing blades. I'd LOVE to get my hands on a Regent blade and with a pommel that likes my hand better someday. Its aethetically a beauty as is, but I have yet to learn how to grip it effectively all the time.

Besides...buggin Mike is fun. Cool


Type XII with slightly downturned guard and brazil nut pommel...all I'm gonna say.
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PostPosted: Wed 15 Sep, 2004 9:52 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Howard Waddell wrote:

And yes, complex hilts are in the works, but we are taking it slowly... the Type XIXs are the first foray, but once we get those under our belts, rapiers with proper ricassos and complex swept hilts aren't far behind...


YAY!! Big Grin
I completely understand wanting to take it easy. Have to keep the quality up after all. I'm definitely looking forward to seeing what you come up with since that is the type of fencing ( classical sport fencing/smallsword) that I am most familiar with.

Keep up the good work, Cool

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PostPosted: Thu 16 Sep, 2004 4:17 am    Post subject: Re: Albion NextGen/Museum/Squire Line Catalog available in P         Reply with quote

Jeremiah Swanger wrote:
Howard Waddell wrote:
We have just finished the first draft of a print catalog and put it up on the site in Adobe PDF format -- we have gotten a lot of requests for this. We'll keep revising it as new models go into production.

http://albion-swords.com/albion-swords-catalog-pdf.htm

The catalog is viewable on line or downloadable and printable. There is a link on the page to the free Adobe Acrobat Reader as well, in case you don''t have the software to view it.

Best,

Howy


Hey Howy,

I couldn't help but notice that the Clontarf isn't in the catalog. Did I miss an announcement or something?

Thanks in advance!


Hey Jeremiah!

Nope, the Clontarf is here to stay -- just a technical problem (nut loose behind the keyboard) and it being fixed right now.

Thanks!

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PostPosted: Thu 16 Sep, 2004 7:06 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Nate C. wrote:
Howard Waddell wrote:

And yes, complex hilts are in the works, but we are taking it slowly... the Type XIXs are the first foray, but once we get those under our belts, rapiers with proper ricassos and complex swept hilts aren't far behind...


YAY!! Big Grin
I completely understand wanting to take it easy. Have to keep the quality up after all. I'm definitely looking forward to seeing what you come up with since that is the type of fencing ( classical sport fencing/smallsword) that I am most familiar with.

Keep up the good work, Cool



Well, there is a 19th Century duelling sabre in the works - based on a 19th century fencing sabre in my collection. Last I heard, it was ready to be input into CAD.

Hey Howy, any new news on this? are you guys going to put up some sort of 'coming eventually' blurb? I'm still getting quite a few questions from some of the Classical Fencing community.

cool catalog by the way - Peter's drawings make all the difference in the world.

Chris

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PostPosted: Fri 17 Sep, 2004 8:26 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Chris Holzman wrote:
Nate C. wrote:
Howard Waddell wrote:

And yes, complex hilts are in the works, but we are taking it slowly... the Type XIXs are the first foray, but once we get those under our belts, rapiers with proper ricassos and complex swept hilts aren't far behind...


YAY!! Big Grin
I completely understand wanting to take it easy. Have to keep the quality up after all. I'm definitely looking forward to seeing what you come up with since that is the type of fencing ( classical sport fencing/smallsword) that I am most familiar with.

Keep up the good work, Cool



Well, there is a 19th Century duelling sabre in the works - based on a 19th century fencing sabre in my collection. Last I heard, it was ready to be input into CAD.

Hey Howy, any new news on this? are you guys going to put up some sort of 'coming eventually' blurb? I'm still getting quite a few questions from some of the Classical Fencing community.

cool catalog by the way - Peter's drawings make all the difference in the world.

Chris


Hi Chris!

All I can say right now is that we are working on it. We have been discussing and researching steels and heat-treating methods to get the best results -- and when Peter gets here in a couple of weeks, we'll make some final design decisions and schedules.

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Howy

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I also like the sketch behind the final production version - in the same proportion too, that's nice.

A note: The Knight - the photo closeup of the hilt is very pixelated compared to the other models. I think a smaller photo was used accidentally Big Grin

Overall - lovely.
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PostPosted: Mon 20 Sep, 2004 12:37 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Manny G wrote:
I also like the sketch behind the final production version - in the same proportion too, that's nice.

A note: The Knight - the photo closeup of the hilt is very pixelated compared to the other models. I think a smaller photo was used accidentally Big Grin

Overall - lovely.


Thanks for the head's up, Manny! I think the smaller photo of the Knight.is fixed now.

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