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PostPosted: Wed 10 Nov, 2004 5:52 am    Post subject: Museum Line Update -- Svante         Reply with quote

Here is the first Svante Eric put together, featuring (in my opinion) a beautifully hollowground blade by Jason (aided by excellent programming by Steve Fisher). And thank you, Peter, for such a wonderful design!

More photos on the Svante page:

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

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PostPosted: Wed 10 Nov, 2004 6:44 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Muhahahahaha <evil laugh> So when do they start shipping?
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PostPosted: Wed 10 Nov, 2004 7:01 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

This sword is about a century later than my era of greatest interest. But it tempts me strongly to expand my interest. It's a beautiful piece of work.
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Happy That must be a very fast and strong sword, is it two sides on the pommel, Howy? Confused


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PostPosted: Wed 10 Nov, 2004 7:04 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Russ Ellis wrote:
Muhahahahaha <evil laugh> So when do they start shipping?


Somehow I knew this post get you attention, Russ. Cool

Howy, Peter, and company,
This is pretty outstanding. It's cool to see how well the production version matches Peter's version.

Happy

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PostPosted: Wed 10 Nov, 2004 7:22 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Patrik Erik Lars Lindblom wrote:
Happy That must be a very fast and strong sword, is it two sides on the pommel, Howy? Confused


Yes, Indeed (didn't want people to think there were niches on both sides...)

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PostPosted: Wed 10 Nov, 2004 7:54 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Russ Ellis wrote:
Muhahahahaha <evil laugh> So when do they start shipping?


They will be shipping slowly -- one every few weeks, because they are difficult and time consuming to put together (and it is more important to get it right than just get it done.)

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PostPosted: Wed 10 Nov, 2004 10:16 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Beautiful! I envy the future owners. How does it handle? And when will we see test-cutting with it? Wink
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Beautiful! I envy the future owners. How does it handle? And when will we see test-cutting with it? Wink


Like a dream, actually... amazingly light for such a heavy sword, and it just screams to cut something...

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PostPosted: Wed 10 Nov, 2004 11:07 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Howard Waddell wrote:
Russ Ellis wrote:
Muhahahahaha <evil laugh> So when do they start shipping?


They will be shipping slowly -- one every few weeks, because they are difficult and time consuming to put together (and it is more important to get it right than just get it done.)

Best,

Howy


Excellent. I think I was third (or was it sixth?) in the lineup. Can't wait to see this one in person. (Heck as much stuff as I sold to finance the purchase of this thing you can hardly blame me.)

I do agree I'd MUCH rather you get it right then just get it done. Happy

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PostPosted: Wed 10 Nov, 2004 11:08 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Chad Arnow wrote:
Russ Ellis wrote:
Muhahahahaha <evil laugh> So when do they start shipping?


Somehow I knew this post get you attention, Russ. Cool

Howy, Peter, and company,
This is pretty outstanding. It's cool to see how well the production version matches Peter's version.


Yeah I think I'm getting predictable. Happy

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PostPosted: Wed 10 Nov, 2004 11:26 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

What are the niches in the pommel for?
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PostPosted: Wed 10 Nov, 2004 12:53 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I don't think anyone really knows for sure. It's been theorized that they held little icons of saints, or relics of some sort. However I don't think any of those things were found when they exhumed the original.
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Well, being the new guy here at Albion I've got to handle this beasty. What a nice beasty it is. A more robust blade I've not seen on the market (concerning historical representations and the reproductions of such). At 4lbs this swords feels as light by comparison as the Baron (3lbs 11oz) but with more authority. Without a doubt a penultimate sword of war. Static heft is remarkable as well. Cutting should be an absolute joy as well as well as being easy. But this is no bottle cutter. I suspect that light cutting medium would just get blasted out of the way. The rienforced tip is in keeping with the armours of the day. Not a weapon to be on the receiving end of. Great to see the final product in person.

Russ I have no doubt this will be the center piece of your collection, it's a show stopper.

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Hey B, I think that you are probably correct. The XVIIIe that Jake Powning made may give it a run for its money though we will see... Happy
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Russ Ellis wrote:
I don't think anyone really knows for sure. It's been theorized that they held little icons of saints, or relics of some sort. However I don't think any of those things were found when they exhumed the original.


When you name that "It's been theorized that they held little icons of saints"
i starts to think on "The three holly men" a story i heard about long time ago,
when someone asked about where those three crowns comes from we have here in sweden,
i wonder if they can have been in there.



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That's absolutely the jewel of the Albion line up Big Grin

Too bad it's so far out of my budget Cry

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Russ Ellis wrote:
I don't think anyone really knows for sure. It's been theorized that they held little icons of saints, or relics of some sort. However I don't think any of those things were found when they exhumed the original.


There were no figures or anything alse in the niches when the sword was found. Peter's theory is that if there were any (perhaps the saints George, Olaf and Erik), they were kept by the family or distributed to his most loyal friends. IIRC, a very similar pommel on a sword in ROTMS sports the same number of niches.

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Looking very nice.
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Björn Hellqvist wrote:
Russ Ellis wrote:
I don't think anyone really knows for sure. It's been theorized that they held little icons of saints, or relics of some sort. However I don't think any of those things were found when they exhumed the original.


There were no figures or anything alse in the niches when the sword was found. Peter's theory is that if there were any (perhaps the saints George, Olaf and Erik), they were kept by the family or distributed to his most loyal friends. IIRC, a very similar pommel on a sword in ROTMS sports the same number of niches.


Hmm have to see if I can find that one. Seems like I do remember reading someplace that the sword is not completely unique that there are german swords that are roughly the same although with differences.

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