Info Favorites Register Log in
myArmoury.com Discussion Forums

Forum index Memberlist Usergroups Spotlight Topics Search
Forum Index > Historical Arms Talk > Photos of 14th c style scabbard for my Albion Squire Reply to topic
This is a standard topic  
Author Message
Roland Warzecha





Joined: 27 Jan 2009

Posts: 36

PostPosted: Fri 22 Mar, 2013 5:38 am    Post subject: Photos of 14th c style scabbard for my Albion Squire         Reply with quote

I have up-loaded an album complete with comments on sources and construction of the scabbard and crossguard chape here. Hope you like it.

All the best,
Roland



 Attachment: 59.42 KB
Albion_Squire_Scabbard_small.jpg

View user's profile Send private message
William M




Location: Buckinghamshire , England
Joined: 01 Dec 2004
Reading list: 7 books

Posts: 258

PostPosted: Fri 22 Mar, 2013 7:43 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Wonderful!!! I don't really like the squire too much as its just so very boring, however this looks great! It is quite amazing how a little bit of leather can really transform a piece.
I am now rethinking my view on these fairly bland swords with the prospect of doing some leatherwork myself to transform them.

Once again, well done!
View user's profile Send private message MSN Messenger
William Swiger




Location: Reston, VA
Joined: 23 Feb 2011
Likes: 50 pages
Reading list: 9 books

Posts: 443

PostPosted: Fri 22 Mar, 2013 9:20 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Really nice work all around. The Squire is one of the few Albions left on my list to purchase.
View user's profile Send private message
Nathan Robinson
myArmoury Admin


myArmoury Admin

PostPosted: Fri 22 Mar, 2013 10:38 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

In hand, the Squire is not at all boring. It's one of Albion's more attractive swords. The grip treatment and shaping of the hilt parts really is quite beautiful. All dressed up in that scabbard makes it look that much more attractive. Well done!
.:. Visit my Collection Gallery :: View my Reading List :: View my Wish List :: See Pages I Like :: Find me on Facebook .:.
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
Felix R.




Location: Germany
Joined: 08 Oct 2006
Reading list: 25 books

Spotlight topics: 2
Posts: 555

PostPosted: Fri 22 Mar, 2013 11:03 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

This is a really nice Scabbard. Hope you will bring both.

The plain appearance of Albions swords is one of their features I like very much. Roland does give his swords a very shiny polish, this does the "plain" look really good. And it is everything, but not boring at all.
View user's profile Send private message
Justin King
Industry Professional



Location: flagstaff,arizona
Joined: 12 Apr 2004
Reading list: 20 books

Posts: 551

PostPosted: Fri 22 Mar, 2013 11:29 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Wonderful scabbard work! The rain guard is what really caught my eye, though. Very nicely done, I'm not usually envious of leatherwork but I am right now.

Years ago, I would have agreed that the Squire was a bit boring and generic looking. It's proportions are so fine and subtle that they are easy to overlook, and would be visually diminished if it were any more ornate or complex. There is nothing to add, and nothing to take away, that could make it any more beautiful IMO. It is a fine example of understated elegance and perfectly balanced proportions.
View user's profile Send private message
Roland Warzecha





Joined: 27 Jan 2009

Posts: 36

PostPosted: Mon 25 Mar, 2013 7:14 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thanks for the compliments on my work, much appreciated.

Regarding the Albion Squire:
I have mainly seen it from a practitioner's point of view who is practicing 14th century swordsmanship and also occassionally engages in re-enacting this period. I have tried out some examples of this model at Albion stalls and was fairly disappointed by the handling qualities, until I picked up an Albion Squire that was agile and responsive and felt very alive in my hand. Apparently, not all examples of a particular Albion model are the same.

I think it is an elegant sword with graceful proportions and at least the one that I have has all the handling qualities I was looking for. I like that it still sports a fuller and the accute point I find very appealing because it lends the sword an air of discreet beastliness. The wheel pommel is an ideal extension of the grip and the design makes a lot of sense when it moulds into the ball of a swordsman's hand as he shifts from one hand position to another in fencing. This is a great weapon for sophisticated late medieval swordsmanship.

All the best,
Roland
View user's profile Send private message
Greg Mele
Industry Professional



Location: Chicago, IL USA
Joined: 20 Mar 2006

Posts: 356

PostPosted: Wed 27 Mar, 2013 7:34 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

ROland my friend,

Sigh...must you *always* make me feel like a homo erectus fumbling to learn to use fire?

Beautiful work, as always.

Greg Mele
Chicago Swordplay Guild
www.chicagoswordplayguild.com

www.freelanceacademypress.com
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website


Display posts from previous:   
Forum Index > Historical Arms Talk > Photos of 14th c style scabbard for my Albion Squire
Page 1 of 1 Reply to topic
All times are GMT - 8 Hours

View previous topic :: View next topic
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum






All contents © Copyright 2003-2018 myArmoury.com — All rights reserved
Discussion forums powered by phpBB © The phpBB Group
Switch to the Basic Low-bandwidth Version of the forum