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Harry Lindfors





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PostPosted: Thu 28 Aug, 2014 1:13 am    Post subject: New Albion         Reply with quote

This was posted on the Albion Facebook a few hours ago. No info, just the picture. Seems like something Templar- themed...

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Craig Peters




PostPosted: Thu 28 Aug, 2014 1:42 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I think it's a special, one-off sword that will be sold to help Bonnie Sigman (Mike's wife). I like the Agnus Dei motif; it's not one seen too often, although it certain appears on 13th and 14th century coins.
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PostPosted: Thu 28 Aug, 2014 11:30 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

There are some more details on the Albion Facebook page. It looks to be more than a one-off sword.

Exorcistus Specifications:

Overall length: 45" (114 cm)
Blade Length: 35.75" (91 cm)
Blade Width (at base): 2.75" (7 cm)
CoG: 4.75" (12 cm)
CoP: 22" (59 cm)
Weight: 3 lbs 14 oz (1.78 kg)

It looks like a massive sword - they call it the Vigil on steroids. The grip length looks like it is around 7 inches, so you can get two hands on it. At close to 4 lbs. it is on the heavy side for an Albion. I imagine that there is a lot of distal taper on that blade.
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Hector A.





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PostPosted: Sat 30 Aug, 2014 2:15 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

A fine sword. Any idea if and when Albion will release the Museum Line "Munich" sword?
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PostPosted: Sat 30 Aug, 2014 4:14 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

As I understand, Peter is leaving it as a Next Gen sword and not going to release a Museum Line version.
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Joar Grahn




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PostPosted: Sat 30 Aug, 2014 4:26 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Apparently it's for a webisode series. The blade does look like it has a waist section if you look closely.
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PostPosted: Sat 30 Aug, 2014 3:32 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Craig Peters wrote:
As I understand, Peter is leaving it as a Next Gen sword and not going to release a Museum Line version.


Really? That sucks.

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PostPosted: Sun 31 Aug, 2014 10:59 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

A magnificant sword.

According to Albion's facebook page they hope to produce it and sell it through filmswords at an introductory price of $2,200.

The huge double fuller blade is not 'unhistorical' - at least one single hand, double-fullered blade of similar dimensions has been found in Eastern Europe (although mounted with very different hilts). But overall the current package is likely a bit too embellished and speculative to pass for the next generation line, let alone Museum line, IMHO.
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Hector A.





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PostPosted: Mon 01 Sep, 2014 6:47 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Craig Peters wrote:
As I understand, Peter is leaving it as a Next Gen sword and not going to release a Museum Line version.


Really are you sure? Did he give any reason for it. Would love if he could come and comment on the thread himself about if this is correct and why.
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PostPosted: Tue 02 Sep, 2014 2:38 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I'm not certain Hector; I just seem to recall someone asking about the progress on the Museum Line Munich, and I seem to recall Peter or someone from Albion answering that they had decided to just stick to the Next Generation line version. But it's best to ask Peter yourself.
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PostPosted: Tue 02 Sep, 2014 1:16 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I just realized you guys are now talking about a different sword!
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Hector A.





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PostPosted: Tue 02 Sep, 2014 2:49 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

J.D. Crawford wrote:
I just realized you guys are now talking about a different sword!


yea sorry for the off-topic ^^
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PostPosted: Thu 04 Sep, 2014 1:07 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Wow, that thing is huge. I like it!

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PostPosted: Thu 04 Sep, 2014 7:42 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

It's a bit to "glitzy" for me.

I bet it handles very well though.
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PostPosted: Thu 04 Sep, 2014 8:01 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I like the engraving on the blade, and the sort of 'turned in' fuller termination, but I don't really care for much else about it. It is large though.
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PostPosted: Thu 04 Sep, 2014 12:29 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Kai Lawson wrote:
I like the engraving on the blade, and the sort of 'turned in' fuller termination, but I don't really care for much else about it. It is large though.


Yes, but there really isn't any evidence for an engraved script like the one shown here. All script that I can think of would have been inlayed.
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PostPosted: Thu 04 Sep, 2014 12:40 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

It's a very elaborate sword and I have doubts if any Templar sword was that much decorated?!
The templars are a kind of military off-shot to the Cisterciensian Order, that was much more into simplicity and clear lines in their architecture and mindset, so I guess Templars would be as well when making swords.
This looks like something a flashy nobleman going crusading would wield to dazzle.....

Correct me if I'm wrong and you have examples of very elaborate Templar swords....
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PostPosted: Thu 04 Sep, 2014 12:46 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Kai Lawson wrote:
I like the engraving on the blade, and the sort of 'turned in' fuller termination,


If you look at the blade of the River Witham sword in British Museum (at least one side of blade) and also the larger Eastern European double fuller sword I mentioned above, the fuller terminals not only turn inwards, they join.
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PostPosted: Thu 04 Sep, 2014 12:46 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Niels Just Rasmussen wrote:
It's a very elaborate sword and I have doubts if any Templar sword was that much decorated?!
The templars are a kind of military off-shot to the Cisterciensian Order, that was much more into simplicity and clear lines in their architecture and mindset, so I guess Templars would be as well when making swords.
This looks like something a flashy nobleman going crusading would wield to dazzle.....

Correct me if I'm wrong and you have examples of very elaborate Templar swords....


It's for a Web-series that is historic fiction, I believe. They are making an art-piece rather than a historic recreation. That is what I have gathered from Facebook...
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PostPosted: Thu 04 Sep, 2014 12:53 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Jeffrey Faulk wrote:
Niels Just Rasmussen wrote:
It's a very elaborate sword and I have doubts if any Templar sword was that much decorated?!
The templars are a kind of military off-shot to the Cisterciensian Order, that was much more into simplicity and clear lines in their architecture and mindset, so I guess Templars would be as well when making swords.
This looks like something a flashy nobleman going crusading would wield to dazzle.....

Correct me if I'm wrong and you have examples of very elaborate Templar swords....


It's for a Web-series that is historic fiction, I believe. They are making an art-piece rather than a historic recreation. That is what I have gathered from Facebook...


Ah OK. That makes sense, since people because of media thinks Templars flashy and not dusty men (not bathing) in simple efficient battle outfits with beards and tonsure using most of their time singing hymns as the Cisterciensian monks.
People tend to forget they are warrior-MONKS......
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