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Michael Curl




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PostPosted: Thu 04 Sep, 2014 9:27 pm    Post subject: The albion maximillian review, whose going to write it?         Reply with quote

So, albion has a few new swords of rather HUGE proportions. Now I can't buy one (money) nor could I even get one (overseas) but I am sure one of you fine fellows could. So....who will be the first to acquire and review one of this bad boys?
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T. Kew




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PostPosted: Fri 05 Sep, 2014 1:36 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

http://www.myArmoury.com/talk/viewtopic.php?t=25760 is a thread that might be of interest.
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Paul B.G




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PostPosted: Fri 05 Sep, 2014 1:57 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

This one might help Wink

http://www.sword-forum.com/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=16630

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Patrick Kelly




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PostPosted: Fri 05 Sep, 2014 10:12 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

The only point I disagree with regarding the review are the comments on it's handling. I don't find the Maximillian to be a "Beast", in fact I'm always surprised at how well it handles every time I take it down from the wall. This is all relative of course, but I find the Maximilian to be quite dynamic in it's handling for a sword of it's size. It's one of my absolute favorites of the Albion line. I don't do reviews anymore but this one would get a great write up if I did.
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William Swiger




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PostPosted: Fri 05 Sep, 2014 11:04 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I am going to order either the Maximilian or Tyrolean in the next week or so. Have been looking at both models for months and still cannot decide which one. I like the fittings on the Maximilian but also like the simplicity of the Tyrolean fittings.

Anyone physically seen a Tyrolean to give some perspective?

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Kai Lawson




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PostPosted: Sat 06 Sep, 2014 7:44 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Completely subjective here, but I have a Maximilian and have handled the Tyrolean, and they definitely seem different in person. The Tyrolean grip is noticeably thicker/beefier, and the cross is also noticeably longer/wider. I rather like wide crosses, but the Tyrolean seemed a bit thin and stretched for me. It is a lovely sword, but the grip is just too thick and the furniture too 'pushed out' for my taste.
The wood and leather 'ricasso' cover is pretty excellent though. Super thin, and very cleanly made...

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Guy Bayes




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PostPosted: Sat 06 Sep, 2014 12:24 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Have a Tyrolean, don't find the grip to be too thick. I am an average sized male, 6ft

Agree with Patrick the handling is not bad at all, it is reasonably nimble for such a large sword. I like it a lot actually
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