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PostPosted: Thu 13 Aug, 2020 5:01 am    Post subject: Albion Swords - The Warwick (Photo Update)         Reply with quote

Warwick (aka "Super Crecy 1")
Here is a sneak preview of our first new sword in a long time. Better pics and webpage to follow in the next few weeks. Available for reservation now!

Warwick Specifications:
Overall length: 49 11/16"
Blade length: 36 3/4"
CoB: 2 3/4"
CoP: 24 3/8"
Width at Guard: 2 1/16"
Weight: 1660g (3 lb., 10.6 oz.)

Introductory Price: $990.00 USD
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PostPosted: Thu 13 Aug, 2020 6:33 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

That's a terrible photo of a nice sword!

Big Grin

It's quite massive,126 cm, 1660g - "original Crecy" is 114 cm, 1390g.


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That is quite nice, though I second the hope for a clearer photo at some point. I wish it had the Ringeck/Fiore guard, without the peak at the fuller, but that's purely a minor aesthetic preference that detracts nothing from what I'm sure will be a magnificent weapon.

I notice it has a significant weight gain over the Crecy, but a POB much closer to the guard. Is the new weight all in the extra grip length, or is the blade a bit thicker (as well as being slightly longer and wider)?

I've been on the fence for a while about the Fiore, the Alexandria, and even another Crecy (which I often regret parting with). But this is one I may need.

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Guess I'll check the better pic on the website.
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Can't you all just express your happiness of something new in the lineup? I'm thrilled to see it! Thanks, Albion!
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PostPosted: Fri 14 Aug, 2020 4:26 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I like it. Big Grin Looks like it will be pretty lively in hand.

That double riser in the middle of the guard is very nice. Almost asking for a grip ring or something...

Thanks Albion. If I didn't already have a sword on order, I would be giving this a good hard look.

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PostPosted: Fri 14 Aug, 2020 7:50 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Looks nice! I'm always glad to see new things hit the market. Congrats! Happy
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I for one am overjoyed. I hope I didn't come off otherwise. I will most likely be picking one up, and I thought I'd sworn off any new swords for at least another few years. Happy

EDIT: Can't help but notice that it says Super Crecy 1. This implies an eventual Super Crecy 2.

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PostPosted: Fri 14 Aug, 2020 9:04 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

New. Yay! Photo. Not yay! But yes, it is neat to see new from Albion.
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Excellent stuff Howard!
As you said, it has been a while since the last new sword.
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....really hoping for a straight guard/ waisted grip variant.
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PostPosted: Wed 19 Aug, 2020 9:22 pm    Post subject: Re: Albion Swords - The Warwick (Photo Update)         Reply with quote

Howard Waddell wrote:
Warwick (aka "Super Crecy 1")
Here is a sneak preview of our first new sword in a long time. Better pics and webpage to follow in the next few weeks. Available for reservation now!

Warwick Specifications:
Overall length: 49 11/16"
Blade length: 36 3/4"
CoB: 2 3/4"
CoP: 24 3/8"
Width at Guard: 2 1/16"
Weight: 1660g (3 lb., 10.6 oz.)

Introductory Price: $990.00 USD
(plus s/h)



Oh wow!

Yep, it's certainly been a while since the Albion Mark lineup got a new addition (the last one was the Archduke, if I recall correctly?), and I think this is something that puts a little bit of adrenaline back into the lineup! I like that you guys seem to have put a little more emphasis on the larger longswords in recent years.

The combination of the sword's proportions and fairly-linear taper in the blade profile just screams "Liechtenauer" to me!

I happen to like the "peak" at the center of the cross-- I think it adds a little more "visual breadth", giving it bolder, more heroic lines!

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Rhaegar fought valiantly.
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PostPosted: Thu 20 Aug, 2020 12:56 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

With those pictures its looking like a much more sexy beast!
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PostPosted: Thu 20 Aug, 2020 8:47 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

love the look its one of my favorite blade shapes, this one looks like a beast but that long grip and big pommel should make it handle nicely. I'm hoping one of the variations has a slightly shorter grip and a scent stopper pommel, might make it a little lighter but with a farther CoB
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PostPosted: Thu 20 Aug, 2020 10:32 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

R. Kolick wrote:
love the look its one of my favorite blade shapes, this one looks like a beast but that long grip and big pommel should make it handle nicely. I'm hoping one of the variations has a slightly shorter grip and a scent stopper pommel, might make it a little lighter but with a farther CoB


Is there any historical precedent for such a sword?

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The proportions of the Warwick seem way off, as if it were following the modern HEMA preference for a high hilt-to-blade ratio. Historically it seems to be an outlier I couldn't find a corresponding original for on the fly. I don't think it's "wrong", just "atypical".

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The Brescia Spadona is often considered a Type XVIa and features a slightly shorter handle with a scent stopper pommel.
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PostPosted: Sat 22 Aug, 2020 1:06 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I'm not sure about the scent stopper pommel but most swords of this type I've seen tend to a shorter grip length so while I'm sure the dimensions are historical on the Warwick they don't seem to be the norm on the surviving artifacts
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