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Howard Waddell
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PostPosted: Wed 22 Jun, 2005 11:04 am    Post subject: Steel Counts         Reply with quote

At last, here is a photo of the Count with a steel pommel...



More can be seen on the Count page at:

http://albion-swords.com/swords/albion/nextge...xiiia2.htm


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Howy

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PostPosted: Wed 22 Jun, 2005 11:54 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Haha! Yes, thats my sword! Should arrive tomorrow! Wow, it looks amazing! THANK YOU ALBION!!!!!
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PostPosted: Wed 22 Jun, 2005 1:31 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

The steel version seems much nicer to me. It is closer to what I had in mind the Count would look like based on Peter's drawing.
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PostPosted: Wed 22 Jun, 2005 1:56 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Looks better than what I envisioned from the drawings.

But that is just me.

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PostPosted: Wed 22 Jun, 2005 5:46 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Eek!

You guys are killing my educational future... I've been good for a while, but this is what I was waiting for... Might be time to liquidate some stuff...

The pen is mightier than the sword, especially since it can get past security and be stabbed it into a jugular.
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PostPosted: Wed 22 Jun, 2005 10:06 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Joseph C. wrote:
The steel version seems much nicer to me. It is closer to what I had in mind the Count would look like based on Peter's drawing.


I'm going to go against the tide here and say that the bronze version looks better to me. Still can't get over the grip, though-- on both swords, the grip has an awkward swell in the middle that kind of throws off the volumes and proportions, IMHO...

I'd kinda like to see what it would look like with a lengthened version of the grip from the Prince-- octagonal section and evenly-tapering.

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PostPosted: Wed 22 Jun, 2005 11:03 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I like the grip. It seems to be a flattened octagon section, which fits in well with the octagonal faceted pommel and the octagonal section guard. Lots of stuff going on in the hilt of this one.

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PostPosted: Sun 26 Jun, 2005 8:16 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Oh my, I like the steel much better. Big Grin

Bronze is pretty, but if I wanted that color I'd prefer to go with steel and just gild it, instead.
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PostPosted: Sun 26 Jun, 2005 9:26 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Maybe it's just me... but I LOVE the bronze pommel with steel cross look. It has such a period look to me. Don't get me wrong, I like the all steel look, but the bronze is a touch of class.
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