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C.L. Miller




PostPosted: Wed 23 Nov, 2005 12:20 am    Post subject: a new a-reeve-al         Reply with quote

What? Don't you like bad puns?
Anywho... for those of you who either don't already own an Albion Reeve, or have been wondering what one might look like with a light-brown ("campaign-worn") grip... here you go!
...sorry about the poor lighting, it's been snowing all day here and the ambient lighting inside my apartment is very poor, so for the moment I am entirely dependent upon my digital camera's flash. I'll try and take some better photos with proper-lighting in the days to come if anyone is interesting.




Overall, I think my comments echo most of those already made concerning this sword; surprisingly light, very sharp, very lively in hand. Being directed towards an un-armoured target, this sword manages to make the flesh feel... more vulnerable. Where other blades may evoke shield-spliting, mail-breaking, this one cries blood-spilling, flesh-shearing. This is is a sword which cries murder. You might think the blade appears broad online, I can assure you that it feels far more so in the hand. Even in this modern age, somehow, despite being somewhat less robust than the Huskarl, this sword feels like the most lethal, most dangerous item in my home... and that's including the .357.
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John Cooksey




Location: NW Ark
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PostPosted: Wed 23 Nov, 2005 9:56 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

That's a fantastic-looking weapon!
What I like about the Reeve and the Bayeaux is their sheer, functional, brutal simplicity.
That kind of "rendered-down" aesthetic defines elegance, IMO.

The Reeve probably is more dangerous than the .357.
At least you get more than six shots, and .357s don't cut or thrust worth a damn. :-)

I didn't surrender, but they took my horse and made him surrender.
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Thomas Hoogendam




Location: The Netherlands
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PostPosted: Wed 23 Nov, 2005 12:56 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Sofar, all the Reeve's I've seen pictures of, had different gripcolors, and all of them work!!

Fantastic looking sword, and sounds like a great handling sword too. I do envy you so much though. I'm really biting my lip here, but I just can't order one right now.
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Roger Hooper




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PostPosted: Tue 29 Nov, 2005 11:38 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

My Reeve just came in. It has the same worn light brown grip as C.L. Miller's. Since I'm about the fourth forumite to receive one, I won't say much about it.

It's a simple, utilitarian sword, though its brazil nut pommel gives it that touch that elevates its appearance to something special. It is very light, extremely maneuverable, and has that fishing pole effect of seeming to throw itself forward in the cut as if it wants to get to the target even faster.

Great sword.
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C.L. Miller




PostPosted: Tue 29 Nov, 2005 11:57 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Roger Hooper wrote:
My Reeve just came in. It has the same worn light brown grip as C.L. Miller's..


Congratulations Roger! Welcome to the club! Big Grin
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