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Howard Waddell
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PostPosted: Wed 05 Apr, 2006 9:10 am    Post subject: Introducing... The Sherriff         Reply with quote

Prototype just completed...



Go here for more photos:

http://www.albion-swords.com/swords/albion/ne...ypexiv.htm

This sword will be making its first personal appearance at the Oregon Knife Show...

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Howy

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PostPosted: Wed 05 Apr, 2006 9:18 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Eek! Outstanding!Unfortunately not my period...but I wish I could cut something with it anyway Wink
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BEAUTIFUL.
Wish I could convince my wife I need another sword. Sad Cry

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PostPosted: Wed 05 Apr, 2006 10:42 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Very nice!
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PostPosted: Wed 05 Apr, 2006 10:46 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Oh my. I think I almost like it even better than the Sovereign!
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A wonderful weapon with very clean lines! *grumbles* Have to start saving my allowance.... Cool
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PostPosted: Wed 05 Apr, 2006 11:31 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

That came out being a lot nicer then the original drawing was, i really like this sword alot, well done.
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PostPosted: Wed 05 Apr, 2006 11:35 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Nice looking sword.

Look forward to handling one someday.

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PostPosted: Wed 05 Apr, 2006 11:54 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Joel Chesser wrote:
That came out being a lot nicer then the original drawing was
I agree. While I've been looking forward to this one based upon Peter's drawing, it looks much nicer in the "flesh" than I had expected. The price is right too! Congrats, Howard, to you and Team Albion! Happy
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You've just made me a very happy man! Having seen it in the steel, as it were, I'm glad that I changed my grip color to magenta. It looks good in black, and would be good in brown or just about any other color, but this sword tells me it wants that extra little touch that a magenta grip will give it.

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PostPosted: Wed 05 Apr, 2006 12:55 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Jonathan Blair wrote:
BEAUTIFUL.
Wish I could convince my wife I need another sword. Sad Cry


Maybe you could try to convince your wife that this sword needs you. It would be philanthropic that way; kind of like adopting a stray puppy.

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Greyson Brown wrote:
Jonathan Blair wrote:
BEAUTIFUL.
Wish I could convince my wife I need another sword. Sad Cry


Maybe you could try to convince your wife that this sword needs you. It would be philanthropic that way; kind of like adopting a stray puppy.

-Grey

That has the flight characteristics of a lead balloon. Laughing Out Loud She was already sore enough that I bought the Crecy recently as it is.

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Aww Man! Love it. And to think...two hours ago I commited to buying a new gun and now my funds are cooked for a while. The humanity!

Looks really good, as I thought it would. This one is on my list.

Oh, and Grey, you are definately right on the magenta.

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While I am not much on this design, I do appreciate the background/history info given. Love to learn.

I am in anticipation of the Falchion and Messers.
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PostPosted: Wed 05 Apr, 2006 2:24 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Wow, very nice design! For some mysterious reason, I think I like it better than the Sovereign. Maybe it's the guard that sets it apart. Big Grin
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PostPosted: Wed 05 Apr, 2006 2:32 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Edward Hitchens wrote:
Wow, very nice design! For some mysterious reason, I think I like it better than the Sovereign. Maybe it's the guard that sets it apart.

I don't know why, but I prefer it, too. They're both fine swords, but this one is beautifully understated with a sense power behind it. I also just noticed that it's priced quite nice, too. That's a bonus.

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I like it, too, and I'm glad it's part of the middle-to-low-tier in terms of price.

I'm sure you guys know how I feel it compares to the Sovereign. Happy The Sherriff is definitely more of a working man's sword with classic lines. The Sovereign is the Cadillac version of that. Happy

If I were looking for a classic archetypical example of a Type XIV, though, it would be the Sherriff.

Happy

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Funny. . . just got off the phone with Mike yesterday getting my place in queue. I thought I heard him say he got a chance to check out the castings, not the completed sword Laughing Out Loud

Chad, your Cadillac analogy, as far as I see it, would stop at appearance alone if it even stands that far. The Sherriff and Sovereign are really two very different swords that go beyond how they look. Aesthetic aside, I had a similar opinion as far as which would be an "archetypical example of the type" before checking out the Sherriff blade up close and personal. Now, as I told Mike, I honestly feel something would be glaringly missing in my collection (and to anyone who has a focus on early 14th century swords) without owning both. Similar in style and application (speaking basic design and use in a specific martial system), but each shows a very unique inclination to preference in personal technique. They show that, by spotlighting the drastic changes in arms and armour of the period, there is very little to be called "archetypical" in this type. I dislike sounding this vague, but when you get it in hand, you will know what I mean Cool.

I'm really glad to see the raised end of the peened tang showing at the pommel. As opposed to a flush-ground peen, I think this detail adds a bit of welcome architecture to the design. I guess it is just the little things with me. . .

I'm very excited this is done so early in the year. I think this is the sword I'll work into the kit I use this year, and this gives me plenty of time to work on embelishments and accoutrements.

This one isn't so much a "sleeper" as it is one that's going to sneak up on a couple of folks with some neat surprises, I think.
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PostPosted: Wed 05 Apr, 2006 5:42 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Jonathon Janusz wrote:


I'm really glad to see the raised end of the peened tang showing at the pommel. As opposed to a flush-ground peen, I think this detail adds a bit of welcome architecture to the design. I guess it is just the little things with me. . .


That caught my eye too. I have always found either a visible, raised rivet (or a tall, well-defined rivet block) much more aesthetically appealing than a flush-ground one, and I'm very pleased to see it on this sword. This one's definitely on my "must buy" list. Happy
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Yes, I am also glad to see the peened tang, although I must say, I am partial to rivet blocks.

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