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Craig Peters




PostPosted: Mon 17 Apr, 2006 11:04 am    Post subject: Sword Spending Spree         Reply with quote

Suppose for a moment that you suddenly received a significant sum of money. The amount of money was more than enough to pay off any outstanding debts you may have or other financial obligations/concerns that you'd have prior to buying swords. With the money left over you have more than enough to buy six Albion swords and take advantage of the seventh one for free. So, assuming this scenario actually happened, which seven would you order?

Mine would be (in order of preference, save for the seventh sword):

The Chieftain (brown grip); the Reeve (oxblood grip); the Regent (green grip); the Talhoffer (black grip); the Crecy (magenta grip); the Ritter (black grip); and the seventh for free, the Tritonia.
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PostPosted: Mon 17 Apr, 2006 11:11 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Not answering this the right way, but if I had that kind of money on hand, I'd probably go after other kit instead of swords at this point. I've got two swords, a dagger, and a pole arm. I've got two more swords and another dagger on order and I have somewhat limited space.
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PostPosted: Mon 17 Apr, 2006 11:18 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

My answer will be very similar to Joe's. Nowadays, I won't buy a new sword until I can sell one of my own first. This makes it easier to pay for the new one, plus gives it a "new home within its new home." Besides I've got my Talhoffer, so I'm happy. Cool

But if I had money leftover to spend on swords, perhaps a St. Maurice-Turin and a Tyrolean. That oughtta do. Wink

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PostPosted: Mon 17 Apr, 2006 12:23 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I'll play along.

1. Museum Line Bayerische
2. Museum Line Savante
3. Next Gen Meister
4. Next Gen Kingmaker
5. Next Gen Munich
6. Meistro Line Liechtenauer
7. Next Gen Talhoffer
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PostPosted: Mon 17 Apr, 2006 2:48 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

So hard to decide since I don't have any Albions yet. Assuming I can include models not in production yet, my list would look something like this:

1. Next Generation Sovereign
2. Next Generation Laird
3. Next Generation Crecy
4. Next Generation Sherriff
5. Museum Line Solingen
6. Maestro Line I:33
7. Museum Line Tritonia
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PostPosted: Mon 17 Apr, 2006 3:17 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Ok, I'm a binge buyer anyway so this question is easy for me.

1) Museum Line Solingen
2) Next Gen Norman
3) Next Gen Knecht
4) Next Gen Squire
5) Next Gen Chevalier
6) Next Gen Hauptmann
7) Next Gen Doge
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PostPosted: Mon 17 Apr, 2006 3:29 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I'd stay with my current plan, just finish it quicker;

1) Next Gen Munich (already ordered)
2) Next Gen Leichtenaur (already ordered)
3) riveted mail hauberk
4) helmet (can't decide on helmet style yet) suited for 1200 to 1300 A.D. era
5) pieces of armour to complete a mixed / transistional mail/ plate suit.

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PostPosted: Mon 17 Apr, 2006 4:17 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Well, so far, good fortune has smiled on me this year and I am going for seven. Three are done and delivered, four is in queue, five is still a sketch, and I'm still undecided on number six. I haven't even started thinking about the free one yet. . .

. . . and there's a dagger or two, maybe some spears, some armour, and clothes I would like to get together for this coming season of faires. . .
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PostPosted: Mon 17 Apr, 2006 4:30 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

It's a toughy, I've never ordered from Albion as of yet. I think this is the route I would want to go:

1) Maestro Line Liechtenauer
2) Next Generation The Crecy
3) Next Generation The Castellan
4) Squire Line 13th Century Knightly Sword
5) Next Generation Gaddhjalt
6) Next Generation The Knight
7) Next Generation The Chevalier
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PostPosted: Mon 17 Apr, 2006 5:38 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Next Gens:
Crecy
Gaddhjalt
Knecht
Ritter
Caithness
Vassal

Maestro (free):
Lichtenauer

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PostPosted: Mon 17 Apr, 2006 5:43 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

1) The Aquilifer
2) The Auxilia
3) The Thegn
4) The Knight
5) The Crecy
6) The Vassal
7) The Solingen Sword
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PostPosted: Tue 18 Apr, 2006 12:57 am    Post subject: Re: Sword Spending Spree         Reply with quote

Craig Peters wrote:
So, assuming this scenario actually happened, which seven would you order?


My answers, along with justifications:

1) The Huskarl, because I think it's the most under-rated of the whole Viking line. It's curved, without being too "swoopy" (I'll save that for the Thegn), and still keeps a ballsy presence.

2) The Thegn, because good Anglo-Saxon swords are hard to find.

3) The Berserker, because Langsaxen are also hard to find (though I'd love to see Albion do a production version of that Langsax Randal Graham made for them a while back)...

4) The Count (oxblood grip, bronze pommel), because the blade is really cool, and it has the sweetest-looking Type 2 cross I've ever seen!

5) The Vassal, because I am a sucker for a Thorpe-pattern falchion!

6) The Knecht, because it's a frickin' 3-foot-long cleaver!

7) One of the Landesknecht swords (haven't quite decided which one yet)
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PostPosted: Tue 18 Apr, 2006 3:41 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

For me, the windfall you speak of would have to be trebled because my wife would insist on her fair share and that some work be done on the house with the money. If wishes were horses, then beggars would ride. Anyways, here is my list:
1. The Allectus - Just to have a Roman sword. $600
2. The Valkyrja w/ black grip - I don't know what it is about that sword, but it sure looks sweet. $1000
3. The Reeve w/ magenta grip and blued furniture - $620
4. The Sherriff w/ oxblood grip - $620
5. The Squire w/ campaign brown grip - To match my Crecy. $750 - Works out that this is the closest to the average of the other six swords, so this would be my free one.
6. The Gallowglass w/ kelly green custom colored grip - $950 + 25 = $975
7. The Tyrolean w/ dark brown grip - $890
Subtotal cost $4705
Shipping cost $210
Grand Total $4915
Perchance to dream... Worried

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PostPosted: Tue 18 Apr, 2006 9:40 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I had trouble whittling the list down to 7. And If I didn't already have them, the Castellan and the Reeve would be on the list.

Allectus
Knight
Kingmaker
Condottierre
Earl
Gallowglass

Markgraf

(swords I had to drop from the list - Thegn, Talhoffer, Munich)
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PostPosted: Tue 18 Apr, 2006 11:13 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

We'll I didn't trip into a bucket of money, but I was deployed to Iraq for 10 months, which was close enough for me. First thing to note, I only purchased two pieces at regular price (three if you count the seventh, as you can't combine sales with that, but I did use a gift certificate, so it really doesn't count either). Here's what I got:

1. Crecy (Oxblood)
2. Squire (Red)
3. Poitier (Dark Brown)
4. Landgraf (Dark Brown)
5. SL Knightly (Black, obviously)
6. Agincourt (Black)
7. Sherriff (Magenta)
... Happy
8. Steward (Oxblood) Big Grin
Big Grin

Yeah, I know, that's not 7, but I just can't resist the Steward, so I will be ordering one of those in the next month or so. Besides, if I get it, I have at least a representaive from each type from XII to XVII (XIIa, and XIIIb (I consider the Steward to be valid for both XIII or XIIIa) are missing, but I have an MRL XIIa, and other plans to fill the XIIIb role). Without it there is a gap.

The two swords purchased at regular price were the Poitier (I pre-ordered it 2 days before a sale started, too, but it's still worth the extra $100), and the SL Knightly. I sat down and did the math for all of the possible permutations of ordering (after I'd bought the first 3, anyway). I saved $35 buying the SL Knightly at full price, and getting the Sherriff as the 7th. Otherwise, I probably would have picked one of the more expensive swords as my 7th.

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PostPosted: Tue 18 Apr, 2006 3:13 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I'll not pick any of the ones that I already have on order (Chieftain & Kingmaker). The Museum Line swords that I have (Tritonia and St. Maurice) are AWESOME, so I have a very high regard for the Museum Collection and Hallmark Series Lines. With enormous amounts of cash and a spending orgy in mind, the list would be:

1. Museum Line Xa.1 (A.459) (hinted to be in development)
2. Museum/Hallmark series Svante
3. Museum Line Brescia Spadona
4. Museum Line Solingen
5. Next Gen Chevalier
6. Next Gen Dane
7. Museum Line Bayerisches

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Alexander Ren




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PostPosted: Wed 19 Apr, 2006 3:15 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

So many swords... so little time...

Baron
Duke
Hospitaller
Vassal
Knecht
Berserkr
Sword of St. Maurice Turin

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PostPosted: Wed 19 Apr, 2006 4:33 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

With dreams of tonight's ~$82 million Florida Lottery in mind, I would buy one of each of the Museum Line pieces. The catch is that I would not purchase them all at once. I would get them one at a time, in order to fully enjoy each piece, before my attention is distracted by the next one. I would go in this order:

1. Tritonia - I love that pommel
2. Solingen - The first Albion sword that caught my eye
3. Brescia Spadona - time for a two hander - I love the overall form of this piece
4. St. Maurice - what a beast
5. Svante - what's left to say about this masterpiece?
6. Bayerisches - I hope that the Museum Line piece reproduces the pommel details.
7. Xa.1 Cool - with any luck, it would be ready by the time I get to this point in the list.

And with that hypothetical $82 million, I wouldn't care if the 7th sword was free or not. Laughing Out Loud

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PostPosted: Wed 19 Apr, 2006 8:08 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Chevalier, Dane, Thegn, Talhoffer, Svante, Regent, Viceroy.

I really love the look of the (drawing of the) Chevalier, particularly the pommel. I like the Dane in general, the Thegn sounds like a lot of fun between its blade thickness and light weight, the Talhoffer just because I like it, the Svane because it's kind of a given, and the Regen and Viceroy because I like them a lot (no specific reasons come to mind).
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PostPosted: Wed 19 Apr, 2006 8:19 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Well, I'm likely not buying any more swords for a while, but we did just finish off our second group of 7 from Albion. The line up is 2 13th century knightly Squire Lines (blunt, for forms work), 2 Maestro Line Lichtenaurs (still waiting..), 2 Maestro Line I.33 (and likely to be waiting even longer for these), Prince, Berserkr, Constable Laird, Caithness, and just ordered the Crecy, the Talhoffer, and the Squire Line 13th Cent. great sword. I have to say that I'm very pleased with all that have arrived to date.


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