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Howard Waddell
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PostPosted: Mon 28 Aug, 2006 12:00 pm    Post subject: Introducing... The Gallowglass         Reply with quote

The prototype is finished!



More photos here:

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

Specifications
Overall length: 47.5" (121 cm)
Blade length: 37.375" (95 cm)
Blade Width: 1.6925" (4.3 cm)
CoG: 6.5" (16.5 cm)
CoP: 23.75" (60 cm)
Weight: 2 lbs 9.2 oz (1.17 kg)

http://www.albion-swords.com/swords/albion/ne...rd-xix.htm


Best,

Howy

P.S.: Thanks, Kirk, for the correction!

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PostPosted: Mon 28 Aug, 2006 12:07 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Run, Saxon, run!

Abú!

That is one beautiful weapon....

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PostPosted: Mon 28 Aug, 2006 12:35 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Oh ye gods...

That's an absolutely stunning weapon.

Pax,
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PostPosted: Mon 28 Aug, 2006 12:54 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Love it, the detailing is great.

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PostPosted: Mon 28 Aug, 2006 1:35 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Oh my.

I love the aesthetics provided by the combination of blade and guard (love that blade Howy) and I even like that ring pommel, which I normally hate. I know one person who's going to be thrilled with this and he'd better let me play with it!
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PostPosted: Mon 28 Aug, 2006 1:37 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I like that sword so much I just ordered one. Great lines - same blade for the Markgraf and Hauptmann I imagine

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PostPosted: Mon 28 Aug, 2006 1:38 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Impressive Eek! Eek! Cool

The blade is also impressive and interesting that it is going to be used for a few different swords.

Not a sword that had any particular appeal to me in the drawings but it's gorgious Cool

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PostPosted: Mon 28 Aug, 2006 1:43 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Oh my.....oh my.......ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh..........
Where's mine? Is it here yet? huh, huh?
No doubt about it, that is one sword that gets better looking every time I see it! Soooooo glad I went with this one. Can't wait!!!!!!!!!

PK - well, since you let me play with your baby "Svante", I suppose you can play with mine when it comes. Razz Wink Big Grin

Thanks Howy for just making them better and better.

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PostPosted: Mon 28 Aug, 2006 1:45 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Don't normally like ring hilts, but that one looks nice.
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PostPosted: Mon 28 Aug, 2006 1:50 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Another beauty from Albion! I like it.
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WOW...I don't normally like ring hilts, but, wow...I do like this one!
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PostPosted: Mon 28 Aug, 2006 1:55 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I love that blade. I can't wait to see the shorter version on the Condottierre and the Doge!
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I shed a tear for the cutlers and the guys putting the final polish on the blades. I think there is a great value for the dollar in this one Cool
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And here was me thinking I had it all sorted out about which one I was going to buy next...all my carefully laid plans thrown into turmoil Cry

Such sweet torment! I absolutely love it; great job guys!
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I'm very eager to see the Condotierre and the compound-hilted longswords featuring the longer blade.
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PostPosted: Mon 28 Aug, 2006 4:55 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

WOW! This is gorgeous. The detail on the cross is really nice as is the ring. Great job!
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PostPosted: Mon 28 Aug, 2006 5:15 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Oh...my...God...!!!! Eek! Exclamation
I want one!!!
That is BEAUTIFUL!! Big Grin
Awesome job guys, awesome job; can't wait to see the Kern.

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PostPosted: Mon 28 Aug, 2006 6:02 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I never gush over new swords. I don't really like ring hilts. I am forced to break both traditions. This is a beautiful sword, it's just awesome... the blade is stunning, the ring looks stout and well executed, the gaurd is just magnificent.
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PostPosted: Mon 28 Aug, 2006 7:43 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Yes, this turned out superb. Though, I'm ringhilt biased. What amazes me is that this sword is only a little over 2.5 lbs! That's super light for a sword of these proportions. Mike and I may eventually need to have a talk about this fella!
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PostPosted: Mon 28 Aug, 2006 9:03 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Saw the thread title, cheerfully clicked to satisfy my curiosity...
...Ooooh.
I am impressed, I was momentarily taken aback by how it substantially exceeded my expectations. For such an attractive blade a limited edition of 100 suddenly seems small.

Anyway, congrats, this one turned out very nice.
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