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Howard Waddell
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PostPosted: Mon 06 Nov, 2006 10:42 am    Post subject: (re) Introducing... The Earl         Reply with quote

Just to make it "official"...



More photos here:

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

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

A discussion is already going on the Earl here:

http://www.myArmoury.com/talk/viewtopic.php?t=8257

here:

http://www.myArmoury.com/talk/viewtopic.php?t=8259

and here:

http://www.myArmoury.com/talk/viewtopic.php?t=8217

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Howy

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PostPosted: Mon 06 Nov, 2006 10:59 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Very nice. If there is a sword that is going to change my opinion about S-curved guards, I think it is this one.

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Extremely nice. I was pretty set on the Talhoffer for my next purchase, but I may just have to save up a little more . . .

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PostPosted: Mon 06 Nov, 2006 11:38 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Very, very pretty. Not generally my favorite type of sword but, as always, Albion has made it very tempting...... Great work guys!
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PostPosted: Mon 06 Nov, 2006 12:42 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Awsome yet again! I like the S curve very much and the new blade tweeks look very nice to me. Keep up the good work guys!
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PostPosted: Mon 06 Nov, 2006 9:32 pm    Post subject: Re: (re) Introducing... The Earl         Reply with quote

Howard Waddell wrote:
Just to make it "official"...

Best,
Howy


I've always been a big fan of the Germanic curved guards. I've always been a big fan of XVIIIb longswords. I've always been a big fan of faceted scent-stoppers...

... this one is going to be hard to resist (as if the rest of your lineup didn't make it hard enough already!!!!!)...

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Rhaegar fought valiantly.
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And Rhaegar died."

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PostPosted: Tue 07 Nov, 2006 8:15 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

It is very lovely. Quite "balanced-looking", in a way that has nothing to do with pivot points or the center of gravity. :-)
I think I like it quite a bit better than its older brother the Regent, based on looks and specs alone.
If I were to ever buy another longsword, this one would be at the top of the list.

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PostPosted: Tue 07 Nov, 2006 9:52 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Greyson Brown wrote:
Very nice. If there is a sword that is going to change my opinion about S-curved guards, I think it is this one.


My thoughts exactly. As I mentioned before, I was able to test-drive Joe's. In terms of handling, it reminded me a lot of the Regent, which shares the same blade for the most part. I've never been a big fan of S-curved guards, but I can't imagine a sword like the Earl with anything else. Nice job Albion!

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PostPosted: Tue 07 Nov, 2006 2:06 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

John Cooksey wrote:
It is very lovely. Quite "balanced-looking", in a way that has nothing to do with pivot points or the center of gravity. :-)
I think I like it quite a bit better than its older brother the Regent, based on looks and specs alone.
If I were to ever buy another longsword, this one would be at the top of the list.


This may not be the proper thread for bringing this up, but I think that simply adding a slight downward curve to the Regent's cross would go a long way to sleeken out the lines...

Anyway, I also noticed the slightly different tips-- is the Earl's tip simply a design change? Or are the two swords designed with that subtle difference (which, I'm assuming is a variation in the grinding and not the CNC process)?

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PostPosted: Tue 07 Nov, 2006 2:46 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Jeremiah Swanger wrote:

Anyway, I also noticed the slightly different tips-- is the Earl's tip simply a design change? Or are the two swords designed with that subtle difference (which, I'm assuming is a variation in the grinding and not the CNC process)?


Jeremiah,
The change in tips has been discussed in one of the threads in the Historical Arms Talk forum. In short, the tip has been changed on both swords.

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PostPosted: Tue 07 Nov, 2006 3:52 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Has there been a discussion yet on the functionality of S shaped guards?
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PostPosted: Tue 07 Nov, 2006 4:57 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

George Hill wrote:
Has there been a discussion yet on the functionality of S shaped guards?


Not to be glib, but have you searched for one? Also, the functionaility of any shape of guard has nothing to do with a post announcing a product. Questions about things like that are better posted elsewhere.

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Wow, I really like this one. Will the earl be making an apperance at the New York Show?
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PostPosted: Wed 08 Nov, 2006 3:21 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Chad Arnow wrote:
George Hill wrote:
Has there been a discussion yet on the functionality of S shaped guards?


Not to be glib, but have you searched for one? Also, the functionaility of any shape of guard has nothing to do with a post announcing a product. Questions about things like that are better posted elsewhere.


Opps. Thought I was in the Main forum. I'll go ask there.

As to searches, I tend to find search engines aren't very helpful with some search terms, but I'll cut this short rather then going into detail.

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