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James King





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PostPosted: Fri 23 Jan, 2004 8:38 pm    Post subject: 2 new Next Generation "viking" swords         Reply with quote

I recieved two more NG vikings this week(the Clontarf and the Gotland).I cannot say enough about these two swords.All 3 next gen vikings I have are similar swords , but each is very unique.If I had to pick one sword to represent a "typical" sword of the period it would be the Vinland.If I wanted a sword strictly for its looks it would be the Gotland(Broad blade tapering to a wicked point, wide fuller, large flat pommel, the Pamala Lee of my collection) handles very well. The clontarf .. well I was'nt crazey about the early photos, but It kinda grew on me.After recieving the sword it is hands down my favorite.It is a realy attractive sword,very well caste fittings etc.This sword is *the* best handling sword I have ever picked up... period.It tracks perfectly, I can't waite to do some serious test cutting. BTW the oxblood grips have a much browner hue than the photo's indicate,(sorry for the poor quality) Again, thanks to Albion for the hard work and commitment to quality and customer service (Mike is a hec of a guy).


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Robert Zamoida




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PostPosted: Sat 24 Jan, 2004 9:32 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Congrats James! Those are beautiful swords; the Gotland is my personal favorite out of the NG Viking Line Happy .
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Gary Grzybek




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PostPosted: Sat 24 Jan, 2004 10:19 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I love the engravings on the clontarf the best but the other two have a nicer outline.

Man, I'd have a really hard time deciding.

All, very very nice indeed Big Grin

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Joe Fults




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PostPosted: Sat 24 Jan, 2004 1:58 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

The engravings really do add something to them.
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Patrick Fitzmartin





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PostPosted: Sun 25 Jan, 2004 5:09 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Greetings James King, My congrats sir! Absolutely beautiful. Great photos. You're a man after my own heart with the oxblood. Most of my swords have black grips. I just got an A&A Shifford with a brown grip and I really like it. Of the 3, the Gotland and the Vinland are my favorites. I like the Clontarf's stats though, but not the engravings. I agree with your anology on the Gotland. Excotic and exciting. If I may, since you have all 3, what are the grip lengths? I can't let this pass either. Where did you get the axe? Wink Sincerely, Patrick Fitzmartin
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PostPosted: Mon 26 Jan, 2004 9:11 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Wow! Great collection of NG Viking swords. I've been swooning over my Gotland ever since I received it, about two weeks ago. While it's my first sword from Albion Armorers it will not be my last. I went with the brown grip and scabbard on my Gotland. It definitely is the sexiest one of the three. Although I would go more with the young Jennifer Connelly analogy, but that's just my personal preference Wink

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James King





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PostPosted: Mon 26 Jan, 2004 1:12 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Patrick Fitzmartin wrote:
Greetings James King, My congrats sir! Absolutely beautiful. Great photos. You're a man after my own heart with the oxblood. Most of my swords have black grips. I just got an A&A Shifford with a brown grip and I really like it. Of the 3, the Gotland and the Vinland are my favorites. I like the Clontarf's stats though, but not the engravings. I agree with your anology on the Gotland. Excotic and exciting. If I may, since you have all 3, what are the grip lengths? I can't let this pass either. Where did you get the axe? Wink Sincerely, Patrick Fitzmartin
All 3 grips are @ 3 3/4" long. The axe is from therion Arms.I also have a shifford (with an" Albionized" brown grip)
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Roger Hooper




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PostPosted: Mon 26 Jan, 2004 2:18 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

My Gotland came in today. Its grip measures in at 3.6 inches long. Luckily that seems to be an exact fit for my hand.
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PostPosted: Mon 26 Jan, 2004 2:22 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Hi James,

Regarding the axe from Therion....what are your impressions?

Thanks!

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Patrick Fitzmartin





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PostPosted: Mon 26 Jan, 2004 3:57 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Greetings James King, Thank you very much for the info. I thought the axe might be from Therion. I have visited the makers site. He has some nice axe offerings. I have not checked his direct pricing though. This may be a silly question but I guess there isn't any comparing the Albions to the Shifford as all 4 have their own unique characters. I would like to hear your thoughts though as you have all 4 and I may be heading in this direction. By the way, what is an "Albionized" grip? Sincerely, Patrick Fitzmartin
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Thomas Bengston




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PostPosted: Mon 26 Jan, 2004 4:43 pm    Post subject: I love these swords.....         Reply with quote

nice pics James....great buys...

I picked up the Gotland and it has become my favorite rave to date....The Vinland is a pretty thang with the engraving. I may do a similar thing to my Gotland making it unique to me.

I also am planning to carve a cocbolo scabbard for it...w/baldric....this will take a while as my garage is too cold to work in right now....and free time has been hard to come by lately....but when finished, I will post a happy thread for my fellow warriors.

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