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Howard Waddell
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PostPosted: Thu 08 Mar, 2007 7:52 am    Post subject: Introducing... The Munich (x2)         Reply with quote

Eric just finished up the first two Munich swords - we decided (by popular demand) to offer this limited edition in two versions - one without (as originally announced) and one with a half wire-wrapped grip.





More photos here:

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

and here:

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

We have a pretty aggressive R&D effort going on and we are working very hard to get our delivery time back to a more normal turnaround.

Please bear with us!

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PostPosted: Thu 08 Mar, 2007 8:04 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I've been waiting for an update like this one for quite awhile, and I gotta say
I like the looks of this sword a great deal. I had a sword much like this one a
few years back -- made by a competitor and dressed up by Christian Fletcher,
and it was one of the sword I wish that I had kept. Very fast. Very mobile. Nice
work being done at Albion, yet again !!!!
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PostPosted: Thu 08 Mar, 2007 8:23 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

It's a nice looking piece Howie... but of course in the spirit of no good deed goes unpunished I have to ask, is there still a plan to do a Museum Line version complete with engraving and grip?
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PostPosted: Thu 08 Mar, 2007 8:28 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Russ Ellis wrote:
It's a nice looking piece Howie... but of course in the spirit of no good deed goes unpunished I have to ask, is there still a plan to do a Museum Line version complete with engraving and grip?


Yep - but it is still a ways off. We are trying to catch up on everything currently public before we announce anything new.

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PostPosted: Thu 08 Mar, 2007 8:33 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

OMG!

Eek! Eek! Eek! Eek! Eek! Eek! Eek!

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Martin Wallgren wrote:
OMG!

Eek! Eek! Eek! Eek! Eek! Eek! Eek!


The above are pretty much my sentiments too. Congratulations on an outstanding piece. The wire grip tacked down at each end looks similar to Peter's XVIIIb for the Solingen show last year. It is good to see the fruition of his skill and input into these designs....now where did I put my wallet.

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PostPosted: Thu 08 Mar, 2007 8:52 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Wow!! Judging by those pictures, I'd say this one's been worth the wait! I take it one of those belongs to Aaron? If I recall, he bagged Munich #1 (out of 500). I like the idea of having a half-leather/half-wire grip version; I wasn't aware of that option. In terms of usage and handling, I've always preferred leather grips, but wire-wrapping is certainly a nice aesthetic touch.

Somewhere in here, there's another topic about 'Introducing the Munich.' Whenever someone would post to that and make it bump to the top of the queue, I'd rush to see if the actual sword was finally finished! Great work Mr. Waddell. It seemed that whenever a new Albion NextGen sword became available, somebody always asked "When's the Munich come out?" or "What's the update on the Munich?" Razz

Good things come to those who wait. And now to the lucky owners -- your impressions?

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PostPosted: Thu 08 Mar, 2007 8:54 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Howard Waddell wrote:

Yep - but it is still a ways off. We are trying to catch up on everything currently public before we announce anything new.

Best,

Howy


That's alright, I suspect it's going to be pricey (make that extremely pricey) and I've got pennies to save.

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Nice to see it come out the doors.
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PostPosted: Thu 08 Mar, 2007 10:19 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Howard,

In my opinion that's one of the most aesthetically beautiful swords you've come out with. I absolutely love the proportion and flow of the different components. The half-wire grip is an excellent optional choice as well. That pommel reccess just begs for some kind of decorative bronze disc.

Outstanding.
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PostPosted: Thu 08 Mar, 2007 10:39 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Patrick Kelly wrote:
Howard,

In my opinion that's one of the most aesthetically beautiful swords you've come out with. I absolutely love the proportion and flow of the different components. The half-wire grip is an excellent optional choice as well. That pommel reccess just begs for some kind of decorative bronze disc.

Outstanding.


I have to agree Howard, it's a beautiful piece. I especially like the wire wrap. Looks like Xmas 2007 is taken care of for me Big Grin
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--Wow --

Oakeshott seemed very fond of the original. Its too bad he isn't still around to see and wield this new version.
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PostPosted: Thu 08 Mar, 2007 10:51 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

O Great Sword Gods, I am unworthy! That sword is just too beautiful for words.

And I just have to add, with only a hint of a Cheshire Cat grin…

Sam Barris wrote:
That one is definitely on my list, but I wonder if it might look even cooler with one of Mr. Fletcher's Gothic hilts.

Peter Johnsson wrote:
It could be stunning. Happy
I’d like to see that myself.
I am not sure if it is within the realm of possible to offer this as an option directly from Albion. We’ll see about that. Perhaps?

Howard Waddell wrote:
Eric just finished up the first two Munich swords - we decided (by popular demand) to offer this limited edition in two versions - one without (as originally announced) and one with a half wire-wrapped grip.

My work here is done. Laughing Out Loud [Insert mad scientist laughter.]

I guess I need to call Albion now and pay for the rest of it. Hee hee! *Does the Munich dance*

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PostPosted: Thu 08 Mar, 2007 11:26 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Oh man. I was saving up for the Talhoffer, but now I may have to save a little bit more! That is truly beatiful. Great job guys!

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Great weapons! Somehow I prefer standard grip... Cool
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The Munich is a beautiful sword, Howard!
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Michal Plezia wrote:
Somehow I prefer standard grip... Cool


Me too. Can't say exactly why. I guess after looking at the pictures of the Munich several times today, the standard grip just seems to be more pleasing to the eye; more subtle, but sophisticated. Surprised

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I'm sure the guard and blade are true to the museum specimen. I am surprised by it as the concept art gave me an impression of a more flat cruciform guard. I had thought the blade might even have a very fine fuller along the first third of its length.

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

I find myself wishing for a hybrid between the Gallowglass's blade, a more plain guard, and this sword's long grip!

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Edward Hitchens wrote:
Michal Plezia wrote:
Somehow I prefer standard grip... Cool


Me too. Can't say exactly why. I guess after looking at the pictures of the Munich several times today, the standard grip just seems to be more pleasing to the eye; more subtle, but sophisticated. Surprised


I think it's the tacs set into the wire wrap. It breaks the lines up of the sword. Normally I don't like that but for some reason I doesn't bother me on the Munich so mine will be arriving with the wire wrap.
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PostPosted: Fri 09 Mar, 2007 4:58 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Another great looking sword! I really like the wire wrapped grip, of course I understand that is a matter of personal preference. I do notice that the wire wrap slightly effects the weight of the sword and the CoG, I think it would be cool to have both swords reviewed by the same hand to see how this spells out in regards to handling.
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