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Jonathan Blair




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PostPosted: Fri 21 Apr, 2017 9:03 am    Post subject: Albion Knight issues         Reply with quote

Last year, I purchased a brand new Albion Knight with scabbard from Albion. After the 6+ months of waiting, I received the sword in November. When I opened it up, I noticed a slight click when I'd dry handle the sword. I brought this up with Mike Sigman, who told me that it was just settling and should go away.

Well, this morning I went to pick up my Knight, and it sounds like crepe paper when I touch the grip. Crackling, popping, clicking. The side of the grip near the guard is loose and I can press against it and it moves. I have never cut with it and have only dry handled the blade. We had thunderstorms go through the area and I think the humidity caused something inside to swell or shift and break.

Any suggestions?

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PostPosted: Fri 21 Apr, 2017 9:24 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

For a sword of that caliber(and price), I would expect no issues like THAT. Eek! I would re-contact Albion ASAP. Wink ....McM
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PostPosted: Fri 21 Apr, 2017 9:28 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Yes, contact Mike and send it back. At this point the grip has shown it's true colors and any adjustment for the better is not going to happen.
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PostPosted: Fri 21 Apr, 2017 10:55 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thanks for all the replies so far. I e-mailed this morning and described the problem. Hopefully I'll hear something back sometime today, but I doubt it.
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PostPosted: Fri 21 Apr, 2017 12:05 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Jonathan Blair wrote:
Thanks for all the replies so far. I e-mailed this morning and described the problem. Hopefully I'll hear something back sometime today, but I doubt it.


Last I was told, Mike works Mon-Thurs (I think he works 4 ten hours shifts). So you will likely have to wait until Monday.

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PostPosted: Fri 21 Apr, 2017 12:13 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I'm sure you will hear back SOMETHING soon. This isn't a problem Albion would take lightly. It sounds to me like the problem is in the wood of the grip. Maybe shrunken? I don't think Albion uses any type of shims, but I could be wrong. Good luck!...McM
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PostPosted: Fri 21 Apr, 2017 2:00 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Mark C. Moore wrote:
For a sword of that caliber(and price), I would expect no issues like THAT. Eek! I would re-contact Albion ASAP. Wink ....McM


What Mark said!

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PostPosted: Fri 21 Apr, 2017 2:04 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Jonathan Blair wrote:
Thanks for all the replies so far. I e-mailed this morning and described the problem. Hopefully I'll hear something back sometime today, but I doubt it.


You can also call them...during hours somebody will answer the phone. I know voice is old school but I would not grow old waiting on an email.

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PostPosted: Fri 21 Apr, 2017 6:53 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

My ringeck had the same problem upon delivery, and i hear other people with albion swords have the same issue. I do think albion needs to fix this, especially considering their price point and reputation. Mike gave me the same explanation, and the sound got worse with time.

I fixed the problem my wicking loctite 290 between the blade and guard. You can try it if you don't wanna send the sword back
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PostPosted: Fri 21 Apr, 2017 8:39 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I've never known Albion to not have top notch customer service. I'm sure this will be resolved.
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Mark Moore




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PostPosted: Wed 03 May, 2017 1:05 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Well, Jonathan...It's been a while now. What news on your Knight? Good news, we hope! Happy ....McM
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PostPosted: Wed 03 May, 2017 6:17 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

It has been sent back and is at the cutler shop now. How long it will take is unknown (it has been there since last Thursday). Regardless of how long it takes, the proof will be in the taste of the pudding.
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PostPosted: Mon 15 May, 2017 1:13 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

My Knight has returned with the problem fixed. Many thanks to Albion!
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PostPosted: Mon 15 May, 2017 1:51 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Good to hear! Did they happen to say WHY this occurred? .....McM
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PostPosted: Tue 16 May, 2017 8:32 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Unfortunately, no. 'tis a mystery.
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PostPosted: Tue 16 May, 2017 9:50 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Really? WTF?! I find it truly hard to believe that they didn't offer *some kind* of explanation---besides 'just settling'. Since other Albion owners have had similar issues, it kinda makes one wonder---maybe they got a bad batch of wood? And---how many more might be out there? Question .....McM
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PostPosted: Wed 17 May, 2017 6:18 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I've asked what the cause was. I'll report back with what I find out.
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PostPosted: Thu 18 May, 2017 5:38 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

According to Mike, it was cracked and broken epoxy under the wood that did it.
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