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Joe Fults




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PostPosted: Tue 14 Aug, 2018 5:31 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

[quote="Joe Fults"]That thing is pretty darn nice looking. Was the wait time normal and did you pay much of a fee for having him do a non-standard design?[/quoA

Also, if you ever get a chance to post some more images that would be cool. Would love to see more of the fuller and blade. Also how the pommel is done. Its a nice clean design.

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Scott Kowalski




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PostPosted: Tue 14 Aug, 2018 6:15 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Michael Kelly wrote:
Scott Kowalski wrote:
Very nice looking Michael. I have looked at Stephan's work before and have liked what I have seen. What did you have him do in the way of customization and which model did it start as?

Please post a review as well as measurements when you can!


The blade is a Type XVIa from his SL1004, mounted with a 'scent stopper' pommel and a simple cross guard with nice accents at each end. Mr. Lockwood also elongated the grip to 8 3/4" (or 10 3/4" including the pommel) to better mirror the geometry of my blunt trainer.

Overall Iíve been very pleased. The sword itself is surprisingly light and very lively in my hands with a stiff yet flexible blade. I haven't had a chance to cut with it yet as Iíve spent most of the summer in the field for training exercises. My only criticisms are I do prefer a slightly beefier grip, but that is most likely a product of what I'm used to on my Albion Liechtenauer than anything else, and the peen could have been smoother. But these are really minor points overall and won't stop me from ordering another Lockwood sword. Chances are high that he'll be hearing from me again.


Very nice and sensible changes. Thank you for the information and mini review.

Chris Landwehr 10/10/49-1/1/09 My Mom
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J.D. Crawford




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PostPosted: Wed 15 Aug, 2018 7:42 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Michael Kelly wrote:
Semi-custom Stephan Lockwood...


Based on what one can tell from the Web, it seems like Mr. Lockwood is aiming to compete with A&A and lower end Albions but (so far) at a slightly lower price. It would be great to see more hands on reviews of his products with detailed pictures.

Also interesting to see Valiant coming out with higher end products with home-grown blades. Haven't seen any reviews on those either.
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Michael Kelly





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PostPosted: Fri 17 Aug, 2018 7:46 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

[quote="Joe Fults"]
Joe Fults wrote:
That thing is pretty darn nice looking. Was the wait time normal and did you pay much of a fee for having him do a non-standard design?[/quoA

Also, if you ever get a chance to post some more images that would be cool. Would love to see more of the fuller and blade. Also how the pommel is done. Its a nice clean design.


Cost was the same as if I'd ordered one of his listed pieces. I thought that was cool...

Wait time was kinda weird and that was my fault. I ordered the sword and placed the down payment just before I deployed with the idea that it would be done and waiting for me when I came back home 9 months later. This was all worked out a head of time and I was supposed to give him a heads up when I was getting close. I forgot to do that until just before I redeployed so he had a few in the queue ahead of me. Still the wait time was minimal and I think I had it in my hands within a month of getting back.

Sorry for the crappy cell phone pics...











Like I said, the peen could have been cleaner, but that's really my only complaint.
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Joel Lombard





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PostPosted: Sat 18 Aug, 2018 8:54 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Really nice viking sword J.D. Crawford

Wherer to get viking broad shortsword?
I want a short viking sword.
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Michael P. Smith




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PostPosted: Sat 18 Aug, 2018 11:32 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

That's an awesome sword, Michael! Congratulations! Mr. Lockwood's work looks like a contender.
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Michael P. Smith




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PostPosted: Sat 18 Aug, 2018 12:05 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

My latest....

A friend picked this up for me at Combat Con in Vegas early this month. So... score an Albion Regent with a blue grip (exactly what I wanted) with no wait!

Fit and finish on this sword is magnificent. The blade is perfectly straight, as is the central ridge. The hollow grinds are masterfully executed, the point is symmetrical and stout. The hilt furniture is perfect.... no blemishes and the peen is nearly invisible. The grip is wonderfully done and the seam is well executed and nearly invisible.

I had worried a couple years ago when Albion had a couple blips, but they are clearly back on top of their game.



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Paul Watson




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PostPosted: Sat 18 Aug, 2018 1:33 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Michael P. Smith wrote:
My latest....

A friend picked this up for me at Combat Con in Vegas early this month. So... score an Albion Regent with a blue grip (exactly what I wanted) with no wait!

Fit and finish on this sword is magnificent. The blade is perfectly straight, as is the central ridge. The hollow grinds are masterfully executed, the point is symmetrical and stout. The hilt furniture is perfect.... no blemishes and the peen is nearly invisible. The grip is wonderfully and the seam is well executed and nearly invisible.

I had worried a couple years ago when Albion had a couple blips, but they are clearly back on top of their game.


Congratulations. A Regent was my very first sword and I only have 2 regrets about it.

1. Not getting a blue grip.
2. Selling it.

It's handling defies belief and it's aesthetics are unreal.

I do not love the bright sword for its sharpness, but that which it protects. (Faramir, The Two Towers)
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J.D. Crawford




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PostPosted: Sat 18 Aug, 2018 7:55 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Joel Lombard wrote:
Really nice viking sword J.D. Crawford


Thanks

Joel Lombard wrote:

Wherer to get viking broad shortsword?
I want a short viking sword.


How short? Albion and Arms & Armor both have smaller Anglo-Saxon style swords with 29" blades.
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Joel Lombard





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PostPosted: Sun 19 Aug, 2018 3:34 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

J.D. Crawford wrote:
Joel Lombard wrote:
Really nice viking sword J.D. Crawford


Thanks

Joel Lombard wrote:

Wherer to get viking broad shortsword?
I want a short viking sword.


How short? Albion and Arms & Armor both have smaller Anglo-Saxon style swords with 29" blades.


Oh thank you! Eh most is 90cm long any shorter than that will do.
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Glen A Cleeton




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PostPosted: Fri 24 Aug, 2018 12:23 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

In saving on higher price toys and taking care of business, I treated myself to an old warhorse that will keep me from too many "gimmes". I often watch the older swords of less value, or needing some love but it is time to wind things down a bit and concentrate on (perceived) upgraded value. I need to let go of younger things to accommodate older history.




Other swords and knives of 2018 have been waiting for such as this. Amongst that shorter bladed horde is a Jim Hrisoulas aka Salamander Armoury dagger that appeared on the KOA previously owned page. A minor grind asymmetry of the tip posted it at dinner pricing.



Cheers
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Joe Fults




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PostPosted: Tue 28 Aug, 2018 12:54 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Michael Kelly wrote:
Semi-custom Stephan Lockwood...


This finally got me off the fence and I got in line to get something from him. I will end up being a close cousin to your sword. Extended handle. Round pommel (I have scent stoppers aplenty). Similar guard. Thanks for inspiration.

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