My New Sword

Discussion in 'General Weapons & Armour' started by lordmaille, Jul 13, 2005.

  1. lordmaille

    lordmaille Master of the Maille

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    Hello again. it has been many months since I have posted, but much has been purchased during this time!

    I recieved my 1st functional blade today from Albion Arms.

    I ordered "The Norman" from the Albion Mark Next Generation Line

    Here is a picture.
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  2. The Empress

    The Empress Solitude and Strength...

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    OOOHHHH!!! Very pretty! Have you tried it out yet? How well do you move together?
     
  3. Mububban

    Mububban Administrator Staff Member

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    Nice. Portraying a Norman in my re-enacting group, I like it :) Nice simple lines, it looks like a functional piece, tried and true. You'll have to sacrifice some pool noodles to break it in :)
     
  4. lordmaille

    lordmaille Master of the Maille

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    Yea, the blade is fully functional. Full tang, tight pommel and grip assembly.

    In fact, here's how they put together the grip:
    "Albion fits the pommel and guard tightly to the tang, hot peens the tang's end to further secure the pommel, then adds the grip as the last step. Most other makers rely on a compression fitted hilt: the guard, grip and pommel are slipped over the tang and held in place only by peening the tang's end over the pommel. In a compression-fitted hilt, both grip and guard (and probably the pommel) would be loose on this sword. On the Templar, though, every hilt component is firmly in place, even with the gap."

    Excerpt taken from MyArmoury.com

    The blade is of a nice carbon steel, has a satin finish and I really like it's shape (Oakeshott type Xa)

    It came sharpened, and tomorrow I am ordering a scabbard.

    I think the sword goes well with the new Norman Helm I also bought.
     
  5. ascadian

    ascadian Ranger of Gondor

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    I like it alot.I thought about getting that sword at one time but didn't want to let loose of the $money$.