The making of an Albion sword

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The making of an Albion sword

Postby Big Lazy » Sun Nov 21, 2010 4:55 am

Thought I'd share this video I found of an Albion sword being produced. They make it look sooo easy too (I wish)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cTg0Oc0mQy4
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Re: The making of an Albion sword

Postby Katzujinken » Sun Nov 21, 2010 10:17 am

oohhh thanks, was a good sunday morning watch

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Re: The making of an Albion sword

Postby Detsawm » Sun Nov 21, 2010 10:14 pm

Nice find, was def good to watch :>
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Re: The making of an Albion sword

Postby Balian » Tue Apr 10, 2012 9:51 am

Yep looks easy to make... What Albion dont tell you is, its swords can cost anywhere from £300 to £2000 and that usually doesnt include a scabbard (up to £1000 each). So what makes a £2000 sword better than a £300 sword?

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Re: The making of an Albion sword

Postby Big Lazy » Tue Apr 10, 2012 12:15 pm

Do you really have to ask? :9874
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Re: The making of an Albion sword

Postby the blade master » Wed Apr 11, 2012 11:32 am

balian hi
its like compareing a mini to a rolls royce yes they both have wheels
they both have engines they both have metal body work the answer is
in the quality of the components used and the care in manufacturing
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Re: The making of an Albion sword

Postby Rhodie » Mon Sep 24, 2012 3:36 pm

Interesting, I've watched [on tv]bladesmiths creating sword blades, takes days or weeks, and the end result is pretty damm good. Somehow I still can't see how a factory produced blade, even if hand finished can end up as or more expensive. From that video more than 60% of the work was a production run using machine tech to create a blade, no way that compares with a bladesmiths work over weeks. Certainly not in the £1000 to £2000 price range.

AFAIK in ye good old days a bladesmith was considered very highly and an almost magical person.. So which would be worth more a 9th century sweedish blade or one knocked out by a machine? :D

Even more recently a good blacksmith was worth more to the nobility than a fully kitted out man at arms :D And if that blacksmith was a noted armourer.. he was worth even more.

That said, anyone know how one gets in contact with a armourer/bladesmith in the UK these days?

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