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For Sale: Albion Sovereign
« on: 2011-02-01, 20:57:06 »
Albion Sovereign for sale: $615. This includes shipping to the continental US. International buyers will pay extra for shipping. That's almost half off of a brand new one.

The catch? Well, first off, this sword is not sharpened. It has been a sword I've used for demos of historical European martial arts. As such, it has seen use against other swords, and has minor edge damage and some scuffing along the flat. I'm sure if you sharpened the sword it would take care of the knicks for the most part.

Also, since I have used it for demos, it gets passed around quite a bit. Little kids put their finger prints all over it. Many years ago I just gave up on trying to keep it clean, and it shows. The sword has surface corrosion all over, and the steel pommel is a fairly even dark brown. All of this is on the surface, and could be polished off with a little bit of elbow grease.

Otherwise, the sword is still rock solid. If you cleaned it up and sharpened it, you'd have a sword that is almost the same as a brand new Albion, and at almost half the price.


I accept check/money order or PayPal. For PayPal, please add the 3% to cover the fees; for personal checks I'll need to wait a week or so to make certain it clears.

You can see the stats here on my collection gallery (as well as pictures of what the sword looks like when it's actually polished):
http://www.myArmoury.com/bill_swor_alb_sov.html

Here are the pics of what it looks like right now. (Don't judge me!  )
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Re: For Sale: Albion Sovereign
« Reply #1 on: 2011-02-01, 21:09:07 »

The blade could probably be cleaned up pretty easily. I'd almost be tempted to leave the natural patina on the hilt components.

For the folks here who can't usually afford an Albion, this is a good deal if you're willing to do some cleanup!
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Re: For Sale: Albion Sovereign
« Reply #2 on: 2011-02-01, 21:18:26 »
sigh, no money. just bought a British Officer's Fusil (flintlock)

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Re: For Sale: Albion Sovereign
« Reply #3 on: 2011-02-01, 23:27:19 »
It is a sweet deal but I already have too many other $$$ commitments.  :(
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Re: For Sale: Albion Sovereign
« Reply #4 on: 2011-02-02, 06:57:51 »
NICE!! It has an aged look. Almost tempted to get it.

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Re: For Sale: Albion Sovereign
« Reply #5 on: 2011-02-02, 20:44:18 »
I would much rather have this sword than the scabbard I'm getting...even though it is a DBK.  Always loved that sword, the profile...it is a real beauty...and at that price, even given the condition, somewhat of a steal.  Good luck with the sale Bill...wish I could take it off your hands.

Sir Ulrich, if you've never held an Albion before, this is as low as you're likely to get it (the Sovereign weighs in at around $1200 USD nowadays) - at this level of fit and finish.  You could of course get one of the Squire Line swords which are built to the same standards, but it will be utilitarian whereas this sword is somewhat more.
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Re: For Sale: Albion Sovereign
« Reply #6 on: 2011-02-05, 14:59:27 »
I'm going to lower the price on this one to $615 (post edited above), which includes shipping to the continental US.

This sword is still rock solid. You could even send it back to Albion to have them sharpen and clean it for a pretty small price and essentially have an almost-new Sovereign for a ridiculously low price.
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Re: For Sale: Albion Sovereign
« Reply #7 on: 2011-02-05, 21:33:33 »
SOLD!
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Re: For Sale: Albion Sovereign
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Re: For Sale: Albion Sovereign
« Reply #9 on: 2011-02-07, 14:38:25 »
Indeed...and whoever got it, thank you.  Saved us all from further temptation, or at least me. 
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