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Title: Pulling a sword from stone
Post by: Ser Cor Volaire on 2017-03-11, 02:55:45
Hello all,
I am looking at purchasing a sword for my late 12th early 13th century living history impression. I am aiming at portraying a Sicilian Norman knight, as well as putting together a Templar impression from the same period. The sword is, as always, a linchpin of the offensive kit. I am dedicated to historical accuracy, but cost is a factor. I am willing to spend money but not break the bank. I am familiar with the common sellers (Albion, as well as re-sellers). Any direction on a proper sword and scabbard would be appreciated.
Title: Re: Pulling a sword from stone
Post by: Thorsteinn on 2017-03-11, 03:33:24
Nathan would know well that one. Same with Ed. Have you bugged them?
Title: Re: Pulling a sword from stone
Post by: Ser Cor Volaire on 2017-03-11, 03:39:27
I have not, and love the title; Dodger of suicidal bostonians. awesome
Title: Re: Pulling a sword from stone
Post by: Bayard_Davis-Munro on 2017-03-11, 18:30:17
just remember, pull the sword and you are king ;)

Welcome and I look forward to following your build
Title: Re: Pulling a sword from stone
Post by: Naythan on 2017-03-22, 12:15:11
There is Swordmaker who makes his own swords and scabbards (Maciej Kopciuch )
http://artofswordmaking.com/
and then there is also Mateusz Sulowski
http://sulowskiswords.com/

Both of them generally cost the same as Albion, and Arms and Armor.
but they are both european so you may end up spending more because of shipping, but it shouldnt be too bad.
Title: Re: Pulling a sword from stone
Post by: Sir Cedric on 2017-04-03, 05:28:41
Valiant Armoury, also known as Custom Sword Shoppe, sells very good swords.
The swords are hand-forged, since you want historical accuracy. They are also about half the price of an albion.  The swords are custom, which gives them an intangible personal feeling about them. 
The blades are the best hand forged blades I've seen outside of getting something custom made by a swordsmith, which entails a significant upcharge.
The swords all come with quality scabbards and a choice of colors for all of the leatherwork.
Title: Re: Pulling a sword from stone
Post by: Lord Dane on 2017-04-21, 13:00:47
Certainly have gotten better since I purchased.