Albion Swords for Dwarf Persona

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Albion Swords for Dwarf Persona

Postby Bumr Blackbrand » Wed Feb 13, 2019 12:34 am

I spent months researching different custom smiths and spoke to a few regarding a custom Dwarf sword commission. I had settled on what would essentially be a Norse sword with some geometric handle work, but everyone I spoke to gave me the same estimated price. Unfortunately, something like that is far outside my budget, and I've since decided that instead of trying to get someone to make something from scratch, I'd be far better off finding a sword that I could pass off as a sword from Erebor.

I've decided to go with an Albion sword, I'm confident that they're the best, and I highly doubt a custom piece would handle as well as one of theirs, anyway. They make a ton of swords, several of which I'm considering, and I'd love any opinions from my Tolkien scholars out there.

Really any of Albion's stuff is up for grabs, but I'd prefer something on the shorter side, around a 30" blade. The one that stand out in the forefront of my mind is the Albion Berserkr -- it has a single-edge that doesn't make it look as much of a typical viking sword, and I think it'd be easy to pass it off as Dwarven in origin. Some other frontrunners are the Huskarl, Thegn, Reeve, and the Solingen.
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Re: Albion Swords for Dwarf Persona

Postby Greg » Wed Feb 13, 2019 1:12 am

Have you talked to Odigan about a commission, before you give up your hopes and dreams? He does beautiful custom work, he's firmly rooted in Middle-earth, he's a forum member...aaand he used to work at Albion.
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Re: Albion Swords for Dwarf Persona

Postby Peter Remling » Wed Feb 13, 2019 1:52 am

If you want the best of both world's, the Squire Line Viking sword might be the way to go. You can have the furniture customized and still have the benefit of an Albion blade. All for the cost of well under a full custom piece.

https://www.albion-swords.com/swords/al ... viking.htm
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Re: Albion Swords for Dwarf Persona

Postby Elleth » Wed Feb 13, 2019 2:14 am

I second the vote for Odigan. :)
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Re: Albion Swords for Dwarf Persona

Postby Bumr Blackbrand » Wed Feb 13, 2019 6:20 am

I sent Odigan a message. His stuff looks phenomenal, I'll use this thread for any updates from Odigan or Albion, whichever path I go.

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