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Wallace A478

Postby Monster Zero » 16 Aug 2012 06:51

Has anyone ever handled A478 in the Wallace collection?

http://wallacelive.wallacecollection.or ... detailView

It seems like a very substantial sword, and I'm thinking of commissioning a version of it once I'm re-employed.

Would love to hear from anyone who has handled it. :mrgreen:
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Re: Wallace A478

Postby Monster Zero » 26 Mar 2013 04:01

Peter has completed them:

http://www.regenyei.sg18.net/imagesB/wallace.html

BLUNT:
Length of the blade: 102,5 cm
Width of the blade at the crossbar: 45 mm
Lenght of the handle: 30 cm
Length of the crossbar: 22 cm
Distance between the blade and the ring:4,5 cm
Weight: 1980 g
Point of balance:: 9,5 cm far from the crossbar

SHARPENED:
Length of the blade: 102,5 cm
Width of the blade at the crossbar: 43 mm
Lenght of the handle:: 30 cm
Length of the crossbar: 22 cm
Distance between the blade and the ring: 6,5 cm
Distance between the blade and the curve: 4,5 cm
Weight 1850 g
Point of balance: 9 cm far from the crossbar
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Re: Wallace A478

Postby Chiron » 26 Mar 2013 12:03

:shock: drool

This is why I love Peterregenyei, we bought a custom one-hander blunt, wish we had ordered it sharp, the balance is great but the way it handles makes you think twice about dismissing those pictures of helmets getting split.
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Re: Wallace A478

Postby the_last_alive » 26 Mar 2013 12:06

Very nice.
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Re: Wallace A478

Postby admin » 26 Mar 2013 12:47

Gorgeous!
http://www.antique-swords.co.uk/

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Re: Wallace A478

Postby Stevie T » 26 Mar 2013 14:17

Very nice!
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Re: Wallace A478

Postby Lemonaid » 26 Mar 2013 16:06

That is well tasty, that is.
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Re: Wallace A478

Postby Monster Zero » 31 Mar 2013 01:17

They have arrived!

They handle Amazingly! Easily the nicest longswords I have owned.

Fit and Finish is very nice and equal to the originals.

The Grinds are on Par with Albions. The Cross and Pommel are extremely well done as well.

Very happy with my purchase and highly suggest Peter Regenyi's work!

I think I shall be spending more with him!
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Re: Wallace A478

Postby Chiron » 31 Mar 2013 19:36

We have also had nothing but good experiences with him, can highly recommend him in all respects, he makes his blunts to handle more like sharps than most anything you can buy (including albions) as such you have to watch how you parry more than with clunky blades but you get a much better feel. I want to buy a sharp from him at some point.
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Re: Wallace A478

Postby Monster Zero » 31 Mar 2013 21:04

His sharps are just the perfect sharpness level. Not a fragile razor, but sliding/pushing cuts work quite well with them.
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Re: Wallace A478

Postby swordflasher » 06 Apr 2013 23:33

Goodness, what a beautiful pair of swords! :o
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Re: Wallace A478

Postby Monster Zero » 10 Apr 2013 04:47

Thank you!

I can't recommend it enough. I know of at least 2 people who have ordered versions of it.

Peter did a fantastic job!
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Re: Wallace A478

Postby Monster Zero » 06 May 2013 18:51

I've been training with the blunt quite a bit, and I've discovered that that the rings and quillions on the guard have offensive trapping capabilities that are particularly useful for preventing your opponent from countering certain winging techniques.

It's extremely effective and I'm convinced that there's volumes of lost techniques designed for these complex hilted longswords.
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Re: Wallace A478

Postby Michael Chidester » 06 May 2013 21:41

Out of curiosity, how much did they end up costing?
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Re: Wallace A478

Postby Monster Zero » 06 May 2013 21:56

Best to ask him. I think it's somewhere in the $400 Euro range.

Very affordable for what they are.
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Re: Wallace A478

Postby Michael Chidester » 06 May 2013 22:49

Really? That's way less than a comparable Albion sword. That's awesome.
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Re: Wallace A478

Postby Monster Zero » 07 May 2013 04:19

I'll be bringing it to Edelson's tournament end of this month if you want to play around with it a bit.
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Re: Wallace A478

Postby Chiron » 07 May 2013 06:59

I have a longsword blunt from him with the S-type crossguard, if you give the sword a twist while winding or doing Absetzen it traps the opponents blade and you just slide along it with your bodyweight and you hit him in the throat or eye and he can't avoid it because you've got the weapon trapped. We call it the hallelujah trail 8)
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Re: Wallace A478

Postby Chiron » 07 May 2013 07:01

And yes compared to Albion his prices are crazy good, the quality and design is also better in my view.
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Re: Wallace A478

Postby Monster Zero » 07 May 2013 18:26

Absolutely!

And yes that is one of the techniques the curved guard is great for. But there are others as well that the rings enable as well.
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