This sword is based on the heirloom sword of the Scottish Lindsay family. The original was passed down through the generations from it’s believed forging in 1072 until it was buried with a family member in 1683. Before this time a painting of the sword was commissioned, and that painting was then handed down in it’s place. An interesting feature of this sword is that is appears to be the inspiration of the famous Excalibur sword depicted in the 1981 film of the same name. Though no one is sure how or when the designers of the film had come across a picture of the painting then in a private collection. Either as a historic piece or a top quality movie replica this sword is superb.
The sword has a blade of high carbon steel that has been heat treated – it can be sharpened for a fee. The crossguard and pommel are crafted from hand polished Silicon Bronze. The grip is tightly overlaid with twisted German Silver wire and is surmounted by ferrules of German Silver.
Yung-Nung Chiu –
Albion Discerner I bought this sword second-handed from Willian Swiger on SBG forum, and my immediate thoughts for the sword is “this is a quick and responsive sword!” The sword design is very interesting and unique. The blade has a wider base and quickly becomes narrower. This unique profile gives the sword a good balance between speed and power. Although I found the pommel to be too big first, I gradually got used to the handling. However, the grip could potentially be problematic for people with big hands. Overall, it’s a beautiful sword with good handling characteristics. Also, it’s a loud sword, easy to make a wind noise.