Albion Armorers

Dane

Overall Length: 58 inches
Blade Length: 42 inches
Point of Balance: 3.5 inches from cross
Center of Percussion: 25.25 inches from cross
Weight: 4.7 lbs
Pommel type: Oakeshott T4
Cross type: Oakeshott 6 variant
Blade type: XVIIIe
Blade width 2 inches from tip: 0.75 inches

Performance Review: The Dane is a BIG sword. It's really a two handed sword but for all that it's easily the most usable two handed sword that it has been my privilege to handle. The sword weighs in at a hefty 4.7 lbs which for most swords would be decidedly overweight and in the unusuable category. The Dane, however, is actually quite fast for being as large as it is and the only time you really notice just how big it is comes when you accidentally start hitting the ceiling of your house. The only other swords of this size that I have seen that were in the same realm as far as performance goes were high dollar custom swords. The only thing I didn't like performance wise about this sword were the wire wrappings on the grip, not because the are uncomfortable but rather because whatever wire Albion is using is very prone to rusting and they are a pain to keep polished.

Appearance: The Dane is up to Albion's usual quality standards. This particular model came with a nicely done green grip. The hilt fittings were flawless and the fit and finish were top notch as was the blade.

Conclusion: The Dane is a big yet lively sword which aesthetically is up to Albion's usual standards. If you like the look of the sword as I do I would say that it is a very good purchase.