don't have an eternity to realize our dreams,
only the time we are here.
-- Susan Taylor
truest life is when we are in our dreams awake.
-- Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)
true to the dreams of thy youth.
-- Friedrich von Schiller (1759 - 1805)
Dreams to Life
Film Swords is proud to bring you accurate,
licensed and authenticated swords and armor from film, literature
and fantasy art -- the stuff that fired your imagination
and fueled your childhood dreams.
Not just replicas or "look-alikes," but exact, definitive
re-creations that are fully functional.
We make them in limited editions of hundreds and thousands,
not hundreds of thousands. By investing in one of our pieces,
you are joining an elite world-wide group of discriminating
collectors that demand the very best.
Our pieces take longer and cost more to create - both in
R&D and in production. As craftspeople and fans ourselves,
we allow no compromises. Everything you see here is hand-made
in the U.S.A., right here in our workshops.
Wherever possible, the original artists that created the
film pieces or artwork are actively involved (and receive
royalties), and all cast fittings and specifications are
taken from original props and molds.
Yes, our pieces are more expensive than your run-of-the-mill
mass-produced replicas. We don't apologize for that, because
as the saying goes, "You get what you pay for." (we do offer
easy payment plans.)
The one common thread throughout all of the testimonials
we have received from our customers has been, "you have
made my dream come true." That is what we strive for in
everything we make.
love what we do -- and you will too.
Now you can reserve any item on Layaway!
You asked for it - you got it!
We've now made it easier to reserve one of our limited edition swords before they run out.
Go here for more information and set up a payment plan today!
-- perfect for any occasion!
If you are uncertain which of
our products would suit the person you have in mind,
an Albion (good for Jody Samson or Film Swords merchandise
as well) Gift Certificate could be the answer!
Call 1-888-806-HELM (4356) or email Mike
and retailer of authenticated and exacting recreations of
swords and armor from the finest European museums and private
... I have just received my Albion Arn Sword with a custom scabbard & belt made by Christian Fletcher. I am in a sound state characterized in awe. I have seen this sword in the movie, & I have also seen it online; but to actually see & hold it in person can only be described as motivational inspiration!
This is a sword truly fit for a Templar Lord. Simply magnificent!
The craftsmanship that is put into your creations is amazing. You guy's are connoisseur's, & make swords specifically for a connoisseur collector.
The handling, the detail, the fit & finish, & the fact that all of your swords are fully functional; is superb!
If & when the apocalypse comes, & there happens to be survivors living in a post apocalyptic world; eventually guns & ammunition are going to run out due to it not being produced any longer. We would have to take it back to the ways of the sword; & what better way to take it, than with an Albion...
I have one more Albion sword in the works right now with Christian Fletcher for a custom project using the Knight Blade; when that one is done, there shall be another! Many blessings to eveyone over there, especially to Peter Johnsson for giving Mike & the Albion staff the idea's to recreate historical masterpieces.
Dreams Can Come True...
...You must give my true best to Lars, and my profound thanks, Howy!
That covered, Howy, you know that your dream, the dream that has become Albion itself, is one of the most important dreams in today's world.
Here's what I mean: Knighthood, the honorable warrior, it has been mankind's dream since time immemorial. But, like pagan gods who lose their followings (and don't all gods who lose their followings become pagans, having lost their divinity), the dream of the honorable warrior was in very real risk of mere mythical status. Albion, by giving us true, battle ready swords, empowers us to reawaken our own inner warrior each day we wield one of your fine instuments....
I'll tell you this, Howy, the honorable warrior in me owes no man more for my dream than I owe you - well, you and Mike Sigman, and your entire team of dream masters.
1. When Frank Frazetta painted it [Bloodstone], it was his dream, and he brought it to life on canvas.
2. Then the masters at Albion studied his painting and it became their dream. They completed and posted their dream made real, and it became my dream to own one....
3. My dream came true yesterday, and later today I'll post a couple of photo albums showing my dream sword's arrival and first use outside!
So, I say again, dreams can come true.
received my Arn
While I have numerous swords in my collection (Gen 2, Hanwei
and Windless), this sword is by far the best sword that I
have seen and wielded to date.
The weight and balance is perfect. The workmanship is fantastic.
I do understand that you get what you pay for, but this really
exceeded my expectations. Iíll be looking at Albion Swords
more closely in the future.
-- Michael M.
... I just received the father's sword.. Awesome. It's beyond
cool... It's super cool. Thank everybody for me. It will take
it's place along side the Atlantean and the Martian longsword,
oh how sweet it is. When the funds are ready I will be placing
an order for the Discerner! If for any reason you guys stop
making those or taking orders for them etc let me know or
throw my order in for me,hahaha! I'm going to get it eventually,
just want to make sure it doesn't disappear on me before I
have the chance. Thanks again for everything.
...Hey Mike just got the [Atlantean] sword today...
I just want to applaud you and your crew for the fine craftsmanship
you have so painstakingly put into these blades.
This is an amazing sight to behold.
You have taken my childhood dreams and turned it into reality.
I was in such awe when I first opened that box. It's really
nice to know that I have one of the last few pieces that were
This has become my greatest treasure (next to my bible and
Thank you so much again for bringing so much joy into my life.
It was well worth the wait.
P.S. I've had the Conan soundtrack going non stop! lol
-- Darin S.
...Just wanted to drop you a note that I got the Frazetta
John Carter Warlord of Mars Longsword as realized by Mr. Samson.
It's a real beauty. It handles in the hand fantastic. I have
to be cautious with this sword in particular because it's
actually quite long and super sharp. The gentle upswept curve
moves the point around much more than I would have expected
also. Definitely a finesse weapon. This sword is calling out
for either a nice scabbard and "jewel-encrusted" harness system
or a nice presentation display stand. It really is quite impressive.
Imagining John Carter using this weapon or defending Dejah
Thoris is satisfying on so many levels I can't even tell you.
Thanks and kudos to all of you that made this possible!
-- Eric Chin
God Mike! You said this sword was great, but I wasn't expecting
this. I got the Martian Longsword yesterday, and I have to
tell you, I'm impressed, greatly. The blade is a few inches
longer than a European longsword I have, but the weight is
mainly in the hand, and not in the blade. I was a little leery
about buying a sword that's so expensive, but I am very glad
I did. Albion and Jody Samson have earned my gratitude, and
any extra, hard-earned cash I may have on hand... Thanks a
million to you also, Mike. Were it not for your earnesty and
dedication, I doubt Albion would be where it's at today. My
thanks go out to everyone who worked on my sword, and any
one elseís sword who forgot to put in a thank you, you make
childhood dreams, and even adult dreams for that matter, a
reality while letting us keep our homes. Have a great day,
week, or what have you, and keep up the amazing work!
-- James Lyon
...Hi Just got my Conan Atlantean
Outstanding, My heart swelled with joy on opening the wooden
box WOW!!!! What a, Astonishingly Beautiful Magnificent piece,
it truly is a Work of Art. Then to actually pick it up and
hold it, WOO!!!! Boy is she heavy, I wasnít expecting that,
Fantastic. My forearms are really humming after swinging it
about or a while.
The more I handle her, the more I love it, and it just doesnít
get any better than this. Well apart from getting married
and having your first child. But itís up there.
I cannot praise you guys enough, THANK YOU so very much for
making the dream come true, for me and so many other people.
May the road rise up to meet you. May the wind be always at
your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face. May your
beard grow long and have many hamsters. And may you be in
heaven an hour before the Devil knows your there.
I am so proud to be the owner of one of these fabulous swords.
thanks to everyone involved.
-- Paul Malone, N. Ireland
Anselmo sword: Beautiful. Sleek. Deadly.
There is something about this sword that speaks "perfection"
Every element of the sword is in harmony with the others.
The blade shape is gorgeous -- the gentle sweep of the long
blade melds perfectly into the pseudo-scimitar end with it's
additional false edging. It WANTS to be swung.
The craftsmanship is excellent. The lines are clean, the fit
is tight, and the walnut grip is sumptuous. In a word, "perfection."
Perhaps as others have said you just have to hold one in your
hands to truly realize it. I have owned, and will own, other
more ornate swords, with more exotic materials. In fact, I
am awaiting an Atlantean right now. Yet, I think this sword
will always be one of my true favorites.
-- Rich Reading
...We picked up the Father's
Sword and I was floored by the packaging, and upon opening
the packaging, I was stunned by the quality and workmanship
of the sword.
I never expected it to be soooo good.
It is just like the image on the website, and after a less
than satisfactory previous experience [with another company],
believe me, it was such a relief to view such a magnificent
piece of art.
A superlative piece of work. Thank you everyone at Albion
Dreams do come true.
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