blades are hand-ground to Vic's original design from high carbon
steel by long-time friend of Vic, master swordmaker Jody Samson.
The hilt components are cast in durable silicon bronze and hand
polished. The guard of the Limited Edition sword will bear the
Albion Mark alongside Vic's "Anselmo" mark, just as it appeared
on the three original swords. The Edition will be limited to 25
pieces, with 01/25 presented to Marc Singer. Comes with a certificate
of authenticity signed by Vic Anselmo and Jody Samson.
- Hand polished silicon bronze fittings
- Canvas micarta compound grip, exactly like the original
- high carbon steel, hand-ground and highly polished blade
- Individually differentially heat-treated blade
- Individually numbered blades
- Certificate of Authenticity
Blade length: 33"
Width: 1.5" (at guard), 2" (at flare near the point)
CoB: 3.75" (from guard)
CoP: 24.25" (from guard)
Weight: 4 lbs 11 oz
FMS0007a Limited Edition 20th Anniversary Vic Anselmo Sword....
Each Vic Anselmo Sword is shipped in a wooden crate. Only a
limited number of these swords can be made in the course of a
year. Swords will be shipped as they are completed. Reservations
can be placed with a deposit of $500. Payment plans are available.
Anselmo Sword Scabbard
Also available - a leather-covered wooden core scabbard with silicon
bronze fittings hand-made by Kevin Iseli, custom fit for the Vic
Vic Anselmo Sword Scabbard....
For the past 4 weeks, I have been struggling to find the proper
way to express my feelings upon receiving the Vic Anselmo sword.
Here are some of my imperfect efforts to convey my emotions:
It's Christmas day, and it's time to open the BIG present!
I'm bombing down the steepest hill in town on my Huffy--I raise
both hands in the air and holler!
are over! And the 3 stooges are on!
The dog jumps up on the table. He is wagging his tail, eating
Whooshing thru the air:
Vic Anselmo, No Regrets!
Hand me the Band-aids!
The Swordsman's one eye gleamed as he grasped the multi-hued micarta
handle. He laughed as 4+ pounds of finely tempered steel slit
the suburban skies.
"They got it Right!" he gasped in amazement, swinging the legendary
blade in wider and wider arcs---
while, unbeknownst to him, the mailman backed slooowly out of
OK, none of this is too good
Howy, as you know, I've been waiting for this for a looong time.
Was it in 1989 you made me the costume replicas-- boots, apron,
gauntlets? And the scabbard for my sincere, though lousy, sword
replica (lots of resin putty, a hoe handle-- sure, NOW it's embarrassing).
And it was thanks to you, for forwarding my replica sword photo
to Vic Anselmo, that I was able to meet Vic. He showed unbelievable
generosity to me by agreeing to help me construct a more accurate
replica-- even sending me detailed drawings, measurements and
instructions, for carving the brass, shaping the blade,assembling
it all, and speaking with me often by phone.
Imagine that-- the legendary sword and knife maker offers me--
Joe Nobody-- a chance to reconstruct his most famous work-- I'm
still blown-away by that kindness.
However, despite his generous efforts, I simply did not have the
necessary skills to pull it off, and as the Unfixable Mistakes
mounted up, my Beloved Project became That-Piece-Of-S#!#-In-The-Corner.
( The dog drinks happily from the toilet-suddenly-the lid falls!)
And so it is with a deep appreciation for the difficulties of
construction techniques that I have received this replica.
I repeat, Albion--You Got It Right!
This IS what I was hoping for, a masterwork in steel. I know it
is also a work of love and long-term dedication, and trust me-it
Please accept my sincere admiration, gratitude, and respect for
everyone at Albion who took part.
Vic--You are a man of Honor and great kindness. Thank you. I salute
you with your own sword.
Once again, All my Best to all of Albion,
-- Bill Zuerner
(The only downside: the cowardly Mailman, who refuses to enter
my yard anymore-- but a small price, to bear proudly)
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