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Mark Ryan
Mark Ryan (BBC's Robin of Sherwood, Transformers), will be joining Mike and Lars the Albion/FilmSwords booth at Chicago Comic Con 2012!


A New Special Limited Edition Sword by Lars Hansen - The Albion - Unveiled!

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See Albion and Filmswords pieces at
Chicago Comic Con 2011!

August 11-14
Donald E. Stephens Convention Center (Rosemont)
5555 North River Road
Rosemont, IL 60018


See Albion and Filmswords pieces at GenCon Indy 2011!

August 4-7
Indiana Convention Center
& Lucas Oil Stadium

100 South Capitol Ave.
Indianapolis, Indiana 46225


A New Special Limited Edition Sword by Lars Hansen - The Sherwood - Unveiled!

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The Sherwood Sword by Lars Hansen


90th Anniversary Sword of Zorro® Prototype Unveiled!

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90th Anniversary Sword of Zorro


Conan the Barbarian Comes Back To Albion

New Glarus, Wisconsin - The Atlantean Sword, The Master’s Sword and other high-end collectible favorites from 1982’s “Conan the Barbarian” will be available again to eager fans, after a hiatus of several years. Albion Swords Ltd and Paradox Entertainment announced today that they have entered into a new license contract for those famous swords, as well as unique new items from the upcoming film, also called “Conan the Barbarian”.

“We are thrilled to be part of the Conan team again,” said Amy Christensen-Waddell, President and CEO of Albion Swords Ltd, LLC. “Conan is a very exciting and growing franchise, and we look forward to playing our small part in the Conan saga once again.”

“It is with pleasure we welcome Albion Swords back as a licensee, especially with the new movie in the making, from which they can bring new collectibles to their connoisseur customer base,” said Fredrik Malmberg, President and CEO of Paradox Entertainment Inc.“

The Atlantean Sword is arguably the most recognizable weapon in film history. Arnold Schwarzenegger, star of the film and former Governor of California, bought dozens of the recreated swords from Albion under the previous contract.

From 2001 to 2007, Albion Swords Ltd, LLC produced the swords from the first Conan film under a sublicense from Paradox Entertainment. Jody Samson, legendary artist, knife and sword maker, joined the team in 2001, moving his personal shop from Burbank, California, to New Glarus, Wisconsin. Jody made the original swords for the 1982 film and taught the artisans at Albion the ins and outs of recreating these landmark weapons. Jody passed away in 2008, but his legacy lives on at the small swordmaking company in Wisconsin.

The new Conan the Barbarian film is slated for an August 19, 2011, release and features Jason Momoa as Conan. Also featuring are Stephen Lang, Ron Perlman, Rachel Nichols and Rose McGowan.

About Albion Swords Ltd, LLC

Albion is the leading manufacturer of historically accurate and functional Medieval and Fantasy swords, catering to discriminating collectors and reenactors worldwide through its websites: and Albion is based in New Glarus, Wisconsin, and has a European distributor, Albion Europe (, based in Sweden.

About Paradox Entertainment Inc.

PEI and its subsidiaries own, develop and license mainly character-based properties. The companies control the rights to stories and characters created by pulp author Robert E. Howard, including Conan, Kull, Bran Mak Morn and Solomon Kane. Industries exploiting the company property portfolio include film/TV, publishing, comics, videogame, Internet/mobile/wireless, toys, apparel, and more. PEI is based in Beverly Hills, California and is owned by Paradox Entertainment AB, a Swedish public company traded on the NASDAQ OMX-run First North Premier list (PDXE, SE0000598054). For more information, go to


It is with deep sadness that we learned today that legendary artist and illustrator, Frank Frazetta, passed away today. He was a personal inspiration to all of us here at Albion/Filmswords. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and to his legion of fans throughout the world.

Rare Collectables for sale!
As part of the development of our products, we locate and buy original props and molds. Once the projects are over, we sell them off, usually at auction. Here is a rare opportunity for you to purchase some of these pieces before they go to auction for a higher price! See current items here: original props, molds and overruns/imperfects.

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Designer Lars Hansen has recreated another classic for - The 90th Anniversary Zorro Sword!

The 90th Anniversary Zorro Sword.

See more photos of the prototype components on the Albion Facebook page.

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Designer Lars Hansen has recreated another classic for This sword is fully-functional and is available for an introductory price of $700 until April 30, 2010! See more photos on Facebook.

New Limited Edition Sword
Frazetta Bloodstone (Mark II)
Lars has redesigned the
Frazetta Bloodstone Sword.

New Limited Edition Sword
The "Alpha-Omega Sword" from the upcoming film 2012: Devolution.
A project Lars has been working on. The blade is deeply hollow-ground. Lars carved the hilt components in wax and assembled the sword, Joe Waites ground the blade. The grip is leather with a braided-half-wire grip and decorative pins. The sword is available for advance reservations (Special Introductory Price: $1,700 plus s/h).


Jody Samson
Artist - Swordmaker - Knifemaker - Friend
November 4, 1946 - December 27, 2008
It is with the deepest regret that we announce the passing of legendary swordmaker and creator of the Conan swords, Jody Samson, on Saturday, December 27, in his shop in New Glarus, Wisconsin. Jody was a true friend, a multi-talented artist, and one of the most generous people you could ever meet. He will be deeply missed.

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