I reached out to albion the other day to check on the status of a Ringeck that I ordered back in August 2022...and was informed that they are currently working on finishing Dec 2021 orders. So if you are looking at buying, expect a nice long lead time
No, I ordered through KOA. I have received two Albions from them. Maybe the grip has to be done by a specific artist, and they have been unavailable. I could speculate all day, but I will update everyone here when I receive the order.
Since it is a unique configuration, Mike still might be able to let you know where it is in the production queue. He has been extremely helpful with my questions and that has resulted in more and more orders from me.
Ordered an Earl in Nov 2021 received it in July 2023
That's the exact same time frame I experienced with my Archduke purchase from Albion. It helps to underscore that they are working through their orders in a fair and chronological order.
This kind of back order (i.e. market demand) is absolutely a fair justification for their announced price increases, and this company that we all seem to respect and love has maintained static pricing for many years, despite increases in material costs, labor, and a global pandemic interrupting their production schedule.
All things considered, I'm not in the least bit upset by the wait times or impending price increases from Albion. I have made quite a few purchases directly from them for years, and I have never received a product from them I was unhappy with. I have immense respect and goodwill towards Albion Swords Limited, and I hope to continue to see them prosper for decades to come.
"Everything in moderation, including moderation." -Oscar Wilde
soloknight-- You said you ordered an Albion from KOA and you are waiting a while for it? I don't understand, I have ordered a good number of swords, daggers etc. from KoA and they are in stock, or they aren't. I don't remember seeing approx. wait times on Albions. Did it say out of stock when you ordered?
although KoA does on occasion have Albions in stock, they always offer the option to pre-order Albions with a 25% deposit or paid in full. The same is true for Valiant. With Arms & Armor and Vision, you can pre-order when paid in full only.
Got it, I stand corrected. I have never owned an Albion, the most I have paid for swords is in the $600 range. Some with small issues, some very good and one or two that were outstanding --What a hobby, there is something out there for everybody --
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Nov 26, 2023 2:50:37 GMT
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AndiTheBarvarian: "Gobbleza", The Turkeish School of Fencing!
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pixelsword: thank you stabby
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Oct 25, 2023 9:01:40 GMT
pixelsword: Sorry, I just want to make sure I am 'doing it right' - thanks!
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