Sword at a Time -- Your Sword
sword model that we make is a limited
edition, a unique collector's item. We concentrate
on four basic concepts -- faithful recreation
of specific originals and original sword types, quality
materials and manufacturing, full functionality,
and top-level customer service.
Each piece is made by hand, one sword at a time, by a group
of the most talented blademakers and cutlers in the world.
Our swords are entirely made in America of the highest quality
materials -- but with a distinctly European flair -- starting
with painstaking research of period originals and exacting
design work by noted Swedish swordsmith, author and researcher,
Johnsson. No detail is too small to replicate faithfully.
Our development process is just as exacting -- taking the
time required to get it right and the willingness to make
and remake our prototypes until each piece is exact.
Each sword is hand-made to order with time-proven traditional
construction and no shortcuts or compromises, with the time
and attention of a master craftsman. And even though swords
are no longer used as weapons, we still make each sword as
though your life depended upon it.
Take a look at our series
of articles on how our swords are made and judge for
yourself. You can buy with confidence, because every sword
we make is guaranteed for life against defects in materials
We don't rely solely on a shopping cart, because we like to talk
to our customers and we want to be sure that if you ever
have a question or an issue with our product or service, you
will have a real person to talk to about it.
Our commitment to you is one of excellence and personal attention
-- from research and design, craftsmanship, and customer service,
to delivery of the finished sword -- one sword at a time.
Amy and Howard Waddell
How to Order
The Albion Return Policy
421 Second Street
P.O. Box 66
New Glarus, WI 53574
Toll Free: 1-888-806-4356
Office Hours: 7 AM - 5:00 PM (Central Time), Monday through Thursday.
Board of Directors
Our Code to Live By
President and Chief Executive Officer
Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
Vice President for Management and Customer
Master Swordsmith, Designer, Researcher
Herbert "Buck" Bates - Scabbardmaker
Craig Cheney - Blade Shop
Bill Ellsworth - Blade Grinder
Thomas Anderson - Blade Grinder
Calum MacKenzie - Blade Grinder
Matthew Schmitt - Cutlery Shop/WaxShop
Emma Martinson - Cutler/ Photographer
Nick Kapusta - Cutler
John Yonke - Cutler
Bob Hall - CNC Machine Operator
Roger Ellis - Master Woodworker
Dedicated to the loving memory of our friend and legendary master
swordmaker, Jody Samson