For those of you who greatly admire Jody's Conan the Barbarian film swords (I know you're among them, Alex!) this was posted over at MyArmory by the owner of Albion:
I'm sad...I always thought I'd have a long time to buy one of those, especially this one. Later in that thread they mention that Jody is working on something called a "Performance Barbarian" that is lighter and more oriented towards cutting. Could be cool, but I suppose whatever it looks like will be closer to the Atlantean than the Father's sword. I've always been partial to it the latter.Though not many here may care, I thought that I should let those of you who do, that we have decided to opt out of our contract with Conan Properties.
As of October of this year, we will stop taking orders for the Atlanteans, Master's/Father's swords and other Conan pieces that we have produced over the years.
It was fun fighting to bring these landmark pieces back from the dead. The collection we have amassed of great (and often tearful) testimonials from new owners of the Atlantean in particular, will be something Amy, Jody and I will always cherish. (And seeing our sword in our display box in the conference room of the Governor of California whenever he is on TV is kinda cool, too.)
It is certainly, for us at least, the end of an era.
But, as you all well know, we have plenty to keep us busy.
Anyway, for anyone who always wanted to own an awesome replica of these, time seems to be running out. Wonder if I have any change in my couch...