To coincide with the 20th anniversary of the 1982 Conan the Barbarian, Albion Swords will be releasing commemorative replicas of Jody Samson’s iconic designs. However, not only will they be producing new versions of the famous Atlantean Sword, Master’s Sword, Fangs of the Serpent and others, but they will be introducing replicas based upon the upcoming film’s weapons too.
New Glarus, Wisconsin – The Atlantean Sword, The Masterâ€™s Sword and other high-end collectible favorites from 1982â€™s â€œConan the Barbarianâ€ 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 â€œConan the Barbarianâ€.
â€œWe are thrilled to be part of the Conan team again,â€ said Amy Christensen-Waddell, President and CEO of Albion Swords Ltd, LLC. â€œConan is a very exciting and growing franchise, and we look forward to playing our small part in the Conan saga once again.â€
â€œIt 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,â€ said Fredrik Malmberg, President and CEO of Paradox Entertainment Inc.â€œ
We’ve already seen part of Conan’s sword in the widely-distributed image of Jason Momoa glowering, and we’ve heard of Khalar Zym’s “double bladed parallel scimitar that turns into a scythe.” Who knows what sort of bizarre weapons the filmmakers have concocted, and which ones Albion will reproduce.