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Tim Lison




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PostPosted: Sun 06 Jan, 2008 12:19 am    Post subject: Found an interesting resource         Reply with quote

Up late browsing the web and came across this:

http://storm.nazwa.pl/wiki/index.php?ns0=1&am...chx=Szukaj

It's a search for swords on a Polish archealogical website. It has some excellent high res pics of a lot of great swords. Enjoy!

Edit: Make sure you look through all of it. The search is numbered oddly as it seems to be from a couple different Polish sites. Just press this: następne 20 (next 20) until it won't go anymore. It stops at 81.

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PostPosted: Sun 06 Jan, 2008 12:33 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Here's a sample of one of the images.


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PostPosted: Sun 06 Jan, 2008 2:08 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Eek! Wow! Thanks Tim for that link.

I have just start to look at it and found a type H i like, O man! it have it all Big Grin
Miecz_z_Machowa high res pic
Info about it

Frid o Fröjd!
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PostPosted: Mon 07 Jan, 2008 3:39 pm    Post subject: Found An Interesting Resource         Reply with quote

Tim, I've just viewed that website. Some of the Viking swords in that website maybe prove that Vikings once reached the Polish coast. I am not sure about that since I don't understand Polish.

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PostPosted: Mon 07 Jan, 2008 3:43 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I don't think all of the swords shown are actually Polish finds. It wouldn't surprise me if the Vikings made it to Poland. They were a pretty well traveled bunch!
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PostPosted: Mon 07 Jan, 2008 3:50 pm    Post subject: Re: Found An Interesting Resource         Reply with quote

Thanks a lot for the link! Some really cool stuff, there...

Shahril Dzulkifli wrote:
Tim, I've just viewed that website. Some of the Viking swords in that website maybe prove that Vikings once reached the Polish coast. I am not sure about that since I don't understand Polish.

I don't see why not, considering they traveled everywhere from Greenland to the Mediterranean, and probably quite a way beyond. Happy

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Fabrice Cognot
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PostPosted: Mon 07 Jan, 2008 4:00 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Not all these swords are Polish.

However, if you want a good book on swords found in Poland and the surrounding areas, check Lech Marek : Early Medieval Swords from Central and Eastern Europe. Dilemas of an Archeologists and Student of Arms. Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Wrocławskiego, Wrocław 2005.

In English, as the title suggests.

There has been a post earlier on this forum board about an ebay seller for this book, can't find the post at the moment.

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PostPosted: Mon 07 Jan, 2008 4:47 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

A very nice resource indeed... it appears to be a survey catalog of Viking sword-finds...
even though I don't read Polish, a little inductive reasoning will get you over the hump if you look closely:
you'll see the River Witham sword, the beautiful hilt from the Sutton Hoo burial, as well as finds from Tipperary, Ireland and Orkney, and I believe I recognize the words for Norway and Sweden among the listings.
Nice resource, thanks for posting it up!

Have 11 swords, 2 dirks, half a dozen tomahawks and 2 Jeeps - seem to be a magnet for more of all.
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