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S. Christiansen




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PostPosted: Thu 06 Mar, 2008 10:49 am    Post subject: How you display your polearms         Reply with quote

Hi all,

I've been wondering whether you hang or display your polearms in any particular way? If so, how? Feel free to post pictures of it.

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Sonni
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PostPosted: Thu 06 Mar, 2008 10:59 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote





At one point, before the rack, I had my spears diagnal on the wall following the stairs to the lower floor of my house. it was cool because I had a nice flat wall facing you when going downstairs to mount three of them, and then on either side of the corridor-staircase, other spears to make a slight 3-D sunrise spread (on three sides of you: right front left.)

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PostPosted: Thu 06 Mar, 2008 12:33 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

You can mount a standard garage organizer behind a sword display. The clips of the organizer should almost touch the wall.
You shouldn't use this method for mounting the weapons any other way since they don't fully encircle the haft. But as long as they're against the wall, the polearm can't accidentally fall out, even if the mechanism breaks. And since these clips (which slide along a main rail and are thus fully adjustable) are meant to securely hold shovels, hoes, axes and other modern domestic polearms, they are very strong.

The great advantage of this method is that the polearms are secure but easily accessed.



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PostPosted: Thu 06 Mar, 2008 1:38 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

You're all putting me to shame. My method of "display" is to pile them up upright in a corner. Happy

Except for a pair of harpoons in my stairway, I don't have the wall space.

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PostPosted: Thu 06 Mar, 2008 4:47 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Curtain rod holders...my pole arms are basically the size of a (large) curtain rod.
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PostPosted: Thu 06 Mar, 2008 5:14 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Ed Toton wrote:
You're all putting me to shame. My method of "display" is to pile them up upright in a corner. Happy


I think polearms look great leaning up in the corner of a room. It looks like they've been left there casually and been treated like tools, not ornaments. It gives a kind of practical air to them.

Just my opinion. Still, if I had the space, I would like a nice big fan of various polearms on my wall.

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PostPosted: Thu 06 Mar, 2008 6:37 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Ed Toton wrote:
You're all putting me to shame. My method of "display" is to pile them up upright in a corner. Happy


I keep my weapons in a bucket in a corner, so they don't tip over :P

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PostPosted: Thu 06 Mar, 2008 10:40 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Except for one sword which stands loosely against the wall in the living room, I keep my sword, axe, and flail in a corner in the spare bedroom. My poleweapons I keep flat on the floor underneath the spare bed, so that the wood won't warp from gravity.
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S. Christiansen




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PostPosted: Sat 08 Mar, 2008 12:58 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Sean Flynt wrote:
The great advantage of this method is that the polearms are secure but easily accessed.


I quite like your method, Sean. Could I perhaps get to see a front view of the whole display? My spear will almost reach the ceiling when standing on the floor, though, so I'll probably have to go for a curtain rod holder for that, as Joe suggested.

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Sonni
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PostPosted: Mon 10 Mar, 2008 6:23 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

S. Christiansen wrote:
[Could I perhaps get to see a front view of the whole display?


See the 6th post in this thread:

http://www.myArmoury.com/talk/viewtopic.php?t...ht=display

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PostPosted: Mon 10 Mar, 2008 7:30 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I do not display my stuff. Partly because I do not have it for that purpose, but also quite intentionally to keep is as unobtrusive as possible.
I have most in the library simply out of the way and for best conservation.

The pole arms I keep in the saddle room as I usually use them near the stables and mostly mounted.
I have looped baling twine over the roof beams and suspend the poles close to the wall horizontally in the loops.
I have ' blunted' them somewhat to both put a bit more meat behind the edges and make them less tricky. This means they are somewhat safer in the saddle room as well.

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