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Van de Laak





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PostPosted: Fri 07 Mar, 2008 5:34 am    Post subject: Photos of an unexpected encounter with swords etc.         Reply with quote

Hi guys,

I was a few weeks ago in Luxembourg, while driving around there I decided to visit a castle. It was fantastic, no people were there, only a handful of medieval enthousiasts. In several rooms there were just swords and stuff laying around, just in the open. So I took some shots... have a look. I thought to see some swords on display neatly behind glass... but not like this... I was pleasantly suprised.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/jahvandelaak/
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Bill Tsafa




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PostPosted: Fri 07 Mar, 2008 5:45 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Great find!

My only question is... are they originals or reproductions. I recently found out that a lot of museums include modern reproduction weapons and armor in their displays. It is odd that they had them stored in their scabbards.

No athlete/youth can fight tenaciously who has never received any blows: he must see his blood flow and hear his teeth crack... then he will be ready for battle.
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Arne Focke
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PostPosted: Fri 07 Mar, 2008 5:52 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

From the look of it they were the blades of the mentioned enthousiasts.
Kind odd that no one of them was guarding them. WTF?!

So schön und inhaltsreich der Beruf eines Archäologen ist, so hart ist auch seine Arbeit, die keinen Achtstundentag kennt! (Wolfgang Kimmig in: Die Heuneburg an der oberen Donau, Stuttgart 1983)
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Johan S. Moen




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PostPosted: Fri 07 Mar, 2008 6:06 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

A lot of them look like Czech repro's from for an example Kovex Ars or Sword Gur. Cool pictures nonetheless though Happy.

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Peter Bosman




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PostPosted: Sat 08 Mar, 2008 5:48 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Arne Focke wrote:
From the look of it they were the blades of the mentioned enthousiasts.
Kind odd that no one of them was guarding them. WTF?!


Well Arne, I know of a museum in France were a whole bunch of TOP pieces are on display without ANY form of security whatsoever, not even security glaa!! Appearantly no budget was allocated to this whereas any one of the swords is worth about as much as a modern system 'protecting' all.....

This is nothing out of the ordinary as it is not at all customary to include maintenance and security in restauration projects etcetera.

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B. Fulton





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PostPosted: Sat 08 Mar, 2008 6:24 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Most of the ones in scabbards appear to be modern. Still, some cool pics.
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Fabrice Cognot
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PostPosted: Mon 10 Mar, 2008 1:31 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Peter Bosman wrote:
Well Arne, I know of a museum in France were a whole bunch of TOP pieces are on display without ANY form of security whatsoever, not even security glaa!! Appearantly no budget was allocated to this whereas any one of the swords is worth about as much as a modern system 'protecting' all.....


Oh ? Where ? Big Grin

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PostPosted: Mon 10 Mar, 2008 3:11 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Fabrice Cognot wrote:
Peter Bosman wrote:
Well Arne, I know of a museum in France were a whole bunch of TOP pieces are on display without ANY form of security whatsoever, not even security glaa!! Appearantly no budget was allocated to this whereas any one of the swords is worth about as much as a modern system 'protecting' all.....

Oh ? Where ? Big Grin

Yeah I'd like to know about it too Happy

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