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Anders Backlund




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PostPosted: Tue 18 Mar, 2008 5:25 pm    Post subject: Curious about this sword.         Reply with quote

I was browsing the antique swords album and this one caught my interest:

http://www.myArmoury.com/albums/photo/1111.html

(The second one from the right, with the curved cross and diamond shaped pommel.)

Two more shots:

http://www.myArmoury.com/albums/photo/1171.html
http://www.myArmoury.com/albums/photo/1123.html

What is that sword? A type XII? XVI? XVIII? Does anyone have any idea where and when it might be from?

The sword is an ode to the strife of mankind.

"This doesn't look easy... but I bet it is!"
-Homer Simpson.


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Nathan M Wuorio




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PostPosted: Tue 18 Mar, 2008 10:19 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Hmm... this looks very much like a french sword I saw recently. Very pronounced quillons, with a diamond pommel, and the hilt looks french in styling. I would hazard a guess and say 14th - 16th century, french, maybe Charles V in style.
Maybe I'm wrong [ I probably am] but that would be my best guess. Hope that helps.

Nathan.
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Anders Backlund




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PostPosted: Wed 19 Mar, 2008 4:01 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thanks for the reply. French, eh? Interesting. I've seen similar crosses before, but I must admit this might be the first time I can recall seeing that pommel shape.

Are you sure you meant Charles V? I can find several pictures of a "Charles V sword" but non of them look even remotely like this one. Perhaps you meant Henry V?

Also, this sword looks pretty long. It's hard to tell from the angles but going by the handle's lenght I'd ballpark the blade to something like 35 inches. A cavallery sword, perhaps?

The sword is an ode to the strife of mankind.

"This doesn't look easy... but I bet it is!"
-Homer Simpson.
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Sean Flynt
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PostPosted: Fri 21 Mar, 2008 7:06 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

FWIW, this is from the Armour of the Dukes of Burgundy:

http://www.truefork.org/Photography/Burgundia...pons_1.php

-Sean

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Tim May




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PostPosted: Fri 21 Mar, 2008 7:15 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Sean Flynt wrote:
FWIW, this is from the Armour of the Dukes of Burgundy:

http://www.truefork.org/Photography/Burgundia...pons_1.php


Thanks for the link Sean! That viking sword is fantastic! The clarity of pattern welding and detail on the hilt... WOW Happy

Imagine a Patrick Barta replica of it !
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Anders Backlund




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PostPosted: Sat 22 Mar, 2008 11:48 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Sean Flynt wrote:
FWIW, this is from the Armour of the Dukes of Burgundy:

http://www.truefork.org/Photography/Burgundia...pons_1.php


"Pic 3: Sword."

Well, that's informative. WTF?! Razz

I note they also have one of those enormous broad-bladed things. Interesting.

The sword is an ode to the strife of mankind.

"This doesn't look easy... but I bet it is!"
-Homer Simpson.
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Nathan M Wuorio




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PostPosted: Tue 25 Mar, 2008 7:00 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Sorry, I was thinking of Henry V. [Actually I don't knoow WHAT I was thinking] I just looked at Charles V swords and your right, they look NOTHING like I had imagined. Again, sorry for the mix up.
Nathan.
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