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Anders Backlund




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PostPosted: Mon 31 Mar, 2008 1:15 pm    Post subject: Help Wanted: Further Studies.         Reply with quote

Alright, so I think I have a pretty good understanding about blade typologies as far as western historical swords go. However, I'm still rather limited when it comes to the hilts.

Basically, I'm looking for info on various types of pommels, grips and crosses -especially for medieval/Renascence swords- what exact time periods they appeared, what typically goes with what, etc.

Online resources with pictures are greatly preferred, but any help is appreciated.

The sword is an ode to the strife of mankind.

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Sam N.




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PostPosted: Mon 31 Mar, 2008 2:29 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Check out the Features section of this sight. Here's something on pommels to get you started:http://www.myArmoury.com/feature_oakeshott3.html

That article is part of a larger one that deals with the typology for medieval swords that Ewart Oakeshott created.

Happy reading, I know I was sure happy when I found this site.
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Anders Backlund




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PostPosted: Mon 31 Mar, 2008 8:17 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Sam N. wrote:
Check out the Features section of this sight. Here's something on pommels to get you started:http://www.myArmoury.com/feature_oakeshott3.html

That article is part of a larger one that deals with the typology for medieval swords that Ewart Oakeshott created.

Happy reading, I know I was sure happy when I found this site.


Ironically, I stumbled upon that article by myself mere minutes after I made this thread. (Also had some enlightening information on crosses.) ><

Still, it's the thought that counts, so thanks. Happy

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Russ Thomas
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PostPosted: Mon 31 Mar, 2008 10:44 pm    Post subject: Sword typology         Reply with quote

Anders,

If you do not have a copy, then I would strongly recommend that you get a copy of 'Records of the medieval Sword' by Ewart Oakeshott. It is only about 300,- ( SEK ), and full of wonderful information, photographs and the authors ever delightful personal annecdotes.

It is availabel via:

www.kentrotman.com

or:

www.amazon.com

Hper jeg at det hjelper. Happy

Hils,

Russ

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Anders Backlund




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PostPosted: Tue 01 Apr, 2008 8:19 am    Post subject: Re: Sword typology         Reply with quote

Russ, thanks for the tip.

I guess I'm just old fashioned but I'm honestly a bit hesitant to order stuff online. I will see if my local library has it or can order it in, though.

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Russ Thomas
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PostPosted: Wed 02 Apr, 2008 8:24 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Anders,

I have been dealing with ken Trotmans for many years, and have never had any sort of problems with them or with the ordering process. Richard is a true gentleman and a real pleasure to do business with. You will not have any problems with them. You can also call them and deal over the telephone. Their number is: +47 1480 454292 Or fax. +47 1480 384651

Regards,

Russ

PS. I should also add that they are VERY quick ! I have several times ordered items on Wednesday and they have arrived here in Norway on the Saturday morning!

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Anders Backlund




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PostPosted: Wed 02 Apr, 2008 10:32 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Oh, it's not that I'm worried about complications. It's a personal issue: I simply like to avoid making online orders unless I have no other options open.
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