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J. Erb




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PostPosted: Mon 18 Aug, 2008 10:05 am    Post subject: Sword Identification         Reply with quote

I was looking around the Garth Vincent site after checking out the pseudo-mortuary mentioned in another thread, and I found this rather stiking sword -- or rather, a copy of a rather striking sword. I was hoping someone more knowledgeable than I could be so kind as to indulge my curiosity and tell me what type of sword this is, where it's from, what period, etc.

Thanks in advance. Happy

Here's the link:
http://www.guns.uk.com/store/shop/shop.php?action=full&id=224

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Anders Backlund




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PostPosted: Mon 18 Aug, 2008 1:16 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I'm no expert but it looks to me like a bastard sword from, I think, maybe the 1500:s or so?
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D. Austin
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PostPosted: Mon 18 Aug, 2008 4:18 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

The description says that it's a replica but it is gorgeous. Some of the decorative file work is just fantastic. A lot of work has been put into that piece. I'd imagine it would cost more to have another made these days than they are asking for it.
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Daniel Bezdek




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PostPosted: Tue 19 Aug, 2008 4:56 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

It's replica of 16th c. riding sword.
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PostPosted: Tue 19 Aug, 2008 11:18 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

That's much too large to be a riding sword. The weird plate on there is, well, weird. I'd hesitate to call it a replica, too, as I doubt there's an extant original that looks just like this one. Wink

I'm not sure what the maker was going for.. it's a bit of a mishmash. Very weird choices the modern make made.. oddly proportioned... but neat sword, in my opinion.

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Kjell Magnusson




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PostPosted: Mon 25 Aug, 2008 2:51 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Reminds me a bit of this piece I saw over at www.hessink.nl a while ago. Auction "Thor", lot #1420.
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A German Pappenheimer Sword, circa 1630.
Straight, double-edged blade. Iron basket hilt has its characteristic shape, filled with pierced plates. Eightsided, facetted and twisted pommel. Iron wire wrapping with braided ferrules. Length 132.5 cm.



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