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Craig Johnson
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PostPosted: Fri 05 Sep, 2008 7:23 am    Post subject: This just in from Hermann-Historica         Reply with quote

I am sure some of you just got the update on this upcoming auction but noticed two things of note right off that are of particular interest. First if you are into Smallswords there is a whole catalog devoted to them in the auction. Some very very nice pieces. I particularly like that some are a bit earlier and very functional.

The second thing is they have added a cursor magnifier to the pics that allows one to get very detailed look at the nooks and crannies. This is particularly nice for looking at antiques that one may want to purchase (not that I can afford to, but to dream). It allows one to see some great details that usually are not possible on their excellent pics.

Hermann-Historica

Just thought some would like to know

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PostPosted: Fri 05 Sep, 2008 8:44 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Craig,

Awesome new tool! Thanks for telling us!

Some nice stuff too

Some nice medieval guns
http://www.hermann-historica.de/auktion/hhm56...at56_s.txt
http://www.hermann-historica.de/auktion/hhm56...at56_s.txt

Early modern guns
http://www.hermann-historica.de/auktion/hhm56...at56_s.txt

Some nice classical arms and armour here
http://www.hermann-historica.de/auktion/hhm56...amp;c1=-^$

This 14th century egyptian sword is interesting as well. Almost reminds me of viking swords. Lot Nr.406

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PostPosted: Fri 05 Sep, 2008 8:54 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

There is a nice hand and a half here of the saxon style. Wonder who made this!

http://www.hermann-historica.de/auktion/hhm56...at56_p.txt

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PostPosted: Fri 05 Sep, 2008 5:28 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Colin F. wrote:
There is a nice hand and a half here of the saxon style. Wonder who made this!

http://www.hermann-historica.de/auktion/hhm56...at56_p.txt


\Man that is one sweet sword. I wish I had a spare 1400 Euro. Is that really the price?

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PostPosted: Fri 05 Sep, 2008 7:02 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thanks for the heads up, Craig! This is really cool!

Jean Henri Chandler wrote:
Man that is one sweet sword. I wish I had a spare 1400 Euro. Is that really the price?


It seems about right, since the sword is "in the style of", and not an actual antique. Its still very beautiful, though.

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PostPosted: Sat 06 Sep, 2008 7:39 am    Post subject: Unique Dagger style         Reply with quote

I have always thought this dagger style is quite unique. You do not see that many around and it definitely would have been a localized style I imagine. A good illustration that almost anything one can think of has been tried (usually many times) before.


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Not sure who made the Bastard Sword but it definitely is a very nice job.

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PostPosted: Sat 06 Sep, 2008 11:34 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

These two swords are something I haven't seen before, but very very nice.

Styrian Sabre 1
http://www.hermann-historica.de/auktion/hhm56...at56_p.txt

Styrian Sabre 2
http://www.hermann-historica.de/auktion/hhm56...at56_p.txt

Does anybody have any info about why these swords are special or have the specific name Styrian. I know this is most likely because they were manufactured in that area of Austria, but did this area have a monopoly over this kind of sword?

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PostPosted: Sat 06 Sep, 2008 1:06 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

The second Styrian sabre has both a finger and a thumb ring. Can anything be more wonderful than that? Big Grin

I couldn't establish a link, but look at Lot 602, a Spanish Cup Hilt rapier. It has a lateral thumb ring coming off the side of the cup. I've never seen that before.
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PostPosted: Sun 07 Sep, 2008 5:51 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Roger Hooper wrote:
The second Styrian sabre has both a finger and a thumb ring.


Actually, it doesn't... or not a functional finger ring, anyway. If you note, the plate protecting the outside of the hand will prevent you from fingering the ricasso. This is common on a lot of 17th century swords. There are several theories on why these are the way they are, but other than theories I don't know if anyone truly knows why they are made this way.

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