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Chris Artman




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PostPosted: Tue 30 Sep, 2008 8:02 pm    Post subject: 16th century two-hander, identification help...         Reply with quote

There are some very beautiful, albiet ornate pictures of swords from "Arms and Armor, A Pictorial Archive from nineteenth century sources"

I was wondering where they find the originals that are sketched? I was hoping to find out more about this beautiful two-hander from the 16th century on page 92 of the book. I would love to have this replicated...



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Sam N.




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PostPosted: Wed 01 Oct, 2008 7:00 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Here is one picture I have that is of a similar styled sword, a hand-and-a-half I think.


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PostPosted: Thu 02 Oct, 2008 11:46 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thank-you, that does look very similar...

I'm still wondering what original the drawing is based on....
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PostPosted: Thu 02 Oct, 2008 11:55 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Chris-

The drawings in that book are mostly 19th century in origin. Some are accurate. Others are grossly inaccurate. Others fall in between. The book isn't really a good source for historical study and probably isn't intended to be so.

Having said that, the particular sword illustration that you are asking about is based on actual swords. There are published examples of such swords.

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