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Tim Lison




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PostPosted: Wed 17 Dec, 2008 2:17 pm    Post subject: Brazil Nut swords         Reply with quote

Brazil nut pommels on swords are among my favorite! I grouped all mine up today and thought it might be fun to share a photo. I'd love to see pics of any others that are out there!


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PostPosted: Wed 17 Dec, 2008 2:43 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Nice photo Tim! I too like the brazil nut pommel, although I don't own any European swords at the moment.
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PostPosted: Wed 17 Dec, 2008 5:36 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

You're my new hero.

Would you mind identifying these swords? Some are familiar, but some (like 2nd from the right) look like composites of swords I know. Is it a custom job?
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PostPosted: Wed 17 Dec, 2008 5:56 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

That custom A&A looks even better surrounded by its brothers. Nice picture.
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PostPosted: Wed 17 Dec, 2008 6:00 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Very nice looking indeed Tim. I just realized we are in the same area. That is definitely a nice looking collection of brazil nut swords.

Scott
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PostPosted: Wed 17 Dec, 2008 10:22 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

J.D. Crawford wrote:
You're my new hero.

Would you mind identifying these swords? Some are familiar, but some (like 2nd from the right) look like composites of swords I know. Is it a custom job?


From left to right:

ArmArt based on Records Xa.14 with a new grip by OlliN
A&A custom type X based on one in "Swords of the Viking Age"
Albion Museum Line St. Maurice
A&A custom type XI based on a 10-11th century manuscript drawing
Albion Gaddhjalt
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PostPosted: Wed 17 Dec, 2008 10:23 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Scott Kowalski wrote:
Very nice looking indeed Tim. I just realized we are in the same area. That is definitely a nice looking collection of brazil nut swords.

Scott


Yeah, we won't be swinging any swords with all the shoveling lately......
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PostPosted: Wed 17 Dec, 2008 11:48 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

My 2 brazil nuts(customized Del Tin 2132, Hanwei Practical Norman):

(sorry for the crappy photo)

You might recognize the 2132 from this picture(reason why I bought it from W. Schutz):

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PostPosted: Thu 18 Dec, 2008 4:34 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Nice picture, I like seeing all the different variations of the brazil nut pommel.
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PostPosted: Thu 18 Dec, 2008 6:41 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

My Del Tin 2130 St. Maurice. Happy



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PostPosted: Thu 18 Dec, 2008 9:57 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Tim that is a really nice photo! Somehow the lighting and the shadows and the reflections off that dark background combined to make for a really really nice shot. Nice swords! tr
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PostPosted: Thu 18 Dec, 2008 4:34 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Tim Lison wrote:
A&A custom type XI based on a 10-11th century manuscript drawing


Would that be the sword from the Anglo-Saxon manuscript pictured on p77 of 'Records'? Very cool.

Sorry, I have but one Brazil nut pommel in my collection, and it's not in the league of your examples. I intend to correct this unacceptable situation over the next couple of years.
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PostPosted: Thu 18 Dec, 2008 5:01 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

J.D. Crawford wrote:
Tim Lison wrote:
A&A custom type XI based on a 10-11th century manuscript drawing


Would that be the sword from the Anglo-Saxon manuscript pictured on p77 of 'Records'? Very cool.

Sorry, I have but one Brazil nut pommel in my collection, and it's not in the league of your examples. I intend to correct this unacceptable situation over the next couple of years.


J.D.-

Yes it is! The drawing has decorative "pips" which I chose to have left off......
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PostPosted: Fri 19 Dec, 2008 1:22 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I agree with your taste Tim. Those stud-like 'pips' would take away from the unique and simple beauty of the design.

Also, I see you opted out of the the slight guard curvature on the other A&A custom job, if that is the Ulfbert sword I am thinking of. (I thought it was a Reeve at first glance). Peirce glows about the curve, but I find it to be too little or too much. I also have a replica of that sword, but I am too humbled by your collection to mention the source.
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PostPosted: Fri 19 Dec, 2008 3:01 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

J.D. Crawford wrote:
I agree with your taste Tim. Those stud-like 'pips' would take away from the unique and simple beauty of the design.

Also, I see you opted out of the the slight guard curvature on the other A&A custom job, if that is the Ulfbert sword I am thinking of. (I thought it was a Reeve at first glance). Peirce glows about the curve, but I find it to be too little or too much. I also have a replica of that sword, but I am too humbled by your collection to mention the source.


J.D.

It is the Ulfberht sword and it does have a slight curve. You can't see it very well in this photo but it is actually very nice. Here's a link to my post I put up when it arrived. There are better pics.

http://www.myArmoury.com/talk/viewtopic.php?t...highlight=
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PostPosted: Sat 20 Dec, 2008 12:48 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

i also own one :-)



greetings to all Brazilnutters. Great Swords you have.

Andreas

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to keep that pointy end thingy away from you...
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PostPosted: Sat 20 Dec, 2008 8:55 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Tim Lison wrote:
It is the Ulfberht sword and it does have a slight curve. You can't see it very well in this photo but it is actually very nice. Here's a link to my post I put up when it arrived. There are better pics.

http://www.myArmoury.com/talk/viewtopic.php?t...highlight=


Very slight, and much more elegant than the clunky guard on the Windlass replica.
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PostPosted: Sat 20 Dec, 2008 9:23 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Brazil nut pommel love, here´s the Reeve.


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PostPosted: Sat 20 Dec, 2008 12:09 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Ahh, the Reeve. Sooo pretty! The Del Tin St. Maurice swords look good too!!!!
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PostPosted: Sat 21 Feb, 2009 7:35 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

A&A St. Maurice and Windlass Ulfberht


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