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PostPosted: Thu 29 Jan, 2009 6:30 am    Post subject: Is there a book on Sword suspensions?         Reply with quote

I mean has anyone written a book on just sword suspensions?
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PostPosted: Thu 29 Jan, 2009 6:56 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I'm not aware of one. You can find information in the great books on swords, but I'm not aware of so much as a chapter or chapter sub-head on the subject. Depending on your interests, you'll find clues in Oakeshott and Neumann (Swords and Blades of the American Revolution). Artwork from your period of interest is probably the best primary source of information. As a secondary source, just search this site for well-researched interpretations.
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PostPosted: Thu 29 Jan, 2009 9:38 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I ended up doing my own research folders, of photocopies of photos of extant scabbards and suspension systems, and it quickly made me appreciate the huge variety of methods and decorative possibilities. I've never heard of a book devoted to the subject though.
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PostPosted: Thu 29 Jan, 2009 9:46 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Anyone interested in writing a feature article? This subject comes up often, yet there's no single published resource.
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PostPosted: Thu 29 Jan, 2009 3:24 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Sean, please offer fame & fortune. Well, at least long lasting fame would result. Happy & seriously. A feature article even just generally outlining the main suspension & attachment methods would be great.
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PostPosted: Fri 30 Jan, 2009 6:44 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

How about extreme gratitude and the personal satisfaction of serving fellow arms and armour students? Big Grin

By the way, I checked Claude Blair's European Weapons last night. He has a few paragraphs on the subject, but I think most of us would consider it elementary.

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