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Leo Todeschini
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PostPosted: Tue 17 Feb, 2009 7:46 am    Post subject: 12thC Norman swords - recommended suppliers         Reply with quote

I have a supply contract for 10 assorted wheel and brazil nut pommel swords circa 1150-1200 and am trying to source decent or reasonably decent replicas - anybody got any leads.

I need them within a month, they need to be sharp, but will be wall hangers and I am happy to strip down and rework furniture and handles etc to improve matters and differentiate one from another.

Oh yeah no more than $200 or so.............

Help would be very gratefully received.

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PostPosted: Tue 17 Feb, 2009 8:05 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Windlass makes good "kit" swords that benefit from simple upgrades. Some are under $150 USD at Kult of Athena:

http://www.kultofathena.com/product~item~5000...+Sword.htm

http://www.kultofathena.com/product~item~5011...+Sword.htm

http://www.kultofathena.com/product~item~5009...+Sword.htm
(we recently reviewed this one here and were very impressed. It's a great candidate for upgrade and a better candidate for re-sale if you're going to be stuck with these things at the end of the project.)

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PostPosted: Tue 17 Feb, 2009 8:09 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I think only the first one would pass as a 12th century sword.
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PostPosted: Tue 17 Feb, 2009 3:04 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Hi,

I can't tell you how accurate this sword are is but it's available at discount from Windlass. It is kind of brazil-nutty but not quite, maybe you could re-work it.

http://www.museumreplicas.com/p-259-naumburg-sword.aspx

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Leo Todeschini
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PostPosted: Wed 18 Feb, 2009 12:54 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thanks guys, myArmoury comes through again.

I think the first sword can be easily reworked, the second can be shoe horned in there and the one posted by Ian could also be reworked - so it looks like Windlass is the way to go.

I will keep you all posted on what I do with them.

Thanks


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