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Morgan Butler




PostPosted: Thu 18 Jun, 2009 9:43 am    Post subject: New/Old Smallsword!         Reply with quote

Just got a European Smallsword with pierced hilt. It is dated 1762. It has a 33 inch blade with pitting in the middle. The grip is probably a replacement. I still think it looks pretty nice. Its on its way!


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Dan P




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PostPosted: Thu 18 Jun, 2009 9:56 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

That's a very nice one! Is the blade cross section diamond or triangular?
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Morgan Butler




PostPosted: Thu 18 Jun, 2009 10:21 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thanks Dan!
Though I havent recieved it yet, I'm pretty sure its oval/diamond all the way down.

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PostPosted: Thu 18 Jun, 2009 10:01 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

That's beautiful, Morgan! A very nice find!
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Morgan Butler




PostPosted: Tue 23 Jun, 2009 9:32 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Just got my sword in the mail. Very Interesting! This sword has a big, robust, 33 inch oval blade and handles more like a late period rapier. The butterfly guards are quite large for a smallsword. All in all its sort of like the 18th century version of a pappenheimer rapier! The engraving goes all the way down the blade. I dig it!
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Jean-Carle Hudon




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PostPosted: Tue 23 Jun, 2009 6:56 pm    Post subject: 1767         Reply with quote

Nice piece, but not to be too picky,isn't that 1767 instead of 1762?
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Morgan Butler




PostPosted: Wed 24 Jun, 2009 8:07 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Yup, it is. I put up 67 on swordforum and 62 on here. I wonder If this blade was on another hilt at one time. While this hilt is right for 1767 it just seems to need a heavier hilt to balance it out.(in my opionion.. Still this could have been worn by a really big dude. Or someone who wanted reach.
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