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Sean Flynt
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PostPosted: Thu 30 Jul, 2009 12:46 pm    Post subject: Sword of St. Martin         Reply with quote

I noticed this while researching a completely different project. Beautiful sword, isn't it?


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PostPosted: Thu 30 Jul, 2009 1:07 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Any significance to the diamond in the square etched pattern? Is that a double fuller on the upper section and then a single on the lower section of the blade? Can't see that clearly even with enlarging the pic.

Yes it is a very pretty piece.
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PostPosted: Thu 30 Jul, 2009 1:30 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Peter Remling wrote:
Any significance to the diamond in the square etched pattern? Is that a double fuller on the upper section and then a single on the lower section of the blade? Can't see that clearly even with enlarging the pic.

Yes it is a very pretty piece.


That mark on the blade is so prominent it must mean something. Maybe a Christian symbol of some sort. Can't tell. The blade looks to me like it's diamond section but with a flat surface in its upper fourth, making that section hexagonal. I see lots of blades like this in the artwork of this period/culture. It's hard to tell if that's a flat or a fuller, but I tend to think it's a flat.

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PostPosted: Thu 30 Jul, 2009 5:46 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

It looks like a type XX with twin fullers in the ricasso.
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