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Julien M




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PostPosted: Wed 16 Sep, 2009 5:31 am    Post subject: Pictures - royal armouries - Leeds         Reply with quote

HI all,

Another series on the royal armouries in Leeds that I was lucky enought to visit in excellent compagny (fellow forumers A Lazlo and D Sutton) last week end.

I have more than 300 shots, so I'll take my time before uploading/editing most of them.

Hope it's of some use to you guys (those post don't get much traffic so I'm beginning to wonder Happy

my biggest deception was that several well known swords were not displayed, and especially the castillon sword I'm having reproduced as a custom sword right now.

Cheers,

J

(a superb exemple) German Sallet 1520



Ear Dagger, Probably Italien, 1500






A very intriguing broken (type XIV I believe) sword. I've often read that broken swords were remounted, used as daggers etc...well here is a great example as the tip has been reshaped and very crudely sharpened.





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PostPosted: Wed 16 Sep, 2009 5:43 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Boar sword 1550 (I recommend the closeup's on the grip as the holes in the leather shows the cord wrap intact)









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PostPosted: Thu 17 Sep, 2009 2:41 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

It was indeed a grand day out!

Great to see some of these pictures Julien, they came out very well given they were taken under less than ideal conditions.

Can't wait to see the rest of them, particularly that excellent crutch pommel Type XIV.

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PostPosted: Fri 18 Sep, 2009 1:51 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Hey David,

The type XIV is coming Happy

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PostPosted: Fri 18 Sep, 2009 2:50 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Buongiorno Mauricio!

I didn't forget about the two swords you mentionned so here are the shots below.

Hope you'll find some usefull informations in there.

Cheers,

J







Notice the hilt of the sword in the middle, it bears a striking ressemblance with the hilt of the A Crecy.



Hand and a half sword, european (German?) late 14th early 15th century




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PostPosted: Fri 18 Sep, 2009 3:18 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

A famous type XIV, a twin to the A. Solingen










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PostPosted: Fri 18 Sep, 2009 5:14 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Julien M wrote:
Buongiorno Mauricio!

I didn't forget about the two swords you mentionned so here are the shots below.

Hope you'll find some usefull informations in there.

Cheers,

J


hello, Julien
I think it is people like you who make this site great.
Thank you very much.
Ciao
Maurizio
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PostPosted: Fri 18 Sep, 2009 5:51 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Unlike what I thought, in my previous post, I must say that the bevel is not the result of regrinding, but that is part of the section. The section is the same even under the guard.
I write this, for intellectual honesty.
Maybe the grip is modern? Too young wood.
Ciao
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PostPosted: Fri 18 Sep, 2009 6:49 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

My pleasure Maurizio Happy I learned so much from browsing this website that I'm happy to give something back.

The grip is indeed a modern replacement (Oakeshott, records of the medieval sword, p156).

Cheers,

J
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PostPosted: Fri 18 Sep, 2009 10:55 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Just this week I decided against a trip to London and Leeds this fall. You've made me feel much better about that decision. What a fantastic collection of photos--a real service to this community!
-Sean

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PostPosted: Fri 18 Sep, 2009 1:28 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I popped down to visit the Royal Armouries myself at the start of the year. It is one of my favourite museums now; very well laid out and very informative displays. I posted some of my own pictures at the time (http://www.myArmoury.com/talk/viewtopic.php?t...ight=leeds) though I wish I'd taken some more good close-ups like you've done.

Great work - now I want to go back! Happy
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PostPosted: Fri 18 Sep, 2009 2:33 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Sean Flynt wrote:
Just this week I decided against a trip to London and Leeds this fall. You've made me feel much better about that decision. What a fantastic collection of photos--a real service to this community!


Just make sure you go the right Leeds. Happy Leeds Castle in Kent is not too far from London (south-east), while the Leeds that houses that Royal Armouries is northwest of London and farther away.

Happy

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PostPosted: Fri 18 Sep, 2009 4:39 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thanks for sharing Julien, I'm loving your work.
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PostPosted: Fri 18 Sep, 2009 8:03 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Chad Arnow wrote:
Sean Flynt wrote:
Just this week I decided against a trip to London and Leeds this fall. You've made me feel much better about that decision. What a fantastic collection of photos--a real service to this community!


Just make sure you go the right Leeds. Happy Leeds Castle in Kent is not too far from London (south-east), while the Leeds that houses that Royal Armouries is northwest of London and farther away.


$40 and approx. 2 hours from Victoria, if I remember correctly. Big Grin Drove coast-to-coast a few years ago but couldn't justify the time for a side trip. Sure wish I had, though. I despair of ever seeing it now. Worse than that--I was in Vienna about twice a week in 1999-2000 and didn't know enough about arms and armour to appreciate the Künsthistoriches Museum. I'd never leave now.

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PostPosted: Sat 19 Sep, 2009 3:39 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thanks for sharing those pictures Julien. Happy
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PostPosted: Sun 20 Sep, 2009 1:37 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Hi guys,

Thanks for your comments, they are much appreciated as taking/editing/uploading those takes quiet some time and this is all the encouragements I need to go on doing so. After I'm done with this one, I plan a visit to the white tower, tower of london...then Westminster abbey for the Henry V sword and helm...will post those as well.

Sean Flynt wrote:
Just this week I decided against a trip to London and Leeds this fall. You've made me feel much better about that decision. What a fantastic collection of photos--a real service to this community!


Well that's too bad Sean as I would have loved to meet for a pint or two and a nice chat about arms and armor after a visit at the Wallace...hope you'll reconsider someday Happy

Cheers,

J

and yes, Leeds is two and a hours away from london by train. we did the all trip in a single day.
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Be warned: I did the White Tower over the summer and they don't allow any photography. Sad
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PostPosted: Tue 22 Sep, 2009 8:31 am    Post subject: pics of baskets         Reply with quote

great pics got any of scottish basket hilts Question ,

greatly appreciated. Big Grin

Ed

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PostPosted: Thu 24 Sep, 2009 3:14 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Hi julien,

Just been browsing your excellent pis from the Royal Armouries.

You mention the the castillon sword and other types you were interested in were not on display. I have a suggestion that may help.

Cris Streek the photographic curatour to the armoury may be able to provided detailed images that can be down loaded (that are in digital high definition and can be zoomed).

He has done the same for me and has taken swords out of storage and sent images to my Email. Some are not availble any where else.The problem is may more swords are archived than on public display, so thay rotate the exhibitions to refresh displays and help prreseve the artifacts. Its luck if a sword your intrested in happens to be on public exhibition.

His contact details are EmailChris.Streek@armouries.org.uk
Tel: O113 220 1832 (UK line you will have to add an internatinal dialling prefix from the county you call from)

Hope this of help, wanted to give something back for the effort you have showed on this forum.

Cheers Ed. Happy


He is great Guy and very helpful I`m sure he will help if he can.

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