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Eric Fagny





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PostPosted: Mon 05 Oct, 2009 9:43 am    Post subject: Edward III sword by Viktor Berbekuzk (Hungary)         Reply with quote









Made on demand by Viktor Berbekuzk, Hungary.
Length : 117 cm
Weight : 2200 grammes
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PostPosted: Mon 05 Oct, 2009 5:23 pm    Post subject: Re: Edward III sword by Viktor Berbekuzk (Hungary)         Reply with quote

Eric Fagny wrote:
Weight : 2200 grammes


2.2kg sounds remarkably overweight - by about half a kilogramme, or maybe more off the original.
am I the only person surprised by that quoted weight?

I'm assuming it's an "inspired by" rather than a replica of; given looking at the photographs it appears to be longer, the pommel seems smaller, and the hilt longer or slimmer, compared to the original's proportions.
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Luka Borscak




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PostPosted: Mon 05 Oct, 2009 11:54 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

It is heavy, I would maybe agree to that weight if it was for reenacting, but for real fencing, a bit heavy... Is it sharp?
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PostPosted: Tue 06 Oct, 2009 2:07 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Yes, you're right, this sword is more inspired from the original than a replica.
As it is for reenacment, the purpose was not to respect original proportions.
And there is a lot of details not reproduced.
Take it please just for what it is, a nice inspired blade Wink

No, it is not sharp.
But as i said, i use the "Monza" like one for "real" fencing and enjoy the weight.
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PostPosted: Tue 06 Oct, 2009 2:19 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I like the looks of this sword. It's familiar in the historical sense, yet different enough to appeal to my two-handed taste. The added grip, cross, and blade lengths are what makes it a bit heavier, so I'd still happily give the sucker a swing... Big Grin
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Sa'ar Nudel




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PostPosted: Tue 06 Oct, 2009 6:25 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Hmmm, 2.200kg on a 117cm swords sounds very heavy. Knowing the great work of viktor I can guess the blade is over-thick with a super-safe edge of 3mm wide. His sharp swords have realistic weights.
Since I had visited Viktor's shop in person I could swing all the inventory there, and also to check an exact replica along the original, comissioned by a large museum - minding the loss of mass due to age & ware they were almost exact twins by all means.

Curator of Beit Ussishkin, regional nature & history museum, Upper Galilee.
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PostPosted: Tue 06 Oct, 2009 9:22 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

In my opinion, just under 5 lbs is too heavy even for a reenactment sword. I have a Gus Trim blunt, the SB-1450, which has a similar size to this sword. It weighs 3 lbs, is durable, and handles like a dream. True - it is not a treat for your eyes. Tinker Pearce also makes blunts that handle like a real sword.


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