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Julian Reynolds




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PostPosted: Mon 30 Nov, 2009 12:48 pm    Post subject: Wearing a Side Sword         Reply with quote

Firstly, I apologise if this topic has already been done to death......

When I'm wearing my 17thC Pappenheimer, I carry it in a baldric. My 16thC Swept Hilt I wear in a rapier hanger around my waist. But my Side Sword, well, that's where I run out of ideas. Any suggestions for a 'typical' way of wearing a 'typical' side sword? Preferably with pics so I can get one made for me.

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Julian

(Edit for misspelling pappenheimer - I should know better, I've got enough of 'em hanging on the wall!)
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PostPosted: Wed 02 Dec, 2009 12:03 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Either suspension is appropriate for early 17th c. but would likely be influenced by geography. Sutor shows complex-hilt c&t blades worn with belt and hanger in the early 17th c (in fact, he shows the scabbard and hanger in use as an offhand weapon). I've seen at least one German mounted harness with a field sword of this type in belt and hanger, so that's probably a safe way to go for a northern European impression.
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