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K J Seago




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PostPosted: Fri 22 Jan, 2010 6:05 am    Post subject: does anyone have any info on the use of sword pyramids?         Reply with quote

i have seen a few pictures in the past of utilising sword pyramids, but am still not certain as to pthe practicallity of their use, there is one seemigly impractical useage on a templ sword on here somewhere and a picture from a book which seems more reasonable to me, but does anyone else have anything?
p.s. heres the pic from the book



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PostPosted: Fri 22 Jan, 2010 6:33 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Well those seem to be mainly decorative to me, to make the attachment part nicer?
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PostPosted: Fri 22 Jan, 2010 7:02 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

There appears to be something similar in use on some smaller late medieval German scabbards. The suspension appears to be a single, continuous strap just below a riser at the mouth of the scabbard. It would be logical and simple to pass the strap through one of the long, bar-like buckles shown in those drawings, place the scabbard through the resulting loop and slide the buckle down tight against the back of the scabbard. A piece of leather in the same shape would work at least as well, if not better, so few would survive. I'm not sure what use the pyramids would be--hard to tell from the diagram.
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K J Seago




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PostPosted: Fri 22 Jan, 2010 8:43 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

i've had no luck in finding any more on the subjuect but i have found a sword which looks like it is well due the shining adornments that are those pyramids, anyone interested in the pyramids should love this!
http://www.die-bajuwaren.de/Spatha09.htm

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