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Joshua R




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PostPosted: Thu 15 Apr, 2010 9:59 pm    Post subject: Norwegian/Scandinavian Long-/greatswords?         Reply with quote

After being indecisive about purchasing an Albion viking sword or the Gallowglass, I've decided to get a custom sword through OlliN. While I am likely to put some fantastical or anachronistic elements into the weapon, I'm not aiming to go any further off target than the (not-elven) swords from Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings. (I'm thinking, specifically, of giving it a bit of a Nazgul treatment. Not necessarily pitted and corroded and ancient, so much as just evil looking.)

Anyway, I'm interested in using a distinctively Norwegian/Scandinavian longsword or greatsword as the basis for this custom sword. If anyone could point me in the right direction to do my own research (short of a trip to Europe) or simply provide me with some of their own information, it would be much appreciated!

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Luka Borscak




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PostPosted: Fri 16 Apr, 2010 2:55 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Maybe you should just buy new Albion's Dane. It's a Danish two hander and looks interesting enough without going fantasy.
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Kjell Magnusson




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PostPosted: Fri 16 Apr, 2010 5:18 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

These threads may be of interest to you:
http://www.myArmoury.com/talk/viewtopic.php?t...ht=pretzel
http://www.myArmoury.com/talk/viewtopic.php?t...ht=pretzel
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Joshua R




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PostPosted: Fri 16 Apr, 2010 5:11 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Luka Borscak wrote:
Maybe you should just buy new Albion's Dane. It's a Danish two hander and looks interesting enough without going fantasy.


I apologize for using the incorrect terminology. I meant to say that I am after information regarding swords of the type classified by Albion as hand-and-a-half swords, not a two-hander. While "The Dane" is on my To Buy list, it's not what I'm really looking for, right now. Further, I'm not looking at a custom sword because I want to own 1 of 100. Wink

Kjell Magnusson wrote:
These threads may be of interest to you:
http://www.myArmoury.com/talk/viewtopic.php?t...ht=pretzel
http://www.myArmoury.com/talk/viewtopic.php?t...ht=pretzel


I had seen that thread, but did not find much data that seemed relevant. I shall have to re-read it.

EDIT:
Done in pencil and scanned by a scanner via MS Paint (so the pictures suck).

Concept sword
Concept pommel
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