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Kirk Lee Spencer




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PostPosted: Wed 19 May, 2010 11:00 am    Post subject: Need Info on Wrethen Swepthilt Sword         Reply with quote

Hi All...

Nathan Robinson posted the picture below in a thread on "Examples of later bastard sword hilts"

http://www.myArmoury.com/talk/viewtopic.php?t=19720

I have tried to find other examples of such a wreathen swepthilt form but has had no luck.

Anyway... I was wondering if anyone had other pictures or information on this sword or similar originals.

Thanks for your help Happy

ks



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PostPosted: Wed 19 May, 2010 11:17 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Kirk-

I love that sword you posted up! I have the same pic in my archives. Here are two that are close....



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Kirk Lee Spencer




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PostPosted: Wed 19 May, 2010 11:43 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Wow!

That second image is one big baskethilted bastard sword Big Grin

I really love these transitional forms!

thanks Tim...

ks

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I think I'm in lust. I wonder if my wife would mind?
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PostPosted: Sun 23 May, 2010 3:04 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

wow, thats really strange, but fascinating.
however, i wonder if the knuckle guard was convenient - `cause
a) the blades are two-edged, would`nt it be in your hands way, if you turn the blade ?
b) the second photo with the armour suggests that gauntlets were still in use - this shurely could get stucked up with all that rings.
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PostPosted: Sun 23 May, 2010 2:43 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Gottfried P. Doerler wrote:
wow, thats really strange, but fascinating.
however, i wonder if the knuckle guard was convenient - `cause
a) the blades are two-edged, would`nt it be in your hands way, if you turn the blade ?
b) the second photo with the armour suggests that gauntlets were still in use - this shurely could get stucked up with all that rings.


a) Complex-hilted swords are almost always asymmetrical. It's not the knuckle-bow, but the entire hilt that that would not allow you to "turn the blade" as you say.
b) Don't take too much from the photo of the posed armour. Ironically, museum exhibits do not often display their items in a way that really is based in much reality. Happy

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