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Dósa Sándor





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PostPosted: Tue 13 Jul, 2010 10:18 am    Post subject: Twohand sword         Reply with quote

I bought this sword at the last week but i don't know nothing from the sword. how many years old the sword? and who was use it? Can anyone help me? Thank you ( sorry for bad english, i'm from Hungary)


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Craig Johnson
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PostPosted: Tue 13 Jul, 2010 10:59 am    Post subject: Two Hander         Reply with quote

Hello Dósa

This looks like a nice example of a two handed sword. My guess is you are looking at something in the 18th or possibly even early 19th C. They where quite popular in this period of time with schools of swordsmanship and civic groups who fenced. You can often see them illustrated in prints and paintings of the era. The handle is a bit shorter than you would probably find on pieces from an earlier date. The grip condition also looks to be pretty good which would be in line with these dates. The red tassels especially seem to have been very common on these swords.

The heft and feel of the sword should be pretty good. Do you know how much it weighs? That would help us differentiate between a piece used for training and something that might be processional.

Best
Craig
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Dósa Sándor





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PostPosted: Tue 13 Jul, 2010 11:34 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Hello Craig!
Thank you your answer! The weight of sword is 4,5kg and length is 174 cm

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Cornelis Tromp




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PostPosted: Tue 13 Jul, 2010 12:56 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Hi,

a nice processional two hander...... can be of the first quarter of the 17thC however also of the first quarter of the 19thC.
the pommel is of a type used also in the first half of the 17thC and known on some french 17thc 2 hand swords.

maybe you can post some detailed pictures of the sword.(parier hooks, guard, pommel)

Best,


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Vaclav Homan




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PostPosted: Tue 13 Jul, 2010 1:11 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Jonap Sándor
Craig is right. This sword is pseudocopy of twohander from 19th century. In Oestereich-Ungarn in this age was in vogue some knightly origin for nobility. That heavy nonhistorical sword are in collection of castle in monarchy. Reale twohanders are very rare.

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Dósa Sándor





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PostPosted: Tue 13 Jul, 2010 1:32 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

The sword from Hungary. Are they used this world for fight? Or only used decorate?
Best regards: Dósa Sándor



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Neil Melville




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PostPosted: Wed 14 Jul, 2010 4:02 am    Post subject: two-handed sword         Reply with quote

Hello Dosa,
Your sword seems to me, on balance, to be a 19th century reproduction, though not a bad one. It is very difficult to be sure without seeing and holding the actual sword. The style is around 1580-1600 and the weight and length are accurate for that period. If genuine it would have been used for processional and parade purposes, not for battle. Hope this helps.
Regards, Neil Melville.

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