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Hadrian Coffin
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PostPosted: Sat 17 Jul, 2010 10:13 am    Post subject: Bauernwehr Question         Reply with quote

Hello,
I have in my collection an original Bauernwehr found in England. Obviously it seems to be of German origin... and its arrival in England remains a mystery.
I am less familiar with German knives and swords of this period, as I tend to focus on an earlier period. This piece has a great deal of sentimental value and I intend on getting a good reproduction made. It is, however, a somewhat odd specimen which may require a bit of conjecture. The piece has a nagel, but no evidence of a bolster or pommel. I have seen a few examples without pommels.... but none with out bolsters. Does anyone know of any Hauswehrs/Bauernwehrs without bolsters?
I am attaching a grainy picture...
Any help is appreciated.
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Hadrian Coffin
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PostPosted: Sat 17 Jul, 2010 8:29 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

It is also referred to as a "Rugger".
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PostPosted: Sun 18 Jul, 2010 6:36 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Hello,
I have seen a few now with a nagel but no remaining bolster... although they seem to have once had a bolster. The difficulty with this piece is that it has wood corrosion on the nagel.... it seems thus that no bolster was originally present.
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PostPosted: Mon 19 Jul, 2010 7:15 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I think that must have been a common construction. Here are some images I've collected:


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PostPosted: Mon 19 Jul, 2010 8:08 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Lovely!
Thank you Sean.
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PostPosted: Tue 20 Jul, 2010 2:23 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Here are some more examples, sorry for the bad results, photos were taken under limiting conditions. Note, one of them has the naggel driven through the guard.


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