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PostPosted: Tue 21 Sep, 2010 5:27 am    Post subject: Flamberge Sword         Reply with quote

I was browsing the photos gallery and came across this picture. I am hoping someone can tell something about the flamberge sword down the bottom. Is it a custom piece, It looks very similar to the German Bastad swords of late 15th Century, or maybe Swiss, My knowledge is very limited in this area so any help would be apprieciated.
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ps was'nt sure how to link to original photo so just copied the preview picture.



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PostPosted: Tue 21 Sep, 2010 5:36 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Please tell us which album you found it in, so we can try to find more info.
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PostPosted: Tue 21 Sep, 2010 5:44 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

It was in the Antique Arms and Armor, Misc swords album picture 284 of 310.
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PostPosted: Tue 21 Sep, 2010 6:13 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

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It was in the Antique Arms and Armor, Misc swords album picture 284 of 310.


Ah, I see. Thanks! Every photo in there has a direct link to it (at the bottom of the info it says "Direct link to this photo" Happy ). For this one, it's http://www.myArmoury.com/albums/photo/13784.html .

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PostPosted: Tue 21 Sep, 2010 9:00 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Ooh, I like that one. Apart from the flammard style blade and the S-shaped cross, it looks a whole lot like the preview for Albion's Hauptmann. It even has the same incised decorations (granted, they seem to be quite common on type XIX blades) and that, uh, curved arm thingy instead of another sidering...
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PostPosted: Tue 21 Sep, 2010 10:01 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

It's a sword found an an auction house. Sold as an antique. I'd normally say it's a composite of 16th century parts, but the auction house has sold pieces before that were of modern-make, mislabeled as antiques. So I'll say with more certainty that it's in the style of a 16th century longsword.


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PostPosted: Tue 21 Sep, 2010 1:26 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thanks for the info all, the Flamberge / flambard has always been one of my favorite types of blade, but I have only seen it on daggers rapiers and zwiehanders. Is nice to see it in a more versatile size in a realistic syle.
Thanks again Dave
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PostPosted: Tue 21 Sep, 2010 1:56 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

David Spencer wrote:
Thanks for the info all, the Flamberge / flambard has always been one of my favorite types of blade, but I have only seen it on daggers rapiers and zwiehanders. Is nice to see it in a more versatile size in a realistic syle.
Thanks again Dave


Check out this thread: http://www.myArmoury.com/talk/viewtopic.php?t=629

You'll see wavy blades on a sinclair saber, basket hilt, and large saber, among other forms.

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PostPosted: Tue 21 Sep, 2010 8:42 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Sorry to hijack a little... Just in and out...

Chad, you say there is large sabres with wavy blades? Do you have some photos of or links to one of these? I've never seen one, but somehow feel that I'd like to...

Thanks mate.

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PostPosted: Tue 21 Sep, 2010 8:44 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Bennison N wrote:
Sorry to hijack a little... Just in and out...

Chad, you say there is large sabres with wavy blades? Do you have some photos of or links to one of these? I've never seen one, but somehow feel that I'd like to...

Thanks mate.


Yeah, follow the link to the thread I posted above. Happy As I said, in that thread, you'll see those things.

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PostPosted: Tue 21 Sep, 2010 8:52 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Oh cool, thanks. I misread that. Blush
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PostPosted: Wed 22 Sep, 2010 12:42 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thanks for the link Chad, it is always good to read up on different types of swords that use the flambard style blade that I'm so interested in.
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PostPosted: Wed 22 Sep, 2010 12:50 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Found this on Lutel site, shame they are having trouble at the moment, I heard people are waiting 12 months for delivery or I might have ordered it.


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PostPosted: Thu 23 Sep, 2010 2:18 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

the pics here are from an german catalogue froman german dealer from Dinkelsbühl germany.
so i do not get why its shall be from an auction house.its certainly not.its from an reputable dealer.
i have from him severall pieces as well.
but i see no reason why one should label this item as composite or even as fake.this gentleman is 35 years in business.i have seen so much crooks in this business-any balde show in stuttgart is each year an collection of up to 60 perecent fakes- but consider this man as one of the most reputable sellers from which you can buy antique weapons.
well certainly he is no saint but i have never met one in this business.
so if i search for an good ancient weapon i consider this adress first.
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