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Sam N.




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PostPosted: Fri 12 Nov, 2010 3:08 pm    Post subject: Flanged sword identification.         Reply with quote

I'm wondering about the sword with two-handed sword-style flanges in the middle of the picture. Does anyone know where this picture comes from? I'm very interested in the dimensions of that sword or possibly more pictures since it seems to be (judging from the handle) almost as short a longsword, which would make it the only longsword I've ever seen that has those flanges that isn't made for practice.

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Dan Dickinson
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PostPosted: Sat 13 Nov, 2010 7:36 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I can't say with 100% certainty, but judging by 3 of the other swords that at least recently were in the collection of Jürgen Fricker, that it's probably in his collection. While I don't have any precise measurements, the grip of the top sword is 15cm and the bottom one is 24.5 cm. That should help you get a better idea of size.
I hope this helps a little,
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PostPosted: Sat 13 Nov, 2010 8:07 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Ok, I did a little more digging and it is owned/being sold by Jürgen Fricker.
His website is:
http://www.fricker-historische-waffen.de/html/galerie.html

If you select "blankwaffen" and scroll down, it's #881 (though it doesn't have much more to say )
He also has contact info on his site, maybe he'd be willing to respond with more dimensions?
If you do get them, please post them here (if he's OK with that).
Thanks,
Dan
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Anders Backlund




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PostPosted: Sat 13 Nov, 2010 2:11 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Dan Dickinson wrote:
Ok, I did a little more digging and it is owned/being sold by Jürgen Fricker.
His website is:
http://www.fricker-historische-waffen.de/html/galerie.html

If you select "blankwaffen" and scroll down, it's #881 (though it doesn't have much more to say )
He also has contact info on his site, maybe he'd be willing to respond with more dimensions?
If you do get them, please post them here (if he's OK with that).
Thanks,
Dan


Slightly off topic, but: Check out the second sword from the bottom in this picture.

What the heck is that? I've never seen a rapier like that before. Eek!

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PostPosted: Sat 13 Nov, 2010 5:28 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Anders Backlund wrote:
Dan Dickinson wrote:
Ok, I did a little more digging and it is owned/being sold by Jürgen Fricker.
His website is:
http://www.fricker-historische-waffen.de/html/galerie.html

If you select "blankwaffen" and scroll down, it's #881 (though it doesn't have much more to say )
He also has contact info on his site, maybe he'd be willing to respond with more dimensions?
If you do get them, please post them here (if he's OK with that).
Thanks,
Dan


Slightly off topic, but: Check out the second sword from the bottom in this picture.

What the heck is that? I've never seen a rapier like that before. Eek!


It looks like a combination weapon of a rapier and a very slim Lucerne hammer to me. I would imagine that to use it as a hammer it would be used when in it's scabbard for a better grip: Not sure how effective it would be as a hammer since it would just be begging for an opponent to seize the rapier handle and pull it out of it's scabbard unless it was locked into the scabbard in some way ? Well then maybe it is meant to be used holding the blade ?

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PostPosted: Sat 13 Nov, 2010 5:43 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

There are similar examples in our spotlight article on combination weapons.


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Lee O'Hagan




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PostPosted: Sun 14 Nov, 2010 11:58 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

not the pictured item,but along the lines of your Q,
http://www.myArmoury.com/talk/viewtopic.php?t...t=montante
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Sam N.




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PostPosted: Mon 15 Nov, 2010 6:55 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thanks for the answers Dan, the link you provided was really cool. This guy has some really neat stuff in his gallery. I'll see if I can get an email to him for some specs.
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