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PostPosted: Mon 30 Aug, 2004 9:15 am    Post subject: Aug 30: myArmoury.com news and updates         Reply with quote

Today's update:


Spotlight:
Oakeshott Type XIV Swords
An article by Chad Arnow


Albion Next Generation Sovereign Sword

A hands-on review by Bill Grandy


Albion Celtic La Tene Type II Sword

A hands-on review by Nathan Bell and Chad Arnow


Albion Sovereign Sword

Added to Chad's Collection


Museum Replicas
Great Helm
All-new Photos from Chad Arnow


The Swordsman's Companion

A New Book Giveaway!


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PostPosted: Thu 02 Sep, 2004 5:02 am    Post subject: Albion Celtic La Tene Type II sword         Reply with quote

Hallo,
I send the decription of the Albion Celtic sword La tène II ( http://www.myArmoury.com/review_alb_latene.html ) to the archeologic institute of Lausanne university (working partner). Please find her the answer:

Cher toi,

Il s'agit d'une interprétation assez libre... Le manche est inspiré
par des épées tardo-laténiennes d'Ecosse. La lame est trop pointue
pour correspondre à celle d'un exemplaire de La Tène II (= LT C).

Cela reste une très jolie pièce...

Amitiés. Thierry
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Prof. Thierry Luginbühl
Institut d'Archéologie et des Sciences de l'Antiquité
BFSH2
Université de Lausanne
1015 Lausanne
Switzerland

tél. prof.: (021) 692 30 42
fax : (021) 692'3045
tél. privé:(021) 601 11 67
E-Mail: Thierry.Luginbuhl@iasa.unil.ch



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Michael M. Hewer
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Nathan Bell





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PostPosted: Thu 02 Sep, 2004 9:09 am    Post subject: Re: Albion Celtic La Tene Type II sword         Reply with quote

Michael M. Hewer wrote:
Hallo,
I send the decription of the Albion Celtic sword La tène II ( http://www.myArmoury.com/review_alb_latene.html ) to the archeologic institute of Lausanne university (working partner). Please find her the answer:

Cher toi,

Il s'agit d'une interprétation assez libre... Le manche est inspiré
par des épées tardo-laténiennes d'Ecosse. La lame est trop pointue
pour correspondre à celle d'un exemplaire de La Tène II (= LT C).

Cela reste une très jolie pièce...

Amitiés. Thierry
--
*******************************************************************

Prof. Thierry Luginbühl
Institut d'Archéologie et des Sciences de l'Antiquité
BFSH2
Université de Lausanne
1015 Lausanne
Switzerland

tél. prof.: (021) 692 30 42
fax : (021) 692'3045
tél. privé:(021) 601 11 67
E-Mail: Thierry.Luginbuhl@iasa.unil.ch



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Michael M. Hewer


Hi Michael,

I did a good bit of writing on this piece, and a fair amount of research for it as well. I don't think that I am out of sinc with the professor's comments, as she is indicating a "rather free" interpretation of the La Tene II sword. That was basically my conclusion, though phrased differently. Do note, that it was not the La Tene II blade, so much as some hilt interpretation that I disagreed with ( she sees the hilt as based on a Scottish late La Tene hilts, i.e., La Tene IV hilts) For the blade....here the professor thinks the blade is simply too pointy, which I can see her point of view as well., though I would voice some disagreement. I somewhat disagree that it is per se "too pointy", but perhaps the shape of the point could be more of a curve to a point, rather than direct taper. One can find very pointy examples even looking through the plates in Navarro(the vast bulk of which are La Tene II swords), and one can also speak of the corrosive effect of age on the point. Nonetheless, her comment re: point is a quite valid viewpoint shared by many, certainly.

Please note that the review was not written to be an Albion bash, but rather to point out some room for improvements---as Albion has stated an intent to improve all their First Gen lines.

Also, I am not an archaeology professor, but instead rely on the data and photos which others publish. Happy
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