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Julien M




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PostPosted: Fri 25 Feb, 2011 6:52 am    Post subject: Pictures - Museum of London         Reply with quote

Just back from a lunch visit to the museum of London. Of course I forgot to take a decent camera today...so blackberry it is, with half the shots ending up in the trash, and whatever's left is grainy as hell.

I'll do better next time, but in the meantime, there you go.

J




copper alloy guard, ringerike style, popular in england after being introduced by scandinavian settlers (900s,1000s)















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PostPosted: Fri 25 Feb, 2011 8:51 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Cool place for a lunch break! I love that strap divider and the crossguard is great too! Thanks for sharing the pics.
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PostPosted: Fri 25 Feb, 2011 8:53 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I am thinking that I am going to have to make that cross guard or at least one with the same form. Any idea what blade and pommel would match?
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PostPosted: Fri 25 Feb, 2011 9:22 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Blackberry and grainy or not, thanks for doing this for us Julien!


Say, did Tod do the ballock and scabbard? Big Grin

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Tim Lison




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PostPosted: Fri 25 Feb, 2011 10:00 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Matthew Stagmer wrote:
I am thinking that I am going to have to make that cross guard or at least one with the same form. Any idea what blade and pommel would match?


Hmmm. The carving is in the Ringerike style which puts it in the early to mid 11th century. If I were to put this guard into an established typology I would call it Petersen type Z. It doesn't quite fit there seemlessly, so I think you have options with the pommel. You could do a 2 part lobated pommel with similar decoration and not be too far off. I've attached a pic of the style of pommel that might match this sword. You could also do a single piece pommel with carved decoration. I've attached 2 pics of the pommel form I think might match. For the blade, I would use a Geibig type 5. You could make a case to use a Geibig type 6 especially since the mouth of the hilt looks like it accomodates a pretty slim blade. If you do make this sword, post up some pics!



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Robert Rootslane




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PostPosted: Fri 25 Feb, 2011 11:45 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Any information about those knife scabbards ( at least thats what i think they are) to what century are they dated?
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Mike W Grant




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PostPosted: Fri 25 Feb, 2011 12:25 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Is that a jacobite dirk with the two balls!?
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PostPosted: Fri 25 Feb, 2011 12:27 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Mike W Grant wrote:
Is that a jacobite dirk with the two balls!?


I'd say it's just a ballock dagger, a predecessor of the dirk. It's a beautiful example of the form.

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