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Luka Borscak




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PostPosted: Tue 08 Mar, 2011 1:40 pm    Post subject: Fittings for H/T Longsword blade         Reply with quote

I decide to buy a Hanwei Tinker Longsword blade and to get custom made fittings for it. I was thinking either something like Black Prince style or Brescia style. What would you people suggest? I would like fittings to be appropriate to a period from late 14th to early 15th century. Is Brescia style to late for that? Any other ideas are welcome.
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PostPosted: Tue 08 Mar, 2011 2:06 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Octagonal pommels like that of the Brescia sword seem to have been quite popular ca. 1400-1450, so that's probably a good choice.
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PostPosted: Tue 08 Mar, 2011 2:14 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

How about this? Ca. 1420:

http://tarvos.imareal.oeaw.ac.at/server/images/7001068.JPG

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Matthew Stagmer
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PostPosted: Tue 08 Mar, 2011 2:49 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Sean Flynt wrote:
How about this? Ca. 1420:

http://tarvos.imareal.oeaw.ac.at/server/images/7001068.JPG


Id go with something like this. The other styles are already out there so why go all out on something that is available. I havent seen too many like the one linked above.

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Luka Borscak




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PostPosted: Wed 09 Mar, 2011 8:46 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Sean Flynt wrote:
How about this? Ca. 1420:

http://tarvos.imareal.oeaw.ac.at/server/images/7001068.JPG

I like the pommel but I can't say the same for crossguard... Maybe with a less exaggerated shape... I like the fact that it's bronze...
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PostPosted: Sat 07 Jan, 2012 12:17 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Luka did you ever start work on your tinker long sword if so what did you come up with,I'm working on a long sword myself so I'd like to see your progress for ideas.
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Luka Borscak




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PostPosted: Mon 16 Jan, 2012 2:58 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Well, I ended up buying the complete sword because it was on a huge discount. Than I used it as is, but the threading on the tang got damaged somehow and the nut couldn't be tightened so I got just the new pommel and got it peened at the end of the tang. Here are the pictures of the new pommel:





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PostPosted: Mon 16 Jan, 2012 5:48 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

where did you find that pommel?
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Luka Borscak




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PostPosted: Tue 17 Jan, 2012 10:50 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Sorry, I forgot to mention, it's made by Alojz Krišto, as all my custom fittings are. Wink
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