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Dmitry Z~G





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PostPosted: Tue 19 Apr, 2011 11:53 am    Post subject: Examples of sail-guard main gauche daggers.         Reply with quote

Hello, I'm looking for photos of the so-called 'sail-guard' main gauche daggers. There are several presented in the Albums section, but I'd like to see more. 17th originals, as well as quality Victorian and contemporary replicas are welcome.
Also, if anyone could point to scholarly writings on the subject of this particular type of parrying dagger, by all means do so!

Below is the Spanish style main gauche and a practice main gauche at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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Boris Bedrosov
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PostPosted: Tue 19 Apr, 2011 2:16 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

One of my most favourite type of daggers and I WILL make one someday Laughing Out Loud

This example (with matching cup-hilt rapier) is from Kunsthistorisches Museum - Vienna, Austria. At first glance it is similar with that from Metropolitan Museum of Art





I appologize for the relatively bad quality of the pictures (it was not allowed to use flashlights in the museum) and for the lack of any information about date, manufacturer, exc. (at that time - 2005, I didn't take pictures of the information tablets yet)

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Dmitry Z~G





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PostPosted: Tue 19 Apr, 2011 4:47 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Boris Petrov Bedrosov wrote:
One of my most favourite type of daggers and I WILL make one someday Laughing Out Loud



Quality reproductions and pieces inspired and made in the tradition of the 17th c. originals are more than welcome!!

I have seen some remarkably good 19th-21st c. sail hilt daggers!
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PostPosted: Wed 20 Apr, 2011 7:20 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

they have an incredible amount of those at the Wallace.
I'll shot some for you tomorrow and will post them on the wallace thread I've started on the forum.

J
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Dmitry Z~G





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PostPosted: Wed 20 Apr, 2011 7:31 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

That would be great, Julien!!! If you could take sharp images of the sail guards, and the insides of the hilts, I would really appreciate it. Most of the photos of these that we see, don't show the inner portions of the hilts.
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PostPosted: Thu 21 Apr, 2011 12:37 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Hi Dmitry,

I've added 3 examples from the Wallace here (got pretty good shots of the inside of hilts too):

http://www.myArmoury.com/talk/viewtopic.php?t...p;start=20

Cheers,

J
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Dmitry Z~G





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PostPosted: Thu 21 Apr, 2011 4:04 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Julien, I really appreciate the photos. Thanks a lot!! These are amazing daggers, some of the best I've seen.
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