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Sean Flynt
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PostPosted: Mon 09 May, 2011 11:18 am    Post subject: Round pommels 1500-1525         Reply with quote

Here's another project brewing. Do any of you have photos of swords (usually German) with globular pommels of the early 16th c.? I want to find the design parameters for this type, so I'm interested in everything from plain to elaborately filed. The examples below show what I'm looking for.

If you have a photo of a pommel in this family please post it here!



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PostPosted: Mon 09 May, 2011 12:28 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

How about this pommel from a South German hand-and-a-half, south German, circa 1515? It might be more scent-stopper than globular.
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PostPosted: Mon 09 May, 2011 1:45 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Beatiful sword, but, yes, that's the pear shape that appears to have been the most common on longswords of this period. The globular/pumpkin-shaped ones are very common in artwork but I don't see many surviving examples. I know of one example in artwork that appears to be perfectly round and smooth but that seems to be rare.
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