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Craig Peters




PostPosted: Thu 12 May, 2011 4:55 am    Post subject: XIIIa from the Kelvingrove, Glasgow         Reply with quote

Does anyone have more photos or more information about this sword: http://www.myArmoury.com/view.html?features/pic_spotxiii10.jpg , aside from what Oakeshott has to say about it in Records? I would really like to see a side angle shot of the hilt, as well as any other information that might be available about it, particularly it's weight, guard width, grip length, pommel thickness and diameter.

Edit: It's "XIIIa.6 From the Glasgow Museum and Art Gallery, A7627i" in the myArmoury article on Type XIII swords.
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PostPosted: Thu 12 May, 2011 12:02 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Here are my best shots of it:


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PostPosted: Thu 12 May, 2011 12:16 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

The junction of the tang and blade looks like a repair. Is that so, and if so, is it a period repair?
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PostPosted: Thu 12 May, 2011 7:15 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Scott Woodruff wrote:
The junction of the tang and blade looks like a repair. Is that so, and if so, is it a period repair?


It might not be. There are period swords that have a softer tang welded to a harder blade. I doubt we can know without direct metalurgical study of the sword.

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Scott Woodruff





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PostPosted: Thu 12 May, 2011 7:16 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Very interesting, I was not aware of that.
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Craig Peters




PostPosted: Thu 12 May, 2011 7:41 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thanks Ryan, that really gives me a much better sense of the sword. I'm wondering how wide the blade is, because the second photo in particular makes it look slimmer than in the other photos I"ve seen of the weapon.
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