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Eric G.




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PostPosted: Fri 18 Nov, 2011 8:46 pm    Post subject: J.1 Pommel: what have you seen in it?         Reply with quote

I recently ordered the triple fullered XII.1 from Tried and True. I'm very excited about it. I did an upgrade on the pommel so that I could be cool and put something in it like what Shooter Mike did. Check his sword out if you haven't seen it yet
http://sbgswordforum.proboards.com/index.cgi?...e=1#233105

I also really like Chad's Albion Soverign sword that Chad has on display int he collections forums. I love that sword, and the coin in the pommel is a beautiful touch. http://www.myArmoury.com/chad_swor_alb_sov.html

I don't want to copy either of these guys, but I'd like to make use of the J.1 style pommel.

Any ideas of something I could put in this pommel?

What are some things you've seen done in the past?

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David Lewis Smith




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PostPosted: Fri 18 Nov, 2011 8:59 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Almost anything can go in them, I am mounting some amber in mine, but you could do enamel work, a metal ‘plug’, coat of arms, gemstones etc.
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PostPosted: Sat 19 Nov, 2011 1:26 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Here is a replica of an ancient Greek coin inside my Sovereign pommel. The head depicts the Thessalian nymph Larissa. I got it from Armart in the Czech Republic. I'm not sure if they are still in business.


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Eric G.




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PostPosted: Sun 20 Nov, 2011 8:31 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

thanks Roger. That is a beautiful coin, what made you decide to use that particular one?
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PostPosted: Sun 20 Nov, 2011 8:36 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

My wife's sword from manning imperial, based on Oakeshotts XIIIb.2.

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PostPosted: Mon 21 Nov, 2011 5:51 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Here are some somewhat related threads about wheel pommel decoration:

http://www.myArmoury.com/talk/viewtopic.php?t=10910
http://www.myArmoury.com/talk/viewtopic.php?t=12022
http://www.myArmoury.com/talk/viewtopic.php?t=3583
http://www.myArmoury.com/talk/viewtopic.php?t=13708

I believe there are more out there, too.

Happy

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PostPosted: Mon 21 Nov, 2011 12:37 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Eric Gregersen wrote:
thanks Roger. That is a beautiful coin, what made you decide to use that particular one?


Well, great face, right size... She looks a little like Medusa, but its Larissa, the nymph for the spring at that city in Thessaly. Many ancient Greek coins are quite beautiful. You can make a case as to how one could end up on a Medieval pommel - a knight living in one of the Frankish principalities of mainland Greece created after the Fourth Crusade could have come across such an ancient coin.

I don't know where you could find a replica now, as Armart seems to have shut down that side of their website. Of course, you could always buy a real ancient Greek coin Cool

Roderick, that looks like a Roman emperor's head. I can't quite read the name - is it Maximinus Thrax?
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PostPosted: Tue 22 Nov, 2011 6:23 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

It could be, I will ask the guy I got the coin from, its all latin to me.
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PostPosted: Tue 22 Nov, 2011 6:57 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

It's supposed to be the emperor Maximian.
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