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Brandon Gray




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PostPosted: Fri 06 Apr, 2012 7:57 pm    Post subject: Medieval Swords with Threaded Tangs?         Reply with quote

I've recently read that swords with threaded tangs existed at least as far back as the Renaissance, which surprised me because I've always thought of it as a modern construction method. However, the only examples I can find are hangars and military sabers.

While reading the review of Del Tin 2150 I noticed that "a pommel nut and rosette-shaped plate adorn the top of the pommel" (in reference to the original). Is the "nut" in this case a piece of hardware which secures the tang to the pommel or some sort of decorative piece? When exactly did this type of construction arise?
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PostPosted: Fri 06 Apr, 2012 8:21 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

In the Gladiatoria manual (mid 15th c), there is a plate showing a heavy fighter unscrewing his pommel and throwing it at his foe...
The merit of the tactic aside , it certainly shows that the consept of threaded pommels was known.

"this [fight] looks curious, almost like a game. See, they are looking around them before they fall, to find a dry spot to fall on, or they are falling on their shields. Can you see blood on their cloths and weapons? No. This must be trickery."
-Reidar Sendeman, from King Sverre's Saga, 1201
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PostPosted: Fri 06 Apr, 2012 8:27 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Please check out these previous threads on the subject and consider adding to one of them instead of creating a new line of discussion:

http://www.myArmoury.com/talk/viewtopic.php?t=25139
http://www.myArmoury.com/talk/viewtopic.php?t=16868

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PostPosted: Fri 06 Apr, 2012 9:35 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Chad Arnow wrote:
Please check out these previous threads on the subject and consider adding to one of them instead of creating a new line of discussion:

http://www.myArmoury.com/talk/viewtopic.php?t=25139
http://www.myArmoury.com/talk/viewtopic.php?t=16868


I apologize, I didn't think to use the search before I posted this.
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