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Antonio Ganarini




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PostPosted: Thu 10 May, 2012 3:47 pm    Post subject: Del Tin 5145: a not so famous, interesting sword...         Reply with quote

Hi to all!
looking around for interesting swords, I found a pretty pleasant one (at least for me Big Grin ) that seems to be not so popular: the Del tin 5145 (see the link).
http://www.deltin.it/5145.htm
It should be an Oakeshott type XVII sword, but I could not find any review/comment/imformation online about it, beside those (really not so detailed...) from Del Tin.
Does anybody know something about its handling, fit&finish and, above all, its historical accuracy?



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JE Sarge
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PostPosted: Thu 10 May, 2012 5:21 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I believe it's based on XVII.2 in Records of the Medieval Sword. One of my WMA buddies has one, it's suprisingly nimble in the hand and a great sword to half-sword with. Though I don't care for the general aesthetics of the model, it's a solid piece with good fit and decent finish. Stats are similar, but I'd not call it an exacting replica - just as with Del Tin's other offerings.
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"But lack of documentation, especially for such early times, is not to be considered as evidence of non-existance." - Ewart Oakeshott
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Antonio Ganarini




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PostPosted: Fri 11 May, 2012 9:13 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thanks Sarge!
It's what I hoped to hear!
I had in mind the same XVII.2, but I was not sure about dimensions, becouse I could not find the blade length of the Del Tin's version.

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Bartek Strojek




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PostPosted: Fri 11 May, 2012 10:15 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

It's nice looking, XVII have something to them, with that certain rawness....

Seems to be pretty damn hefty though, at 2200 g Eek!

Then again, Oakeshott mentions that a lot of XVII were exactly like that.
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Antonio Ganarini




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PostPosted: Fri 11 May, 2012 11:09 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Bartek Strojek wrote:

Seems to be pretty damn hefty though, at 2200 g Eek!


That's the part that most interests me! A nimble sword of about 2.2 kg is a bulldozer!

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