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Ricardo S.





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PostPosted: Fri 22 Jun, 2012 12:19 pm    Post subject: Swords         Reply with quote

Hi everyone. What can you tell me aboute these swords?


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A German hand and a half knightly sword
2nd half of the 14th century
Double-edged cutting blade with a shallow fuller on both sides. Straight quillons with a square cross-section with bevelled edges. Broad, slightly tapered tang with a sturoly octagonal p
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A German or Central European knightly hand and a half sword
after 1400
Narrow, double edged thrusting blade with a flattened central ridge (restored break on the lower quarter). Quadrangular straight quillons, narrow quadrangular tang, heavy disk pommel
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Bartek Strojek




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PostPosted: Fri 22 Jun, 2012 12:39 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Well, from those pictures, I can tell that the first one is most probably quite typical XIIa while second one is XVII.

Both still have certain elegance in their lines, were probably very graceful weapons when they were new.

Where did you find those pictures and descriptions?
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Ricardo S.





Joined: 23 Mar 2004

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PostPosted: Fri 22 Jun, 2012 2:06 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Bartek Strojek wrote:
Well, from those pictures, I can tell that the first one is most probably quite typical XIIa while second one is XVII.

Both still have certain elegance in their lines, were probably very graceful weapons when they were new.

Where did you find those pictures and descriptions?


Thank you for the information Bartek. Well i am glad to tell you my source, for i was amazed myself when i found it. There goes the link:

http://www.hermann-historica.de/db2_en/

Its an auction house. Enjoy.

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