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Chad Arnow
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PostPosted: Fri 12 Oct, 2012 8:38 am    Post subject: Show Us Your Longswords         Reply with quote

Here we go again! This thread is to show off longswords. While not everyone agrees with any one definition, I like to think of them as longer blades with good thrusting ability. While they can be used one-handed with some effect, they excel at two-handed use.

In Oakeshott terms, these will most likely be things like XVa, XVIa, XVII, XVIIIa/b/c/d and maybe some XIXs and XXs.

Here are mine (current or former):

Albion Regent:


Albion Sempach:


MRL Towton (used to own):

Happy

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PostPosted: Fri 12 Oct, 2012 9:47 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Well, at the risk of seeming redundant, here is my Del Tin 5157 with a couple of other types. I suppose my Black -prince fits as well.

So, here is the 5157 with a XIIIa and a XIIa which some will argue as longswords as well but if I get the gist of this thread it is in regard to longer and sleeker swords.

Also shown here with some brawny bastards and a bruiser. Oh wait, isn't the 5157 labeled as a bastard as well ?8^)~

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PostPosted: Fri 12 Oct, 2012 2:01 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Albion Sempach with scabbard by Rex Metclaf of Blue Star Design.


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PostPosted: Fri 12 Oct, 2012 4:22 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Couldn't resist, I love longswords Happy
My trusty Albion Liechtenauer with custom leather grip by a fellow bruder. And Messer because messers are always relevant.



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PostPosted: Sun 14 Oct, 2012 12:30 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Here's my Albion Munich. I apologize for the poor image quality.






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PostPosted: Sun 14 Oct, 2012 10:09 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I have to say that Chad started this thread with two of the finest long swords available on the market today. As for me, here's an old photo of my Sempach. The lens flare is natural, not Photoshopped.

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PostPosted: Sun 14 Oct, 2012 5:25 pm    Post subject: Bresciawatch         Reply with quote

My Bresciawatch In all it's glory! Not bad for a moat sale blade!


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PostPosted: Tue 16 Oct, 2012 8:58 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Albion Fiore with red grip and wire wrap and an AT1592 dolled up with Durer inspired furniture from Tried & True.


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PostPosted: Wed 17 Oct, 2012 10:47 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Made by Pavel Marek of www.armorymarek.com





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PostPosted: Tue 23 Oct, 2012 12:14 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Here is a South German longsword created by E. B. Erickson that is based off of several examples from the Wallace Collection:



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PostPosted: Tue 23 Oct, 2012 12:17 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Here is a custom version of the "German Bastard Sword" from Arms & Armor. Despite being called a bastard sword, it's really too large to be effectively used one-handed and so I believe a better term for it is longsword.





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Does this thread need some loving? Big Grin
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