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Elaine Scheller




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PostPosted: Sat 10 Nov, 2012 7:46 pm    Post subject: Sword idnetification Help         Reply with quote

I recently picked up a sword to use as a training sword. Mostly for wall display. But the more I looked at it, the more I became curious about it's origins. I thought it was so beautiful and unique and in solid shape except for a little rust.

I'd like to know more about it and more about how to care for it. I've been all over the internet and have found a similar hilt style in the El Cid Tizona but this hilt and pommel have a different pierce-work.
I'm hoping someone can help me identify it or steer me toward someone in my area that can help me. It has a wire wrap handle and the tang goes through to the pommel which is threaded.



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PostPosted: Sat 10 Nov, 2012 9:58 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

First off, don't use that sword for training. It's a low-quality tourist weapon and is potentially very dangerous. It is not meant to be used. If it's been heat-treated at all, it's likely to be very bad. The tang is likely to be very small and be welded. It really is a decorative item only.

It's loosely based off Spanish designs from 1470-90.

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Elaine Scheller




Location: Portland, OR
Joined: 10 Nov 2012

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PostPosted: Sat 10 Nov, 2012 11:48 pm    Post subject: Thanks for the info         Reply with quote

Wall mount it is!
Wasn't planning on any contact training, mostly just getting the feel for it.
It's still interesting looking and enjoyable in that respect.
Thanks for your help!
The Newbie.
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PostPosted: Sun 11 Nov, 2012 12:14 am    Post subject: Re: Thanks for the info         Reply with quote

Elaine Scheller wrote:
Wall mount it is!
Wasn't planning on any contact training, mostly just getting the feel for it.
It's still interesting looking and enjoyable in that respect.
Thanks for your help!
The Newbie.


Oh that's good to hear. I often get worried about these things. Perhaps too much, but the risk is very real. Happy

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