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Elling Polden




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PostPosted: Thu 20 Dec, 2012 7:13 am    Post subject: Page Tip:Danish military swords from the 17th onward         Reply with quote

A little while ago I stumbled across this page;
https://www.arma-dania.dk/public/timeline/_ad_blankvaben_list.php

It is a online museum of danish military weaponry from the early modern period to the present. This includes a section on swords, which is quite nice. Especially since the entries often include multiple pictures from diferent angles, and specs such as length and (especially) weight.

Unfortunately, it is in danish, but the numbers are readily understandable.
A note on terminology:
In Danish/Norwegian, the term "Korde" denotes any thrust focused sword. Thus, it might be anything from a 16th rapier to a 18th century smallsword.
"Huggert" translates Cuttlass.
Pallask or palasch are basket hilted cutting swords, usually single edged, common with 18th c heavy cavalry.
Hirschfenger are basically a short, light cutt/thrust sword. Kind of like the bastard child of a cutlass and a smallsword.

"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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Lewis Ballard




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PostPosted: Thu 20 Dec, 2012 7:21 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Outstanding find, sir. Thanks for passing it along.
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