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Julian Arellano





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PostPosted: Mon 24 Dec, 2012 10:40 am    Post subject: What kind of sword is this??         Reply with quote

Hi to everyone!! .. .

Just I want to know more about this kind of swords... if you can help me.. I'll be very grateful Happy




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Robin Smith




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PostPosted: Mon 24 Dec, 2012 11:09 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Holy anachronism batman!

That appears to be based on early "Viking" hilt forms like the Petersen Type C (or perhaps an unembellished type H).





More here about early Viking hilt forms: http://www.vikingsword.com/petersen/ptsn066c.html
http://www.vikingsword.com/petersen/ptsn089h.html

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Jean-Carle Hudon




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PostPosted: Mon 24 Dec, 2012 11:28 am    Post subject: nice examples by artisan         Reply with quote

If you go to the favourites and check out templ.net, you will see a few beautiful examples of this style, one being # 104 which the artisan attributes to before 800 ad in a czech find, and then there is #131, a viking epoch find in Brittany, France. Hence the reference to the anachronism by Robin, unless the sword itself is the Dark Relic in question on the picture you posted.
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PostPosted: Mon 24 Dec, 2012 11:43 am    Post subject: cervenka has a couple too.         Reply with quote

Vladimir Cervenka has two models also. He classifies them as viking swords, 9th and 10 centuries.
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Julian Arellano





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PostPosted: Mon 24 Dec, 2012 12:03 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Awesome!!!! thanks guys !!! Happy
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Nils Anderssen




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PostPosted: Mon 24 Dec, 2012 12:12 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

That is a re-enactment sword from Paul Binns.

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I cannot remember any historical examples who has that particular shape and form or that combination of crossguard and pommel (and I have seen quiet a few). It is not a H type (like the one on Patrick Bárta's page). It has the same shape in the cross section but not the silhouette. It is boat shaped in the cross section, but not in two parts, which is a usual feature of the H type.
I guess it is meant to be a type C of some sort, but does not have the square cross section of this type.
The grip is also way to long.

If it is not based on any particular find or form then I find it kind of sad since there are many swords like that in the re-enactment groups around Scandinavia and probably England as well. It would be nice if swordsmiths of blunt re-enacment swords showed more responsibility to give people not what they think they want but historical correct swords... which is what they really want.

So, if anyone have a picture of a original with a hilt like this I would be very happy Wink[/url]
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