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Sean Flynt
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PostPosted: Fri 19 Jul, 2013 7:26 am    Post subject: De Vallete Sword Reconstruction!         Reply with quote

Here's an exciting reproduction project!
http://www.historicalfencingmalta.org/2013/06...ury-sword/



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PostPosted: Thu 25 Jul, 2013 6:46 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I wasn't sure what, of substance, I had to add to this post, but it's a fascinating project, a very nice sword indeed (and I hadn't known that about the Grand Master, that he was that much of a fighter), and I'm glad you brought it to our attention. Wow, that sword grows on one----and it starts with a good bit of attraction and charm. This is where my main sword interest lies: early modern era (dating from 1453) cut and thrust swords, and sabers.
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PostPosted: Fri 26 Jul, 2013 6:43 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Ditto, Lewis. and FWIW, i think the pommel is properly oriented, though they are doubtful. i know of at least one pommel of that form from the same period, and it's oriented the same way.

i'm working on a "fantasy" project inspired by German swords of this period, and that turns out, accidently, to have a similar blade. this is well-timed for my work!

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PostPosted: Tue 30 Jul, 2013 7:48 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I should have posted this earlier. Here's the sword I'm thinking of--Wallace Collection A515, possibly Italian 1520-1540.

The pommel is very similar to that of the De Valette sword. A515 is also, of course, the inspiration for A&A's Knightly Riding Sword.

http://www.myArmoury.com/review_aa_knightly.html

Note Chad's comments about handling.



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