Posted: Sat 17 Aug, 2013 4:28 pm Post subject: Sword with U shaped gaurds
I recently came across the image below . I am particularly interested in the four lower swords; in someway the guards of the first three almost remind me of the Caewood sword . which leads me to ask three question. 1. How common were swords like(swords with such steep, almost U shaped guards) this in eastern Europe and possibly other parts of Europe? 2. Does anyone know of any other swords with similar shapes of guard?
My third question is what type of guard does the 4th lower sword have?
Very interesting. I think these hilts are not related to hilts like on Cawood sword. The picture says these swords were used in medieval Bosnia and they are now in Sarajevo museum. I don't know how are these swords dated, but I guess they might have been influenced by Byzantine fashion.
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