Info Favorites Register Log in
myArmoury.com Discussion Forums

Forum index Memberlist Usergroups Spotlight Topics Search
Forum Index > Historical Arms Talk > Fischer Auction Items (Fechtschwert) Switzerland Reply to topic
This is a standard topic  
Author Message
Derek Wassom




Location: Fribourg, Switzerland
Joined: 25 Feb 2004

Posts: 96

PostPosted: Fri 06 Sep, 2013 8:19 am    Post subject: Fischer Auction Items (Fechtschwert) Switzerland         Reply with quote

Hello all!

Like every September, the Fischer Auction house in Luzern, Switzerland has a large arms and armour auction (www.fischerauktionen.ch). This year will be especially exciting. I just got back from spending a few hours there, and I thought I'd share with you folks a few things.


First up: Fechtschwert!



Uploaded with ImageShack.us

Hilt Length - 27cm
Blade Length - 88cm (w/o schilt)
Blade Width - 1cm at the schilt then flaring out to 3cm at the tip
Schilt Length - 10cm (to center of cross)
Schilt Width - 10.5cm at the widest 6.5 at the narrowest
Cross Length - 24.5cm
COB-16cm from the cross (!)
Weight 1.672kg

My notes on the sword:

With the balance point so far out on this sword, it feels heavier than it really is.

The blade has a rounded, rectangular cross section that distal tapers to a flared point.

The blade shows signs of heavy use with dings all along the edges (more heavily concentrated at the middle) and it is no longer straight.

As you may be able to see in the pictures, there is a Y shaped deformity where the blade meets the schilt. I was informed by the curator that this was due to the blades construction. He said the mark shows where the steel blade meets the iron schilt. I am not sure how he has confirmed this, however.

Pictures can be found here:

http://imageshack.us/g/1/10306765/

More to come..

Regards,
Derek Wassom
Luegisland Scholar


Last edited by Derek Wassom on Fri 06 Sep, 2013 11:15 pm; edited 1 time in total
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Kevin Legg
Industry Professional



Location: High Wycombe
Joined: 05 Sep 2013

Posts: 9

PostPosted: Fri 06 Sep, 2013 1:13 pm    Post subject: Re: Fischer Auction Items (Fechtschwert) Switzerland         Reply with quote

Quote:
More to come


Look forward to the next instalment!

Thanks for posting your images

Kevin
View user's profile Send private message
Derek Wassom




Location: Fribourg, Switzerland
Joined: 25 Feb 2004

Posts: 96

PostPosted: Fri 06 Sep, 2013 11:04 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Next up...

Kriegmesser!



This thing was a beast. Definitely designed for two-handed use.

http://imageshack.us/g/1/10306820/

Blade Length - 96.4cm

Hilt Length - 28cm

Weight - 2.42kg

Regards,
Derek Wassom
Luegisland Scholar


Last edited by Derek Wassom on Fri 06 Sep, 2013 11:23 pm; edited 1 time in total
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Derek Wassom




Location: Fribourg, Switzerland
Joined: 25 Feb 2004

Posts: 96

PostPosted: Fri 06 Sep, 2013 11:10 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Schwezersabel:



This thing felt amazing in the hand. It took all my power not to swing it around the auction house. The long swedge was sharpened.

http://imageshack.us/g/1/10306829/

Blade Length - 93.5cm
Hilt Length - 21cm
Weight - 1.5kg
Swedge Length - 34.5cm
COB - 14.5/15cm from the cross

Regards,
Derek Wassom
Luegisland Scholar


Last edited by Derek Wassom on Fri 06 Sep, 2013 11:35 pm; edited 1 time in total
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Derek Wassom




Location: Fribourg, Switzerland
Joined: 25 Feb 2004

Posts: 96

PostPosted: Fri 06 Sep, 2013 11:20 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Reiterdagen:





This thing was beautiful. I would love to see a repro of it.

http://imageshack.us/g/1/10306833/

Blade Length - 85cm
Hilt Length - 17.5cm
Weight - 1.08kg
POB - 7.5cm from the cross

Regards,
Derek Wassom
Luegisland Scholar
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Derek Wassom




Location: Fribourg, Switzerland
Joined: 25 Feb 2004

Posts: 96

PostPosted: Fri 06 Sep, 2013 11:25 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Look here for pictures from the auction: http://www.fischerauktionen.ch/auktion/katalog.aspx

If you have any questions about any of the items, feel free to ask. I'll do my best to answer them.

Stay tuned for more pictures. Happy

Regards,
Derek Wassom
Luegisland Scholar
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Eric Feder




Location: Alhambra, CA
Joined: 31 Oct 2011
Reading list: 1 book

Posts: 15

PostPosted: Tue 10 Sep, 2013 11:05 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thank you for the wonderful pictures. I was interested in bidding on lot 1106 and was wondering if you saw that item and could tell me if the blade edge was corroded. I cannot tell from the pictures in the online catalog. I see in the description that the blade surface is corroded but was just wondering if the edge itself is jagged as a result of the corrosion.

Since I had never bid at Fischer's before, I sent them an e mail about arranging for phone bidding several days ago but didn't hear back from them. In contrast, I bid online or by phone at Czerny's, San Giorgio Aste, and Hermann Historica last year and those houses were very responsive to queries Worried .
View user's profile Send private message
Benjamin Floyd II





Joined: 13 Dec 2008

Posts: 82

PostPosted: Thu 12 Sep, 2013 6:18 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

As I looked around the website and online, I couldn't find anyway to bid on items. It's probably a good thing because I'd run that feder auction way up. Wink
Krieg School of Historical Swordsmanship
A HEMA Alliance Affliate
View user's profile Send private message
Iain Norman





Joined: 14 Jul 2005

Posts: 67

PostPosted: Thu 12 Sep, 2013 6:58 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Benjamin Floyd II wrote:
As I looked around the website and online, I couldn't find anyway to bid on items. It's probably a good thing because I'd run that feder auction way up. Wink


Haven't used them myself but the absentee bidder form appears as part of the PDF catalog. http://www.fischerauktionen.ch/auktion/downloads.aspx
View user's profile Send private message
Benjamin Floyd II





Joined: 13 Dec 2008

Posts: 82

PostPosted: Thu 12 Sep, 2013 10:13 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Too late now, it went for 2500 EUR. Lucky bastard! haha
Krieg School of Historical Swordsmanship
A HEMA Alliance Affliate
View user's profile Send private message


Display posts from previous:   
Forum Index > Historical Arms Talk > Fischer Auction Items (Fechtschwert) Switzerland
Page 1 of 1 Reply to topic
All times are GMT - 8 Hours

View previous topic :: View next topic
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum






All contents © Copyright 2003-2018 myArmoury.com — All rights reserved
Discussion forums powered by phpBB © The phpBB Group
Switch to the Basic Low-bandwidth Version of the forum