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John Logan




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PostPosted: Wed 20 Nov, 2013 12:13 am    Post subject: Storta Falchion         Reply with quote

Can anyone tell me more about this weapon? or where to find better pictures?
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Kai Lawson




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PostPosted: Wed 20 Nov, 2013 7:58 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

That is COOL looking!
"And they crossed swords."
--William Goldman, alias S. Morgenstern
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Jesse Belsky
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PostPosted: Wed 20 Nov, 2013 9:08 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

A google image search shows that photo in a couple different places.....the largest size (so perhaps the "original"?) is here:
http://xxx.xxx/2011/03/23/klinkovoe-oruzhie-evropy.html
it has a caption which google translates as Badler or Bedzheler (Fr. Badelair)- a wide, heavy saber. Also known as kordelach.


it also appears on this website: http://totenturm.rusff.ru/viewtopic.php?id=453 with an almost identical caption.

I can't read the Russian myself, so that's as much as I can contribute.


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PostPosted: Wed 20 Nov, 2013 9:53 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Aha! Actually, i figured it out. I'm very pleased with my internet sleuthing. On the russian website the jpeg is named "badelaire-venice-small.jpeg. A search for Badelaire gets us this different photo of the same sword at the bottom of the page here: http://de-taille-et-destoc.xooit.com/t47-La-p...?start=840

and even better, an attribution: Badelaire, début XVIIe. Origine Venise, conservé au musée de l’armée.
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John Logan




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PostPosted: Wed 20 Nov, 2013 9:58 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

thank you Jesse!
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PostPosted: Wed 20 Nov, 2013 10:04 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

And here are some additional photos of the sword in Carl Koppeschaar's giant Flickr archive....

http://www.flickr.com/photos/98015679@N04/set...26/page15/
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Radovan Geist




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PostPosted: Wed 20 Nov, 2013 10:41 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

wow, that´s kind of detective work:) thanks for those details, it´s a very interesting piece - especially the pommel.
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