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Peter Messent




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PostPosted: Sat 03 Jan, 2015 11:31 pm    Post subject: Did jewelled hilts exist in Europe between 11th and 16th C?         Reply with quote

Howdy folks,

This may be a silly/basic question, but it's not something I'd really given much thought to and now I can't help but wonder. The Sutton Hoo sword is an eariler sword with a garnet-adorned hilt and I recall some later renaissance examples (though I have no idea whether they're genuine or not) but I have never seen anything in between. Can anyone shed some light on the matter?

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Peter
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Nat Lamb




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PostPosted: Sun 04 Jan, 2015 5:52 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

There are medieval swords with pommels made from lumps of rock crystal, not sure if that meets your criteria for "jeweled"
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Peter Messent




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PostPosted: Sun 04 Jan, 2015 8:55 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thank you! I think I might have heard of that before, but I've never seen one - I suppose it would qualify! I'll need to try and find some examples of that.
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PostPosted: Sun 04 Jan, 2015 9:22 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Check out these threads:

http://myArmoury.com/talk/viewtopic.php?t=3101
http://www.myArmoury.com/talk/viewtopic.php?t=2752
http://myArmoury.com/talk/viewtopic.php?t=2574

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Peter Messent




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PostPosted: Mon 05 Jan, 2015 5:28 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Very interesting threads, thank you for bringing them to my attention Big Grin
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