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Mark Griffin




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PostPosted: Mon 05 Jan, 2015 5:07 am    Post subject: late 15th/early 16th cent sword at Wakefield Museum, Yorks         Reply with quote

The Museum has just moved and been re-displayed and as I had to pop in I had a wander. This was on display and is interesting, like the guard. I'll re-size and post up what pics I've been sent as I can. Busy day, the world has returned to work!.

The guard arm terminals are particularly nice.

My thoughts are its not quite right as a homogenous item, comments welcome!

Trying to find out where its come from, listed as German and on loan from another collection.

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PostPosted: Mon 05 Jan, 2015 5:48 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I really like the looks of it, but also fear it is a composite. I would like to hear it's not. What are the dimensions?
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Mark Griffin




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PostPosted: Mon 05 Jan, 2015 6:02 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I'm not able to measure its as its in its case and 5 or so counties away. I have the museum staff hunting down more info and like i said, more pics to come.

Pommel looks to light and the blade and cross guard patinas don't match imho

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PostPosted: Mon 05 Jan, 2015 7:04 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

More pics, close ups of the markings


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PostPosted: Mon 05 Jan, 2015 7:15 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

and more! Trying to get a close-up of the guard terminals as they are very nice. Split, then elegantly curved and crenelated.


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PostPosted: Mon 05 Jan, 2015 7:24 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

The guard looks a little small for the blade but the grip looks very much like an owner modification. I can't site any specific cues beyond the grip but it "feels" whole and of a purpose to me. My gut says 17th Cent. composite that reached final form within its working life.
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PostPosted: Mon 05 Jan, 2015 7:35 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thanks for that Wade. I'm hoping to get it out in March and then I'll be able to have a feel, always a good test!
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