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Pieter B.





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PostPosted: Mon 13 Apr, 2015 8:14 am    Post subject: St. Lucia's sword         Reply with quote

Hey there folks,

I went to the museum recently and one of the paintings in the medieval/early renaissance halls had this painting of a saint being killed. What I noticed was a rather special looking sword. It looks like it has some sort of a ricasso flare a few inches from the cross guard and a fuller that terminates in a sharp point another inch beyond that. I kinda like it and I wonder if anyone here knows anything about that sword or if there are any swords like it.

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Jeffrey Faulk




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PostPosted: Mon 13 Apr, 2015 9:25 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Oakeshott type XVIIIe. It's a type that seems to be indigenous to Scandinavia and northern Europe, although there are a few outliers here and there.

The Albion "Dane" is a great example.
http://www.albion-swords.com/swords/albion/ne...hander.htm
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Pieter B.





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PostPosted: Mon 13 Apr, 2015 10:50 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Ah thanks, I had a quick glance at the oakenshot typology but I went over that one because the flared triangle was not present to the degree in the painting.
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Lee O'Hagan




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PostPosted: Mon 13 Apr, 2015 12:43 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Randal Graham made one very similar some time back,
there was also either an old ATRIM or Tinker blade quite similar, slightly shorter in the riccasso though,



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Jeffrey Faulk




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PostPosted: Mon 13 Apr, 2015 1:20 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

You're thinking about the Angus Trim 1508. That had a pretty decent ricasso. He also made a piece with a shorter ricasso, can't say what number off the top of my head though.

http://www.swordforum.com/forums/showthread.p...-Longsword
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Mark Griffin




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PostPosted: Mon 13 Apr, 2015 1:29 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Nice one. Which Museum Pieter?
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Pieter B.





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PostPosted: Mon 13 Apr, 2015 1:47 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Lee,

I quite like that sword, has a special look to it really.

Mark Griffin wrote:
Nice one. Which Museum Pieter?


Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, I went to Late Rembrand and had a chance to quickly look at the medieval/renaissance/arms and armor bit. The paintings and some jewelry was great but the arms and armor department was severely underwhelming.
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