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Henrik Zoltan Toth




Location: Hungary
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PostPosted: Fri 11 Sep, 2015 11:12 pm    Post subject: Siege sickle from Eger, Hungary         Reply with quote

For some time there was a topic here about sickles; there was one in a removed exhibition from a private collector in Eger in NE Hungary. The fortess sustained succesfull a large ottoman army in 1552 than the turks occupied it 44 years later, so the exhibitions there contains a lot of interesting stuff. The weapons of the private collector has been bought by the museum so now all of them are shown again. Here is "siege sickle" with a ca. 30 inch long blade. I don't now how thick it is.


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Bartek Strojek




Location: Poland
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PostPosted: Sat 12 Sep, 2015 9:21 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I must say that those are all very fine looking weapons, but that 'sickle' looks straight out gnarly... Eek!

Do you per chance know what the description next to those has to say about them?
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Henrik Zoltan Toth




Location: Hungary
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PostPosted: Sun 13 Sep, 2015 8:07 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I promise I'll make a photo next time!
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Sa'ar Nudel




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PostPosted: Mon 14 Sep, 2015 3:17 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Remarkable collection (many excavated messers, of various forms and lengths, also a very rare longsword size katzbalger), I was there. Impressive fortress that holds another collection (smaller though).
Curator of Beit Ussishkin, regional nature & history museum, Upper Galilee.
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Boris R.





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PostPosted: Mon 14 Sep, 2015 4:03 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

what does the label says about datations?
Never take life seriously. Nobody gets out alive anyway.
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Henrik Zoltan Toth




Location: Hungary
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PostPosted: Tue 15 Sep, 2015 7:45 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

These are weapons from the 15-17th centuries and that sickle is a "siege sickle"; I can't remember on any specifications, measurements etc in the label.
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Robert Leach




Location: Manistee, Michigan
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PostPosted: Tue 15 Sep, 2015 4:02 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

The sickle is a fearsome looking weapon. I wonder how the thin edge would hold up to combat use, as I'd imagine it is a modified agricultural implement (???) But, when the Turks are at the door, you use what you have.
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