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Allen Johnson





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PostPosted: Sat 12 Feb, 2005 2:04 am    Post subject: Petersen's Viking Typology         Reply with quote

I've seen many references to Petersens Typology for Viking Hilts but havent actually seen all the types and examples listed anywhere. I did a bit of a search and couldnt find what I was looking for. Anyone know where to see them all? Thanks all.
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PostPosted: Sat 12 Feb, 2005 4:26 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Here you are!

http://www.aiusa.com/medsword/petersen/index.html

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PostPosted: Sat 12 Feb, 2005 9:42 am    Post subject: Re: Petersens Viking Typology         Reply with quote

Allen Johnson wrote:
I've seen many references to Petersens Typology for Viking Hilts but havent actually seen all the types and examples listed anywhere. I did a bit of a search and couldnt find what I was looking for. Anyone know where to see them all? Thanks all.


Hi Allen...

This may not be what you are looking for, but it may be of use for someone else. This was taken from Ian Peirce's work... And another classification I have.

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Petersen Classifiction and Range from Ian Peirce "Swords of the Viking Age."

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Allen Johnson





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PostPosted: Mon 14 Feb, 2005 9:06 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Much thanks to all. And yes all that does help. Any info is good info Happy You guys are great!
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PostPosted: Mon 21 Feb, 2005 7:14 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

If you are interested in that sort of thing you REALLY ought to purchase Pierce's Swords of the Viking Age. It's an outstanding reference, think "Records of the Medieval Sword" with more detail and about Viking swords.
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PostPosted: Mon 21 Feb, 2005 9:08 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I agree with Russ. Swords of the Viking Age is a must for anyone interested in Viking swords. Please refer to the book for a better schematic of Petersen's classification. Kirk's illustration, while helpful, doesn't show a clear progression of development.
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PostPosted: Mon 21 Feb, 2005 11:14 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Just a warning, you may discover after reading that book that you are NOW interested in viking swords even if you weren't so much before. I ordered one just because of that book...
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PostPosted: Mon 21 Feb, 2005 11:26 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Russ is right.

I've decided to get a Templ version of one of those swords...

Just can't decide which!
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PostPosted: Mon 21 Feb, 2005 1:50 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Russ Ellis wrote:
Just a warning, you may discover after reading that book that you are NOW interested in viking swords even if you weren't so much before. I ordered one just because of that book...


Gee, with me it was the other way round. I developed an interest in Viking swords when looking at the examples in Oakeshott's RotMS, and then I ordered the Viking Sword book. I have to admit that I totally underestimated these swords before.

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