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Lance Morris




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PostPosted: Mon 26 Jun, 2017 3:13 pm    Post subject: Two handed sword identification         Reply with quote

Hello everyone,

I'm curious - does anyone recognize this sword or who may have made it?


Looks good but there is no markings


Thanks



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Jeffrey Faulk




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PostPosted: Mon 26 Jun, 2017 4:02 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I would have to say a mid-to-late 20th century piece, possibly Spanish or early Indian. If there are no markings, the only thing to do is establish a provenance-- ask the past owner "where did you get it, when did you get it, from whom" etc. and work your way up.
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Mark Moore




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PostPosted: Mon 26 Jun, 2017 5:03 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

That looks like it might possibly be a prop sword that would have been sold with a decorative suit of armor. I could be dead-wrong though. Wouldn't be the first time...or the last. Worried .....McM
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Mark Moore




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PostPosted: Mon 26 Jun, 2017 5:14 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Wait a minute! I take that back. I believe what you have there is a zweihander from American Fencing. Looks just like it. They are closed due to a fire, but you can see a photo on the site, under 'broadswords'. www.amfence.com
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Chris Friede




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PostPosted: Tue 27 Jun, 2017 7:44 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Agreed with Mark. The lack of any fullers seems unique--every other zweihander I've seen has them.
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Mark Moore




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PostPosted: Tue 27 Jun, 2017 8:08 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I'm *almost* 100% positive it's the same sword. In my early days of collecting, I thought about buying one to cure my 'big sword' cravings. I'm glad I waited on my Hanwei Lowlander. Craving cured. Wink .....McM
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