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Ian Hutchison




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PostPosted: Mon 01 Jan, 2018 5:18 am    Post subject: CS La Fontaine longsword?         Reply with quote

Does anyone have one of these?

If they handle decently I might get one. I'd like to strip the black off and polish everything. The blade and guard look reasonable, not sure how historically accurate the pommel is though. Haven't seen one 100% like it.

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Mark Moore




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PostPosted: Mon 01 Jan, 2018 10:25 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I would like to see a review of this sword myself. I've been eyeing it for a long time. Ian, I agree with the polishing---at least the blade. Wink .....McM
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Arne G.





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PostPosted: Mon 01 Jan, 2018 1:05 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

There is a Del Tin very similar to this, in terms of the blade and crossguard.

I like the DT cross much better, since it is much better detailed, but the CS blade is superior in overall design and distal taper.

The grip on the CS is almost grotesquely overlong - were I to get it I would cut it down by a few inches and either modify or replace the pommel.
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Ian Hutchison




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PostPosted: Mon 01 Jan, 2018 5:06 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Arne G. wrote:
There is a Del Tin very similar to this, in terms of the blade and crossguard.

I like the DT cross much better, since it is much better detailed, but the CS blade is superior in overall design and distal taper.

The grip on the CS is almost grotesquely overlong - were I to get it I would cut it down by a few inches and either modify or replace the pommel.


I don't think the grip is too long; it is 11", which is not uncommon for Type XVIIIb longswords, especially as you near the end of the 16th century.

I too, would be interested in replacing the pommel, wish I new the weight/threading so I can see if there is anything available that may fit, perhaps something from the Printed Armoury..

'We are told that the pen is mightier than the sword, but I know which of these weapons I would choose.' - Adrian Carton de Wiart
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Arne G.





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PostPosted: Mon 01 Jan, 2018 11:28 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Ian Hutchison wrote:

I don't think the grip is too long; it is 11", which is not uncommon for Type XVIIIb longswords, especially as you near the end of the 16th century.

I too, would be interested in replacing the pommel, wish I new the weight/threading so I can see if there is anything available that may fit, perhaps something from the Printed Armoury..


I don't doubt that it is accurate, but I still think it looks disproportionate for the length of blade and is simply unsightly in my eyes.

Printed Armoury is a good suggestion for a pommel.
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