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Seth K.




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PostPosted: Tue 29 Oct, 2019 5:22 pm    Post subject: Inspiration for Stuttgart-Themed Longsword         Reply with quote

Hey all. I'm new to the site and was hoping to have some with more knowledge than I give their thoughts on a piece I'm having done. Any and all thoughts or opinions would be much appreciated.

I’m having a 15th Century German-style longsword commissioned by Maciej Kopciuch, a Polish swordmaker/historian. He's known for his incredible detail and his incredible historical accuracy, namely with his St. Georgius sword -- http://artofswordmaking.com/gallery/st-georgius-14thc. Looking at this particular piece got me thinking about what I could have him do for me, and I decided to go with a theme revolving around the city of Stuttgart in Germany.

I'm former U.S. military and spent some time there in 2017 -- it's one of my favorite places now, and I'd like to do my best to pay homage to the city's history in the form of this sword. I've done a deep Wikipedia dive and found a few references that I think would look phenomenal on a sword like this, but if anyone has any suggestions, I would love to field any and all of them.

* One -- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Stuttgart_wappen_alt.jpg -- of -- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:W%C3%BCrttemberg_1495.gif several -- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Wolleber_Chorographia_Mh6-1_0091_Wappen.jpg -- coats of arms -- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Armoiries_duch%C3%A9_de_Wurtemberg_1733.svg
* Katharina von Bora https://martcult.hypotheses.org/files/2019/03/Bildarchiv_240699.jpg \-- because of the city's Lutheran history
* The Sword and Scabbard of Ebehard im Bart -- https://martcult.hypotheses.org/files/2019/03/Bildarchiv_65160-1-334x500.jpg \-- Duke of Württemberg which Stuttgart was the capital of at the time.

One thing I was unable to find suitable references for is the Stiftskirche, an old Lutheran church within the city. It appears to have some gorgeous art and other things that I think would look incredible on something like this.
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