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Dek Dekster




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PostPosted: Tue 17 Mar, 2020 11:04 am    Post subject: Unknown object         Reply with quote

Hello,

Maybe someone knows this object? I think it could be the shield of the sword?! I found it with a metal detector.
Thx for informations.



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Dan D'Silva





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PostPosted: Tue 17 Mar, 2020 2:45 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

It's the quillon block of a smallsword or smallsword-like hilt. With any luck, someone with detailed knowledge of the subject will identify the style and time period it was made, but that's a start.


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Dan Howard




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PostPosted: Wed 18 Mar, 2020 2:54 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

This is the kind of sword it probably came from


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Anthony Clipsom




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PostPosted: Wed 18 Mar, 2020 4:06 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

This exploded drawing may help to visualise how your find fitted into the overall hilt


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Dan D'Silva





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PostPosted: Thu 19 Mar, 2020 1:52 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Dan Howard wrote:
This is the kind of sword it probably came from

I respectfully disagree. I think it looks overall more like a smallsword hilt, particularly the un-branched, hornlike finger rings.
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Dek Dekster




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PostPosted: Thu 19 Mar, 2020 12:23 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Somehow I agree that's part of the sword, I am more interested in the period in which it was made, Is it possible that this is WW1/WW2? Like most finds on this terrain..
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Dan Howard




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PostPosted: Thu 19 Mar, 2020 1:49 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

17th-18th century.
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