Info Favorites Register Log in
myArmoury.com Discussion Forums

Forum index Memberlist Usergroups Spotlight Topics Search
Forum Index > Historical Arms Talk > Regarding swords with fancy handguards from the 12th.c Reply to topic
This is a standard topic  
Author Message
Martin Kallander




Location: Sweden
Joined: 25 Sep 2018

Posts: 11

PostPosted: Wed 25 Mar, 2020 3:55 am    Post subject: Regarding swords with fancy handguards from the 12th.c         Reply with quote

I am currently in the process of commissioning a 12th.c sword for my roman kit. I have however run into a bit of a problem in that I basically know nothing about these swords. My first idea was to get a simple straight, dubble edged sword with one of those fancy handguards that are usually depicted in the contemporary arts like soapstones and Skylitzes:







When I tried looking after surviving examples of these however, I wasn't able to find a single one much to my dismay. So I asked the guy I'm commissioning the sword from if he knew of surviving swords like that but after he had done some digging around he wasn't able to find any either. He reckons that roman swords of the period were basically identical to western ones at the time, with simple straight handguards.



While I am not adverse to getting a sword like that as those too appear in contemporary art, I'd first like to ask if any of you know of a sword with one of those fancy handguards on the off-chance he might have missed something (though he did ask Peter Johnsson so I don't think it's particularly likely)

Lastly, assuming that no sword like that survives to the present, would a type XI be a fitting substitute for my kit? I really don't know anything about 12th.c swords so any input would be appreciated.
View user's profile Send private message


Display posts from previous:   
Forum Index > Historical Arms Talk > Regarding swords with fancy handguards from the 12th.c
Page 1 of 1 Reply to topic
All times are GMT - 8 Hours

View previous topic :: View next topic
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum






All contents © Copyright 2003-2020 myArmoury.com — All rights reserved
Discussion forums powered by phpBB © The phpBB Group
Switch to the Basic Low-bandwidth Version of the forum