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Chris Lampe




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PostPosted: Mon 30 May, 2005 11:17 am    Post subject: What museum is this picture from?         Reply with quote

Does anyone know what museum or what collection these sabers are from?

I am particularly interested in the one 3rd from the right.

Thanks

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PostPosted: Mon 30 May, 2005 2:54 pm    Post subject: Museum Pics         Reply with quote

Hello Chris

Looks a bit like Paris as far as the display but this is just a guess. Who did you get the pic from?

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Chris Lampe




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PostPosted: Mon 30 May, 2005 3:07 pm    Post subject: Re: Museum Pics         Reply with quote

Craig Johnson wrote:
Hello Chris

Looks a bit like Paris as far as the display but this is just a guess. Who did you get the pic from?

Craig


Sorry, I included the source in my post on SFI but forgot to do it here.

I took this photo from the albums section of this sight. I think it was under antique arms: curved swords. So I'm fairly confident someone here has some information on it.

Here is a link to the page it's on: http://www.myArmoury.com/albums/thumbnails.ph...amp;page=4

ETA: I went to the Paris museum album on this website and there is another picture with the exact same style of display case and labeling so it probably is from Paris.

Thanks!! That helps me narrow down my search alot!!
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PostPosted: Mon 30 May, 2005 3:41 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I can't help you, but I absolutely love the second sword from the right.
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Chris Lampe




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PostPosted: Mon 30 May, 2005 7:12 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Patrick Kelly wrote:
I can't help you, but I absolutely love the second sword from the right.


That one is a beast!
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PostPosted: Wed 01 Jun, 2005 2:50 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I favour the swiss saber in the middle.
This museum image gives an idea how large this late sabers really have been.

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PostPosted: Wed 01 Jun, 2005 4:57 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thomas Laible wrote:
I favour the swiss saber in the middle.
This museum image gives an idea how large this late sabers really have been.

Thomas


I have been examining the middle saber closely. In the album http://www.myArmoury.com/albums/thumbnails.ph...amp;page=4 where I got the original photo, an almost identical Swiss saber (I'm not certain it isn't the same one from a slightly different angle) precedes the group shot and it's blade length is listed as 38 1/4"!!

I'm trying to decide if the the one 3rd from the right would be classified as a Swiss Saber. I'm also trying to decide if it's primarily a one-handed saber or one that could be classified as hand-and-a-half.


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PostPosted: Wed 01 Jun, 2005 5:24 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

IS that one in the center a serated blade? I didn't think serated swords actually existed outside of fantasy literture!

IS that what that is?

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Chris Lampe




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PostPosted: Wed 01 Jun, 2005 6:38 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

George Hill wrote:
IS that one in the center a serated blade? I didn't think serated swords actually existed outside of fantasy literture!

IS that what that is?


That blade is definately serrated! If you follow the link, click on the thumbnail, and then click on the picture once more you get a larger picture where more detail is visible.

I'd love to know what the cards below each sword say.

Hopefully the person who photographed and/or posted this display will see this thread.
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PostPosted: Thu 02 Jun, 2005 12:12 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

http://www.myArmoury.com/albums/photo/1282.html

I found another one.

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PostPosted: Thu 02 Jun, 2005 12:18 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

George, I edited the link in your post, above. Please look at the bottom of the page and see "Direct link to this photo" for the correct link. It's sort of an odd quirk with the albums, but that's the link that will work for everybody
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George Hill




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PostPosted: Thu 02 Jun, 2005 2:47 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Opps. Thanks, I didn't know I needed to do that.

Can you tell me anything about where these came from?

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PostPosted: Sun 05 Jun, 2005 9:53 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Chris Lampe wrote:
I'm trying to decide if the the one 3rd from the right would be classified as a Swiss Saber. I'm also trying to decide if it's primarily a one-handed saber or one that could be classified as hand-and-a-half.


IMO it's a one-handed saber
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