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Todd Salazar





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PostPosted: Fri 10 Feb, 2006 4:34 pm    Post subject: A fine Scottish basket-hilted sword, circa 1760         Reply with quote

Hello everybody,

While searching the internet I found an amazing Scottish basket-hilted broadsword. It's currently on Peter Finer's website at

http://diadama.com/peterFiner/Movie.html

Just look under swords and start drooling.Eek! The blade was made by Clemens Horn, an early 17th century blademaker in Solingen. There are also some other fine swords as well. I'm sure that there is something for everybody on that website. Anyway, take care!

Thanks,
Todd


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Henrik Bjoern Boegh




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PostPosted: Fri 10 Feb, 2006 4:45 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Hello Todd,

The link doesn't seem to work. Hope you get it fixed, because I'm obsessed about basket hilts Big Grin

Cheers,
Henrik
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Derek Wassom




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PostPosted: Fri 10 Feb, 2006 5:11 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Just remove the period at the end of the link, Henrik.
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Steve Grisetti




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PostPosted: Sat 11 Feb, 2006 3:43 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

That basket hilt is a beauty, as are several other pieces on the website. But, looking at the prices, I will stick with reproductions.
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Henrik Bjoern Boegh




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PostPosted: Sat 11 Feb, 2006 12:15 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

She's a beauty, Todd! Thanks for sharing.

Hummm... A stirling styled basket hilt (of non conventional form) without those waves on the rear and nuckle guards... Interesting!
Does anyone know if there are more hilts with this look???

Cheers,
Henrik
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Thomas McDonald
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PostPosted: Sat 11 Feb, 2006 1:50 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Henrik Bjoern Boegh wrote:
Hummm... A stirling styled basket hilt (of non conventional form) without those waves on the rear and nuckle guards... Interesting! Does anyone know if there are more hilts with this look??? Cheers, Henrik


Hi Henrik

Aye, I've seen others in this style !
Checkout Mazansky's book, page 148 (G7b) James Forman collection, and page 149 (G7c) Royal Armouries IX.874

The Finer example is a beauty, Mac
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Henrik Bjoern Boegh




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PostPosted: Sun 12 Feb, 2006 9:41 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Hi Mac,

I just have to get Mazansky's book first! Big Grin

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Henrik
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PostPosted: Tue 14 Feb, 2006 1:25 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Henrik Bjoern Boegh wrote:
Hi Mac,
I just have to get Mazansky's book first! Big Grin Cheers, Henrik


Aye, tis a must for a basketcase like yourself, lad !

In the meanwhile ..... here be those hilts! Mac



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Henrik Bjoern Boegh




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PostPosted: Tue 14 Feb, 2006 1:41 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thanks for the pics, Mac!
Lovely! Big Grin

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Henrik
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