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Sean Flynt
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PostPosted: Wed 08 Mar, 2006 2:38 pm    Post subject: 13th C. Sword Display         Reply with quote

A forum member (thanks, Wolfgang!) recently posted a link to this astonishing resource, the Codex Manesse:

http://digi.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/sammlung2/cp...d=PAGE0009

Click through the links on the left side of that page to see amazing details of 13th century German martial culture, including arms, armour, combat, costume, etc. I was particularly taken with the many depictions of what seems to have been a common way to store/display a sword and scabbard (see first image below). Just in case some of you medieval sword enthusiasts were wondering about historically appropriate display....



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PostPosted: Thu 09 Mar, 2006 5:30 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

i love these images. I have a few that I printed up and have hanging. Is there an English translation of this codex anywhere?
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Wolfgang Armbruster





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PostPosted: Thu 09 Mar, 2006 6:09 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I think the credit goes to Elling Polden from Norway, not me Big Grin
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Sean Flynt
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PostPosted: Thu 09 Mar, 2006 6:15 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

German...Norwegian...it's all good! Eek!
Just kidding. Sorry about the mis-credit. Thanks much for the original tip, Elling!

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