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Risto Rautiainen




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PostPosted: Wed 12 Jul, 2006 1:34 am    Post subject: Some french museum pics         Reply with quote

For some pics go here:

http://www.photo.rmn.fr/c/htm/Home.aspx

In the military area there are some quite nice pieces. One in particular caught my eye.

One handed (?) sword

That's quite long for those proportions or what do you think?
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PostPosted: Wed 12 Jul, 2006 4:39 pm    Post subject: Re: Some french museum pics         Reply with quote

Risto Rautiainen wrote:
...One handed (?) sword

That's quite long for those proportions or what do you think?

Thanks for the great link!

Yes, 1.2 meters does seem long for a single hand sword. Might that be a typographical error?

A couple of photos later in their slide show, I found this sword from the cover of Sir Richard Francis Burton's The Book of the Sword.

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PostPosted: Wed 12 Jul, 2006 4:54 pm    Post subject: Re: Some french museum pics         Reply with quote

Steve Grisetti wrote:
Risto Rautiainen wrote:
...One handed (?) sword

That's quite long for those proportions or what do you think?

Thanks for the great link!

Yes, 1.2 meters does seem long for a single hand sword. Might that be a typographical error?

A couple of photos later in their slide show, I found this sword from the cover of Sir Richard Francis Burton's The Book of the Sword.


1.2 Meters is about 47", lets say 8" for handle and pommel gives a blade length of 39": So maybe at the upper range of a one hander ?

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Ouch. A cuirass from Waterloo.


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