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Stephen A. Fisher




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PostPosted: Sat 03 Jan, 2004 10:05 pm    Post subject: Sword Photography at it's best...         Reply with quote

First off I have to admit; I love taking pictures of swords. First, I will share some of my favorite pictures that I have taken. I will then post some of my favorites taken by fellow collectors & the like.

So join in & post your favorite sword pics!



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PostPosted: Sat 03 Jan, 2004 10:11 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

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Arms & Armor smallsword

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MRL European Sword
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Stephen A. Fisher




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PostPosted: Sat 03 Jan, 2004 10:17 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

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Del Tin late 16th century dagger

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smallsword, circa 1770

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hanger, 18th century


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PostPosted: Sat 03 Jan, 2004 10:25 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

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British p1796 light cavalry sabre, Osborn & Gunby

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Antique fencing foils

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Stephen A. Fisher




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PostPosted: Sat 03 Jan, 2004 10:36 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

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Hanwei main gauche

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Purpleheart Armoury singlesticks
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Stephen A. Fisher




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PostPosted: Sat 03 Jan, 2004 10:45 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Nathan Robinson

All of Nathan's pictures are superb & professional. Enough said.



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PostPosted: Sat 03 Jan, 2004 10:51 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

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Erik Stevenson back-bladed side sword

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Erik Stevenson Schiavona

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Arms & Armor Italian rapier
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PostPosted: Sat 03 Jan, 2004 10:56 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

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MRL Scottish backsword

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Arms & Armor Elector of Saxony dagger
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Stephen A. Fisher




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PostPosted: Sat 03 Jan, 2004 11:14 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thomas McDonald

I've always liked the many pictures taken by Thomas McDonald, in which his use natural lighting brings out the best of the basket-hilts/dirks/Claidheamh dā lāimh/[Scottish things] Wink he has taken pictures of.



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Scottish dirk by Vince Evans

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PostPosted: Sat 03 Jan, 2004 11:22 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

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Basket-hilts by ElJay Erickson

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Basket-hilt by Eljay Erickson

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Stephen A. Fisher




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PostPosted: Sat 03 Jan, 2004 11:44 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Arms & Armor of Minnesota

Well, all I can say is that Arms & Armor takes some darn good pictures of their products.



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Custom made rapier

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Custom German two handed sword

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German bastard sword
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PostPosted: Sat 03 Jan, 2004 11:48 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

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Elizabethan rapier

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Musketeer dagger

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French rapier
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Stephen A. Fisher




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PostPosted: Sat 03 Jan, 2004 11:57 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Czerny's International Auction House

Nice professionally done pictures of their arms and armour.



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English rapier, 17th century

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British 1908 cavalry sword

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Dragoon sabre, circa 1810
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PostPosted: Mon 05 Jan, 2004 3:32 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Albion Armorers

While their pictures are a bit small, they are good. I really like their use of era related products placed in the background.



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James Nordstrom




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PostPosted: Mon 05 Jan, 2004 3:59 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Just as a point of interest, the antique fencing foils are put together wrong. The leather 'plates' should be behind the figure eight guard and cut to shape as the V is used to guide your opponent’s blades to the outside line while parrying. Having them forward of the guard and fully covering the figure eight makes this impossible
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PostPosted: Mon 05 Jan, 2004 4:30 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

James Nordstrom wrote:
Just as a point of interest, the antique fencing foils are put together wrong. The leather 'plates' should be behind the figure eight guard and cut to shape as the V is used to guide your opponent’s blades to the outside line while parrying. Having them forward of the guard and fully covering the figure eight makes this impossible


James,

I have to disagree. As you know, many foils back then with the figure-eight guard had the leather pad behind the guard (like the modern foil), some didn't have one at all. There are many examples out there where the pad is placed on top of the guard.

-Here is my theory. If the leather pad is placed over the guard, it acts as a better reinforcement from a blade pushing through and hitting one's hand.-

Also, why would one want to use the guard to deflect the blade to any line? That is what the blade is for.

regards,
Stephen



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