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Peter Busch




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PostPosted: Thu 21 Dec, 2006 10:57 pm    Post subject: Toledo Salamanca         Reply with quote

Hi all,

I must say it's nice to finally see a quality/realistic version of one of the swords that started these forums going ... swordforum.com, formerly highlander sword shoppers guide and (perhaps somewhat less relevantly myArmoury.com). I'm talking about the Toledo Salamanca from the first Highlander film from the 1980s.

Here is a credible example ...

http://www.historicalfencing.org/Macdonaldarm...amanca.htm

Nice ....



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Thomas McDonald
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PostPosted: Sat 23 Dec, 2006 3:53 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

"There can be only One"
Thanks for pointing that out to us, Peter !
Paul did a wonderful job on that one, and it is indeed nice to see it reproduced by a skilled craftsman !

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Steve Grisetti




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PostPosted: Sat 23 Dec, 2006 2:10 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

The "Toledo Salamanca" looks spectacular. Dumb question - was this design taken only from the Highlander movie prop? Or was there any particular historical piece that offered the basis?
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Oscar Torres Carrasco




Location: Madrid, Spain
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PostPosted: Sat 23 Dec, 2006 4:30 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

The original piece who inspired this sword i'ts a royal one... Cool In the armoury of the royal palace in Madrid, you can see a very similar weapon, originally of the King Phillip II of Spain.

And it's Toledo OR Salamanca, two different cityes....and in Salamanca never living a famous Swordmaker...it's a film's license.

Regards and sorry for muy bad english.

Oscar Torres

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Douglas G.





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PostPosted: Sat 23 Dec, 2006 11:35 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Oscar,
No apologies needed. I shudder to think what my Espana must read like when
I attempt to write it. Your points are clear and well understood, so keep contributing to
the Forum.

Feliz Navidad,

Doug Gentner
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Lee O'Hagan




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PostPosted: Sun 24 Dec, 2006 1:36 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

The name comes from the person who did the additional work to the sword prop,
Toledo taken from the original suppliers name or place,i think it was a more plain marto sword,no doubt the one based on the piece Oscar mention's,
Salamanca a little wordplay on Salamander=Salamander armoury,Jim Hiroulas,
or is the Spanish for salamander= salamanca?
Well thats how i remeber the name being explained,someone more informed may have more accurate info,
Nice work Paul,at what seems a very realistic price, Cool
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