Info Favorites Register Log in
myArmoury.com Discussion Forums

Forum index Memberlist Usergroups Spotlight Topics Search
Forum Index > Off-topic Talk > Displaying Swords ? Reply to topic
This is a standard topic  
Author Message
Mel Creery




Location: Virginia
Joined: 05 Dec 2006

Posts: 6

PostPosted: Thu 28 Dec, 2006 3:46 am    Post subject: Displaying Swords ?         Reply with quote

Can anyone point me in the general direction for information and /or resources for sword display ?
I already use a couple of vettical wall mounts, but am interested in mounting a pair of swords on the wall crossed and I haven't seen much on how to go about it the right way..
View user's profile Send private message
Chris Olsen




Location: Saint Paul
Joined: 23 Mar 2006

Posts: 54

PostPosted: Thu 28 Dec, 2006 6:03 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

As silly as it may sound we used 6, 2 inch finish nails,

it takes two people:

1: locate the point where you want the two swords the intersect, bare in mind you will need a minimum of 4 inches above that point to accommodate the for lack of a better term blade and tip over hang

2: take the first sword place it at the angle you are going for (45 degree in our case) place one nail on the handle side of the quillon, then place a second nail on the other side diagonally across on the blade side of the quillon make sure that you have about 4 inches of blade tip resting on and past the nail from step 1.

3: repeat for the second sword (it should be a mirror image)

4: step back to make sure your even (this is where having a second person who can stand back and adjust during the process is a big help) when all is looking good place the last nail at the very top of the x of the sword tips.

we have done this with several different sizes of swords and the whole set up has survived a birthday party for my son (they are about 6 feet off the ground but parents like to try and grab things just as often as their children and never seem to feel bad when you scold them.

best part is that it costs only pennies to do.

here is a photo



 Attachment: 101.91 KB
[ Download ]
View user's profile Send private message AIM Address
Ed Toton




Location: Northern VA
Joined: 16 Sep 2005

Spotlight topics: 1
Posts: 462

PostPosted: Thu 28 Dec, 2006 9:23 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I did something similar with a pair of swords using 5 nails-- two for each sword's blade at the guard, and one at the intersection of the blades. The swords are very securely held. Of course, if you're planning to hang swords that you also want to be able to take down and handle periodically, this isn't a good method. For swords that are 100% wall-hanger, this is great.

I managed to hang mine myself, without a second person. I placed the center intersection nail first. Then, when I had the angle right for the first sword, I held it in place (and steadied the nail) with my left hand, and hammered both nails in under it's guard. Then repeated for the other sword. Afterwards I came back and tapped the intersection nail in deeper to secure it.

If they're close together like this, you can easily use a tape-measure and a level to make sure it's all even.



 Attachment: 67.11 KB
[ Download ]

-Ed T. Toton III
ed.toton.org | ModernChivalry.org
My armor photos on facebook
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Mel Creery




Location: Virginia
Joined: 05 Dec 2006

Posts: 6

PostPosted: Thu 28 Dec, 2006 7:17 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thanks! - I had thought of nails, but I'm not sure they would work out on dry-wall - and anchored screws wouldn't look right - I think I'm leaning towards some kind of slotted plaque or what have you that I can hang ...
View user's profile Send private message


Display posts from previous:   
Forum Index > Off-topic Talk > Displaying Swords ?
Page 1 of 1 Reply to topic
All times are GMT - 8 Hours

View previous topic :: View next topic
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum






All contents © Copyright 2003-2018 myArmoury.com — All rights reserved
Discussion forums powered by phpBB © The phpBB Group
Switch to the Basic Low-bandwidth Version of the forum