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Shawn Henthorn




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PostPosted: Sat 29 Aug, 2009 7:23 pm    Post subject: Texas Tech Higgins Armoury exibit pics         Reply with quote

We went to the Texas Tech Museum to do a combat demo for their Higgins sword display. Here are some pics I took while there and thought I would share. Please exuse my inept and bumbling photography.


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This was a weird one..a basket hilt with a very narrow rapier blade

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An unusual boarding sword

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Shawn Henthorn




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PostPosted: Sat 29 Aug, 2009 7:26 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

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Shawn Henthorn




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PostPosted: Sat 29 Aug, 2009 7:28 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Last ones


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Tim Lison




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PostPosted: Sat 29 Aug, 2009 9:19 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Shawn-

You are the MAN! Thank you for posting these. That messer is stunning! Do you have any info on it by chance? I am salivating over it.....
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Shawn Henthorn




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PostPosted: Sat 29 Aug, 2009 9:38 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Sorry Tim, the only info I have on is its 1450-1500 german, weight is 2 lbs, 7 oz....and they were calling it a "hand and a half hunting sword".. WTF?! the lighing was really screwy in there and prevented me from getting shots of the info cards on most of them...approx measurements are: hilt; 7", blade is around 35-36" x 1.5"..narrow fuller running 2/3 down the blade..these were made in comparison to the rapier I had with me at the time. I would have gotten more as this was one of my favorites but these were taken at break-neck speed in between my fights.
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PostPosted: Sat 29 Aug, 2009 10:31 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Shawn-

No worries! The pics are great and very appreciated. I was thinking it was a hunting sword because of the beasts heads on the ends of the cross.... The blade is awesome. Is that a false edge across the top, or some sort of steps...?
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PostPosted: Sat 29 Aug, 2009 11:15 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

After the fuller terminates the last 1/3 of the blade has a saber-esq false edge...hmm now that I stop and think about it, the whole blade of the messer is kind of like some long straight proto-saber
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PostPosted: Sun 30 Aug, 2009 1:30 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

When was the sword with the brazil nut pommel made?
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PostPosted: Sun 30 Aug, 2009 2:15 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Craig Peters wrote:
When was the sword with the brazil nut pommel made?


Check this out Craig.....

http://www.myArmoury.com/feature_higgins_vik.html
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Shawn Henthorn




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PostPosted: Sun 30 Aug, 2009 2:27 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Eek! wow that sword has made it around! Big Grin ..the card in the case stated 1050-1100..german..I will have to read that artical later.
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PostPosted: Wed 02 Sep, 2009 9:33 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Shawn

Some more info and another pic of the messer / hunting sword.

http://users.wpi.edu/~jforgeng/CollectionIQP/...um=2007.01
http://www.flickr.com/photos/crowolf/2622930543/


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Shawn Henthorn




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PostPosted: Thu 03 Sep, 2009 12:18 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thanks Danny!
You know its funny..I was browsing that exact Flickr page yesterday and never saw that Eek!
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