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Sean Flynt
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PostPosted: Thu 06 Jun, 2013 12:19 pm    Post subject: Sword of Hernan Cortés         Reply with quote

Does anybody have better images and information for this sword?


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Lloyd Winter




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PostPosted: Thu 06 Jun, 2013 1:14 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I have a good Toledo repro of that sword from the 50s.
I don't know how close it is to the original. My grip and pommel are a little different but that guard is very familiar.

I'll take some pics when I get home if you like.
It has a screw on pommel so I can dismount the hilt and take detailed pics of the the guard if you like.
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PostPosted: Thu 06 Jun, 2013 1:16 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Not that helpful, but here is a picture of Francisco Pizarro's sword from the same museum


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PostPosted: Thu 06 Jun, 2013 1:21 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Hi (sorry for my poor english):

Details of the royal armory catalog:

G 45 Sword-rapier

The blade:

Diamond section blade.
Wolf mark (maybe Solingen made) called "de perrillo".
Lenght : 1.010 mm
width: 32 mm

The guard:

(In spanish)

"La guarnición es de lazo de hierro acerado, blanco: lleva un gavilán vuelto hacia la hoja, y otro que va del guardamano al pomo; un ramal ó guarda de derecha, dos patillas y dos puentes al recazo y pomo elíptico estriado"


The book, in google:

Catalogo Historico-descriptivo de la Real Armeria de Madrid.

http://books.google.es/books?id=yrPbYQxOkrgC&...mp;f=false

Pics of the guard (turistic sword reproductions :-( ) :

http://www.culturesteel.com/es/espada-hernan-cortes.html

Regards.[/i]
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PostPosted: Thu 06 Jun, 2013 1:46 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thanks!
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