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Paul Payne




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PostPosted: Sun 09 Jun, 2019 2:56 am    Post subject: Cross guard used during battle of Hastings         Reply with quote

Iím new to this and trying to get a good start with correct information
Would this cross guard have been in use during the battle of Hastings?
I have seen where some say it would have been used at a later date
And would not have been used at the battle of Hastings I have not seen
any one disagree about the pommel but just asking about it also just Incase

Please see image at this website
https://www.albion-swords.com/The%20Norman.html

Thanks for the help in advance
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Jeremy V. Krause




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PostPosted: Sun 09 Jun, 2019 6:56 am    Post subject: Re: Cross guard used during battle of Hastings         Reply with quote

Paul Payne wrote:
Iím new to this and trying to get a good start with correct information
Would this cross guard have been in use during the battle of Hastings?
I have seen where some say it would have been used at a later date
And would not have been used at the battle of Hastings I have not seen
any one disagree about the pommel but just asking about it also just Incase

Please see image at this website
https://www.albion-swords.com/The%20Norman.html

Thanks for the help in advance


I believe there is an example shown in Records of the Medieval Sword from this period or even a bit earlier.

Just for an aside- I have owned a Norman and it is either my favorite or in running among my albions.

Another option would be their Reeve if you aren't sure about the guard on the Norman. It's a nice sword (I own one) but I really like the long and sleek look and feel of the Norman.
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J.D. Crawford




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PostPosted: Sun 09 Jun, 2019 6:03 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

If you are concerned about authenticity, why not get the 'Senlac'? It's basically the same sword with the more typical type 1 cross.
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