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Kai Lawson




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PostPosted: Sun 29 Sep, 2019 8:24 pm    Post subject: More info/photos of wide Brazil nut sword?         Reply with quote

Hey folks,

I feel like Iíve seen the guy on the far right somewhere on this forum, but if anyone can provide more info (dating, location, dimensions, other photos), that would be great. I know Craig Johnson has it on a Pinterest board, but my computer is acting up right now and Iím having trouble getting things to load.

Not sure if the pommel twist is original to this piece or not, but it would make it fit for a lefty...

Thanks in advance!



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Mark Lewis





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PostPosted: Mon 30 Sep, 2019 4:08 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Check your (old) PMs... I think I sent you some info at one point! Wink
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J.D. Crawford




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PostPosted: Mon 30 Sep, 2019 12:27 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I have never been able to find any more on that one either. From Brussels, right?

However, if you are thinking of a replica, it reminds me of this bad boy at the Royal Ontario Museum: http://pic18.picturetrail.com/VOL907/4313045/...365561.jpg

There's a lot more data and pictures for this one. In fact I see it often.
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Kai Lawson




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PostPosted: Mon 30 Sep, 2019 12:55 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

J. D. Crawford: Iíve seen that one too, but never a full length shot or any dimensions. Do you know where I can find either?

Mark Lewis very kindly sent me a nice full length shot and some measurements. The whole sword is only 1040gómakes me think that the blade is very thin! I blew up the hilt to a mm or two over full size, and the cross is basically a foot long. The whole piece is outrageous and I have decided that I want it. Rather badly.

Unfortunately, I donít have funds for a reproduction, but I may use some Peter Johnsson geometry and hilt up a cut-down Albion Gaddhjalt blade I have in an Ďinspired byí fashion.



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PostPosted: Mon 30 Sep, 2019 4:57 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

There are some full-length pictures of the ROM sword in this thread. The blade is very long.

http://myArmoury.com/talk/viewtopic.php?t=12694
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PostPosted: Thu 03 Oct, 2019 8:40 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Here are a few more photos. It's a cool sword. I thought about having a repro made a few years ago but since I can't make out the inlay, I scuttled the idea.


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Kai Lawson




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PostPosted: Fri 04 Oct, 2019 4:05 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Oh wow Tim, those are nice photosóthank you for sharing! Iím really loving all the little details of this sword, like the fuller widening for the inlay, the twist to the pommel and the guard pinched into the fuller. Does anyone have some idea of dating for this sword beyond the 11th-12th centuries, or find provenance? It looks a bit like a Geibig 8 to me, though the hilt furniture argues for maybe a type 10, 6 or wide 5? What do people think?
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Harry Marinakis




PostPosted: Mon 07 Oct, 2019 10:36 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

The aesthetics and proportions of that sword are perfect
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