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Dan Howard




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PostPosted: Sun 22 Aug, 2021 5:56 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

"Embarrassing" is a good word. "Pathetic" is another.
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Tyler C.




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PostPosted: Tue 31 Aug, 2021 7:23 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

A Viking period langsax was recently uncovered in Poland. Unlike the recent mail find, this one actually looks its age.

https://scienceinpoland.pap.pl/en/news/news%2C88972%2Crare-scandinavian-combat-knife-found-poland.html
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PostPosted: Mon 06 Sep, 2021 6:48 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

If you haven't already seen this one it's well worth a look. A Viking period seax with an intact carved handle posted by scholagladiatoria. It's beautiful! See the video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Khsxb_wezQ
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PostPosted: Tue 07 Sep, 2021 1:28 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

That seax grip is GREAT!!! Amazing that it survived so well. Also really cool to see the shape and carving on it. Tremendous!
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PostPosted: Tue 07 Sep, 2021 2:44 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I know what 90% of sax grips are about to look like. Happy But seriously, itís a cool find.
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Tyler C.




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PostPosted: Wed 08 Sep, 2021 1:20 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Chad Arnow wrote:
I know what 90% of sax grips are about to look like. Happy But seriously, itís a cool find.


You got that right Laughing Out Loud . This find will change the shape of seax reproductions from now on I imagine.
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PostPosted: Tue 14 Sep, 2021 4:08 am    Post subject: I thought the same thing         Reply with quote

Chad Arnow wrote:
I know what 90% of sax grips are about to look like. Happy But seriously, itís a cool find.


Ha, I thought the same thing Chad. Its one of the elements of studying these things that appeals to me. The way a new find stretches what we think could happen at any given time. It also illustrates how important the context of the find is. Humans have been coming up with knife designs for almost their entire materials working experience. Its tough to come up with something new. Here is another example from the Secrets of the Ice group. Little context but possibly early enough to mess with some folks ideas about what is "period " for construction styles.

Knife in the glacier
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PostPosted: Tue 14 Sep, 2021 4:12 am    Post subject: Gold Hoard in Denmark         Reply with quote

Pretty amazing gold hoard found in Denmark. Of course guy who found it had just started detecting. Seems to be the case so often. I wonder if its the fact they start where they are able close to them as opposed to trying to find a spot that seems to be important, so they look where others say nah nothing going to be there.
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PostPosted: Sun 19 Sep, 2021 12:05 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Gallowglass helmet found in the river Shannon, Ireland:

https://www.offalyexpress.ie/news/home/639011/offaly-divers-discover-helmet-which-belonged-to-irish-samurai.html
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PostPosted: Sun 19 Sep, 2021 12:16 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Why comparing Gallowglass to samurai? We have a whole warrior class here in Europe that most people in this hemisphere are much more familiar with, knights. And if they wanted to focus on the mercenary part, the term samurai doesn't really cover that. Big Grin

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