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Jean Delpierre





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PostPosted: Wed 28 Oct, 2009 1:16 pm    Post subject: Discovered in the forest         Reply with quote

Hi all and thank you for welcoming me, could you identify this weapon as a friend discovered near a Wood in Belgium ?
Its overall length is about 60 cm, blade measuring 47cm.
thank you Wink
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Jean Delpierre





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PostPosted: Wed 28 Oct, 2009 1:19 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

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Sean Flynt
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PostPosted: Wed 28 Oct, 2009 1:26 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

It appears to be a classic hunting hanger, probably 19th c. but could be late 18th c. or early 20th c.
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Jean Delpierre





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PostPosted: Wed 28 Oct, 2009 1:53 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thank you for the info Sean, I'll look in that direction, while other information is of course welcome.
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PostPosted: Wed 28 Oct, 2009 2:03 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

You'll find many examples in the "Recent Auctions" section at Hermann Historica:
http://www.hermann-historica.com/

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Jean Delpierre





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PostPosted: Wed 28 Oct, 2009 2:28 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I looked but I lost ... Worried
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Glen A Cleeton




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PostPosted: Thu 29 Oct, 2009 11:04 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

This online resource can also be useful as a guideline.

http://swordlinks.com/courtswords/intro.html

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GC
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Jean Delpierre





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PostPosted: Thu 29 Oct, 2009 12:08 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Amazing link Glen ! I'll take my time or pass the baton to the friend, thank you for your help messieurs !
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