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Karl Knisley




PostPosted: Sun 24 Oct, 2010 12:34 pm    Post subject: Show Us Your Curved Blades         Reply with quote

Hello
My collection, is down to 5 swords,3 of which are, saber/cutlass type.So I guess, you could say, i`am in my saber faze:-)
Please feel free to post your saber,cutlass,and messer pics.The more the merrier:-)

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Chris Lampe




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PostPosted: Sun 24 Oct, 2010 1:11 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I no longer own this but it's a one-of-a-kind Chinese piandao (slashing saber) I commissioned from John Lundemo.

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PostPosted: Sun 24 Oct, 2010 3:07 pm    Post subject: Well a slight curve         Reply with quote

Hi all

here is a pivture of a custom colored VA Warder. Maybe not as curved as some. It seems more curved in the hand.


Mike



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Jonathan Hopkins




PostPosted: Sun 24 Oct, 2010 3:17 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Some of the blade appear to be straight in the photos, but they do have slight curves! Happy

(Photos not to scale.)

English hanger c.1750, with antler grip and shell guard.


British hanger c.1790, with slot hilt and lion head pommel.


British Pattern 1796 Light Cavalry Officer's Sword c.1796-1808, sold by J.J. Runkel.


British Pattern 1796 Light Cavalry Officer's Sword c.1814-1820, with sharpened pipe back blade and beak pommel.


British Pattern 1803 Infantry Officer's Sword c.1803-1816, with slot hilt, lion pommel, and profusely etched blade.


British Pattern 1821 Royal Artillery Officer's Sword c.1860-70 by Philips & Sons, blade in original polish.


British Pattern 1827 Rifle Officer's Sword made in 1866 by Wilkinson, sharpened blade in original polish.


British Pattern 1845 Infantry Officer's Sword c.1845-54, retailed by Millan & Mann of Edinburgh.


British non-regulation sword for a cavalry officer made by Wilkinson in 1865, with steel scroll hilt and sharpened blade.


British Pattern 1854/95 Infantry Officer's Sword made by Wilkinson in 1876, with sharpened P1845/54 style "Wilkinson" blade and P1895 hilt.
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PostPosted: Sun 24 Oct, 2010 3:20 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

These are some cutlass that participated in the Mexican revolution. 1910


Acquired these cutlass in an archeological site in the state of Guerrero

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PostPosted: Sun 24 Oct, 2010 3:33 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Items currently in my collection:


E.B. Erickson 17th Century Hanger



Vince Evans Basket-hilted Saber



Albion Soldat Grosse Messer



Arms & Armor Custom Swiss Saber


I've owned many other curved blades that are now featured in the retired items of my collection gallery.

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PostPosted: Sun 24 Oct, 2010 3:50 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I love your swords, Jonathan - Nathan's as well.

The only curved blade I possess is an ATrim Tactical Cuttoe - not much on looks, but a lot on function.



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J.E. Sweeney




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PostPosted: Mon 25 Oct, 2010 5:02 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

This is the only curved sword in my collection.


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Glen A Cleeton




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PostPosted: Mon 25 Oct, 2010 8:14 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I don't have good pictures of many curvies here and no group of the odd pile. I'll attach one that goes the wrong way and a recent cousin come to stay. If I am counting right and the wrong way example, it rounds out to a dozen. Also attached here are a reproduction cutlass and an India special foot officer piece.

Cheers

GC



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Yataghan Turkish walrus ivory alloy fittings 1800+-

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Reproduction cutlass as seen in Neumann's books Late 18th century British type

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Gottfried P. Doerler




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PostPosted: Mon 25 Oct, 2010 8:54 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

aaahh, so at least we know who owns potter`s fledermaus. Wink
a fantasticly looking piece.
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PostPosted: Mon 25 Oct, 2010 9:14 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Gottfried P. Doerler wrote:
aaahh, so at least we know who owns potter`s fledermaus. Wink
a fantasticly looking piece.


Potter's unveiling

http://forums.swordforum.com/showthread.php?t=99202

Cheers

GC
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PostPosted: Mon 25 Oct, 2010 9:21 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Glen A Cleeton wrote:
Potter's unveiling

http://forums.swordforum.com/showthread.php?t=99202

Cheers

GC


And here: http://www.myArmoury.com/talk/viewtopic.php?t=18551 Happy

Happy

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PostPosted: Mon 25 Oct, 2010 9:24 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Gottfried P. Doerler wrote:
aaahh, so at least we know who owns potter`s fledermaus. Wink
a fantasticly looking piece.


This was my second commision from Ben. I also have Steel Tooth the broke back seax displayed on his website. he is currently making another seax for me. i will be giving this one as a wedding gift to my little brother. Ben is a true artist and exceptional craftsman.

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Jonathan Hopkins




PostPosted: Wed 27 Oct, 2010 9:24 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Roger Hooper wrote:
I love your swords, Jonathan - Nathan's as well.

The only curved blade I possess is an ATrim Tactical Cuttoe - not much on looks, but a lot on function.


Thanks, Roger! Happy The cuttoe blade actually looks a bit 19th century.

Here are a few bayonets with recurved blades...

Italian Bersaglieri yataghan bayonet, dated 1851 (a rare bayonet).


French M1866 yataghan bayonet for the Chassepot rifle, made at St. Etienne in 1873.
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PostPosted: Wed 27 Oct, 2010 9:45 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Hi,
Old Tulwar hilted Kora with the remnants of applied silver decoration on the grip. It probably originates from Bengal, North East India.
Regards,
Norman.


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Jonathan Hopkins




PostPosted: Wed 27 Oct, 2010 9:56 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Very nice, Norman! Do you focus on Indo-Persian arms? I'd love to acquire a tulwar c.1840-1860 at some point.
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PostPosted: Wed 27 Oct, 2010 10:59 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Hi Jonathan,
Glad you like it and yes indeed Indo-Persian is my favourite and main sphere of collecting. This area has a very diverse selection of weaponry along with numerous choices from munition grade to the sublime, something for everyone. Of course you will know of the 'possible' connection between the Tulwar and the 1796 L.C. sabre, Le Marchant was supposedly influenced by the large curved blades found in India, yet to be proved or otherwise as far as I'm aware. I'll post a couple of mine here, need to take photographs, that fall within the time period you mentioned. A good quality Tulwar is not as inexpensive as was these days but I reckon you can still pick up a nice quality fighting example for the price of an average Victorian sword. Love the hangar BTW.
My Regards,
Norman.
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PostPosted: Wed 27 Oct, 2010 11:36 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I can say with 100% honesty that I am totally green with envy. These curved swords are all positively beautiful! I still say that there's no better way to SEE history than looking at the time period's weapons. I'm also in awe with how well preserved these pieces are. Very, VERY well preserved.

Thanks for sharing your photographs, guys! That was a real treat for me! Happy

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Jonathan Hopkins




PostPosted: Thu 28 Oct, 2010 8:18 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Excellent, Norman. I can't wait to see more of your collection!
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PostPosted: Thu 28 Oct, 2010 9:52 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Here are some of the swords I own. I don't have any pristine swords, just ones that have seen better days and need taking care of! Pristine ones will have to wait a while...

1765 Austrian Fusilier's Sabre


British 1796 Pattern Troopers Light Cavalry Sabre


British 1885 Pattern Troopers Cavalry Sabre

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