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Matthew Kelty





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PostPosted: Fri 20 Jan, 2012 1:43 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

...and here I am taking shortcuts with descriptions... Happy

It *is* called a short Spear.


Here are the proper captions:



From left:
Item 3950, Long Spear (langspiess), Upper Austria, 4th quarter of the 16th century
Item 2960, Short Spear (kurzspiess), Upper Austria, 3rd quarter of the 16th century, made by Peter Schreckeisen
Item 2886, Glaive (couse), Upper Austria, 4th quarter of the 16th century, made by Peter Schreckeisen
Item 3426, Short Spear (kurzspiess), Upper Austria, 4th quarter of the 16th century
Item 4749, Short Spear (kurzspiess), Upper Austria, 4th quarter of the 16th century

Good catch! Happy
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William P




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PostPosted: Sun 22 Jan, 2012 4:59 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

while you guys are on the topic briefl of stuff from the graz armoury.
i have a book, 'imperial austria, treasures of art, arms and armour from the state of styria' a book that went alongside a exhibition of austrian arms and armour, mostly out of the graz armoury.

it describes a weihander, and the checklist for the exhibition in the book lists 'dimensions as being (im centimetres) as 190 x 49.1 x 21.5

i can sort of believe 190cm sword, (it doesnt look like a bearing sword, it looks like a typical flambereged zweihander) but what about the other two measurements, unfortnatel they dont say what these measurements refer to.
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Matthew Kelty





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PostPosted: Sun 22 Jan, 2012 11:06 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Sounds like the size of the guard at the outermost dimensions. 19 1/4" being the length of the quillons from tip to tip and 8 1/4" being the width at the outside of the port rings.
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William P




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PostPosted: Thu 26 Jan, 2012 11:05 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Matthew Kelty wrote:
Sounds like the size of the guard at the outermost dimensions. 19 1/4" being the length of the quillons from tip to tip and 8 1/4" being the width at the outside of the port rings.


The armoury got back to me, and heres what they said.

> Two-handed Sword, Passau, towards 1600
> Conical pommel with a button; grip coverd with linen and thickened with a baluster shape. Flat quillons bent downwards whose widened ends are decorated with tree volutes each. Pair of pierced side-rings with a double volute; the arms of the hilt end in volutes. Double-edged, wavy blade with ridge; the ricasso is covered with leather.
> Length: 190cm
> Weight: 5,04 kg.

they didnt say regarding the other dimensions although ill ask them again.
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