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Lorenzo Chinaglia




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PostPosted: Thu 01 Nov, 2012 5:33 pm    Post subject: passau mark correct or not ?         Reply with quote

Hi at all, I would ask other opinions abaut this passau mark in a possibly XVI Century blade .... in your opinion this passau wolf is correct for an antique sword or could be a modern forgery ?

thank you , any help is welcome.



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Isaac H.




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PostPosted: Thu 01 Nov, 2012 7:07 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

It might be helpful if you posted a picture of the whole sword/ blade. If the sword is authentic ,i would assume that so is your running wolf. I can't see how one would forge a maker's mark onto an antique blade.

There are many variations of the passau mark over the centuries, and there is an excellent chart in Wagner's "Cut and Thrust Weapons". Although this one doesn't seem to exactly match any of the ones pictured, it appears to be similar to one from the end of the 15th century. I suggest you use the search function here ,as there was a good discussion posted about the mark. You should find it under "the running wolf" Hope this helps ...

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Glen A Cleeton




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PostPosted: Thu 01 Nov, 2012 10:58 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Yes, it would be neat to see the entire sword.

Here is the plate. There is another history page online somewhere but lost in my memory at the time.

Cheers

GC



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PostPosted: Thu 01 Nov, 2012 11:45 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Now that I study the chart,yours actaully looks very much like the forth one down on the left,which is the end of the fourteenth century,as you can see. Still,not an exact match. If you can get pictures of the whole piece up,I believe it could definately be narrowed down as to when the blade was made. Just out of curiousity, where did you get the sword? Originals this old are not easy to obtain.
Wounds of flesh a surgeons skill may heal...

But wounded honor is only cured with steel.

We who are strong ought to bear with the failings of the weak and not to please ourselves.
Each of us should please his neighbor for his good ,to build him up.
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