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Lance Morris




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PostPosted: Sun 27 Jul, 2014 12:33 pm    Post subject: what year and style of sword is this tinker?         Reply with quote

hello

Just curious what style of sword this is? what year? culture?
my goal is to create the right scabbard and suspension for this sword/

Please advise


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Lance Morris




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PostPosted: Sun 27 Jul, 2014 12:40 pm    Post subject: sword         Reply with quote

Tinker sword


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Foong Chen Hong




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PostPosted: Sun 27 Jul, 2014 3:21 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I am not that experienced. But from what I know.

This look like single edged straight sword that would appear around 15 century, I could be wrong through.

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J. Hargis




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PostPosted: Tue 29 Jul, 2014 4:58 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

From what I can tell the guard has an Irish look about it. The pommel seems a bit Crusader-like. And with the blade fuller, we have a hybrid piece perhaps.

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Mart Shearer




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PostPosted: Tue 29 Jul, 2014 5:24 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Foong Chen Hong wrote:
I am not that experienced. But from what I know.

This look like single edged straight sword that would appear around 15 century, I could be wrong through.


My feeling is the same. It's likely inspired by a late 15th century Venetian backsword.

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Shahril Dzulkifli




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PostPosted: Tue 14 Oct, 2014 3:43 am    Post subject: What year and style of sword is this Tinker?         Reply with quote


It is quite hard to tell where does the Tinker sword´s S-shaped guard originate. However, I have never seen any medieval swords with such guard.

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Lafayette C Curtis




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PostPosted: Tue 14 Oct, 2014 6:49 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

That kind of S-curved guard was fairly popular towards the end of the 15th century. The single-edged blade and the pommel don't look wrong for the second half of the 15th century either.
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Jeffrey Faulk




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PostPosted: Tue 14 Oct, 2014 7:05 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I would consider the piece to have something of an Italian influence, personally. More extremely curved examples of the guard style can be seen on 'schiavonesca' swords, and there is a particularly fancy example of a similar pommel on an Italian piece with a relief sculpture on each side.
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