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Hass Fernen





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PostPosted: Thu 07 Feb, 2019 6:14 am    Post subject: Pommel decoration on fish tail and scent-stopper pommels?         Reply with quote

Hello, I am looking for examples of decoration on pommels other than disc pommels. Specifically, I'm looking for historical examples of fishtail and scent-stopper pommels with decoration such as gilding, engraving, lacquering etc. Was this ever done? If not do you guys have examples of modern recreations that include these? I have included some attachments in reference to what I am talking about. The time frame does not matter to me much (anything from the 10th-15th) is good.

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The pommel of Peter of Dreux's sword

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Albion Svante Pommel Marker by DBK [ Download ]

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forja fontenla sword [ Download ]

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forja fontenla sword close up on pommel [ Download ]
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Mikko Kuusirati




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PostPosted: Thu 07 Feb, 2019 7:08 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Well, gilt bronze fishtail and scent stopper pommels seem to be... not uncommon, let's say, on high end luxury swords, especially towards the end of your time range. There should be several in the photo albums right here.
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Mikko Kuusirati




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PostPosted: Thu 07 Feb, 2019 7:38 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Also, does this thread help? Happy
The subtle tongue, the sophist guile, they fail when the broadswords sing;
Rush in and die, dogs -- I was a man before I was a king.
-- R. E. Howard, The Road of Kings
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Hass Fernen





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PostPosted: Fri 08 Feb, 2019 5:17 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Mikko Kuusirati wrote:
Also, does this thread help? Happy


Thanks for the reply. This is exactly what I was looking for. Also just realized there was an entire album of 600 photos on the facebook group dedicated to pommels. https://www.facebook.com/pg/myArmoury/photos/?tab=album&album_id=941332935912457

Was that the album you were talking about?
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