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Stacey M




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PostPosted: Thu 21 May, 2020 8:52 am    Post subject: If you could have any original antique "dream" swo         Reply with quote

If you guys could have any original antique "dream" sword. What would it be?

This sword couldn't be sold. Just sits in your family for generations

Altough this sword is so frequently recreated in low end factories and most people have seen the toleto style sword. The original stands out being one of the best swords.
It's transitioning from the medieval sword to more Renaissance
I love the provenance. The inlay on the hilt.. forget about it!!!



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Arne G.





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PostPosted: Thu 21 May, 2020 9:13 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

*Any* sword?

The Turin Sword of St. Maurice would be my pick. Doubt the museum will let me have it, however.
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PostPosted: Thu 21 May, 2020 9:19 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

No sure if falchions qualify here, but if they do I would pick this blade:



If it must be a true sword then it would have to be this one:

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PostPosted: Thu 21 May, 2020 11:38 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

This.


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Johannes Zenker





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PostPosted: Thu 21 May, 2020 11:58 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

First thought: Wallace Collection A489

Can't link any pictures for this one, but have a museum link instead https://wallacelive.wallacecollection.org/eMP/eMuseumPlus?service=ExternalInterface&module=collection&objectId=60982&viewType=detailView

Alternatively, because I've taken an increasing interest in Kriegsmessers, Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, Hofjagd- und Rüstkammer A 123

Or maybe the Messer/Jagdschwert of Maximilian I.? KHM Wien, HJRK D 11

Pictures for the latter two are from the KHM website.
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Martin Kallander




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PostPosted: Thu 21 May, 2020 12:47 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I'm pretty sure I'd inevitably end up accidentaly harming it one way or another. So to damage control I'd want something that really wouldn't be missed, like an original Napoleonic/Early-19thC French/Continental Briquet Type Sword


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Henry R. Gower




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PostPosted: Thu 21 May, 2020 3:38 pm    Post subject: If you could have any sword         Reply with quote

Well, since this is purely an imaginary exercise, why not think really big. I would chose the Coronation Sword of the Holy Roman Empire that is displayed in the treasury at the Hofburg Place in Vienna. It is a beautifully preserved early Germanic sword with a brazil nut pommel, gold plated hilt and an amazing scabbard of repousse gold icons. I like the inscription on the guard as well. Realistically however, I will content myself with the splendid copy with gold plated pommel and guard, that I bought from Arms and Armor, many years ago. Pictures of it are legion on the internet, so I did not perform the cyberspace gymnastics required to post one here.
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Lloyd Winter




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PostPosted: Thu 21 May, 2020 10:10 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I’ve loved the sword of Mehmet the Conqueror since I saw it when the Topkapi Palace exhibit was on tour in the early 90s. I’m not usually into this type of sword but it’s absolutely beautiful, the perfection of form is amazing when seen in person.


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Which I with sword will open.
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E.B. Erickson
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PostPosted: Fri 22 May, 2020 5:07 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I wouldn't mind a simple, silver encrusted English sword of the early 1600s. See photo.
Otherwise, a 1788 Pattern Heavy Cavalry officer's sword would be OK with me!

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J.D. Crawford




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PostPosted: Fri 22 May, 2020 9:53 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

There are so many, but the one that comes to mind is the Cawood sword. https://www.yorkshiremuseum.org.uk/collections/collections-highlights/the-cawood-sword/

Of course, if I actually owned it I would eventually sell it to my local museum for everyone to study and enjoy. I said sell, not donate; I'm not that rich or altruistic!



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Dan D'Silva





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PostPosted: Fri 22 May, 2020 9:58 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Something that could've been used by the Airyas and Tuiryas in Gathic times.

... unfortunately, all my research has still to give me a clear about what kind of dagger that might've been. Only that my preference, a bronze proto-akinakes, is very unlikely.



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Scott Kowalski




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PostPosted: Fri 22 May, 2020 12:59 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Records XIIIa.14 or the Morgarten sword. One would have to wonder about the stories this blade could tell if every knick on the blade was a swing in combat.


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Scott Kowalski




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PostPosted: Fri 22 May, 2020 1:02 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Great choice J.D, that is probably my favorite Type XII sword. Great lines and size to the blade and just an overall good looking sword.
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PostPosted: Fri 22 May, 2020 2:00 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

There is a sword from the second half of the 17th century,a continental campaign sword with pierced side rings. I had A&A make a custom version of it, but I would love to have the original, one of the most beautiful swords ever made.


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Tyler C.




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PostPosted: Fri 22 May, 2020 9:16 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

This is really cool to see how different everyone’s top picks are.
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