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Allen Johnson





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PostPosted: Fri 28 Jul, 2006 7:14 am    Post subject: Spanish 2 hand Falchion & Scimitars?         Reply with quote

I'm following up an early 16th century source that makes references to Spanish Falchions and Scimitars being used with two hands. I've not seen or heard of such things and was wondering if anyone had any insights? Thoughts I did have was wondering if these may have been imported German Grosse Messers or some early Swiss sabers?
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Randall Moffett




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PostPosted: Fri 28 Jul, 2006 9:24 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

In the Mac bible there are a number of two handed falchion, chopper swords. There are other examples as well from the 13th to 15th in art hisotry as well as a few existant artifacts but in the 16th I could not help. Sorry hope it helped alittle.

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Allen W





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PostPosted: Fri 28 Jul, 2006 10:43 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Sounds like a Venetian Storta to me.
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PostPosted: Fri 28 Jul, 2006 11:08 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

http://www.myArmoury.com/talk/viewtopic.php?t=4856

Some info on that Storta.

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Allen Johnson





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PostPosted: Fri 28 Jul, 2006 1:45 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

thanks
Interesting piece

Though I'm doubtful if it was used with two hands.
but it fits into the right time period.
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