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8 articles tagged as swords

swordblr: The Deserters (Sword Fight- Rapier & Dagger Duel)

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One of my friends posted this on FB, and it reminded me of how much I loved it…

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art-of-swords: Presentation Saber Dated: late 19th century Culture: Austrian Measurements: overall length 77cm The sword has a simple, single-edged blade, with a wide fuller, and a tang. The gilt silver hilt features bas-relieved decorations and engraved floral motifs, and a pierced guard enriched with stones. The scabbard has two rings, decorated with two blue enamelled segments, enriched with small gilt elements and a pearl at the centre, the enamelled parts are alternated to gilt …

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art-of-swords: Cavalry Sword Dated: 1765-85 Culture: British Medium and techniques: wood, ray skin, silver, gilt, foil, wire, leather, blued steel/etched, burnished Measurements: overall length 105.15 cm; blade length 889.7 cm Provenance: the Carlton House Catalogue records that “this sword was worn by the Marquis of Granby at the Battle of Minden” The sword features a burnished steel hilt with a ribbed pommel. The barrel-shaped spiral wooden grip is covered with white rayskin and silver …

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elsegno: barbucomedie: Sword hilts on display at the Kelvingrove Museum in Glasgow, Scotland. 1. Cup hilt rapier, early 17th century, Spanish. 2. Swept-hilt rapier, about 1600, English hilt, German blade. 3. Fencing sword, mid-16th century, Italian hilt, Spanish blade. 4. Swept-hilt rapier, late 16th century, probably German. 5. Katzbalger, early 16th century, German. 6. Two-handed sword, about 1550, German. 7. Two-handed sword, late 16th or early 17th century, Highland Scottish. What a fine collection …

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art-of-swords: Parade Sword with Scabbard Dated: circa 1825 Maker: hilt by Johann Stroblberger, German (active Munich) Geography: made in Munich, Germany, Europe Medium: steel, engraved and gilded; cast brass, steel gilded with silver; leather Source: Copyright © 2015 Philadelphia Museum of Art

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art-of-swords: Court Sword (Kazaridachi) Dated: Edo Period Maker: Masatoshi Medium: steel, wood, lacquered and decorated with mother-of pearl, enamels and gilt bronze fittings Measurements: width: 959 mm, blade width: 664 mm; blade length: 66.5 cm blade; overal length: 96.2 cm Marks and inscriptions: “I Shonii Tsunemitsu (or Nobumitsu) Ko Mei, Etchu No Kami Fujiwara Masatoshi tsukuru kore Ordered (commisioned) by Lord Tsunemitsu (or Nobumitsu) Isho second rank; Fujiwara Masatoshi honorary lord of Etchu province …

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mindhost: Swordsmithy – a small Czech company that specializes in hand forged custom made arms for HEMA professionals, enthusiasts and collectors That first guard, guh. So petty.

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