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Sword Picture Thread: This you can trust

Discussion in 'Sword Discussion' started by The Government, Jul 20, 2015.

  1. The Government

    The Government

    Aug 21, 2009
    [video=youtube;vOofKsny66o]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vOofKsny66o[/video]

    This is a thread for posting pictures of swords.

    All are welcome.

    Comments are welcome.

    Please post pictures if you have them. :thumbup::thumbup:

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    I'll start!!!:D

    Here are some pictures of my only sword. It is an Albion squire line bastard sword.

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    Thanks for having a look!
     
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  2. horseclover

    horseclover Basic Member Basic Member

    Nov 21, 2000
    Some of my dozens. I've lost track, as some have come and gone.

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    There have been a few picture threads.

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    Aside from modern reproductions and American militaria, I have a few other ethnic blades.

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    My first reproduction, A Windlass espada ropera (still love it, my first ever steel sword was a tourista jian back in the 1980s)

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    The most recent an Ames 1840ish eagle pommel spadroon.

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    That first Windlass sword lead to ATrims and Arms&Armor. A couple of Del Tins, one left.

    Cheers

    GC

    I've collected axes as well ;)

    An Ames WWII miltary ice axe

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    Not to forget a hammer

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    and spears

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    I've also collected old watches and clocks, radio gear and guitars. Hobbies are cool.
     
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  3. ThePeacent

    ThePeacent

    Sep 15, 2013
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    Saw that exact same axe yesterday on a Flea Market. Same size, shape...found it very interesting. Any additional info on it? Thanks
     
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  4. horseclover

    horseclover Basic Member Basic Member

    Nov 21, 2000
    I've added a photo of the 10th mountain division in Italy during the war.
    http://www.alpenglow.org/ski-history/notes/book/burton-1971.html

    There are a couple of European ice axes that are quite like these and the Ames axes quite scarce. They will be marked AMES on the spike cap. I have encountered a shorter version, also marked to Ames. They do turn up and a flea market buy may be quite affordable (even if vintage European).

    The Collins Hudson Bay type camp axes also a good find. The military ones painted OD green and have a screw in the side of the eye to the haft.

    Cheers

    GC
     
  5. sweet

    sweet

    Nov 11, 1999
    Back to pictures of swords... of one.

    Historic reproduction hilt by Eljay Erickson of the G18d Drummond Castle

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  6. The Government

    The Government

    Aug 21, 2009
    Awesome stuff everyone! Thanks for posting!
     
  7. EricV

    EricV Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 19, 2008
    Nothing fancy, just a back burner project that started with a Deepeeka.
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  8. gregorio

    gregorio

    Nov 9, 2007
    A few

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  9. David Stifle

    David Stifle

    Nov 20, 2008
    Here's a few of mine.
     

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  10. David Stifle

    David Stifle

    Nov 20, 2008
    And a few more
     

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  11. HwangJino

    HwangJino

    Dec 2, 2012
    Loving all these sword pictures. Wish I had my own collection...
    I really want sabres, no reason, I think they look nice. Though they're usually for horseback and 1 handed.
    Horse clover, awesome collection! I'd never piss you off!
     
  12. horseclover

    horseclover Basic Member Basic Member

    Nov 21, 2000
    Some sabres.

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    A large saber with a big brother

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    Some 1840s to 1860s militia swords

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    Cheers

    GC
     
  13. Lorien

    Lorien Moderator Moderator

    Dec 5, 2005
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  14. Long Knife

    Long Knife

    12
    Jul 18, 2015
    I'm new to swords. What or who makes, manufactures the best swords on the market today, and not just for looks wall hanger battle ready?
     
  15. horseclover

    horseclover Basic Member Basic Member

    Nov 21, 2000
    1750ish Swedish

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    I like to pair sabres with a spadroon

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    Cheers

    GC

    PS

    I like those JPH pieces I see above and the works of others.. So much of my horde has been posted up before.

    An A&A Black Prince and German Bastard

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    Another one off A&A with Duke of Urbino fittings and an Edward III blade

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    A couple of Atrim and a Del Tin

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    A Conyer falchion and bastard swords

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  16. horseclover

    horseclover Basic Member Basic Member

    Nov 21, 2000
    There are lots of good swords out there (old and new). What genre and time line interests you? Modern design? Traditional? Western? Eastern? Other ethnic?

    Cheers

    GC
     
  17. Kohai999

    Kohai999 Second Degree Cutter Platinum Member

    Jul 15, 2003
    Use the search function and engage your brain for critical thinking.

    There is no definitive answer to that question, even within a specific genre.

    Best Regards,

    STeven Garsson
     
  18. horseclover

    horseclover Basic Member Basic Member

    Nov 21, 2000
    A couple of 19th century non regulation swords.

    Here is a straight blade with a Bavarian 1826 hilt influence. American market import marked to WH Horstmann. Likely early in his opening his NYC Maiden Lane store (he was based in Philadelphia). A favorite adoption of mine (I like most of what I own).

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    A French private purchase sword, a precursor to the French 1882 infantry swords. Second Empire, Parisian cutler, Coulaux/Klingenthal blade. Another very comfy and lively thrusting fencible.

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    I have collected many more images than swords. Some many hundreds of individual sword images and upwards of twenty thousand img files in dozens of bladed weapon file folders. I'd like to say I have as many associated books as swords and books (and articles), which are invaluable to my understanding of the makers and their swords. I truly most focus on a scant half century of American swords and will spend a lifetime. I try to budget at least one major book a year and I have a long way to go. Others likely collect and use them for much different reasons, whether swordsmanship or casual cutting, or just decoration. While I focus a lot for my sword interests, I try to be a bit more of a well rounded (not just my gut) renaissance man. Retired and no kids have let me dabble.

    Cheers

    GC

    My bronze fitted Arms&Armor Black Prince went to a close friend (as have other items) and now sports a dandy blue grip. I get visitation rights and it may well come home once again. I had long held it up as my favorite and one I would never part with.

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    My Glen Parell Conyer's falchion went to the same fellow in a trade. Here is the original, encased on display.

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  19. Long Knife

    Long Knife

    12
    Jul 18, 2015
    Looking for a usable battle ready sword as a survival tool
     
  20. Wolf_1989

    Wolf_1989

    Mar 30, 2007
    Machete.

    In all seriousness.
     

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