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Sword Picture Thread: This you can trust

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

  1. H Anderson

    H Anderson

    2
    Sep 18, 2016
    Here is my single-handed sword.
    This sword was made by Japanese KATANA swordsmith.
    Handle and steel crossguard, brass pommel was made by me.
    Straight sword is very rare, in Japan.

    Blade length : 71cm (63cm + spacer 8cm)
    Overall length : 89cm
    Crossguard width : 26cm
    Weight : 1.5kg
    Blade cross section : Hexagonal
    Inscription : "Haku-ryuu" (Haku-ryuu means white dragon, in Japanese.)
    Handle material : micarta & reinforced wood

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    Last edited: Nov 9, 2016
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  2. Mecha

    Mecha Madscienceforge.com Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Dec 27, 2013
    Insane! :eek:
     
  3. horseclover

    horseclover Basic Member Basic Member

    Nov 21, 2000
    Necro bump to look at swords and stuff. One of my recent folly buys was one of the JP Hrisoulas daggers. He moved!
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  4. hank_rearden

    hank_rearden

    Jun 7, 2002
    Sword of Henry V, though to have been wielded at Agincourt.

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  5. fonedork

    fonedork Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 7, 2011
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  6. Steely_Gunz

    Steely_Gunz Got the Khukuri fevah Moderator

    May 9, 2002
    Blacksmith: What you want?
    Customer: make me a sword that's convenient to carry, but if it fails it's really gonna wreck my day.
    Blacksmith: Say no more, fam.

    Honestly, that is really cool. I bet it opens with a satisfying thwack. Somewhere, I have one of those super cheap garbage folding Bowies of similar design I bought at a flea market 30 years ago. The concept is interesting. I'd love to mess around with one.
     
  7. Mecha

    Mecha Madscienceforge.com Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Dec 27, 2013
    Agreed, that thing is super cool.
     
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  8. horseclover

    horseclover Basic Member Basic Member

    Nov 21, 2000
  9. Mecha

    Mecha Madscienceforge.com Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Dec 27, 2013
  10. horseclover

    horseclover Basic Member Basic Member

    Nov 21, 2000
    Random Sword pictures of my Starr 1818
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  11. horseclover

    horseclover Basic Member Basic Member

    Nov 21, 2000
    Some of my early 1840s-1850s cruciform US militia swords. Ames, Horstmann and an ACW period Philly funky spiral grip JP Justice example.

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  12. horseclover

    horseclover Basic Member Basic Member

    Nov 21, 2000
    Razor sharp, one of my early restorations in progress
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  13. horseclover

    horseclover Basic Member Basic Member

    Nov 21, 2000
    My one 19th century reproduction, an India made ACW College Hill infantry sword I bought for cutting before adopting an old sword for that purpose
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  14. horseclover

    horseclover Basic Member Basic Member

    Nov 21, 2000
    Mid 19th century cavalry swords. A French 1854 officer's dragon and a German made 1822/US m1840 type of saber
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  15. horseclover

    horseclover Basic Member Basic Member

    Nov 21, 2000
    I want this sword. Actually, I want a day or twelve just hanging out at that museum.
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  16. horseclover

    horseclover Basic Member Basic Member

    Nov 21, 2000
    I enjoy sharing with the public
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  17. horseclover

    horseclover Basic Member Basic Member

    Nov 21, 2000
    Spooky, yes, that is its name
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  18. horseclover

    horseclover Basic Member Basic Member

    Nov 21, 2000
    The 12 months of Christmas? I dunno, it might take 12 months to post of my experiences, both in collecting but also in the trenches on the street as a young man. Here another few glamour shots.
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  19. horseclover

    horseclover Basic Member Basic Member

    Nov 21, 2000
    Crappy pictures of my Starr 1818 saber
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  20. rschuch

    rschuch

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    Apr 18, 2014
    The third sword from the far right... I have two of those - had them for over 30 years now. No scabbards. I was never able to find any info on them. A antique weapons guy I showed them to thought they might be ceremonial Knights of Columbus. Can you tell me the story on the one you have?
     

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