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Old 26th February 2009, 02:09 AM   #13
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Originally Posted by broadaxe
I'm interested in particular with (the rather unusual) curved versions

I know of one such sword having been found in Sweden (Västerås), a modern copy can be seen here:

Summing up the information in the text, it's believed to be from ca 1520-30, is of bastard sword size, and marries a grosse messer blade to a katzbalger guard. The original grip was lost, and this one is a guess based upon a similar messer in the Wallace collection. Probably German in origin. It's called kaninholmssabeln ("the Kaninholm saber"),which I guess could mean that it was found at an island known as Kaninholmen.
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