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Old 11th September 2014, 05:30 AM   #1
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Smile LARGE SWORDS, MONUMENTS ,ECT.

THE SVERD I FJELL MONUMENT IN NORWAY . DOES ANYONE ELSE HAVE SIMILAR NEAT PICTURES OF MONUMENTS OR SCULPTURES INCORPORATING LARGE EDGED WEAPONS TO ADD ?
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Old 11th September 2014, 02:37 PM   #2
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Here's a monument to the Dacian king Decebal, in Romania, incorporating a giant falx.
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Old 11th September 2014, 02:39 PM   #3
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The Swords of Qadisiyah in Baghdad
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Old 11th September 2014, 07:07 PM   #4
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First is in Urkraine.

Second is an example of the many giant Thai temple guardians. This one is at Wat Phra Gaew.
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Old 11th September 2014, 10:55 PM   #5
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Here's one in Malaysia.
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And what about the monument of this local hero somewhere in Asia with two dhas crossed on his back ?
Don't remember where precisely ... Burma ?

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And what about the monument of this local hero somewhere in Asia with two dhas crossed on his back ?
Don't remember where precisely ... Burma ? ...


I mean these. Are they as large as they look (to me ) ? .

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The Motherland calls - Volvograd. 91 mts.

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Old 12th September 2014, 04:24 PM   #10
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Here's the 2nd Division Memorial in Washington, DC.
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Old 12th September 2014, 04:53 PM   #11
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65 ft. bronze in Ifracombe, England. The gallery has many more viewpoints.
http://archive.11alive.com/news/pho...?storyid=261040
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These two in Orchard Road, Singapore
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...and another at the Batu Caves, Malaysia
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Old 12th September 2014, 08:25 PM   #14
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And what about the monument of this local hero somewhere in Asia with two dhas crossed on his back ?
Don't remember where precisely ... Burma ?

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The red, white and blue cummerbund suggests Thailand......
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Old 12th September 2014, 09:08 PM   #15
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Lord Shiva of Murudeshwara, Karnataka
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Lord Shiva of Haridvar, Uttarakhand

But now we're getting into statues holding weapons, instead of the weapons themselves as monuments.
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Old 13th September 2014, 12:25 PM   #17
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The red, white and blue cummerbund suggests Thailand......

So it must be, Stu; still i didn't locate the entire monument pictures
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Old 13th September 2014, 12:42 PM   #18
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Amazing !
I'd never guess there are so many sword monuments out there !


A - CHACABUCO - CHILE
B - JERUSALEM WAR CEMETERY
C - DIDGORI BATTLE - GEORGIA


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three more.

the ultimate arms and armour monument is of course Trajan's column in rome.

more swords than you can shake a stick at & lots of armour, shields, fortifictions, spears, falx, etc. etc...

1. wm. wallace, scotland, looks a bit art deco. makes him look like a dwarf in the LOTR. doesn't look like at all like mel gibson. yes, he was as short, but not so wide and didn't have a beard.
2. alfred, winchester, traditional victorian statue. why a greek hoplite shield?
3. achilles, hyde park. needs a bit more clothing. () it's getting cold out. nice sword tho. he needs an arrow in his heel.
if only he'sd heeded OSHA and worn his safety boots and goggles.
also doesn't look at all like brad pitt.

if only the sculptors were more accurate. like trajan.
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Old 15th September 2014, 03:36 PM   #20
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Patung Pattimura on Ambon!
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Herrmannsdenkmal in Germany.
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Old 15th September 2014, 03:48 PM   #22
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The red, white and blue cummerbund suggests Thailand......


These are in Thailand. I couldn't find them the other day, thanks to Fernando for posting!

Note the daab are in the Ayutthaya style.
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Old 12th December 2014, 07:30 PM   #23
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Default Tugu kujang in the Sunda region in Western Java

The kudi or kujang was the typical weapon in Sunda and not the kris, so the Sundanese erected a monument for the kujang.
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Old 13th December 2014, 01:56 PM   #24
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Sultan Kudarat:
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Old 13th December 2014, 02:55 PM   #25
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the 'artist' got the grip on the kampilan backwards.

immortalized forever. i wonder how many historians it took.

Q: how many historians does it take to change a light bulb?
A: none. they're still arguing about the stamps on the original,
the materials used and the methods of manufacturing.

moot point because the archaeologists won't let them remove
the old one until it is radio-carbon dated and the government
has declared it a site of significant historical interest, and is in
the process of writing a 500 page set of regulations on how to
repair anything in the site which the historians are also arguing
with as being inaccurate and using too many modern tools.

the collectors are refusing to discuss it as it is less than 100 years old.

the re-enactors are trying to sneak in and replace it with a 100 watt equivalent LED.

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ironic in that this particular statue is in the Province of Sultan Kudarat, a Maguindanao province. notice too, that the dagger (which i'm assuming is a kris) has an unusual T-top pommel...
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maybe he's part suisse and it's a baselard.
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Here is another keris monument from the International Islamic University Malaysia.
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I found this nice old thread, maybe some of you have further pictures to continue.

The Bismarck-monument in Hamburg:
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