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Old 19th March 2018, 09:45 AM   #1
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I tripped across this article online https://www.ceeol.com/search/article-detail?id=515378 and downloaded for a read as the style of sword is interesting to me. Attached is images of other versions of the same hilt style. Has anyone seen any more exampled or images of this style and any other details ?
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Old 19th March 2018, 07:00 PM   #2
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Hi David, when I visited the Heeresgeschichtliches (Army) Museum in Vienna last Christmas I encountered a number of such swords which were described as ”Haudegen, 16 J.h.” (see photo). This means cutting swords, 16thC. I understand these were massproduced munitions grade swords for cavalry (not light). Austria armed itself profusely in 16-17thC to meet the threat from the Ottomans along its South-Eastern border, which resulted in the Armoury of Graz now having the largest collection of historical arms in the world I believe. I hope to visit the Armoury at Graz sometime.

The sword pictured in the article you linked to seems to have its tip broken off? Or otherwise it looks like it could have been altered into an execution sword?
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Old 20th March 2018, 10:57 AM   #3
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Looks like the images didn't attach so here they are
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Old 20th March 2018, 03:44 PM   #4
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That’s interesting. Possibly a Flemish cousin to the Haudegen above? Yours has only one downward turned quillon and what appears in the photo to be a thumbring? Also, your sword looks like a lighter version, early 17thC perhaps? Would it be possible to see a photo of the whole sword, or the rest of the blade, and know the vital measurements?
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... Would it be possible to see a photo of the whole sword ? ...

Yes ... vital !
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Old 21st March 2018, 02:11 PM   #6
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I found these images here so I've emailed for details

http://www.historica-arma.de/histor...-um-1620-nr-99/
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Have a look here at this painting. Centre left one figure stood looking down at the figure kneeling, just to their right laid on the floor

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That’s interesting. Possibly a Flemish cousin to the Haudegen above? Yours has only one downward turned quillon and what appears in the photo to be a thumbring? Also, your sword looks like a lighter version, early 17thC perhaps? Would it be possible to see a photo of the whole sword, or the rest of the blade, and know the vital measurements?



Try here

http://www.hermann-historica-archiv...&db=kat47_2.txt
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David, you have a PM.
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