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Forum: European Armoury 2nd October 2022, 10:56 AM
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Jim it seems it’s mainly in Germany they were...

Jim it seems it’s mainly in Germany they were called “Swedish swords” (Schwedendegen) and they were mostly produced on the European continent (i.e. not locally in Sweden). Most of Gustavus Adolphus’s...
Forum: European Armoury 1st October 2022, 04:30 PM
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Posted By Victrix
Whilst it’s true that Gustavus Adolphus started...

Whilst it’s true that Gustavus Adolphus started domestic production of military swords in Wira in 1630s and brought Casper Kohl of Solingen for this purpose, there is no evidence that Walloon type...
Forum: European Armoury 10th September 2022, 12:43 PM
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Posted By Victrix
Hi Cathey, I strongly discourage you from...

Hi Cathey,

I strongly discourage you from identifying these type of swords as Schwedendegen or Schwedensäbel since this means Swedish sword and sabre (not Swiss!). People from non-European...
Forum: European Armoury 18th August 2022, 09:16 AM
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Posted By Victrix
What magnificent swords! You must have a...

What magnificent swords! You must have a beautiful collection. :)

As far as I know Walloon are the French speaking people of Belgium. Not sure why this type of sword is named after them. Maybe...
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