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Authentic Antique Swords
A few examples of some real swords, including many ARMA has examined and handled.

See also Armor Research Society Conference, Swedish Royal Armories visit, European Sword Research Trip, '98 Atlanta Trip, and UK Sword Trip Report for more.

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ARMA members compare a real
14th century warsword to a modern replica.
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Dr. Ron Schack holds a real
10th century Viking sword!
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actual 14th century arming sword!
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John Clements and martial arts instructor
Rick Tucci look at a 14th century warsword from the Alexandria Arsenal collection.
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Actual antique bec de corbin poleaxe
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Antique halberd.

Two-hander c. 1550

Basket hilt c. 1600

A small sample of pieces from the storeroom of the Glenbow Museum, Calgary.

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Calgary armorer Peter Fuller, shows off a dozen armor harnesses.

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A cabinet of swords... more than 70.
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John C. examines a lovely German mid-16th century half-clam shell sword, highly tapered with wide cutting blade at the starke.
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A superb specimen of a rare 16th century swept-hilt great-sword, with bastard-grip.
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John C. gives this exceedingly well-balanced blade a wield.
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John handles a tray of 16th century military blades, including several excellent schiavona.
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One of the best schiavona, wide, sharp, long, and very light.
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John C. drools over a splendid 16th century cage-hilted back sword.
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Tyring out the feel and handle of another excellent back-sword.
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A truly awesome example of an exceedingly long, early rapier with a wide, flat, sharp blade, but very stiff and light.
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One drawer of fine 16th

century rapiers.
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A slender 16th century hexagonal blade inscribed..."Clemens"...
Perhaps produced by Klinge von Clemens, a famous Solingen maker.
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An early swept hilt, thick long hexagonal blade tapering to a distal lozenge shape, superbly balanced for its length and with no cutting edge or mass at the center of percussion.
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A truly spectacular 17th century cup-hilt; a very plain piece but exceptionally light with a quite long, thick tapering blade.

Swords from a Private Collection.

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Swords from a Private Auction House


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