Working smallswords in C20th Europe

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Working smallswords in C20th Europe

Postby Thearos » 22 May 2015 14:47

I know that doctorates in Finland come with a special hat and a special sword

https://www.jyu.fi/en/academic-events/d ... -and-sword

The sword is a court sword or a smallsword. I have held one. I see that the Swedes do the same

http://thepickledhedgehog.com/2012/10/2 ... -academia/

I wonder where the Finns and Swedes get actual court swords made nowawadays-- a tradition of working smallswords ? I know that the Polytechniciens in France (graduates of a prestigious higher education establishment) also have a sword:

http://www.delcampe.net/page/item/id,18 ... escription
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Re: Working smallswords in C20th Europe

Postby Thearos » 23 May 2015 09:56

Chevalier d'Auvergne make working swords, as their (rather difficult to use) website shows:

http://www.chevalierdauvergne.com

(click on "armes officielles")-- smallswords (or parade swords) and lots of sabres.
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