Norwegian swords 1600-1894

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Norwegian swords 1600-1894

Postby HPFlashman » 25 Aug 2013 20:18

Good summary of Norwegian military swords from around 1600 to 1894: http://norskevaapen.no/?p=1757 Plenty of pictures and with English text. :)
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Re: Norwegian swords 1600-1894

Postby OK » 26 Aug 2013 17:24

Way cool, thanks. I had Swede and Dane bookmarks and this will fill a void.

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Re: Norwegian swords 1600-1894

Postby admin » 02 Sep 2013 11:11

Wow, such a varied range of influences in the 19th century models! Clearly most of them were inspired by French patterns (which surprises me because I do not relate Norway and France at all), but quite a few are clearly modelled on the German types, one is copied from the Italian cavalry sabre and another from the Swedes. Random! :D
http://www.antique-swords.co.uk/

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Re: Norwegian swords 1600-1894

Postby HPFlashman » 02 Sep 2013 14:13

The kingdom of Denmark/Norway was on the loosing side of the Napoleonic wars and was part of the German trade routes, quite annoying. The most parts, Norway was also rather Germanic oriented up untill 9th of April 1940. :shock:

The British influence was mostly a Bourgeoisie bit related to Oslo toffs and sportsmen, which probably had to do with the Norwegian Queen Maud, one of Queen Victorias grandchildren.. :mrgreen:
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