Interesting practice swords (17thC)

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Interesting practice swords (17thC)

Postby Ulrich von L...n » 06 Sep 2013 05:56

Two interesting practice swords from the 17th century in the Fitzwilliam Museum (Cambridge, UK):

http://www.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/explore ... ?oid=18886
http://www.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/explore ... ?oid=18885

Source: HEMA Alliance's forum
http://hemaalliance.com/discussion/view ... 1&start=30
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Re: Interesting practice swords (17thC)

Postby tabiris » 31 Oct 2013 14:40

Awesome! Thank you for the find!
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Postby Thearos » 01 Nov 2013 00:43

Do they think the sword was cast ?
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Postby admin » 01 Nov 2013 11:59

If they do then they are wrong. I suspect that's a clerical error.

There are more of these feder-like practice swords around - in the Musee de l'Armee for example, I believe.
http://www.antique-swords.co.uk/

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Postby Ulrich von L...n » 07 Nov 2013 06:41

Tabiris,
You're welcome.

Matt,
Is it completely inconceivable that those training swords were made of some kind of cast steel (crucible steel)?
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Re: Interesting practice swords (17thC)

Postby admin » 08 Nov 2013 14:59

Yes, it's pretty much inconceivable, even if not technically impossible. Crucible steel is not cast steel per se and it's a pretty bizarre suggestion that any European practice swords were made of it.
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