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Fischer Auction Items (Fechtschwert) Switzerland

Postby Derek Wassom » 06 Sep 2013 16:39

Hello all!

Like every September, the Fischer Auction house in Luzern, Switzerland has a large arms and armour auction (http://www.fischerauktionen.ch). This year will be especially exciting. I just got back from spending a few hours there, and I thought I'd share with you folks a few things.


First up: Fechtschwert!

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Hilt Length - 27cm
Blade Length - 88cm (w/o schilt)
Blade Width - 1cm at the schilt then flaring out to 3cm at the tip
Schilt Length - 10cm (to center of cross)
Schilt Width - 10.5cm at the widest 6.5 at the narrowest
Cross Length - 24.5cm
COB-16cm from the cross (!)
Weight 1.672kg

My notes on the sword:

With the balance point so far out on this sword, it feels heavier than it really is.

The blade has a rounded, rectangular cross section that distal tapers to a flared point.

The blade shows signs of heavy use with dings all along the edges (more heavily concentrated at the middle) and it is no longer straight.

As you may be able to see in the pictures, there is a “Y” shaped deformity where the blade meets the schilt. I was informed by the curator that this was due to the blades construction. He said the mark shows where the steel blade meets the iron schilt. I am not sure how he has confirmed this, however.

Pictures can be found here:

http://imageshack.us/g/1/10306765/

More to come..
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Re: Fischer Auction Items (Fechtschwert) Switzerland

Postby admin » 06 Sep 2013 23:09

Great find!
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Re: Fischer Auction Items (Fechtschwert) Switzerland

Postby Derek Wassom » 07 Sep 2013 07:55

Next up...

Kriegmesser!

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This thing was a beast. Definitely designed for two-handed use.

http://imageshack.us/g/1/10306820/

Blade Length - 96.4cm

Hilt Length - 28cm

Weight - 2.42kg
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Re: Fischer Auction Items (Fechtschwert) Switzerland

Postby Derek Wassom » 07 Sep 2013 07:55

Schwezersabel:

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This thing felt amazing in the hand. It took all my power not to swing it around the auction house. The long swedge was sharpened.

http://imageshack.us/g/1/10306829/

Blade Length - 93.5cm
Hilt Length - 21cm
Weight - 1.5kg
Swedge Length - 34.5cm
COB - 14.5/15cm from the cross
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Re: Fischer Auction Items (Fechtschwert) Switzerland

Postby Derek Wassom » 07 Sep 2013 07:56

Reiterdagen:

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This thing was beautiful. I would love to see a repro of it.

http://imageshack.us/g/1/10306833/

Blade Length - 85cm
Hilt Length - 17.5cm
Weight - 1.08kg
POB - 7.5cm from the cross
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Re: Fischer Auction Items (Fechtschwert) Switzerland

Postby Derek Wassom » 07 Sep 2013 07:56

Look here for pictures from the auction: http://www.fischerauktionen.ch/auktion/katalog.aspx

If you have any questions about any of the items, feel free to ask. I'll do my best to answer them.

Stay tuned for more pictures. :)
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Re: Fischer Auction Items (Fechtschwert) Switzerland

Postby Jamie » 07 Sep 2013 10:59

Kriegmesser you say? To the forge!


Oh wait...I don't have a forge :(
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