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Forum: European Armoury 2nd February 2023, 06:27 PM
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More pics

More pics
Forum: European Armoury 2nd February 2023, 11:47 AM
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Posted By Victrix
This sword was found in “The Collection of Arms...

This sword was found in “The Collection of Arms of the Split City Museum” (Split City Museum, 2012) by Goran Borčić. It’s described as a Venetian navy sword from around 1560 and measures 83cm in...
Forum: European Armoury 1st February 2023, 09:27 PM
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Posted By Victrix
Thank you for your kind words and pictures. Yes I...

Thank you for your kind words and pictures. Yes I understand Italian Stortas were used onboard ships and galleys. Itís possible that some may have found their way to other continents. There was also...
Forum: European Armoury 31st January 2023, 09:21 PM
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Posted By Victrix
Thank you for your kind comment. I attach a...

Thank you for your kind comment.

I attach a picture again (for all) which shows the spine of the sword and how it disappears into the false edge. As you can see the spine is quite thick. Strong...
Forum: European Armoury 31st January 2023, 09:18 PM
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Posted By Victrix
Yes, point taken Jim! Thank you for sharing your...

Yes, point taken Jim! Thank you for sharing your encyclopedic knowledge on swords.
Forum: European Armoury 31st January 2023, 09:16 PM
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Posted By Victrix
Mark, many thanks for sharing that information. I...

Mark, many thanks for sharing that information. I think it puts the decorations on the Storta in context. I assumed the symbols were oriental influence but look to have been used in Italy for...
Forum: European Armoury 31st January 2023, 02:04 PM
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Posted By Victrix
Thank you for your kind words, Jim. ...

Thank you for your kind words, Jim.

Interesting to read about the influence of Italian arms in the Middle East and Ceylon. It seems the influence went both ways. I attach a couple more photos of...
Forum: European Armoury 30th January 2023, 06:01 PM
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Posted By Victrix
Sword #47 in the picture above is a falchion. The...

Sword #47 in the picture above is a falchion. The author Mario Kovac writes that in German this sword is called malchus. He writes that the purpose of the swords were different so they are built...
Forum: European Armoury 30th January 2023, 01:27 PM
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Posted By Victrix
I scratched my head to understand the meaning of...

I scratched my head to understand the meaning of the smith’s mark stamped on one side of the blade. It dawned on me that blade smiths in 16thC often had poor literacy. It seems to me that the letters...
Forum: European Armoury 30th January 2023, 12:37 PM
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Posted By Victrix
I found a storta with an identical hilt in...

I found a storta with an identical hilt in “Ubojite Ostrice” (Gornja Stubica 2003) by Mario Kovac. This sword is described as an Italian Storta dated to late 16thC. It seems shorter with overall...
Forum: European Armoury 30th January 2023, 12:26 PM
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Posted By Victrix
Italian Storta

My Christmas present arrived late this year due to slow post service. Itís an Italian Storta (presumably Venetian Republic) from the end 16thC/beginning 17thC. The wooden grip is bound with rope...
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