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18th century sword belt hanger

Posted: Sat Dec 27, 2014 12:21 pm
by border reiver
I am looking for information and picture of sword belts and hangers for small swords does any one have any information


Andrew

Re: 18th century sword belt hanger

Posted: Mon Dec 29, 2014 11:45 am
by Phil the Grips
Smallswords can be seen sported on baldricks, "a la bandolier" in a military, specifically naval, context; such as seen in de St Martin-
http://books.google.be/books?id=mtQ9AAA ... re&f=false

A modern translation with cleaned up plates is available here as a fundraiser for next year's American Smallsword Symposium-
http://www.lulu.com/shop/victor-marklan ... 83421.html

However the usual method was "a la ceinture" as can be seen in Angelo-
http://swordschool.com/wp-content/uploa ... 00x210.jpg

There are also sword chains, "en chaine", which are much later, and usually associated with court swords, as can be seen in reproduction here-
http://www.gggodwin.com/prod-7.htm

Of course it would be remiss of me to neglect punting this book while I am here ;-) -
http://www.wyvernmedia.co.uk/shop#ecwid ... t=43536257
and the International Smallsword Symposium in October 2015-
http://www.blackboarswordsmanship.co.uk/symposium.html

Re: 18th century sword belt hanger

Posted: Tue Dec 30, 2014 12:01 am
by border reiver
many thanks Phil