Detailed Measurement of Edged Weapons from the Wiener Heeresgeschichtliches Museum – English Translation

In this article, 10 one-handed swords from the “Wiener Heeresgeschichtliches Museum (HGM)” are presented with text, images and detailed measurements. The examined weapons range from the 16th to 18th century. A precise reconstruction of the blades is made possible with the included measurements. Furthermore, various measured parameters indicate handling characteristics.

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Title: Detailed Measurement of Edged Weapons from the Wiener Heeresgeschichtliches Museums
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Date: 2016
Language: English
Author: Florian Fortner, Julian Schrattenecker
Size: 39 pages, 107MB

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Detailed Measurement of Edged Weapons from the Wiener Bürgerliches Zeughaus – English Translation

In this article, two one-handed swords and five two-handed swords from the “Wiener Bürgerliches Zeughaus are presented with text, images and detailed measurements. The examined weapons are from the 15th to 17th century. A precise reconstruction of the blades is made possible with the included measurements. Furthermore, various measured parameters indicate handling characteristics.

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Title: Detailed Measurement of Edged Weapons from the Wiener Bürgerliches Zeughaus
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Date: 2015
Language: English
Author: Florian Fortner, Julian Schrattenecker
Size: 33 pages, 130MB

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A Comparison of Late 16th to Early 17th Century Rapiers with Modern Reproductions

This paper presents a comparison of original period rapiers from 1590-1620 with modern reproductions for historical fencing use. After the definition of relevant parameters follows a description of each weapon with detailed measurements including blade cross section profiles for seven original period rapiers and five modern rapiers. These measurements clearly show, that on average, historical originals are longer, heavier and exhibit a stronger ricasso and forte than modern weapons, which strongly influences handling and therefore the possible style of fencing.

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Title: A Comparison of Late 16th to Early 17th Century Rapiers with Modern Reproductions
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Date: 2015
Language: English
Author: Florian Fortner, Julian Schrattenecker
Size: 28 pages, 8.4MB

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