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George Sinclair 1612 "Sinclair Sabel"
Back to your original question, Ward, there is a sword in the "Sinclair"
Display at the Gudbrandsdalen War Museum at Kvam, and it is, in fact, a
sabre, with heavy curved blade and a single cutting edge. I have posted a
photograph in the "The1612 Battle"
http://members.tripod.co.uk/Pillarguri_Days/1612_Battle.htm section of
www.sinclairsclub.net Is this the sword the same as the one sketched in
"The Highlander" magazine?
I took the photograph from Syver Bakken's book on Kringen where the weapons
are described as "of the type" used at Kringen in 1612. I do not think
there is any certainty or even suggestion that any of these weapons were
actually used by George Sinclair, as the ones captured were taken with the
survivors to the Akershus Fortress in Oslo and then to Copehagen where they
remain on display.
It may, though, offer one explanation as to why a straight edged basket
hilted broadsword in common manufacture in Germany was later described as a
"Sinclair Sabel" (Sinclair Sword or Sabre in Norwegian) and translated as
----- Original Message -----
> From: "Ward Ginn" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> To: <email@example.com>
> Sent: Friday, August 31, 2001 9:26 PM
> Subject: George Sinclair
> > The Sept/Oct issue of "The Highlander" features a lengthy article
> > titled "George Sinclair and His Scottish Mercenaries." Written by
> > William McPeak, the article has a couple of interesting maps and a
> > sketch of the "Sinclairsable." What a wicked sword..made for
> > slashing. I wonder if there are any in existence today either reposed
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