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    Sticky: I don't read Italian either, I had to type it...

    I don't read Italian either, I had to type it into on-line translator, but since then lost the fine, will try to do it again, but not today.

    Mostly it was the design description.
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    Sticky: No mystery, I already posted its description -...

    No mystery, I already posted its description - did you miss it? Sorry, it is in Italian, but not hard to make sense.
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    Sticky: No, no marking that I can see, but as the text I...

    No, no marking that I can see, but as the text I provided seems to indicate, the sword is not Venetian. It is, however, extremely well made - quality of metalwork is simply superb.
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    Sticky: Dual quillon was standard on boat shells, but you...

    Dual quillon was standard on boat shells, but you could also see it on dual-oval ones, as on these swords.

    What I have never seen is dual quillon on swords with pierced steel hilts.
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    Sticky: On weak economy, perhaps? :-)

    On weak economy, perhaps? :-)
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    Sticky: Yes, quite. I don't recall seeing another one...

    Yes, quite. I don't recall seeing another one like that.
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    Sticky: All I have on that particular sword is the short...

    All I have on that particular sword is the short section from the above mentioned book:
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    Sticky: You can see several such swords in the picture. ...

    You can see several such swords in the picture.

    Generally speaking, epees glaives, or cruciform swords, were mostly used for ceremonial purpose, but many Spanish officer swords were of that...
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    Sticky: No... later. I believe these were carried by...

    No... later. I believe these were carried by papal guard from around 1850 and well into the 20th century.
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    Sticky: You are correct in that this is not the most...

    You are correct in that this is not the most typical configuration - the much more common being single quillon style. But on balance I would say the sword is still "together"... of course it would...
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    Sticky: Just compare the forces required to thrust the...

    Just compare the forces required to thrust the blade forward, and to cut sideways. Look at the leverage that works against you with the cut - there is nothing like that with the thrust.

    Take a...
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    Sticky: No one is doubting this... the question is -...

    No one is doubting this... the question is - whether the spadroon owner will be able to execute such a cut without exposing himself to a deadly attack. That seems extremely doubtful.
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    Sticky: Combat and a duel are two different situations. ...

    Combat and a duel are two different situations. To stick the sword into someone in a melee is one thing, to stand one-on-one against an opponent - another.

    Officer swords were basically used to...
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    Sticky: Military swords of that period were not really...

    Military swords of that period were not really used to kill people - if we are talking about officer's swords. They were mostly parts of the uniforms. So from the largely non-functional flat-bladed...
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    Sticky: We can keep arguing till the mammoths come home,...

    We can keep arguing till the mammoths come home, but sometimes it makes sense to look at what history had to say...

    Take a look at the dueling swords of the late 18th and then the 19th centuries. ...
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    Sticky: The argument is becoming circular, but one...

    The argument is becoming circular, but one qualification. While it is true that the velocity can in some cases compensate for insufficient mass, I don't see this apply to swords. The blade of small...
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    Sticky: Can't avoid some the nitpicking, once an...

    Can't avoid some the nitpicking, once an engineer... ;)

    However, I think it would be a very good ideal to define what "good cutting" is. If we are talking about inflicting deep incapacitating...
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    Sticky: Hardly rare at all. This is not a representative...

    Hardly rare at all. This is not a representative group - I am quite familiar with that collection. You simply need to look at many samples mostly with dish guards - their blades are incredibly...
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    Sticky: I don't think that would indeed be "normal". ...

    I don't think that would indeed be "normal". While it is true that some rapiers were on the heavy side, there were also many of extremely slender and light proportions, well in the under 2lb range.
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    Sticky: That would be shame, I thought your posts were...

    That would be shame, I thought your posts were quite informative, and... surprise! - much in line with what knowledge I have been able to accumulate over the years - unfortunately not being a fencer!
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    Sticky: I recommend caution when dealing with that site. ...

    I recommend caution when dealing with that site. Have expert opinion before purchasing.
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    Sticky: The quality varied from trashy to superb,...

    The quality varied from trashy to superb, depending upon the maker. As a general rule, smallswords of that era have wonderful blades. ANYTHING can break, if pushed beyond its limit... not sure what...
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