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    a good Jineta any where

    Dose anyone know of a good reproduction of this type of sword?
    I love the look of the museum pieces that I have seen but the idea of a battle type sword and not a "court" type of this blade.
    Thank you folks
    Dunc
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    here is a pic of this type of grand blade
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    I am sorry I cannot help in your search. Can you say anything about the history or even the attributes of these blades? They look like an Indian version of a jian. Even the name is suggestive.
    Josh

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    Hey Josh.
    Well the best info on these blades I got off of this post about a year ago http://forums.swordforum.com/showthr...highlight=moor witch gave me the name as well as history of the blades.
    I guess I will have to come up with a homegrown version of this sword.
    If anyone has stats on the real blades from Spain I would appreciate the info.
    Dunc
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    Bill,

    One of the best articles with pictures of different types of jinetas (their handles always remind me of cuchillo canario) is


    Espadas Granadinas de la Jineta by J. Ferrandis Torres.

    It was published in Archivo Espanol de Arte (Madrid) 16. 1943, pp. 142-166.

    Another article is:

    Espadas hispano-árabes by Hamet ben Cobexi. Mauritania (Tanger) 15. 1942, pp. 135-137

    Both are in Spanish. There you can find useful information.

    Kind regards

    Manouchehr

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    Manouchehr M.
    thank you for this info I appreciate it.
    I hope to use a old MRL Viking blade that I have, it is just at thirty inches and about two inches wide and I hope this is right for this type of sword.
    Dunc
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Duncan View Post
    Manouchehr M.
    thank you for this info I appreciate it.
    I hope to use a old MRL Viking blade that I have, it is just at thirty inches and about two inches wide and I hope this is right for this type of sword.
    Dunc
    Bill

    These swords are quite rare and they are very interesting. We need more research articles on them one day, giving all the dimensions and technical details. For this one needs to inspect museum pieces. Unlike the pieces in private hands (that are often changed and upgraded for sales purposes), museum pieces are untouched that make them extremely interesting for research purposes. At the moment I am very busy doing research on Iranian pieces. I hope a researcher would pick up this topic and write an article on these interesting pieces.

    I have only the lengths of the ones in Museo de Ejercito in Madrid:

    95 cm
    96 cm
    98 cm
    99 cm

    Some of them have wide blades and some slender ones. You should definitely read those articles in Spanish on these swords. They are really good.

    Kind regards

    Manouchehr

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    Manouchehr
    Thank you for one day giving these blades the attention they deserve.
    By the by are those measurements the whole sword or the blade?
    Dunc
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Duncan View Post
    Manouchehr
    Thank you for one day giving these blades the attention they deserve.
    By the by are those measurements the whole sword or the blade?
    Dunc
    Bill

    You are welcome my friend. These are the measure of the whole sword.
    KInd regards

    Manouchehr

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    Manouchehr M.
    Thank you for the info sir you have been a lot of help.
    These blades were the swords that met Isabel and Ferdinand's armies in Granada and on quite a few times they took out fifteenth century Knights in full armor and by the look of these swords they were mainly slashing weapons.
    I hope to learn more and one day have or build one that I can practice with.
    Duncan
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