Pablo Benavente obtained these great images of the Friocero Sword (Sword 15) from the sword's owner. There are a lot of things to look at here in comparison to the other swords. Unfortunately for me, I don't have time to do a close inspection right now. I thought the best thing to do would be to just make the images available so that those of you out there in Swordgate land can have a look. Enjoy!
8/26/2016 10:55:49 am
The anomaly appears to be a casting bubble, as I'm sure you've guessed.
8/26/2016 11:06:16 am
Do you mean that hole in the upper back?
8/26/2016 12:42:50 pm
The hole is where he got shot by a crossbow bolt. :)
8/26/2016 01:27:56 pm
This is just a bit longer than the other CS examples. There is some pretty aggressive grinding on the hilt. It's in the same zone for casting detail as the Js but there are a couple cruder Js I would say.
8/26/2016 01:37:42 pm
I may be wrong, but it seems the seams may have been ground off, or been smoothed off, both before and after the aging\patina process.
8/26/2016 01:39:25 pm
As in, some parts before, some parts after.
8/26/2016 02:38:57 pm
High points may be worn down or off, especially if the patina was thin, plus the patina may not have been put on thoroughly, at whatever stage or stages. They may have never done it the same way twice, or different workers did it different ways at different times, etc. The lack of quality control adds to the challenge of deciphering these things.
8/27/2016 05:46:44 am
It's been a while since I last looked at the FHS database, but this particular sword is weird. In some places, it seems to have more detail. In other places, the casting is just terrible.
Jonathan E. Feinstein
8/29/2016 08:12:05 am
I tend to agree. I compared details in the pictures to my Design Toscano knock-off (it was on sale and I could not resist).
David L Ulrich
9/22/2016 08:32:47 am
pic #1 Sword 15: front. --- 45+ length
12/1/2016 10:05:57 am
This is a problem of topography of the artifact itself and placement of the tape measure. In the first two photos, the tape is flat on the table. On the 3rd photo, the tape is elevated by the figure on the hilt. Combined with the camera angle and several millimeters of play with the tip, you have the perception that 2 cm is removed.
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