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Todd Simpson
post Aug 16 2015, 04:48 PM
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This sword is something of a Mystery as it's engraved in a language that nobody can read. I thought it was Runes or something similar but evidently not. Either way it's sure a badass sword. It looks like it's straight form Lord of The Rings eh?

Any ideas?
Here is the inscription
+NDXOXCHWDRGHDXORVI++NDXOXCHWDRGHDXORVI++NDXOXCHWDRGHDXORVI+Attached Image
+NDXOXCHWDRGHDXORVI++NDXOXCHWDRGHDXORVI++NDXOXCHWDRGHDXORVI+Attached Image
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post Aug 16 2015, 05:08 PM
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Well, there was no 'W' in use until the 16th cent.
Y or UU was used for the sound before that *and to this day in modern Italian, W still does not exist in their alphabet (no K either).

They can easily date the metal. Where's that pic from?
My guess - modern prop.


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post Aug 16 2015, 05:50 PM
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It says "If you are close enough to read this, you are about to lose your head."


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post Aug 16 2015, 09:35 PM
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google is our friend dear Todd !!

https://www.google.fr/search?q=NDXOXCHWDRGH...CFQZtFAodycoCxw

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post Aug 16 2015, 11:47 PM
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Hehe. Not a prop smile.gif It's the real deal. Here is a link to a site with some info.

http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=20639



QUOTE (klasaine @ Aug 16 2015, 12:08 PM) *
Well, there was no 'W' in use until the 16th cent.
Y or UU was used for the sound before that *and to this day in modern Italian, W still does not exist in their alphabet (no K either).

They can easily date the metal. Where's that pic from?
My guess - modern prop.


Always smile.gif Sadly, The google search mostly leads to more pictures of the sword.

QUOTE (fzalfa @ Aug 16 2015, 04:35 PM) *
google is our friend dear Todd !!

https://www.google.fr/search?q=NDXOXCHWDRGH...CFQZtFAodycoCxw

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post Aug 16 2015, 11:51 PM
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QUOTE (AK Rich @ Aug 16 2015, 06:50 PM) *
It says "If you are close enough to read this, you are about to lose your head."


LOL laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif

On a serious note, I have always been fascinated by artifacts and historic items. I always wondered about the history of some things I had and bought used. It is weird but it would be really awesome if used music gear would come with history who played on it, what, when.... Similar things I wondered about my car too hahahahha smile.gif


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post Aug 16 2015, 11:55 PM
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That would be cool!! A sort of pedigree to let you know where it's been and who has played it, etc. I"d pay a bit extra actually for the history of instruments if it was an option. Maybe we should carve strange runes on our guitars and somebody will dig them up some day and wonder?

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LOL laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif

On a serious note, I have always been fascinated by artifacts and historic items. I always wondered about the history of some things I had and bought used. It is weird but it would be really awesome if used music gear would come with history who played on it, what, when.... Similar things I wondered about my car too hahahahha smile.gif


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post Aug 17 2015, 05:18 PM
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Your link and a few others give some pretty plausible explanations. Such as each symbol is the first letter of a Latin word in a prayer or poem, there could be some numbers thrown in there, etc.
Todd's - http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=20639
Other - http://history.stackexchange.com/questions...this-sword-mean
http://tywkiwdbi.blogspot.com/2015/08/ndxo...drghdxorvi.html
*There is a vast repository of artifacts/inscriptions/etc. from the medieval period (and of course earlier) that have unknown or disputed meaning/interpretation. Go to Europe. There's piles (literally) of the stuff in museums and churches. And a lot of it hasn't even been looked through yet.

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post Aug 18 2015, 09:57 AM
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A sword thread and I wasn't notified?? Blasphemy laugh.gif




I was gonna say it makes me think that some guys were using text & internet speak back in the Latin days. So basically they were donning their swords with their equivalents of YOLO and LOL biggrin.gif


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post Aug 18 2015, 08:12 PM
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My Bad!! I knew you'd find it though!! Spiff blade eh? I think we should get something like that carved on our guitar necks smile.gif But maybe not XOMGLOLX or such smile.gif


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A sword thread and I wasn't notified?? Blasphemy laugh.gif




I was gonna say it makes me think that some guys were using text & internet speak back in the Latin days. So basically they were donning their swords with their equivalents of YOLO and LOL biggrin.gif


SOme pretty plausible explanations it seems smile.gif Nothing concrete though. Gotta love a good Sword mystery!

QUOTE (klasaine @ Aug 17 2015, 12:18 PM) *
Your link and a few others give some pretty plausible explanations. Such as each symbol is the first letter of a Latin word in a prayer or poem, there could be some numbers thrown in there, etc.
Todd's - http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=20639
Other - http://history.stackexchange.com/questions...this-sword-mean
http://tywkiwdbi.blogspot.com/2015/08/ndxo...drghdxorvi.html
*There is a vast repository of artifacts/inscriptions/etc. from the medieval period (and of course earlier) that have unknown or disputed meaning/interpretation. Go to Europe. There's piles (literally) of the stuff in museums and churches. And a lot of it hasn't even been looked through yet.


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post Aug 19 2015, 06:57 PM
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QUOTE (Todd Simpson @ Aug 18 2015, 07:12 PM) *
My Bad!! I knew you'd find it though!! Spiff blade eh? I think we should get something like that carved on our guitar necks smile.gif But maybe not XOMGLOLX or such smile.gif


Yeah.. only cool stuff like OMG and WTF! biggrin.gif


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post Aug 23 2015, 09:35 PM
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