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Taking The Sword STOCK by PhelanDavion Taking The Sword STOCK by PhelanDavion
This is mainly a movement pose, cuz I couldn`t find one like this in the internet... It`s kind of japanese style handling the german Longsword.


If you like what you see, we would really like to get some likes on facebook. ^^


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The model is: Phelan A. Davion / photographer: GrafMatula (and he is sorry for cutting the feet ;-) )

It`s great joy for me to see you working with it. 
Feel free to leave a comment if you like.
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:icontheskaldofnvrwinter:
TheSkaldofNvrwinter Featured By Owner May 17, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Question: what was this weapon used for? Was it more a "knights on horseback" weapon, given it's length--obviously both the one-handed and two-handed versions--or was it functional "on the ground"?
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PhelanDavion Featured By Owner May 17, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
both. ;)

but always primary against unarmed enemies.
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TheSkaldofNvrwinter Featured By Owner May 18, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I did further research and what I read said the longsword wasn't really designed for knights on horseback. They had the lance for that. But surely knights would have met other knights horse-to-horse. I really mean would it be feasible to see it used on horseback against infantry? I remember that scene from The Two Towers where Theoden mounts up and they all rush out the gate, striking down orcs with their swords as their horses' hooves trampled them.
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PhelanDavion Featured By Owner May 18, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
The answer to that question is more easy:

You have to see the sword as a side-arm... a secondary weapon... like the modern pistol on a soldiers belt.

A real sharp sword is as light as a pistol and it has the same use: to defend yourself when your primary weapon is gone/useless.

The primary weapons for fighting on horseback are armorbreaking weapons like lance, hammer, morgenstern, streitkolben etc.
A sword >can< have an effect against armed enemies... but it is more effective against unarmed enemies.


A knight always wears his sword on his belt. It is not as heavy as the decorative pieces you may know from modern medieval events.
My sharp longsword is as light to handle as a kitchen knife.


I can recommend to read Bernard Cornwell`s "Azincourt" to get a feeling for using medieval weapons.
I have studied history and it is a often used reference.


The reason why I primary do sword photos is: The other weapons are very expensive, I have no horse, the sword is also connected to the romantic myth of defending the weak... which is the primary motive for fantasy pictures and book covers.
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TheSkaldofNvrwinter Featured By Owner May 19, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Then that decides me. My half-elf ranger can use a two-handed modified anglo saxon blade because she mostly hunts her vampire prey on foot and only uses her mount for transportation. She wouldn't be fighting things with armor, not strictly speaking. I've considered designing her an armor set as well, kind of like you see Batman with different outfits for different roles. Maybe in the cases where she's fighting baddies with armor, she'll use a saxon-like axe. I forget what they are called.
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PhelanDavion Featured By Owner May 18, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
In german we call the sword "Beiwehr" which means translated into english;

"bei" = added, side, extra, with, next

"wehr" = defence, protection, weapon
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mari31mari Featured By Owner May 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello, I wonder if I can also take it to the brother of my other king please?
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Lormet-Images Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2015  Professional Interface Designer
Wonderful photos, great stock! :)
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VivArts Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you for the stock share! vivarts.deviantart.com/art/Kin…
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sharksang Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
love your poses, and out fits, its really helping me with my drawings.
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Lyricanna Featured By Owner May 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I referenced your image for a sketch here lyricanna.deviantart.com/art/3… =)
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alexmalyon Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
your a cool dood....
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HaleyDesigns Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014  Student Digital Artist
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DeadPegasus Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014
Do you always pay your debts?  
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PhelanDavion Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
never had debts. ^^

...but if, of course I would. ;-)
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GreyDevil13 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
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PhelanDavion Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Arrrrrrr Death 
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Smilly7 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014
great pic give nice idea
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PhelanDavion Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
:happybounce: 
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nasolplm Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Hobbyist
Used here: fav.me/d72a2vx
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PhelanDavion Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
that`s very dark stuff! :D (Big Grin) 

Death 
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nasolplm Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014  Hobbyist
Haha, yeah :D
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CaoChiNhan Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013
Great costume. :D (Big Grin) 
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PhelanDavion Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I am a dummy! 
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NightrunnerXM Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Nice. I'd wondered about the Japanese draw for this, it looked kinda funky (Read: I've never seen it done with a straight blade, only the katana and Turkish scimitar). 'Course, since you're also right about this pose being hard to find (outside of an Iaido book), then I have to say it's nice to finally come across it!
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PhelanDavion Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Nod aye, thank you. ^^
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Enydimon Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013
Would you mind telling me what style of armour/clothes he is wearing? They remind me of something I saw an artist do a long long time ago that inspired me but I never quite got the origins of the source or the culture. I'm trying to learn how to draw better clothes and armour and it would be really cool if you could send me off in the right direction.

Really great photo btw. Definitely like the different take.
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PhelanDavion Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
mhmmm.... what could I say...?!

This is pretty typical clothing for whole europe noblemen in the middle ages... that means a time period of about 500 years and a location of "all the known christian world" at that time... ;-)

Men used to wear stuff like this from about 900 a.c. to 1400 a.c..... in many many many many different variations.

One could say this is a typical german knight from the year 1300..... with a sword of.... 1450.
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Enydimon Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013
Thanks for the reply! Definitely is helpful for nailing down specifics. It'll help me out in my research for sure.

Most references I see being thrown about tend to be more plate oriented or have a lot of the armour visible, and that's nice and I like that too, but I also enjoy things like this where there is more clothing over top to make things look more 'presentable', I suppose for a lack of a better word. You don't see very many artists incorporating these designs. I just find this very classy to look at.

I'm going to have to give you a watch because all your other stuff is great as well. Keep up the good work!
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tokiratokia Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Student General Artist
he's got a great face for modeling!!!
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PhelanDavion Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
sometimes.... maybe..... Sweating a little... 
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SlimeyFae Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
model is so sexy
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PhelanDavion Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Sweating a little... thank ya....
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JohnTanner Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thou be crowned King Arthur.
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PhelanDavion Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I am a dummy! 
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Ambaryerno Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013
Careful with the thumb on that scabbard!

*SLICE*
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PhelanDavion Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
what *thumb*? ...uh...oh....that one..... ^^
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VampiraLady Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
handssssome! <3
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PhelanDavion Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Sweating a little... thx.
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mtheorist96 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013
I saw this yesterday when it only had 5 comments. Just look at it now! Useful pose though; I may use it. Thanks for the great references.
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gviptandil Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Professional General Artist
Can I point out something that called my attention (thatīs because itīs a well taken pic)?
Why is this "European knight from the middle-ages" drawing his sword "samurai style"? Even his left thumb is prompted to quick draw the katana.
See you and nice work
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PhelanDavion Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
That`s because this european knight from the middle ages (*hehe*) practiced Kendo and Aiki-Ken before he started the european martial arts.... and also while doin the HEMA stuff he didn`t stop developing the japanese skills (for the last 11 years)...... so he got his very own stil - and this pose is pretty typical for him.... and special enough to make a photo... or two. ;-)

Thank you. ^^
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Hmm crimson(ish) colors...lion insignia...damn Lannisters showing off for the camera.
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PhelanDavion Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
nana.... the Lannisters are always red. There were hundrets of Lion Insignias in the middle ages.... golden Lion on black ground was the Duke of Brabant..... and also the Duke of Bavaria..... both very important persons in real european history.
 (...but of course not better than the Lannisters)
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:iconthe-real-wolf-spider:
I was mostly joking anyways.  Yes Lannisters are Crimson, even if Tywin does **** gold.  and that outfit does have some dark red in it.
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PhelanDavion Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Aye, but the Lion must be on red ground. Thats how it works.

Joking? There was no such thing in medieval times - we will meet at dawn for a fight to clear that!! Masked Man La Arrrrr ^^
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:iconthe-real-wolf-spider:
I surrender...I know the Lannisters chosen champion way too well to think I can win this fight...wait actually...is this before or after the bloody mummers? after I might stand a chance.
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Blue-Disciple Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013
This one is awesome, man!  More epic medieval poses with weapons and other props, please!
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PhelanDavion Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
:tip-hat: as you wish good Sir. ^^
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Blue-Disciple Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013
You.  Are.  The.  Best.
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