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Title: sword collector who passed in 2007
Post by: escherblacksmith on August 12, 2009, 08:23:43 AM
From a list-serve I am on . . .

Quote from: MRFFRiends
A wonderful historian passed away in 2007. Hank Reinhardt was a scholar of swords, knives, armor, and the like. His knowledge of the implements was extensive.  And now, a portion of Hank's collection is up for sale. If you like implements of mayhem, browsing a fraction of his collection is a cool trip.

Good sword hunting!

His site is here (http://www.hankreinhardt.com/Sale/)

These guys  (http://www.sharppointythings.com/) are apparently handling the sale/terms, etc.

Nice pics, probably not a bargain . . . There is a cup hilt I wouldn't mind acquiring.
Title: Re: sword collector who passed in 2007
Post by: DeadBishop on August 12, 2009, 09:27:36 AM
I received the same notice.  Went to look to see what's available, and most of the items that are on the web page are listed as NFS (Not For Sale).  I wonder if the people handling the sale called "first dibs" on these items... ::)
Title: Re: sword collector who passed in 2007
Post by: escherblacksmith on August 12, 2009, 10:19:01 AM
indeed, I thought it might be the historical stuff, so they wouldn't put it through this sort of process.  But some of those are modern blades . . .

weird.

Title: Re: sword collector who passed in 2007
Post by: Laird Fraser of Lovatt on August 12, 2009, 12:15:34 PM
Holy Crap!  Hank Reinhardt passed away?!?  He was the guy behind Museum Replicas LTD. wasn't he??
Title: Re: sword collector who passed in 2007
Post by: Laird Fraser of Lovatt on August 12, 2009, 12:31:26 PM
I just checked... yes, this was the man behind making Museum Replicas what it is today... and implementing QC at Windlass Steel Crafts.


*see Hank Reinhardt's Book of Swords
Title: Re: sword collector who passed in 2007
Post by: escherblacksmith on August 12, 2009, 02:16:13 PM
hmmm, I had never heard of the guy.  Of course, I didn't get anything from Museum Replicas either, so there you are.

But per an email the folks running this thing, many of the items are going to Museums or being kept by the family.

Here is what is for Sale (and not sold) as of 08/12/2009:

European Antique -- All NFS
European Reproduction

There are a lot more than I thought (much more than this list), so I will stop here.

Title: Re: sword collector who passed in 2007
Post by: Laird Fraser of Lovatt on August 12, 2009, 04:06:28 PM
Cool... i was looking at some of his stuff.  Real gems in that lot.